iOS 7 – How to Stop Text Messages from Going to Your iPad

Your Apple ID is a convenient way to centralize the apps, books, music and videos that you have purchased across multiple devices. It also allows you to coordinate your Photo Stream and make pictures that you have taken on your iPhone and iPad appear on both devices. But it can have some unwanted side effects, especially if you get a lot of text messages, and don’t want them showing up on your iPad. This is occurring because of a feature called iMessage, which is a method of text and picture messaging that can only be done between people on Apple devices. Fortunately you can turn off iMessage on your iPad in iOS 7 and stop these messages from appearing there.

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Stopping iMessage on the iPad

Note that this setting is very easy for anyone with access to your iPad to simply re-enable. If you are worried about your privacy on your iPad and someone else is using it, then you should either set a passcode on your iPad, or you should sign out of your Apple ID whenever you are done using the iPad. With these points in mind, you can follow the steps below to stop receiving text messages on your iPad.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the ipad 2 settings menu



Step 2: Touch the Messages option at the left side of the screen.

open the messages menu on the ipad 2



Step 3: Move the slider to the right of iMessage from the right to the left. When this setting is turned off, there will not be any green shading around the slider.

stop receiving text messages on the ipad 2 in ios 7



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