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Resolving iMessage & Messages Problems in iOS 8

Oct 15, 2014 - 8 Comments
How much data does iMessage use?

iMessage delivery and the Message app typically works great, but some users have experienced a few frustrating issues since iOS 8 with either failing deliveries of messages, new messages not appearing in the Messages app despite getting a chime or alert that a new message has arrived, messages not marking as read, multimedia messages not … Read More

Stop Videos Disappearing from Messages App in iOS by Disabling Auto-Delete

Oct 9, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Auto delete multimedia messages in iOS

Have you noticed that after you watch a video message sent to your iPhone or iPad in Messages app, it disappears automatically soon after? It’ll be completely gone from the Messages app and the media overview for the given message thread. That auto-delete video messages feature is new to iOS 8 and is enabled by … Read More

How to Leave a Group Chat in Messages for iOS 8

Sep 23, 2014 - 6 Comments
Leave This Conversation to remove yourself from a group Messages chat

If you’ve ever been included in a group text messaging thread that you had no intention on being a part of, you know how annoying it can be to have your iPhone (or iPad) chime repeatedly as new messages come in to the conversation you aren’t following. The longstanding strategy has been to just mute … Read More

Reply to Messages Quicker Than Ever with iOS 8 Interactive Notifications

Sep 18, 2014 - 11 Comments
Reply to Messages from the Notification of iOS

If you’re tired of opening the Messages app just to send a quick reply to an incoming text message, you’ll be thrilled to discover the new Interactive Notifications feature brought to iOS with version 8. This means you can respond to a Message without stopping what you’re currently doing and without leaving the currently active … Read More

Type Line Breaks & Enter a New Line in Messages for iOS

Jul 5, 2014 - 9 Comments
Type a line break in Messages app for iOS

Most iPhone users spend a lot of time typing in Messages, the text messaging app native to iOS that sends iMessages between yourself and others. While the basic functionality is pretty straightforward, what’s perhaps a little less obvious is how to enter onto a new line when typing an iMessage without actually sending the message, … Read More

How to Disable iMessage on the iPhone Completely

Apr 15, 2014 - 3 Comments
Disable iMessage in iOS Completely

iMessage is the fantastic free messaging service from Apple that lets iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users send each other endless free text messages, pictures, and videos. Because iMessage skips the standard SMS/text protocol from cellular carriers and relies on data transmission instead, it can often help you reduce your phone bill by cutting … Read More

How to Block iMessage Senders in Messages for Mac

Feb 26, 2014 - 1 Comment
Block iMessages on the Mac

The Messages app is the native instant messaging client for OS X which supports everything from iMessage, Facebook chat, to AIM. Though users have long been able to block senders from AIM and Facebook, the iMessage protocol was notably void of a block feature on the Mac until the OS X 10.9.2 update. Now changed, … Read More

Quickly Reply to a Text Message with a Phone Call or FaceTime from iPhone

Dec 30, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Make a call from the Messages app in iOS

Though we all rely heavily on text messages and iMessage these days, sometimes it’s just easier to talk on the phone. This can be particularly true if you’re in the middle of a texting conversation and things are moving quickly, being misinterpreted, continuously skewed by autocorrect, or, if you’re like me, you’re just plain awful … Read More

Quickly Send Images & Video to a New Contact from a Message Thread in iOS

Dec 8, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Create a new message from an existing Image in Messages app

Get a funny picture or movie sent to your iPhone or iPad that you want to send along and share with someone else? Messages app allows you to easily create new image and media messages directly from an existing message thread, without having to use the traditional forward feature. This makes sharing images, funny videos, … Read More

Send and Respond to Messages from Notification Center in Mac OS X

Dec 4, 2013 - 5 Comments
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Need to quickly send out a message from your Mac to one of your contacts with iMessage, someone on AIM, Yahoo Messenger, or Facebook messaging? So long as the messaging service is configured for use with the Messages app on the Mac, you can quickly send out a new message directly from Notification Center in … Read More

View All Photos & Movies within a Messages App Conversation in iOS

Nov 21, 2013 - 11 Comments
See all pictures and movies in an iMessage conversation with Messages app for iOS

Looking for a picture exchanged between friends through Messages app on your iPhone / iPad, but scrolling through a gigantic conversation thread to find it doesn’t sound too appealing? There’s an easier way to see your sent and received imagery, and from iOS 7 onward you can quickly view every piece of multimedia sent between … Read More

View Time Stamps for Messages on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Oct 1, 2013 - Leave a Comment
View time stamps for messages

The Messages app for iOS 7 now gives everyone the ability to see time stamps for any sent message or received message directly in the app. This lets you know exact times of correspondence when any message was sent or received, providing the precise hour and minute for each individual element of dialog. This is … Read More

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