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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

Add a New Person to a Group Message on iPhone

Jun 13, 2015 - 14 Comments
Add a contact to the group chat in Messages app of iOS

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

How to Name Group Conversations in Messages for iOS

Jun 4, 2015 - 11 Comments
Name a group chat in iOS Messages

If you regularly message in group conversations or mass texts with Messages app on the iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the group conversations are labeled by the contacts involved in the conversation, like “Bob, Jon, Bill”. While that’s certainly adequate and descriptive enough, a better approach can be to assign a specific custom name … Read More

Assign a Name to Group Chats in Messages for Mac

May 29, 2015 - 12 Comments
Assign a name to group chat in Messages for Mac

When you’re engaged in a group conversation in Messages for Mac, you’ll notice the ‘To’ section lists the names of people participating in the group chat. While that’s certainly adequate for most situations, if you have a specific group chat going for a specific purpose, you can assign a name to any given group chat … Read More

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