How Set Up iMessage on Your iPad

iOS 5 has made the iPad and iPad 2 more social with the new iMessage app. iMessage lets you send unlimited text messages (via Wi-Fi or 3G) along with photos, videos, locations, and contacts to anyone with an Apple device running iOS 5.

Send iMessages

  • Select the iMessage app.
  • Hit the Compose Message icon in the Message column for a new message.
  • Enter the contact(s) for the message in the To: field.
  • Enter text in the blank field above the keyboard. Click the Photo icon and choose from an existing photo or take a new one.
  • Press the Contacts icon in the top right corner, and select Message to share contacts.

Receive iMessages

iMessage will send messages to the Apple ID you specify, but you can add additional e-mail accounts in the Settings menu.

  •  Go to Settings and select Messages.
  •  Click the Receive At tab.
  •  Click the Add Another E-mail tab.
  •  Enter a new e-mail in the empty field.

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  1. Clovis Says:

    Not really a setup guide is it?

  2. jonesdoll Says:

    My contacts don’t show up in iMessage. How do I get them to show up? Thanks.

  3. Jane Says:

    Why would anyone want an ipad? It is NOT user friendly at all I am ready to take mine back

  4. Lois Says:

    Is a picture necessary to send iMessage from iPad?

  5. Chelsea Says:

    I need help trying to set up my imessages

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