Can i use one Apple ids for 3 Apple products for using iMessage ?

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  1. rugved1118

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    Hello guyz,
    Can i use one Apple id for 3 Apple products for using imessage ?


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  2. Europa

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    Yes.
     
  3. rugved1118

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    Can you tell me how please ? When i add one Apple ids on all three devices, it is asking me to select my cellphone no. And email address. So what do i choose ?


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  4. Europa

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    Add your email into all three. The phone number and the email will be on the iPhone and just the email will be on the other two devices.
     
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    Please elaborate. I have two iPhones and one ipad. So can you please tell me how do i go about ?


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  6. Europa

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    Add the email to both iPhones. If each each iPhone has phone service, they will have a phone number for iMessages and the email. If one iPhone doesn't have phone service, it will just have the email. The iPad will just have the email.
     
  7. rugved1118

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    Its not working. Hope my settings are correct. Please chk my screenshot. ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1383150726.267148.jpg


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  8. Europa

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    You should only have one email in there. When someone sends an iMessage to that email it will go to all of your devices. If they send it to a phone number, it will only go to the iPhone with that phone number.
     
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    Okay so which email address should i use on both iPhones ? Yahoo or icloud ?


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  10. Europa

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    Use the iCloud email on all three of them.
     
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    So i guess imessage will use GPRS to send messages. My motive is to exchange messages free of cost even when GPRS Is not active.


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  12. Europa

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    iMessages use cellular when WiFi is not available. You'll have to turn iMessages off when you are not on WiFi if you don't want to use any data on messaging. Texts use a fairly negligible amount of data. Pictures use a small amount, but videos use quite a bit and it can add up if you send/receive a lot of them.
     
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    Hello europa. Am sorry but I did not understand. Will you please put up in simple words ? What is the difference between cellular data and wifi ? Why should we turn off imessage when not on wifi ?


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  14. Europa

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    WiFi is internet at home or provided by businessses. Cellular data is the data plan on your phone that you use when you don't have access to WiFi.

    We? I don't recommend that to everyone. You said you were worried about using data.
     
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    So in that case it is similar to whatsApp which does not work without an internet... Right ?


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  16. Europa

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    Yes, iMessages uses data rather than cellular. Regular texting uses cellular.
     
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    Many thanks to clear my doubts. I can use iMessage as an alternative when whatsapp is not working though.


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    Hello Europa....
    When i use imessage for exchanging messages to my wife using 1 Apple ids for both, am getting the same message which i have sent to myself also. No wonder she is getting all my messages but even she is getting messages twice. Please check my settings and will you please advice what has went wrng ?
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  19. Europa

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    If you text yourself, it is expected that you will receive the message on the same device it was sent from as well as other devices that have the same email account for iMessages.

    Your wife should not have your email account listed in her iMessages settings.

    Her account should have her phone number. An email account is optional. It should only be one account and it should not be your account. If you share an account she needs to set up a new email for iMessages so she doesn't get your messages.

    You shound not have two phone numbers listed. You should have only have one email.
     
  20. Ledsteplin

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    You posted your Apple ID. I hope you have a very strong password.
     

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