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How to Hide Contact Photos in Messages on iPhone

Aug 5, 2016 - 6 Comments
Hide and show contacts in Messages for iOS

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

Jul 30, 2016 - 3 Comments
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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

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

May 12, 2016 - 13 Comments
Fix iPhone not sending text messages

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

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

Mar 29, 2016 - 21 Comments
iOS 9.3 links crashing but you may be able to fix it with a song and 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

How to View Live Photos in Messages for Mac

Mar 23, 2016 - 1 Comment
A Live Photos is indicated by the little icon in the upper left corner of the picture

Live Photos are basically a still photo that comes to life as a short video, they’re a neat feature that can be captured by newer model iPhone cameras, and now the Messages app on the Mac can view these little moments if they’re sent your way.

How to Delete Specific Message Segments in Mac OS X Messages

Mar 8, 2016 - 1 Comment
Deleting multiple message segments in Messages for Mac OS X

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

How to Delete a Picture or Video from Messages on iPhone & iPad

Feb 10, 2016 - 3 Comments
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Want to delete a photo from a message on iPhone or iPad, but without removing an entire message conversation in iOS? With the trick we will show you, you can selectively delete a single picture or video from the Messages app in iOS, without interfering with the rest of the conversation or with the other … Read More

How to Read a Message Without Sending Read Receipt on iPhone with 3D Touch

Feb 5, 2016 - 6 Comments
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The iOS Messages app defaults to sending what is called a “read receipt” when an iMessage is opened and read within the application. That Read Receipt feature can be helpful for some conversations but it’s not always desired for every message, and though disabling Read Receipts for Messages in iOS is certainly one option that … Read More

How to Report iMessage Spam as Junk & Delete the Message

Jan 23, 2016 - 6 Comments
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Ever received a junk iMessage to an iPhone or iPad from someone you don’t know, or that is clearly spam? With new versions of the Messages app, there is a simple way to report the spammy iMessage sender as such to Apple, which helps them to detect and reduce junk bulk iMessages.

How to Assign a Photo to iPhone Contact in iOS

Nov 7, 2015 - 5 Comments
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Adding pictures and photos to your iPhone contacts is a nice way to improve the iOS experience for phone calls and messaging, as it helps to quickly identify people in conversations and when reaching out. Assigning pictures to contacts is quick and easy, and the trick is the same whether on iPhone, iPad, or iPod … Read More

How to View Timestamps in Messages for Mac OS X

Sep 2, 2015 - 6 Comments
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Messages in OS X has two methods of time-stamping messages; an automatically applied timestamp when a new conversation starts or message is received, and a lesser known ability to view the timestamp of any iMessage or text message sent with the Mac Messages app. We’re going to focus on the latter approach since it will … Read More

How to Stop WhatsApp Saving Pictures & Video to iPhone Automatically

Jul 23, 2015 - 1 Comment
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The popular messaging app WhatsApp has a default media saving setting which will automatically download and save every received picture and video to the iPhone Photos apps Camera Roll. While some users may like this feature, others may wish to change the auto-saving media behavior so that images and movies sent and received in WhatsApp … Read More

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