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How to Send & Receive Text Messages from Mac with SMS Relay for OS X Yosemite

Dec 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable SMS Text Messages on a Mac from iOS

The Mac Messages app has long had support for sending and receiving iMessages, and now the latest versions of Messages for OS X support a new feature which allows you to send and receive SMS text messages as well. This basically means that you can talk to someone using an Android, Windows phone, ancient flip … Read More

How to Access Attachment Files in Messages App from Mac OS X Finder

Dec 3, 2014 - 5 Comments
Messages attachments folder in Mac OS X

When you send or receive a picture, audio message, gif, video, or file in the Messages app of OS X, it obviously appears within the conversation window of that particular message, but those attachment files are also stored locally in a caches directory that can be accessed through the traditional file system of your Mac.

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

Dec 2, 2014 - 2 Comments
Record an audio message in OS X Messages app

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

Start or Request Screen Sharing from Messages in Mac OS X

Nov 25, 2014 - 7 Comments
Start or Request Screen Sharing in OS X

Messages app is generally associated with conversations, but new to OS X Yosemite is a feature which allows Mac users to initiate screen sharing with another Mac user directly from an active iMessage window. This is great for remote collaboration, showing off something on your computer, a file transfer between remote Macs, or even for … Read More

Increase or Decrease Text Size of Messages in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Change text size messages Yosemite

The Mac Messages app has long had the ability to change the text size and font of your messages and conversations, but the adjustment functions have changed a bit in OS X Yosemite. In Messages under OS X Yosemite, you now have the option to increase or decrease the size of the Helvetica Neue system … Read More

Instantly Share Your Current Location from Messages on iPhone

Nov 15, 2014 - 12 Comments
Send Map of current Location

If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation entirely now though thanks to a great location sharing … Read More

How to Mute Group Messages on iPhone & iPad

Nov 6, 2014 - 1 Comment
Tap details to mute the group chat

Group messaging is one of those features that’s great when you want to be in a group conversation, and completely annoying when you don’t want your iPhone to be included in a barrage of group text messages. A new feature in iOS aims to relieve the latter situation, when your iPhone or iPad is being … Read More

Automatically Delete Old Messages from iPhone with iOS 8+

Nov 3, 2014 - 8 Comments
Delete old messages automatically in iOS

Messages in iOS can grow to take up considerable storage space over time, particularly for users who frequently send and receive multimedia on an iPhone. Each photo taken with an iPhone camera can easily consume 4MB, and movies will take up even more space, and it’s not unusual for an iPhone user to eventually wind … Read More

Resolving iMessage & Messages Problems in iOS 8

Oct 15, 2014 - 37 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 - 13 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 - 12 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

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