How to Disable iMessage on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       December 8, 2021      Tutorials iPad


iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. If you don’t want to use iMessage on your iPad, you can disable it.

iMessage on iPad

Disabling iMessage will prevent you from sending and receiving iMessages on your iPad. But if your iPad has an active cellular service plan, you’ll still be able to send and receive SMS text messages if your plan supports it.

Here’s how to disable iMessage on your iPad:

  1. From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Messages, as shown below.

  3. Turn off the iMessage switch, as shown below.

    Disable iMessage on an iPad

iMessage has been disabled on your iPad. If you ever want to enable iMessage again in the future, just turn on the iMessage switch again.

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