Tag Archive: Messages

How to Search and Send GIFs with Messages in iOS 10

The new Messages app in iOS 10 includes an animated GIF search feature which allows you to search for and send GIFs to any recipient, whether they have an iPhone with iMessage or not. Embedded GIF search is just one of the many new fun and quirky Message features included in the latest versions of … Read More

How to Handwrite Messages with iPhone and iOS 10

Did you know you can handwrite messages and notes in Messages for iOS 10 on your iPhone? With this feature you can scribble out a little note or sketch a simple drawing and send it along to any recipient. Unlike some of the more obvious new Messages features in the latest versions of iOS that … Read More

How to Hide Contact Photos in Messages on iPhone

The iOS Messages app defaults to showing assigned contact photos alongside each message thread, but if you’d rather those pictures are not shown alongside your iMessage chats, you can now toggle the thumbnails off on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This makes the Messages app chat screen a bit more simple looking, removing any picture … Read More

Fix iPhone Not Sending Picture Messages by Troubleshooting MMS & iMessage

Many iPhone users will send and receive picture messages through the Messages app, which arrive as iMessage if the recipient and sender is an iPhone user, or as MMS if the person is an Android or Windows phone user. Typically picture messages send without any issue, but if you are experiencing a problem where iPhone … Read More

Access Alternate Contact Methods from Messages with 3D Touch on iPhone

Most iPhone users who are communicating in the Messages app will leave the application and then launch Mail or the Phone app if they wish to continue a conversation through a phone call, FaceTime, or email. For modern iPhones with 3D Touch screens, there’s another option that’s even quicker to jump to a different communication … Read More

iPhone Not Sending Text Messages? Here’s How to Fix SMS

When an iPhone user sends a text message to a non-iPhone user like an Android phone, the message is sent through SMS, as is indicated by a green message bubble. Sending text messages by SMS is also the fallback when an iMessage doesn’t send for whatever reason. Typically transmitting an SMS text message is very … Read More

How to use screen sharing in Messages for Mac

There are many times when family or friends need help with their Macs, or they aren’t sure how to do something. Trying to walk them through it blind is challenging at best. Luckily, a little-known feature in Messages exists that allows me to share my screen instantly with another Mac user or request direct access […]

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How to dig up all your hidden Facebook messages

Facebook Messenger is more and more becoming my default chat tool as it’s the one app most of my buddies have, either on their laptop or mobile device, regardless of platform. Thing is, Messenger filters a bunch of messages you’ve received, and I’m willing to bet you didn’t even know they were there. If you […]

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How to save iPhone storage by limiting the Messages app

If you’re running out of local or iCloud storage space on your iPhone (or iPad), it may be time to check and see how much space the Messages app is taking up. By default, your iPhone or iPad is set to save any messages you send and receive forever. This can result in iPhone out […]

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Fix iOS Web Link Crashing Bug in Safari, Messages, Mail with a Song & Dance Routine

A large number of iPhone and iPad users are having problems with links not working in Safari, Mail, or Messages after updating their devices to iOS 9.3, and in some cases with iOS 9.2.1 as well. In the worst situations, not only do tapping on links not work, but the Safari browser actually crashes when … Read More [Read More…]