Can I send text messages to an android phone from an iPad Mimi?

Can I use am iPad mimi as my only computer on vacation? Can I send texts to android phones?

4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The above solution of using WhatsApp is incorrect. The developers of WhatsApp have not enabled functionality of their app on iPad for whatever reason. It will only run on iPhone, even though its all iOS. To send messages from iPad to an Android device you would need to seek out another third party solution, and hope that your Android friend is willing to install it as well.

    • Answered by R B from Collingwood
    • Jun 30, 2013
  • No, you can't send SMS messages. However, you can download Whatsapp and send free messages using data to an Android phone which has Whatsapp installed.

    • Answered by Rory O from Auckland
    • Apr 26, 2013
  • I've found the best way to send messages and photos etc is to set up two skype accounts. An iPad and one on my htc one. You can send most things between the two. For photos use a cross platform like Dropbox. Whatsapp doesn't work on iPads.

    • Answered by Matthew T
    • Feb 26, 2014
  • If you download the TANGO app on your iPad or iPad mini, you can text with or place a call to any Android phone, so long as the recipient also has the TANGO app downloaded. Works great.

    • Answered by Gina M from Spring
    • Apr 9, 2014