When you use a single Apple ID with multiple iOS and macOS devices, you need to control iMessages from popping up on your iPad, Mac and other devices. There are many benefits of using the same Apple ID on iPhone, iPad, and Mac; but a glaring downside is that your iMessages are showing up on iPad, which can be in the hands of your kids or your spouse. Your personal iMessages are thus exposed to others if you have not deactivated iMessage popping up on iPad and other devices, on which you have configured Apple ID. This tutorial deals with how you can turn off iMessage from popping up on iPad and other devices.

If you wonder why you should unlink your iMessage from your iPad or other mobile and Mac devices, let me tell you that your privacy is at risk. On your iPhone, you may be receiving important documents, audio messages, and text messages, which may have sensitive information that only you should know about. In this, situation, access of other iOS devices to strangers can make that privacy shield vulnerable. And therefore, it is your wise decision to disable that iMessage from iPad and other devices.

How to Turn Off iMessage from Popping Up on iPad and Other Devices

How to Turn Off iMessage from Popping Up on iPad and Other Devices

Deactivate iMessage on iPad

This is one of the easiest ways to keep your personal iMessages from popping up on your shared iPad.

Step #1: Launch Settings on your iPad.

Step #2: Now tap on Messages.

Step #3: Next, simply toggle iMessage OFF.

Remove or Exclude Phone Number from iMessage

Excluding a phone number from iMessage on the shared iPad is another way to ensure that your personal messages do not appear in iPad.

Step #1: Tap on Settings in the shared iPad.

Step #2: Now tap on Messages.

Step #3: Next, you need to tap on Send & Receive.

Step #4: Then, you can tap on the phone number that you wish to remove to uncheck it under You Can Be Reached By iMessage At.

This action will also get the phone number under Start New Conversations From disappeared.

Step #5: Launch Settings on your iPhone that bears the number you wish to exclude.

Step #6: Tap on Messages.

Step #7: Tap on Send & Receive.

Step #8: Here, you need to tap on email addresses under You Can Be Reached By iMessage At to uncheck them.

This will have your phone send and receive iMessages using its phone number.

Step #9: You should ensure that the phone number is checked under Start New Conversations From.

Add Another Email Address to use with iMessage

If you don’t want to follow above solutions, simply add a new email address and make it active on your iPad only.

Step #1: Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2: Now tap on Apple ID banner.

Step #3: Next, you need to tap on Name, Phone Numbers, Email.

Step #4: REACHABLE AT is a section seen under your Name; tap on Edit button which is next to REACHABLE AT.

Step #5: You need to tap on Add Email or Phone Number.

Step #6: Then tap on Add an Email Address.

Step #7: Type a new email address.

Step #8: Tap on Next.

Step #9: Enter verification code you receive on your email address.

If you only want messages sent to that address to go to your shared iPad, you have to disable the email address on your other devices.

Step #1: Launch Settings on other iOS device.

Step #2: Tap on Messages.

Step #3: Next, you need to tap on Send & Receive.

Step #4: Here, you need to tap on recently/newly added email address to uncheck and disable it for iMessage on that device.

Step #5: You can repeat above steps as many times as required on all of the devices but your shard iPad.

Create new Apple ID

This is the last method to keep messages limited to a single Apple device: create a new Apple ID. After creating a fresh Apple ID, share it with your contacts from whom you want to receive messages on that shared iPad.

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