Tag Archive: message


How to Disable “Reply to Message” from Lock Screen in iOS 10

The latest versions of iOS allow users to read and reply to Messages directly from the lock screen, without having to authenticate with a passcode or Touch ID on the device. This allows for iPhone and iPad users to quickly reply to inbound messages, but it can also lead to some potential privacy issues that … Read More

How to Delete Specific Message Segments in Mac OS X Messages

The Mac Messages app allows users to delete portions of a conversation and specific messages contained within a thread, without clearing out the entire chat transcript. This targeted message removal feature is helpful if you want to delete a part of a chat that is best left private, or perhaps because it contains sensitive data, … Read More

Add a New Person to a Group Message on iPhone

Group messaging is a great feature that makes conversations with multiple people much easier, but what if you want to add someone else to an existing group chat from iOS? No sweat, you can quickly add a new contact (or several) to a group message conversation from your iPhone or iPad with a few easy … Read More

Resolving the “Unable to Download Item. Please Try Again Later” Error Message on iPhone

A somewhat strange error message can occur at random on iOS, typically for iPhone users, that states “Unable to Download Item. Please try again later” with a “Done” and “Retry” button options. The thing that makes this error message strange is that it appears at random and not after the user has attempted to download … Read More

How to Cancel Sending a Message or SMS from iPhone

If you’ve ever hit “Send” on an iMessage or text message that you wish you could take back, or perhaps you’d just like to cancel a sent picture because it’s stuck on ‘Sending’ and taking forever to send the message due to a congested network connection, then you may find this iPhone “cancel send” trick … Read More

Fix an “Unapproved Caller” SecurityAgent Message in Mac OS X

Rarely, Mac users may encounter a random error message which appears somewhat disconcerting, with an OS X pop-up message saying “Unapproved caller. SecurityAgent may only be invoked by Apple software.” This message can appear at random when using certain apps, or after logging in or a reboot, and is sometimes followed by crashing and other … Read More

‘Hitman’ will send glittery message to your enemy

Glitter is the “herpes of the craft world.” Once on you, it doesn’t seem to ever go away. You might have some moral hang-ups about giving an enemy herpes, but a fast-spreading glitter bomb, while still hostile, seems less malicious… Read more ›

Apple Store ‘die-in’ sends message to ‘capitalist America’ about police violence

Protesters streamed into an Apple Store in New York City on Friday to stage a “die-in” and call attention to a man who died at the hands of a police officer. The peaceful Apple Store invasion came on the third… Read more ›

Send an Audio Message to an iPhone or Mac from Messages in OS X

The Messages app in the newest versions of OS X and iOS support audio messaging, meaning you can quickly record and send an audio message or verbal note to someone right from the messages app on the Mac. Perhaps even better, the recipient of the audio message does not need to be on the latest … Read More

Send an Audio Message to an iPhone or Mac from Messages in OS X

The Messages app in the newest versions of OS X and iOS support audio messaging, meaning you can quickly record and send an audio message or verbal note to someone right from the messages app on the Mac. Perhaps even better, the recipient of the audio message does not need to be on the latest … Read More