The technique is simple if you want to separate your iPad and iPhone after linking them for text message continuity. This post will show you how to delete text messages from your iPad and iPhone and how to unlink iPad and iPhone text messages, giving you more control over the messaging process.
Steps for separating text messages between an iPhone and an iPad
Keep reading for tips on how to stop text messaging between your iPad and iPhone:
- Get to the Settings App
- On your iPad and iPhone, launch the Settings app. It usually appears on the home screen and is symbolized by a gear icon.
Access the Messages Settings page:
- On the options page, select “Messages” options by scrolling down. A speech bubble icon indicates this option.
- On the iPad, disable iMessage.
- Find the “iMessage” toggle switch in the Messages settings and flip it off. It will make iMessage unavailable on your iPad.
Confirm disabling iMessage:
- You’ll receive a confirmation message asking you if you want to turn off iMessage. By selecting “Disable” or “Turn Off,” you can confirm this action
Disable iCloud Messages Sync:
- Turn off “iCloud Sync” in the Messages settings if it is there. As a result, messages won’t sync between devices.
FaceTime setting adjustments (optional):
- You can disable FaceTime by going to “FaceTime” in the Settings app and choosing to no longer link it between your devices.
Different phone calls:
- Make sure the email address you use for iMessage and FaceTime is different on both devices while having phone conversations. Calls will be specific to each device in this way.
Unsynchronized iPhone and iPad:
Consider unsyncing or using distinct Apple IDs for your iPhone and iPad if they are synced under the same ID for greater independence.
By following these steps, you can successfully disconnect text messages between your iPad and iPhone. This allows you to provide a different messaging experience on each device and gives you more control over your communications. Private messages sent in the future will not be visible on either device, ensuring the privacy and context of the private message.
What do you need to know about FaceTime and iMessage email addresses to keep your conversations separate?
To keep FaceTime and iMessage conversations separate on your devices, you’ll need to verify the email addresses associated with these services. To start this exciting journey, head to the Settings app on your trusty iPad and iPhone. In the Settings menu, go to the “Messages” setting, indicated by a speech bubble icon. Please review the email addresses listed under “Send and Receive” in this section. Make sure each device has a unique email address associated with iMessage. This will ensure that messages and calls sent to a specific email address will only appear on connected devices.
If necessary, you can add or remove email addresses to separate calls and messages. For FaceTime, a similar process is followed. Find the FaceTime setting in the Settings app. Under “Available via FaceTime,” make sure each device is associated with a different email address. This will direct your FaceTime call to the desired device. If both devices have the same email address, this can be confusing as calls are routed to both devices. Make sure each device has a unique email address associated with FaceTime so you can clearly distinguish between iPad calls and iPhone calls.
How do I set up a separate Apple ID for my devices?
To set up a separate Apple ID for your devices and provide a rich messaging and calling experience, first open the Settings app on your iPad and iPhone. In the Settings menu, access the “Messages” setting, identified by the speech bubble icon. Here you will see your email addresses listed under Send and Receive. To set up a personal ID, you’ll need to create a new email address for each device that will serve as the primary point of contact for iMessage. You can add these new email addresses through your device’s email settings or by creating an entirely new email account.
To disconnect iMessage and FaceTime on your iPad and iPhone, create a unique email address for each device in the Send & Receive section of the Messages settings. If the email isn’t associated with your Apple ID, create one.
Frequent questions on How to Unlink iPad and iPhone Text Messages:
How do I separate iPhone photos from iPad photos?
To prevent iPhone photos from syncing to the iPad via iCloud, go to iPad Settings and choose your Apple ID username > iCloud > Photos. Turn off the light next to iCloud Photos by sliding the switch.
How do I disconnect my iPad from Find iPhone?
You can turn off Find My iPad on your iPad by going to Settings > Your Name > Find My iPad. You can also remove your iPad from the Find My Devices list on iCloud.com. Select Find My iPhone > All Devices > Select Device > Remove from Account.
How can I stop my iPad from receiving messages from my iPhone?
Go to Settings > Texts and turn off iMessage to stop your iPhone texts from showing up on your iPad. Next, navigate to Send & Receive and uncheck the boxes next to the email and phone numbers connected to your Apple ID.