Let me explain how this came to be. When Jilly bought me this iPad. I set it up with enthusiasm. I wanted to take advantage of all the cool features. So I entered my Apple ID in the settings, plus my cell phone number. At some point, I noticed that all text messages in my iphone were also on my iPad. Since the iPad is good entertainement for kids of all ages, I let Asher and Levi play with it a lot. So, if Jilly sent me a steamy love note, Asher might read it. (PS. We don't think that actually happened.)
It took a couple tries and some help from google to figure out how to disconnect the texting on my iphone from my iPad. Here's what we found (Jilly helped.):
- Go to Settings, Messages, and SIGN OUT of your apple ID account. I completely removed all emails and everything from Messages. That pretty much fixed the whole text message problem.
- Then, I strengthened the parental controls under Settings, General, Restrictions. Turn Restrictions on. Then disallow everything but Safari. Now look down at Allow Content, reduce the settings for your family.
- Remember to go to Location Services and set to Don't allow changes. But don't turn off Find My iPhone. That's very important in case someone misplaces your iPad.
- Check all the other settings under Privacy while you're in there.
Now, it's time for steamy texting with my lovely wife.