Apple® iPad® - Create and Send a Text Message

Note The following steps also apply to sending via iMessage. When a message is sent, the message type is indicated by differing colors.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages Messages icon.
  2. Tap the Compose Message icon compose message (upper-left).
  3. Enter the phone number in the To field.
    Note To send a message to an existing contact, tap the Plus symbol then select the contact.
  4. Enter the message then tap the Send icon Message send icon.