If you have both the phone and a tablet, sometimes you may feel the need to receive or have your phone text messages on your tablet especially if you use your tablet a lot compared to your phone.
This is very possible on both android, iPhone and iPad, as it requires you to synchronize or pair your phone with your tablet.
And this leads us to the question of the day.
How to get my phone messages on my tablet?
To get your phone text messages on your tablet you have to synchronize or pair your phone with your tablet, any incoming text messages will be received in your phone and the tablet as well.
I will use samsung galaxy phone and the tablet to explain more about this article, and also how to synchronize iPhone and iPad to receive text on your iPad.
How to get samsung phone messages on Samsung tablet
To get samsung phone text messages on Samsung tablet, you have to pair the two devices together using the Google messages app or by using call & text on other devices.
These are the two features I will be using to explain how you can receive your phone text messages on your samsung tablet, they are;
- By using Google messages app
- By using the call & text on other devices feature.
Let’s get started.
BY USING GOOGLE MESSAGES APP:
You will have to download and install Google messages app on both your android phone and your tablet.
Now open the google messages on both devices. On your samsung phone, tap on the hamburger menu option and select Device Pairing as shown on the picture below.
On your Samsung tablet, open the google messages and also tap on the hamburger menu option and select Pair With Phone as shown below.
Tap device pairing on both devices, and on your android phone tap on the QR Code Scanner, while on your android tablet make sure that Text with paired Phone is marked and hit on the continue button.
As you tap on the QR code scanner on your android phone, please it or scan it on your android tablet and where the QR code is as shown below.
It should recognize your phone and immediately your phone and tablet will be paired together. This means that any text message received in your phone will also be received in your android tablet.
You can send a text message on your phone, and also send a text message on your tablet using your cellphone number as long as the two are still paired together.
This is very useful if your android tablet is Wi-Fi only tablet that has no provision for a sim card slot and cellular network service.
Kindly remember that the above tutorial works on any type of android phone and tablet as long as Google messages is concerned.
BY CALL & TEXT ON OTHER DEVICES
This is another great option if you don’t want to pair your phone with your tablet using the device pairing option provided in the google messages.
However, this is only applied to Samsung phones and tablets.
To get started, pull down the notification bar on your samsung phone and you scroll to where it states Call & text on other devices and tap to turn it on. You will have to do the same on your samsung tablet.
Once you enable the call & text on other devices on your phone and also on your samsung tablet, it will recognize your phone immediately and which the will be paired together.
Once you have paired the two devices together, you can send and receive text messages right in your tablet using your cellphone number. This means all text messages received in your phone will also be received in your tablet.
You can send text messages on your samsung tablet and you will see the sent text message on your samsung phone as well.
Aside from text messages, when call & text on other devices is turned on, you can call someone on your samsung tablet using your cell phone number. If you have an LTE samsung tab which supports a sim card, and which you have a sim card in it, you will be presented with two options to make the call.
The option are the phone number which are;
- Your sim card phone number.
- The phone number linked to the sim card in your samsung phone.
You can select any option you want to send the text message. The sent text message will appear on your samsung phone and also on your samsung tablet.
BY USING SAMSUNG FLOW:
Do you know that you can receive your phone text messages on Samsung tablet using the Samsung Flow?
It’s quite unfortunate that many people or probably samsung users are not aware of this.
All you need to do is to connect your samsung phone with the Samsung tablet using the Samsung Flow and you’re good to go. Most people know about sending pictures, videos, songs, documents and other files using the Samsung Flow, but they don’t know that it can be used to receive text messages as well.
Now let me show you how it is done.
Get started by opening Samsung Flow on your phone and tablet, kindly make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on both devices. Also enable Wi-Fi as Samsung Flow uses Wi-Fi in sending and receiving files and notifications.
Once samsung flow is enabled on your phone and tablet as well, they will recognize each other and which you have to tap on any of the device to connect them together.
Once they are connected, on your phone or tablet you will the notification as shown below.
From the moment you have connected your phone with your samsung tablet using the Samsung Flow, all notifications like text messages and emails will also be received on your tablet and it will be shown on samsung flow notification.
Note that if a notification like text messages or emails beeps on your phone, it will also beep on your samsung tablet and which you will see the text message or the received email.
Below is an example of what I’m talking about.
Here comes the best part, You can reply a text message or email from the Samsung Flow on your samsung tablet and it will be delivered to the recipient.
For example, I received a text message on my phone which also showed on my samsung tablet through the Samsung Flow app.
I opened the received text message on the Samsung Flow and replied the text message, the text was delivered to the recipient and airtime was deducted from my phone.
Aside from text message you can also reply to an email received without using your phone or opening your email account.
Once again, this is very helpful if you have a Wi-Fi only samsung tablet as you can send and receive text messages by simply using the Samsung Flow.
How to get iPhone messages on my iPad
To get started, you need to make sure that your iPhone should be turned on and connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. The reason being that the texts you send from your iPad will come through your iPhone as this is how it works.
Also, you need to ensure that you’re signed in to iMessage with the same Apple ID on both your iPhone and your iPad. After that, you should go through with the following steps;
- Open the Settings app.
- Click Sign in to your [Device].
- Enter your Apple ID username and password.
- If asked, enter the six-digit verification code sent to your trusted device or phone number and complete sign in process.
Right now, you have logged into your iPad and iPhone using the same Apple ID and password. You are now set and ready, let’s continue.
ON YOUR IPHONE:
- Open Settings app on your iPhone.
- Scroll down and Select Messages.
- Turn on iMessage with the toggle if it is turned on your iPhone.
- Next select Text Message Forwarding.
- Choose which devices can send and receive text messages from your iPhone.
- If you’re not using two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, a verification code appears on each of your other devices: enter that code on your iPhone. If you are using two-factor authentication you can skip this step.
ON YOUR IPAD:
Every message you send and receive on your iPad is saved in iCloud. You must ensure Messages for iCloud is turned on for your iPad. Here is how to do so:
- Open Settings on your iPad.
- Select your Apple ID account name.
- Select iCloud.
- Turn on Messages.
Now that you have everything set up, all you need to do is open the Messages app on your iPad to see all your conversations or start a new one as you usually would on the iPhone.
Where is device pairing in messages?
Device pairing in messages is located at the hamburger menu option on google messages.
So far, there’s no device pairing messages on Samsung message app but it is very much available on Google messages.
To see device pairing messages on google messages app;
- Open the message app and tap on the hamburger menu option.
- On the options presented to you, there’s pair device option and it is also available on Google messages on your samsung tablet.
- Tap on the option on your Samsung phone and tablet, and pair the two devices together.
Can I access my text messages without my phone?
You can access text messages without a phone as long as the device supports a sim card slot and a cellular network service.
This is how to get phone messages on tablet on android and iPhone.