February 4, 2013 6:02 AM Subscribe
My wife's iphone is sending SMS (sometimes) to my ipad's "imessage" app instead of to my phone! Please halp!
posted by jozxyqk to Computers & Internet (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My wife has a brand new iphone 5 (on Verizon Wireless).
I have an android phone (also VZW), and a (wifi-only, iOS 6) iPad3.
The ipad is linked to the same email account as my phone is, if that is relevant.
As far as I know, my ipad knows nothing about my phone number.
Normally, when she sends me texts, they properly show up on my phone.
But I went away for the weekend, and when I came home, I had several "notifications" on my ipad from the iMessage program -- which I never use -- with texts that she claims she sent to me over SMS.
How do I stop this behavior? I do not want my ipad intercepting texts meant for my phone, and I'm confused about how they are getting there in the first place.
Is it a setting she has to change in her phone? Or a setting I have to change in my ipad?
Or do we have to get Verizon involved somehow?
Other possibly-relevant facts:
* I did have my ipad with me, but the hotel wifi was flaky so I didn't use it very much. I don't know whether these "lost" texts came in while my ipad was on hotel wifi or not, but I didn't see any of the notifications at the time.
* I also did receive some texts "normally" on my phone from her throughout the weekend. It was just a few messages that went to the ipad instead.