Setup iMessage on iPad Air 2

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Steps

  1. 1
    In order to set up, or enable, iMessage on your iPad, tap on the gear-shaped silver "Settings" icon
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    You'll navigate to the "Settings" menu.
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    On the "Settings" panel, tap on "Messages"
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    This is a green box with a white chat bubble. This will open up the "iMessage" area. What you need to do is either create a new Apple ID or enter your existing Apple ID. In this case, let's enter an existing Apple ID. Then, enter the password in the "Required" field.
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    Tap on the "example@icloud.com" field
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    Enter the Apple ID.
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    Once you've entered your ID, tap on the "Required" field
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    Enter your password.
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    If the keyboard bothers you, just tap the keyboard icon with an arrow in the bottom-right corner
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    You will be back in the main "iMessage" area.
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    After you've entered your password, tap on "Sign In"
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    You will note that you are being signed in based on the spinning circle icon in the upper-right corner.
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    You do need to have your iPad connected to the Internet
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    This means WiFi or mobile data should be enabled, which has been discussed in other VisiHow tutorials. Once you've been signed in, you will see that you have the "iMessage", "Show Contact Photos", and "Send Read Receipts" options. You will have the "Send & Receive" address option, "Show Subject Field" option, "Blocked" people option, "MESSAGE HISTORY" section, and "Filter Unknown Senders" option.
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    You can scroll down a bit and see the "Expire" options
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    These are expiry for audio and video messages.
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    Tap on "Send & Receive"
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    You will see people who can contact you, your phone number, and your email account.
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    Tap on the "Messages" back arrow
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    You will go back to "Messages".
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    Press on the home button
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    Tap on Messages
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    This will to open Messages in order to create or compose messages, including iMessages. You will receive a pop-up that Messages can send and receive your iPhone text messages on this iPad. You can turn on receiving iPhone messages now or set it up later. Turning it on involves different functions other than just receiving or sending iMessage messages.
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    Let's tap on "Not Now" to set this up later
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    Now, you are ready to compose a message.
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    When you've finished, press on the home button
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    You will go back to the home screen.
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to set up iMessage on the iPad Air 2. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about setting up iMessage on your iPad, please leave them in the section below this video. Thank you for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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Recent edits by: Eng, VisiHow, Grimm

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