My iPhone is synced with my daughter's iPad. My iMessage texts are appearing on her iPad. We thought we had deleted them from the iPad but they appear to be still there in some sort of "history" section. The screen they are appearing in has no ability to delete; they are just sitting there. I would really like to delete these totally off my daughter's iPad. Any suggestions?

  • When you say your two devices are "synced" together are you saying they share an Apple ID? Can you be more specific on what you mean by "synced?"
    – Richard
    Commented Oct 11, 2012 at 10:43
  • If by "synced" you mean sharing the same Apple ID, then that's what's supposed to happen. You should, however, be able to go into Messages settings on the iPad and toggle off the phone number/email address that your iPhone's Messages uses (that way you can leave iMessage enabled on the iPad so she can still use it too).
    – daGUY
    Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 18:32

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Without seeing a screenshot of what, exactly, you're talking about, it's hard to give any really good advice.

That said, try this:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Scroll down to Messages; set iMessage to OFF
  3. Back in Messages, go to the root screen (where you see all the different conversations listed); either click Edit and then swipe each conversation to delete as needed

This should get rid of all your messages, as well as prevent any further iMessages from being delivered to that device.

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