Annoyed by getting the same calls and texts on both iPhone and iPad at the same time. The issue is rather simple to fix. Here’s how.
If you use both iPhone and iPad, you might have noticed that you will receive the same text messages and calls on your iPad that you usually receive on iPhone.
This is bad when you view it from the angle of ‘Privacy’. Phones are really personal. On the other hand, someone else (for example, your kids or parents) might use the iPad from time to time.
In such cases, we don’t want all the texts and calls from iPhone also going to iPad as well.
We shall get this sorted out now.
If you are using the same Apple ID on all devices, this will result in getting texts and calls on all devices with the same Apple ID.
First, we need to check how many devices are linked to your particular Apple ID.
Step 1: Visit the official Apple ID page and sign in.
Step 2: Go to the Devices section. Here, you will see all the devices linked to your Apple ID.
Step 3: Remove the devices that you don’t want to be linked with your Apple ID. To do this, simply click on the device > click Remove from account.
Warning: This method removes Apple ID from your device.
Apple devices need Apple ID for all its services such as iCloud, Find My, and to sync photos to iCloud.
If you only want to prevent getting texts or calls on iPad from iPhone and don’t want to remove Apple ID. Follow the next method.
Steps to Prevent iPad from getting iPhone Texts or Calls
It’s simple to turn off the feature, here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Go to the Settings app on your iPad.
Step 2: Scroll down and find Messages and tap on them.
Step 3: Go to iMessage, and toggle it off.
Now, your iPad will no longer receive iPhone texts or calls. You can follow the same steps to revert back to the settings. Means, your iPad will start receiving iPhone texts and calls.
Turn off iMessage on other Apple devices
If you are using iPad as your primary device and iPhone or iPod Touch as secondary, then follow the steps mentioned below:
For iPhone and iPod Touch
Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone or iPod Touch.
Step 2: From the options, find Messages and tap on them. Then, go to iMessage and toggle it off.
Steps are similar to those mentioned above, but if you want to stop sending SMS texts messages (non-iMessage). Then you can simply turn off the SMS text message option on devices accordingly.
Remember, iMessage can also appear on your Mac and the same goes with Facetime calls. If any other person is accessing your Mac can see your iMessage and Facetime call, which is not what we want.
To do so, we simply have to Sign Out from iMessage and Facetime:
How to Turn off iMessage on Mac
Step 1: Open Messages app on your Mac.
Step 2: On the top left corner in the menu bar, click on Messages > Preferences.
Step 3: In the preferences, click on the iMessage tab at the top.
Step 4: Uncheck everything in this page where you do not want to use the iMessage feature.
How to Turn off Facetime on Mac
Step 1: Open the Facetime app on Mac.
Step 2: In the menu bar, click on Facetime > Preferences.
Step 3: In the preferences window that shows up next, uncheck all the options where you do not want to use Facetime on Mac (Apple ID, your mobile numbers and email address).
Step 5: Lastly, click on Sign Out.
Now your text messages and calls will longer encounter on other devices, you can revert the settings just by following the same methods mentioned above. Receiving texts and calls on all devices might be useful to some people.
How can I share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store Purchases with Family if I disable Apple ID from all device?
There might be people out there who use Apple ID on all devices to share Apple services with family instead of purchasing them separately. If you disable Apple ID on all devices, the process of sharing Apple services like iTunes, iBooks, etc with your family might get complex right? Actually, you can tackle this situation by enabling the Family Sharing feature, here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Visit the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch.
Step 2: Go to your Apple ID.
Step 3: Tap on Set Up Family Sharing, and continue further.
Step 3: Next, select Continue to agree to be Family Organiser, and follow the onscreen instructions.
More than that, you can manually add family members to access Apple services using your Apple ID.
How can I make my Apple ID more secure?
Suppose if you are sharing the same Apple ID on all devices, and there’s no security or passcode enabled to unlock your Apple device then anyone can break into your personal information. If that’s the case, your data could get compromised. Here, we suggest you to two-factor authentication to protect your Apple ID.
This works as sending a security code on your Apple device if you want to access your Apple ID. Here’s how to enable two-factor authentication to secure your Apple ID:
|For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch||For Mac|
|Settings > Apple ID > Tap on Password & Security > enable Two-Factor Authentication.||Go to System Preferences > iCloud> Accounts Details > Security tab > enable Two-Factor Authentication.|
That’s everything you need to know about preventing iPad from getting iPhone texts and calls. This feature might be useful sometimes but also could be dangerous to leak your personal information. So, disabling Apple ID from all Apple devices is the perfect solution to it. Refer to the same article if you encounter similar issues in the future.
That’s it for now, hope this helps! Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Till then stay tuned for more info.