Up until today, messages from the iPad to android worked fine. All of a sudden we get “message failed”. Resending it doesn’t work. We have looked through all the help sites, and have done everything they suggest, but still getting message failed.
We tried a number of sample text messages and get the failed note. We even reset the network settings.
Update: Now I am really confused. My wife noticed that even though we get Message Failed and not delivered in the IPad., they did appear on the iPhone and evidently actually did go out. On the iPad, however, it still said failed and no delivered.
Your iPad is not a cellular telephone. It has no capability to send or receive SMS text messages.
However, if you have an iPhone, you may use that iPhone to hand off SMS messages to/from the iPad.
How to forward SMS/MMS text messages from your iPhone to your iPad, iPod touch or Mac - Apple Support