Category: iMessage

How to Send iMessage Screen Effects from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to express yourself with more than just emojis when you’re messaging and texting your friends and family from iPhone or iPad? With iMessage, you can use various fun screen effects like balloons, confetti, fireworks, lasers, shouting, and more, when you send messages from your iPhone and iPad.

Apple iMessage service is a major feature of the Messages app and Apple ecosystem, it’s extremely popular as a way to freely text message other iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch users. Over the years, Apple has tweaked and added new features to the…

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How to Send Bubble Effects with Messages from iPhone & iPad

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How would you like to try some iMessage special effects? Emojis are great and all, but what if you want some of your messages to stand out when you’re texting your friends and family? Thanks to iMessage, you can use various bubble effects like Slam, Loud, Gentle, etc. to express yourself in flashy and fun ways when messaging from iPhone or iPad.

Apple iMessage service is baked into the Messages app that comes pre-installed on iOS and iPadOS devices. It’s extremely popular among Apple users, as it offers a free and convenient way to text other iPhone, iPad,…

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How to Fix the Most Common iMessage Problems

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iMessage is one of the perks of being inside the Apple universe: The service gets around text messaging fees so you can send messages to other Apple users for free, and it works on wifi so you can message anywhere you don’t have a cell connection—on an airplane, for example, or when traveling abroad without a data…

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iMessage Not Working on Mac? How to Fix & Troubleshoot Messages in MacOS

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The Messages app on Mac allows you to send iMessages easily to and from the computer to any other iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch that is also using the iMessage protocol. Messages usually works just fine, but sometimes there can be issues encountered that prevent the iMessage feature from working in MacOS. Usually this manifests as an inability to send messages through the app, or time-outs when attempting to send messages that seemingly take forever, or failed attempts at sending messages from the Mac, and in any case iMessage appears to not work properly or as…

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How to Stop iPad from Getting iPhone Messages

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Ever wondered why your iPad is getting text messages from your iPhone? And have you ever wondered how to stop the iPad from getting iPhone messages? This article will show you how to disable the feature that allows all iPhone messages to be shared and received to an iPad.


If you haven’t noticed already, if you have an iPad setup with the same Apple ID as an iPhone, the iPad will get messages from the iPhone, and the iPad can also send messages too. This iMessage sharing feature is really useful for some people, but for others it can be very frustrating,…

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How to Schedule iOS Text Messages With the Shortcuts App

Like emails and social media posts, being able to draft and schedule out your texts can be a time management lifesaver—especially if you rely on texts as a part of your job or business, or use them as personal reminders you send to yourself. While some Android apps have text scheduling built in, no first-party iOS messaging apps include such features by default. However, by using Apple’s highly flexible Shortcuts app, we can create a pretty decent alternative.

How to schedule messages in the iOS Shortcuts app

In order to schedule out your texts or iMessages, we’ll be using the custom “Delayed Time iMessage” shortcut from Shortcuts Gallery (thanks to OSXDaily for originally pointing it out).

  1. Open the Delayed Time iMessage link above on your iOS device (Make sure the Shortcuts app is installed first.)
  2. Tap “Get Shortcut” to download and install the shortcut.
  3. After download is complete, open the Shortcuts app.
  4. Find and run “Delayed Time iMessage.”
  5. Select the Contact you wish to schedule a text for, then write your message.
  6. Next, choose what time you want the text to be sent, then confirm to schedule the text.
  7. In order for this to work, you’ll need to keep the Shortcuts app running in the background. If you close the app, the shortcuts can’t run and your text won’t be sent.

Again, it’s not the most elegant option, but using Shortcuts to schedule texts is much better than some other third-party workarounds. Hopefully Apple will cave to user petitions and add text scheduling to iMessage in the future, but we’re fine with relying on the Shortcuts app for now, which sounds like it’s getting some great new automated features come iOS 13.

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