Trying to get wife's iMessages


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I am trying to get my wifes imessages on a deactivated iphone (her old one). I have "activated" imessage by temporarly activating the cellphone. The old phone has iOS6, but her other iphone has iOS5. I have linked the icloud account, updated the apple sign on in messages, yet I am still not receiving her imessages. The phone is on wifi and always connected. Do I need to add her email address to her phone? Shouldn't her apple id already be linked to her imessage account or could she have configured it without it? The deactivated phone is successfully hooked up to her icloud account, because I got a notification when I hooked up my personal iphone to her icloud. Is this a settings issue on her side of things?

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I don't see my text messages on my iPad
I have checked both devices by going to messages, send & receive... they both have my phone number and email address. When is go to iCloud on my iPad the "Mail" is on OFF but everything else is "ON". Could that be it. Also, under iCloud...should there be an "Message" icon to turn Off and On? Please advise, and thank you for your help in advance.
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Re: I don't see my text messages on my iPad

The Mail settings should not affect your iMessage settings.
Message settings are not under iCloud - it is one level higher.. Tap Settings, scroll down, look for Messages.
If you tap Settings, then iCloud, you tapped too far.

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
If I add my wife's iCloud account to my phone will she get a notification saying I have done so?
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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

As mentioned below, YES .

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
If someone knows my appleID and password can they intercept my imessages?
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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

Absolutely! Well, not 'intercept' as in prevent you from seeing them, but they can receive them. Just like anyone with your Yahoo ID and Password can get your email or anyone with your banking ID and password can see your checkbook balance (or worse).

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

AFter she has given you permission to use her account, make sure you are signed in with the iCloud account on the iPhone, and check SETTINGS|Messages, to ensure that the account is displayed there. Then check Settings|Messages|Send & Recieve to enusre that her iCloud account and iPhone # are listed there. Be sure to get her permission because if you add another account/phone number another notification will go out to her.

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
ok so I checked her phone and she did not have her apple id signed in under messages. I signed in her apple id, and verified her address was marked as send/receive. On the alternate phone, I also have her apple id signed in, and her email address set up as send/receive yet I am still not receiving her texts. Any ideas?
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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

Ensure that her Apple ID is signed in an set for send/receive on both devices. Send an iMessage using her Apple ID as the recipient, and both devices should receive the message. if not, then the only two possiblities are that you missed a step/did something wrong, or something is horribly wrong with Apple's iMessage system. You may also want to add her phone number to send/receive on both devices.

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
How do I add her phone number on device #2? I only have her email address/apple id.
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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

OOps.. sorry, you can only associate one phone number per iPhone.. so, be sure that on HER phone, both her phone number and iCloud ID are listed. By having both her phone number and her iCloud account associated on her iPhone, that will 'unify' her phone number to her iCloud account, meaning iMessages sent to her phone number will be echoed to all devices signed into iMessages with her iCloud ID.

If you sent an iMessage to her and it went to ther Gmail, then you did not properly send an 'iMessage' (gmail does not support iMessage!) ... Try this: Open the iMessage app to send a new iMessage, in the TO field, enter her Apple ID email address OR her phone number.

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
Her apple id is her gmail address. If I send a message to her phone number, the text goes to her phone, but not device#2. Am I missing a setting somewhere? Anyway to force the sync? #2 is on her icloud, as I got a notification pop up when I logged her phone in. Could the issue be that it is another iphone, would an Ipad or ipod work better, no phone issues?
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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

Are you sending an iMessage? or a Text Message? (see this page for the difference: difference between iMessage and text messages.

There is no 'sync' - it's actually very simple: either it is configured, or it isnt. It works across any device with iCloud - one device does not work better than the other. Again, either you have missed something, you are sending the messages wrong (ie; sending txt or email instead of iMessages), or, there is the possiblity that the iCloud servers are acting up which happens occasionally.

Based on your previous comments, i put my money on you not sending her iMessages.

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
ok, so my phone finally recognized her gmail account as an apple id, and I was able to send an imessage to her . However, I am not getting texts sent to her # or texts she sends. Thank you for all of your help!
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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages

Again: it's either setup, or it isnt -
Setting|Messages - on BOTH PHONES, make sure her iCloud account is signed in, make sure under send/recieve, her account is listed.
ONLY iMessages will be echoed to the other devices - TXT/SMS messages will not be echoed.

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Re: Trying to get wife's iMessages
I only have her email address/apple id logged into my message settings. I know her phone number (Sorry, I re-read and it was not clear). I sent a text to her apple id email address and it just went to her gmail account, she did not receive as an imessage. Are there any settings besides signed into icloud & the messages settings that need to be configured?

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