How To Set Up iMessage on iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch with iOS 5

Not able to Setup iMessage on iOS 5 and Want to Get Started to Make iMessage work Better across Multiple Devices . How To Setup iOS 5’s new iMessage Service To Send Instant Text Messages, Photos, Video, Contacts across iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and many more to iMessage Users around the World.

Update 24-10-2011: Use Group iMessage on all iOS 5 Devices

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To Setup iMessage on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 2/1 or iPod Touch and Use iMessage with iOS 5 and Send Text to your Friends over the World, you need all your Existing Data Connection, and no Texting Plans or Charges are needed. Want to Setup iMessage on iOS 5, then here is How to Get Started.

To Setup iOS5’s iMessage Service, you require a Device Running iOS 5, which can be Upgrade/Download from Here using iTunes 10.5.

Setting up iMessage in iOS 5 iPhone: How To

* First of all ensure your running the latest iOS 5 software
* Select settings
* Select Messages
* Turn the toggle switch for iMessage to on

iMessage ON/Off

* Now Message Popups and Say “Activating”
* Now you can Enter your Receive to Addresses, as an Email Address (Apple ID) or Just iPhone Phone Number or both. So, that the Phone Number part should be Filled.

* If you already Have an Apple ID, and want to use that as your Phone Number, then just Enter It.

iPhone iMessage Setup

* When Completed, you will now have an Active iMessage Account on your iPhone.

* You can toggle various options on and off such as read receipts, etc

* Also you have an option to send as an SMS if iMessage data connection is not available

This is the way, you have to Setup iMessage Service on iPhone 4/3GS on iOS 5.

Now we will follow the Steps to Setup iOS 5’s iMessage Service on iPad and iPod Touch

Setting up iMessage on iPad and iPod Touch with iOS 5 is slightly different that iPhone iMessage Setup. iPad and iPod Touch Do not have Phone Numbers, but they hve a 3G Connection and as well as WiFi too.

* First off ensure your running the latest iOS 5 software
* Select settings
* Select Messages
* Turn the toggle switch for iMessage to on
* A new box will open asking you for an Apple ID

Setup iMessage on iPad and iPod Touch with Apple ID

If you have an Apple ID, then Enter it Here and if not Create New Account and Once Completed you will now have an Active iMessage Account on iPad or iPod Touch.

Important Note – If you only have one iDevice, then you are fine, and if you have Multiple iOS 5 Devices, you will need to think about How to work with Them. You may Need/ Want Separate iMessage Accounts for Each Device ?, No you would want one account that stays in sync across all of your devices.

If you want separate iMessage accounts for each device, you will need to create separate Apple ID’s for each device, these can be created for free in the iMessage original set up screen. Just select Create New Account.

If you want to have all devices use one iMessage account then you need to input the same Apple ID details into each device iMessage setup page and Here is an Article on How to Use iMessage on iOS 5 Devices.