Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air

How to guides

Set up your tablet for iMessaging

iMessages can be sent to phone numbers or email addresses if the recipient has a device which supports iMessages. Remember, you need to activate your Apple ID.

Step 1 of 10

Find "Messages"

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 10

Find "Messages"

Press Messages.

Step 3 of 10

Turn iMessages on or off

If you're asked to log on, log on with your Apple ID.

Step 4 of 10

Turn iMessages on or off

Press the indicator next to "iMessage" to turn the function on or off.

Step 5 of 10

Turn sending of read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on read reply, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.
Step 6 of 10

Enter email address

Press Send & Receive.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Step 7 of 10

Enter email address

Press Add Another Email....

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Step 8 of 10

Enter email address

Key in the required email address and press return.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Step 9 of 10

Enter email address

Press Messages to go back to the settings.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Step 10 of 10

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. Find "Messages"

Press Settings.
Press Messages.

2. Turn iMessages on or off

If you're asked to log on, log on with your Apple ID.
Press the indicator next to "iMessage" to turn the function on or off.

3. Turn sending of read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on read reply, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.

4. Enter email address

Press Send & Receive.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Press Add Another Email....
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Key in the required email address and press return.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Press Messages to go back to the settings.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.

5. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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