iPad is basically a bigger iPhone without a phone or SMS capability. But if you wanna send SMS or make phone calls on your new iPad, it's, actually not hopeless at all. There are some apps developed in the market to make iPad much more powerful. And some are for making iPad phones and sending iPad SMSs. This article focuses on how to send and receive free SMS on iPad.

Send iMessage from iPad via Wi-Fi to Other Apple users

Actually, Apple allows all users to send iMesages on Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, as long as you have Wi-Fi. It's pretty easy.

  1. Launch the Messages app on your iPad.
  2. Tap on the Compose button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Start typing the name of the person you'd like to send an iMessage to and tap their name.
  4. Type your message and tap Send.

Note: If you use an iPhone to send iMessages, please make sure that the backgroud of the message you send out is blue. If it's green, the message is sent as SMS, not iMessage.

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Use A Third-party App - Textie to Any Mobile Phone Users

Textie is the one used in this article for its excellent performance on messaging on new iPad. This one not only is free to download and install, but also make your text messages to others for free. This app doesn't require you to text with others using Textie, instead, it can let you send or receive messages to any other Textie user, any email address, and even to most U.S. mobile phones.

  1. Turn on your ipad and go to the App store, search and install Textie.
  2. After the installation of Textie, open it.
  3. Then you will see the "New Account" option, tap on it.
  4. Enter the details of the account, and choose "Done". 
  5. Check your email which you just used to create the account now, you then will get the activation code in the email.
  6. Enter the code into the Textie.
  7. Read and skip the two messages you get.
  8. Tap on the button on the top of the app, and you now can  start to send text messages to whoever you want.

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Well, in addition to Textie, there are more apps you can use to send and receive SMS from iPad, such as Fring which mentioned in Top 5 iPad phone apps.

How to Recover Deleted iMessages from iPad

When you accidentally deleted iMessages from iPad, don't worry. Keep your iPad unused immediately, so that the lost iMessage won't be overwritten. Then find an iPad data recovery tool to retrieve it as soon as possible.

What you need: iSkysoft Free iPad Data Recovery, or iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery for Mac

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 5-8 mins, depending on the amount of data on your iPad.

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Recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch (iOS 8 included)

Anyone can handle it to recover deleted files from all iDevices.

  • 2 Recovery Modes: Allows to recover data directly from iPhone and extract iTunes backup files.
  • Up to 12 File Types: Recover lost text messages, iMessages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, etc.
  • Various Data Loss: Retrieve data lost for deletion, factory settings restore, jailbreak failure, iPhone lost or broken, etc.
  • Preview: Lets you read and preview found data before recovery.
  • Flexible Recovery: Selectively recover any item you want from iPhone and iTunes backup files.

Recover lost iMessages from iPad in steps

  1. Run the program after you download and install it on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable.
  3. When the program detects your iPad, you'll see a "Start Scan" button on the window. Click it.
  4. The program begins scanning your iPad. Wait until it stops.
  5. Once the scan is complete, you can preview all found data one by one. Choose "Messages", and you can see all found messages and iMessages there. Choose the item you want to recover and click "Recover" to save them to your computer with one click.
  6. That's all. You can read or print the iMessages on your computer now.

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rick
how do i receive messages ??? I need to supply people with the email/whatever to be able to receive message from them, not just able them to reply me
Deryle
Does your provider charge for texting?
bocajim
Tricky but I bet we can do it: I am in Costa Rica using my ipad on the local carrier. Not a problem, works great. Trying to figure out how I can check on how much time/money I have left on my prepaid sim. I need to send a blank text to: 1150. By phone it is *1150#. any ideas?

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