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  1. Jp043

    Jp043 Lurker
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    Hey I recently got a nexus 7 tablet as my first android and I love it but I also have a iphone. I was wondering if I can have the texts going to my phone come to my tablet.

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  2. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    there might be away.. just thinking outside the box.

    if you use a 3rd party sms app. it must be available on IOS and Android.
    something like: "viber"
    using the same account you create on it.. and load it on both devices.
    I would think both would be able to get the same text.

    edit: I also think it uses your phone number to get your texts.. so it should be seamless...
  3. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    As in text messages sent to your phone number? Doubt it since that is through the carrier of your phone.

    But as mentioned above, you can use Skype, google Hangouts, etc. to receive instant messages on multiple devices. For example, I can sign into Skype on my computer and laptop and phone and all three get skype messages at the same time.
  4. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    If I remember correctly, MightyText is available for iOS as well? You need to install it on your iPhone, then sync it to your Google account. Then install the Tablet app onto your Nexus. As long as both devices are connected to the internet, you can read and reply to messages on your phone via your tablet. This only works for messages sent to your number though. I don't think it works for iMessage group messages.
  5. If you have the same phone number set up on both devices then SMS/MMS messages sent to that number will appear in both devices' SMS/MMS apps (and notifications).
  6. Jp043

    Jp043 Lurker
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    Will setting up one of those sms services change the number I use and then I would have to tell all my contacts my new number?
  7. aysiu

    aysiu Android Expert

    Use Google Voice for texting, and install the Google Voice app for both iPhone and Android.
  8. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    I know you can do it from Android phone to Android tablet through apps like cloud sms, I don't know of any that go between iOS and Android

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