Apple iPad with Retina display

Apple iPad with Retina display

How to guides

Set up your device for iMessaging

Follow these instructions to set up your device for iMessaging.

Step 1 of 16

Find "Messages"

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 16

Find "Messages"

Press Messages.

Step 3 of 16

Log on

If it's the first time you set up your device for iMessaging, you need to log on.

Before you can log on, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Step 4 of 16

Select option

Select one of the following options:

Step 5 of 16

Select option

Turn iMessages on or off, go to 3a.

Step 6 of 16

Select option

Turn read reply on or off, go to 3b.

Step 7 of 16

Select option

Enter email address, go to 3c.

Step 8 of 16

3a - Turn iMessages on or off

Press the indicator next to iMessage.

Step 9 of 16

3a - Turn iMessages on or off

Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

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3b - Turn read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to Send Read Receipts.

If you turn on read reply, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.
Step 11 of 16

3b - Turn read reply on or off

Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

If you turn on read reply, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.
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3c - Enter email address

Press Send & Receive.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Step 13 of 16

3c - Enter email address

Press Add Another Email....

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
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3c - 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 15 of 16

3c - 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 16 of 16

Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

1. Find "Messages"

Press Settings.
Press Messages.

2. Log on

If it's the first time you set up your device for iMessaging, you need to log on.
Before you can log on, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com

3. Select option

Select one of the following options:
Turn iMessages on or off, go to 3a.
Turn read reply on or off, go to 3b.
Enter email address, go to 3c.

4. 3a - Turn iMessages on or off

Press the indicator next to iMessage.
Depending on the current setting, the function is turned on or off.

5. 3b - Turn read reply on or off

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

6. 3c - 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.

7. Exit

Press the Home key to return to standby mode.

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