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iOS 8.1 SMS Relay

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  • Nov 13th, 2014 10:21 am
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Jan 22, 2008
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iOS 8.1 SMS Relay

This works well with my mini iPad, iPad Air and MacBook. I am able to send and receive text messages (not just iMessages) in those devices which is really convenient as whatever I am using at that time, I can just reply with that instead of pulling out my 6 Plus. Now I also have the 5S and it is not working as well as those other devices. The text forwarding of course is enabled in all devices including the 5S (code confirmed for all devices) and on my 6 Plus, I can actually see all devices as allowed to use my plus including the 5S.

Here is the issue with the 5S though, I am able to receive all incoming messages, iMessage or regular text messages, however I cannot send text messages using the 5S unless they are iMessage. Like I said using the iPads and the MacBook, I do not have this issue, I can send normal text messages just fine, but not on the 5S.

Do you guys know if Apple has limited this functionality to non-iPhone Apple devices?