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How Do I Stop Text Messages from Going to My iPad?

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Forward older text messages

  1. Touch and hold the message bubble that you want to forward, then tap More.
  2. Select any other text messages that you want to forward. 
  3. Tap Forward  Tap Send . and enter a recipient. 
  4. Tap Send .

Method 3. Block Messages on iPhone on Settings

If you don’t want be bothered by someone you know or somebody you don’t want be in touch with any more, in iPhone settings you can find how to block text messages from a certain number.

Step 1. Go to iPhone Settings >Messages >Blocked and choose Add New option.

Step 2. Search for and find the certain number fro

Step 2. Search for and find the certain number from your contacts or type the phone number you’d like to block.

Then none of these people in blocked list can call

Then none of these people in blocked list can call you or send messages to you unless you unblock it later.

How to Add a New Email Address for iMessage

Add a new email address for iMessage only via Apple's website. It's not possible to do this from your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Go to the Apple ID Account page using your web browser and log in to your Apple ID.

  2. To the right of the Account section, select the Edit button.

  3. Scroll down to the Reachable At section of the account settings and choose the Add More option.

  4. Type in the email address you want to use and click Continue.

  5. Apple will immediately prompt you for a code sent to the email address on file. Check your email for the message and enter the code into the boxes to proceed.

A Free Way to Backup iPhone Messages

From the above, you know how to stop sharing text messages between iPhone and iPad. You do not want iPad to show you messages because you care about your privacy. After all, some messages mean a lot to you. To ensure that you will never lose any important messages, you’d better back them up regularly.

iCloud offers a way to backup messages. However, there’s only 5 GB of free storage space. It will definitely run out sooner or later. Fortunately, there’s one third-party iPhone backup tool that can help you backup messages in an easier way.

AOMEI MBackupper is one iOS data backup & transfer tool specially designed for Windows PC. It will help you backup selected iMessages/SMS/MMS messages from iPhone to computer. Besides, you can restore messages to your iPhone or any other iDevice if you want (No data erasing).

See how to use this tool:

Download and install AOMEI MBackupper. This tool supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to the latest iPhone 11/iPhone SE 2020/12 and is fully compatible with the latest iOS 14.

Secure Download

1. Launch AOMEI MBackupper > Connect iPhone to computer via USB cable > Enter passcode on iPhone so the tool can access your device.

2. Click Custom Backup option > Choose Messages to select the messages you want to backup > Click OK to confirm.

3. Choose the backup path > Click Start Backup button to start backing up your messages.

2. Turn off iMessage

However, this will not stop iMessages. The iMessages you receive will continue appearing on your iPad. If you do not want your iPad to receive any messages from your iPhone, then you may want to turn off iMessage on your iPad. Here is how:

  • On your iPad, go to Settings > Messages.
  • Turn off iMessage.

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Stop iMessages being sent to an Android

iMessages is a great messaging system but it only works between iOS (and/or macOS) devices: if you try to send an iMessage to a mate with an Android phone iOS will tell you that you can’t, and offer to send an SMS instead.

At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. But if the recipient’s phone number is associated with an old Apple account and used to receive iMessages, the system can get confused. In these cases the message obviously won’t be delivered, but the sending device may think it has.

If you migrate from iPhone to Android, it’s important to ‘de-register’ yourself from the iMessage services this doesn’t happen. Open the Settings app on the old iPhone and go to Messages, then tap the green slider next to iMessage at the top so it turns white. (Apple recommends doing the same thing for Settings > FaceTime while you’re at it.)

Note that you can still do it even if you’ve got rid of the old iOS device (although you’ll need access to the new device that has the same number). Enter your phone number into Apple’s deregistration page then enter the confirmation code when you get it.