If you want to share messages between an iPhone and an iPad, the following guide will offer you several methods to do that. Once you have followed the procedures, your iPhone messages will all be available on your iPad and vice versa. Read on to learn how.
Even though most users prefer to use their iPhones to send and receive messages, sometimes you may want to be able to access your messages on your iPad as well. It is not just you who needs this feature but there are many users who would love to have access to their iPhone messages on their iPads. Here is a query an Apple user has posted on the official Apple forums:
I have a iPhone 6 and iPad mini and I want to see my message that come to my iPhone on my iPad mini , is that possible?
Fortunately, Apple has made it possible to share messages on iPhone and iPad as they do understand people often change their devices and they would not want to lose access to their communications. The following guide will show you how to share messages between an iPhone and an iPad so you can get all of your messages transferred from your iPhone over to your iPad without a hitch.
Let’s get started:
Unless you have been living under the rock, you’d know what iCloud is and how it works on Apple devices. To shed a light on it, iCloud is a sync service offered by Apple that allows you to easily and seamlessly share content between your Apple devices. So what you basically do is you sign-in to an iCloud account on one device, sync the content, sign-in using the same iCloud account on another Apple device, and all the content of your first device appears on your other Apple device.
Everything works over the cloud so your data is safe even when you lose access to your device. iCloud includes the message sharing feature as well and it enables you to share messages between an iPhone and an iPad as long as you use an iCloud account on your devices.
The following is how you do it:
Step 1 On your iPhone and iPad, launch the Settings app and tap on Messages. It will open the messages settings screen on your devices.
Step 2 On the messages settings screen, turn the toggle for iMessage to the ON position.
Your devices will begin to sync their messages and all of your iPhone messages will shortly become available on your iPad. There is one thing to be kept in mind, though, is it will only sync your iMessage and not the regular text messages.
If you wish to transfer the normal text messages as well, follow the following section and it will help you do it.
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of enabling iCloud messages sync and all that stuff, you can use a third-party app called AnyTrans for iOS that will allow you to easily and quickly share messages between your iPhone and iPad.
The app ensures that your existing messages are preserved and it does not wipe off any of your data on your device during the transfer process. Also, there are many other transfer features in the app that you may want to give a try if you want.
Let’s see how you can use the app to share messages between your iPhone and your iPad:
Step 1 Obtain AnyTrans for iOS from its official website and launch it on your computer. Plug-in both your iPhone and your iPad to your computer and click on Merge Device in the app to begin the share process.
Step 2 After you have clicked the option in the first step, you will see a source and a target device. Ensure they are in the correct order and then click on the right-arrow icon to move forward in the app.
Step 3 The app will ask the kind of content you would like to share with the target device. Since you only want to share messages at the moment, checkmark the Messages option and click on the right-arrow icon to move forward.
The app will start sharing your iPhone messages with your iPad and it shouldn’t take too long to do that. When the procedure’s done, open the Messages app on your iPad and you will find all of your iPhone messages in there.
Sharing messages between an iPhone and an iPad is fairly easy and the above guide shows two methods of doing so on your devices. You are free to choose the method that you think is the most efficient for you.
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