Icloud text message question


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So if someone who has an iPhone sends a text to me who has a regular boring cell phone & I send a text back does that mean if that person has family members who have iPhones when the person deleted each text or text thread it was only off that person's iPhone & not the other household iPhones? This was a confidential business dealing & many of the younger employees have gotten iPhones & the icloud so I am concerned about us using text messaging if their family members have iPhones and/or iPads.

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Matt

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How do I enable messaging ? Yesterday when I texted my sister on her i pad from my i phone it worked and has been, then I changed my password and now it isn't working. How do I enable messaging?
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when you change your iCloud password all connected services will 'break' until you enter that new password. Go into your Messages settings and click the account-info button/link/thing and it should prompt you to type in your new password..
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Turn Messaging off, then back on.

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Can you only use icloud with iphones
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You can setup iCloud on iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Macs and Windows computers. You can access most/many iCloud features from any computer or smartphone that has a web-browser.

You can only access iMessages on iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, and Macs.

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Only iMessages can be shared via iCloud. Regular, old fashioned, ancient, boring SMS/Text messages are not shared.

To understand the difference between txt messages and iMessages have a quick read of this page: difference between txt messages and iMessages.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks a lot was just reading some of the posts and wondered if there was a difference between text messages and imessages. Thanks so much for quick response, dont want us to get in trouble or lose our jobs over tech. stupidity on our part. Please excuse one more stupid question to clarify my first one. So if the others are sending messages whether text or imessages back & forth & all have iPhones with family members also having same phones on one account, will those family members get any texts or imessages. Again forgive the stupidity on my part & I am blown away by your fast response. Thanks so much.

Matt

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ok.. so first, if they are sending messages between iPhones, they will automatically be iMessages unless one of them has explicitly disabled iMessages.

Second, remember, only iMessages can be shared, so a txt from an old phone to an iPhone cannot be shared

Finally - When you say "one account" - you aren't specifying one "AT&T/Verizon account", one iTunes account, or one iCloud account. ONLY in the case of the family members sharing the same iCloud account would messages be shared. But if they are doing this, their iMessaging would be chaotic and near useless because of the same people sending/receiving iMessages all as "the same person".. In general practice, unless someone is sharing an account to spy on another family member, it just is not workable this way so I doubt this would happen 'by accident' ..

But to answer what i think is the root of your question: If you are dealing with private/privileged information, it should not be texted at all, the employees should not be using uncontrolled iPhones, and most would agree, "younger employees" probably shouldn't be trusted with anything that matters anyway.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks, yes I meant one iCloud account & your explanation spells out how that would be confusing. I also totally agree about private/priviledged information & tell them just call me/each other instead of wasting time back & forth with messages & I wont get started on the email issue. Its like how about get off your (#@!@!Cash and come to my desk or if in different locations use the phone & talk to me or meet for lunch and if others need same info. do a conference call. Its like they are to busy to talk on phone but can sit there & send imessages or emails back & forth. Sorry for the ranting but this shouldnt be the way of doing business. Again, thanks so much & thanks for breaking it all down for someone not totally up with the times. I will highly recommend this site & mention you as its all very impressive & you answer on many levels from my stupid question to other advanced ones.

Matt

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