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iOS 16: How to Edit a Sent iMessage

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:14 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple has added some major updates to the Messages app, introducing some features that rival third-party messaging platforms have had for years. One of these changes is the ability to edit iMessages in iOS 16. Keep reading to learn how it works. Almost everyone with a smartphone can relate to the situation where you send a text message only to immediately realize that the meaning...

iOS 16: How to Unsend a Sent iMessage

Thursday August 4, 2022 2:12 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, Apple has added some major updates to the Messages app, introducing some features that rival third-party messaging platforms have had for years. One of these changes is the ability to unsend sent iMessages in iOS 16. Keep reading to learn how it works. Have you ever sent a text message only to immediately wish that you hadn't? In previous versions of iOS, if you sent a message...

How to Create Polls in iMessage Group Chats

Wednesday April 20, 2022 4:27 pm PDT by
This article explains how to create polls in group chats on Apple's Messages app for iPhone and iPad. Keep reading to learn how it works. If you often participate in group chats over iMessage, you'll know how hard it can sometimes be to decide on something or make plans when there's a lot of people in the group. Other messaging apps like Telegram – and soon WhatsApp – get around the...

How to Delete Messages Attachments on iPhone and iPad

Monday March 29, 2021 10:09 am PDT by
Apple's Messages app offers one of the most convenient ways of having a text-based conversation with your contacts on iPhone and iPad, but messages aren't the only things you can send and receive. Apple's iMessage service enables all manner of files and attachments to be shared, such as photos, links, documents, audio messages, and more. Files that are sent to you can of course be accessed...

How to Set Up iMessage on Your Mac

Monday November 11, 2019 9:40 am PST by
The Messages app in macOS offers users a convenient way of communicating with friends, family, and colleagues across a variety of Apple devices. With Messages for Mac, you can send unlimited messages to any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that uses iMessage, Apple's secure-messaging service. If you have an iPhone, you can also send and receive SMS texts. The following steps show you how ...

How to Use the Redesigned Messages App Drawer in iOS 11

Wednesday September 20, 2017 4:02 pm PDT by
In iOS 10, Apple introduced the Messages App Store, allowing users to jump into miniature versions of their favorite apps so they could do things like choose a movie time, send their location, pay a friend, give a recommendation from Apple Music, and attach stickers. With the launch of iOS 11, the app drawer and selection experience of Messages apps have been streamlined, and this guide will walk ...

How to Send and Respond to Messages on Apple Watch

Thursday May 7, 2015 11:06 am PDT by
One of the main focal points of the Apple Watch is communication, and as such, it offers a Messages app much like the one on the iPhone. It's not quite as robust as the Messages apps available on other iOS and Mac devices, but Messages on Apple Watch lets you send pre-made replies, animated and non-animated emoji, and full voice-to-text messages. For those of you who want to learn the ins and ...

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iMessage Security Flaw Allows Researchers to Decrypt Images

Monday March 21, 2016 4:00 am PDT by
A flaw in Apple's encryption systems has been found that enables an attacker to decrypt photos and videos sent over its iMessage instant messenger service. According to The Washington Post, the security hole in Apple's code was exploited by a group of Johns Hopkins University researchers, led by computer science professor Matthew D. Green. Green reportedly alerted Apple to the problem last ...
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Judge Dismisses Android-Switching iMessage Lawsuit Against Apple

Wednesday December 23, 2015 5:11 am PST by
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh has dismissed [PDF] a lawsuit against Apple over a long-standing issue that prevented some former iPhone owners who switched to Android smartphones from receiving text messages from other iOS users, as reported by Business Insider. Koh originally ruled against granting the lawsuit class-action status, because it was not clear enough that all Android smartphone...
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Multiple Apple Services Experiencing Widespread Outage [Updated]

Tuesday November 17, 2015 6:57 pm PST by
Apple has updated its system status page to reflect widespread issues affecting multiple Apple products and services since approximately 7:30 PM Pacific, including the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, Mac App Store and Radio. Many users are also unable to fully access or use the Apple website, Apple Online Store, Apple ID, Apple Music, FaceTime, iCloud,...
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iMessage Activation Via Phone Number Now Working on Wind Mobile in Canada

Tuesday October 6, 2015 3:21 pm PDT by
A growing number of Wind Mobile customers in Canada this week have confirmed to MacRumors and on social media that iMessage activation via phone number is now working properly on iPhone. iMessage on Wind Mobile previously only worked when activated using an Apple ID. MacRumors reader Brandon and several other iPhone users confirmed the change.Finally Wind Mobile in Canada is suddenly using...
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Lawsuit Against Apple Over Android-Switching iMessage Issue Fails to Gain Class-Action Status

Wednesday August 5, 2015 9:45 am PDT by
Apple yesterday won a significant ruling against a group lawsuit filed by a former iPhone user who sued the Cupertino company after claiming that switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone interfered with her receipt of text messages (via Bloomberg). The plaintiff, Adrienne Moore, noted in her complaint originally filed in May 2014 that an inability to unlink her phone number from...
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Apple Fixes iMessage Crashing Bug in iOS 8.4 Beta 4

Wednesday June 10, 2015 7:45 am PDT by
Apple seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.4 to developers yesterday with a fix for a messaging bug that causes an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to crash after receiving a specific string of Unicode characters via iMessage or SMS (via HDBlog.it). The bug also affects the Mac and Apple Watch and extends to third-party messaging apps such as Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp, as the issue is tied to the way...
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Apple Two-Step Verification Now Available for iMessage and FaceTime [Updated]

Thursday February 12, 2015 11:50 am PST by
Apple's two-step verification system now covers FaceTime and iMessage, reports The Guardian. Signing into an iMessage or FaceTime account protected by two-step verification will ask users to input an app specific password, which can only be obtained by logging in to an Apple ID account on the web with an authentication code, thereby preventing any unauthorized login attempts. Two-factor...