Category: Messages

How to Use Digital Touch in Messages on iPhone & iPad to Send Heartbeats, Doodles, etc

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The Messages app on iPhone and iPad allows you to send regular text messages and iMessages, but did you know you can also send sketches, doodles, fireballs, and even heartbeats to your friends over iMessage too?

Apple first introduced Digital Touch alongside the release of the original Apple Watch and it was and still is a pretty cool way to communicate with other Apple Watch users. However, with iOS 10, this feature was brought to the stock Messages app, so you don’t have to feel left out just because you don’t own an Apple Watch anymore. This is just one…

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How to Mute Conversations in Messages on iPhone & iPad

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Are you getting unwanted text messages from a random phone number? Or perhaps, it’s just an annoying friend or group who’s sending you constant tests on iMessage? Either way, it’s pretty easy to mute these message threads on your iPhone and avoid all notifications every time they send you a text.

The stock Messages app on your iPhone is the home to both regular text messages as well as iMessage conversations. Unlike most other instant messaging services, iMessage doesn’t offer a blocking feature. Of course, you can block the iPhone contact altogether,…

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What Words Trigger iMessage Effects? List of iMessage Screen Effect Keywords for iPhone & iPad

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The various screen effects that iMessage has to offer lets you spice up conversations and express yourself with more than just emojis, Memojis, and stickers. Whether you’re texting your friends or family members, using these effects make the conversations more interactive and enjoyable.

Although full-screen effects is a feature that you can manually select and use, iMessage also checks for certain keywords and phrases that can automatically trigger these messages effects to fill up your (and the recipients) device screen with balloons, confetti, fireworks,…

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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 Hide Messages on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to make sure your messages remain hidden when you’re letting someone else use your iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re in luck. Screen Time offers a convenient way to lock apps, and you can use it to block access to the stock Messages app.

Apple introduced Screen Time alongside iOS 12 to help iOS users keep a check on their smartphone usage. It also provides a lot of parental control tools to limit the features that children and other family members are able to access. App Limits is one of the tools that Screen Time has to offer, and it can be used to…

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How to Use Remind Me When Messaging on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to be reminded about something when you’re messaging someone on iPhone or iPad? Perhaps you want to have a reminder that comes up when you’re texting a friend, colleague, or family member. That’s easy to do, thanks to a nifty feature that was introduced in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS. With this capability, your iPhone and iPad will alert you of what you wish to be reminded about when interacting with a particular person, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting what’s important.

“Remind me when messaging” is an interesting…

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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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