Category: Messages

How to Save All Photos from Messages on iPhone & iPad

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If you send a lot of photos back and forth in messages, you may be wondering how you can save them all to your iPhone or iPad for later use, backups, sharing along, or whatever else.

It turns out that all the photos and videos that are shared over iMessage are not saved to your iOS or iPadOS photo library. Therefore, in order to make sure you don’t lose the photos you’ve received (especially if you plan on deleting a messages thread), you’ll need to save these photos to your iPhone or iPad library.

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How to Read Messages Without Sending Read Receipts on iPhone & iPad with Haptic Touch

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If you use Read Receipts for Messages on iPhone or iPad, you may be wondering if it’s possible to read new inbound messages without triggering the sending of the “Read” read receipt. Well you’re in luck, because it turns out that with a little Haptic Touch trick, you can preview messages and keep them as unread, without triggering the read receipt.

Reading Messages Without Read Receipts on iPhone & iPad

For this to work, you must ignore the inbound message(s), and not have them open in the Messages app. Instead, here’s what you can do to preview and…

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How to Quickly Scan Documents on Your Mac With Your iPhone

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I don’t use my Mac and my iPhone together as much as I should; I generally tend to complete tasks on one or the other, rather than handing off my work between the two platforms. I might change this up, though, now that I see how easy it is to trigger my iPhone’s document-scanning capabilities from my Mac.

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Send & Receive iMessages from Android with AirMessage

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If you’re an Android user who longs for iMessage on your Android phone, you may already be familiar with Screen Sharing options (that also work with Windows and Linux PC’s), and WeMessage. But another option is available called AirMessage, which brings iMessage sending and receiving to Android as well.

AirMessage works by relaying the iMessages through a Mac. Yes that means a Mac is required for AirMessage to work, but if you’re hungry for sending those beloved blue messages to and from other iPhone users right from Android device, it may just be a…

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How to Use Disappearing Messages in Signal

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If you’re a Signal messenger user, you can further improve the security and privacy of your Signal communications and messages by enabling and using the disappearing messages feature. Just as it sounds, disappearing messages causes Signal to automatically disappear and remove messages after a specified time period. Even better is that it’s customizable, so you can set disappearing messages to be enabled for specific contacts, and you can toggle the feature off and on at any time (as can the other person you’re communicating with).

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How to Find & Join Telegram Channels on iPhone & iPad

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If you recently started using Telegram as your primary messaging platform for texting your friends and colleagues, you may want to check out one of its unique features called Channels. Before you jump to conclusions, this is not a fancy word for group chats. In fact, it differs from groups in many ways.


Telegram Channels is a feature that allows users to broadcast messages to a large number of people. Channels can be public or private and depending on these settings, people can subscribe to channels to stay notified of all the messages that are posted in a…

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How to Use Telegram on iPhone & iPad

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Are you looking for a privacy-focused messaging app that keeps your data secure with end-to-end encryption for text messages? Telegram might just be the answer you’re looking for. You may have heard of this app already, which has been around for years, but it has become more popular due to the vast array of privacy features it offers. Telegram is somewhat similar to Signal in this regard, but of course it’s a different app and protocol. Telegram is also cross-platform compatible, meaning you can use it on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Android too, and…

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How to Use Signal Messenger on iPhone

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Interested in setting up and using Signal messenger on iPhone? For those who are unfamiliar, Signal is a privacy-oriented messaging application that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across various platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. In addition to sending and receiving encrypted text messages, images and other media, you can also make encrypted video and voice calls with Signal too.

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How to Save Audio Attachments from Messages on iPhone & iPad

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Have you received audio files or audio messages from any of your contacts on iMessage? If so, you may sometimes want to store them permanently on your iPhone or iPad so that you can listen to them later at your convenience, and save the audio attachment as a file directly. Fortunately, you can do this pretty easily, and we’ll show you how you can manually view and save audio attachments from iPhone and iPad.

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How to Disable iMessage Screen Effects on iPhone & iPad

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Tired of getting bombarded with the screen effects in iMessage? Is one of your iMessage friends annoying you by sending screen effects to your iPhone or iPad? If you get annoyed with these goofy and fun effects, you can turn off iMessage screen effects from automatically playing back on your iPhone and iPad within a matter of seconds.

Apple iMessage service is part of the Messages app on iOS and iPadOS devices and obviously it’s very popular with Apple users as it allows you to send free encrypted messages to and from any other iPhone, iPad, or Mac user (and…

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