How to Enable Text Message Forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad

Don’t know how to enable text message forwarding in iOS 11? This post is exactly what you need. It will show you the detailed steps to activate text message forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: Apr. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Apr. 19, 2018
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The text message forwarding function takes the messages previously sent to your iPhone and mirrors them in the Messages application on your Mac and iPad. If you don’t want to miss out the convenience of viewing text messages across devices, follow the steps below to activate text messages forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad.

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How to Enable Text Message Forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad

Step 1Go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive.

Step 2Click on “Use your Apple ID for iMessage”, input your Apple ID and password.

Step 3Choose an e-mail address to associate with your Apple ID. Click Next.

Step 4Go to Settings > Messages again, tap Message Forwarding.

Step 5Your iPad or Mac will receive a verification code in Messages. Enter the code into your iPhone to verify.

What to Do When You Can’t Successfully Activate Text Message Forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad

If you have tried to activate text message forwarding in iOS 11 with the above steps but there is still no text message forwarding option, try the troubleshooting methods below.

1. Check the time and data on your iPhone.

2. Turn off and restart iMessage.

3. Sign out of iMessage and sign back in.

4. Toggle Airplane mode on and off.

5. Remove any restrictions for iMessage in your Settings.

6. Make sure you are under good Internet connection.

7. Update to the latest iOS.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Messages from Old iPhone to New iPhone

According to many users feedback, even iOS 11 is excellent, it just doesn’t really work well on older iPhone models, like iPhone 5, SE, 6. To keep up with the time and make most of the newly launched iOS 11, upgrading to new iPhone 8 or iPhone X is necessary. iPhone 7 is also a nice choice. However, many users are still hesitating. If you are one of them, maybe it is the difficulty of transferring important data like messages from old iPhone to new iPhone that stops you getting a new iPhone.

The good news is that revolutionary process has been made to make the process of transferring data like messages from iPhone to iPhone easier. Normally, we rely on iTunes or iCloud to transfer data from iPhone to iPhone, however, the process is tedious. Besides, they can’t help you selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone. Moreover, you can’t really back up all data with iTunes or iCloud. Those all shortcomings can be overcome by AnyTrans for iOS.

Developed by iMobie team, AnyTrans for iOS is the most advanced iOS data transfer tool now. To begin with, it can help you transfer data from iPhone to iPhone directly, you don’t have to create a backup first. Moreover, AnyTrans for iOS allows to selectively transfer data from iPhone to iPhone. Besides, AnyTrans for iOS is developed by an Apple certificated developer and it is now also Norton and McAfee secured, we can assure you that no data loss and information leakage would occur.

Since messages are what cared by most users, here in this bonus tip, we will show you how to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone with AnyTrans for iOS.

Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer (PC and Mac will all do) and then launch it. As mentioned above, AnyTrans for iOS is developed by an Apple certificated developer, please be free to use it.

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Step 2. Plug in both of your old iPhone and new iPhone. Click the Device button at the top. Go to 1-Click file management page by scrolling down or clicking the button to your right, then click Merge Device button.

How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone - Step 2

How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Check the box of Messages and uncheck other boxes, click the “>” button.

How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone - Step 3

How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone – Step 3

Step 4. Confirm the transferring process and then click the “>” button again, AnyTrans for iOS would soon start to transfer the messages from old iPhone to iPhone.

How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone - Step 4

How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone – Step 4

The Bottom Line

Following above steps, you can easily activate text message forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad. If you have further questions about enabling text message forwarding in iOS 11 on iPhone iPad, please don’t hesitate to leave comments below. Besides, as you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is indeed an efficient and convenient tool to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone. Moreover, it offers 7-day free trial. Why not download it now and start the free trial now?

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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