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Whenever I send someone a message from my iPad that doesn’t have an iPhone I have to go to text forwarding on my iPhone un highlight it and then re highlight it to put in a code so that it will go through. How can I fix this
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What do you mean put in a code? What specifcally and where? And are you on WIFI?
 
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I’m on WiFi, I had shut my phone off and then when I put back on, I wanted to send a text to my daughter who doesn’t have an iPhone. I had to go to settings and then messages and then turn off message forwarding, put it back on, put in a code and then I was able to send her a text. The problem happens when I send her a text from my iPad. If I don’t shut my phone off there is no problem. I just don’t understand why it happens.
 

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I think the problem is you are trying to send texts usuing only your cell #, that needs the phone on but if you add a second cont, your Apple ID, it will work. On your ipad, Go in to Settings>Facetime. Make sure you have both your cell #and your Apple ID listed here, twice, I marked where. 47A5D015-F861-4720-8487-20C406AB6CC2.jpeg
ThenGo to Settings>imessage and make sure you have both cell # and Apple id as shown in second picture. 4629186A-7C67-4588-AD47-D143AB2AAEC2.jpeg
Bu the way, the first picture had a line highlighted for your Apple Id, check to make sure that is also fill in.

Then do the same on Facetime and Imessage settings on your iphone
 
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Thanks, everything is filled in. I guess I’ll just keep my phone on. If I have to shut it off I’ll put in the code. It never happened before.
 

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What code? And where do you enter the code?
 
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What code? And where do you enter the code?
On my iPhone I have to go messages and then unhighlight text forwarding the highlight it again and a code comes up and I have to enter in on y iPad and then I can send a text to my daughter or anybody else that doesn’t have an iPhone.
 

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You said everything is filled in, do they also have check marks in front of each entry. Although it sounds like you ipad or iphone isnt actively connected to WiFi.
 

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It shouldn't need to be highlighted but yes, you will be able to answer your Iphone from your ipad with that enabled. When I asked about you WIFI being in it was because I have found, at times, my ipad looks like the wifi is on, the icon
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Shows all bars but when I go to settings, it shows the wifi is Not Connected.
 

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