Category: Messages

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.

The Signal app has been around for a couple of years and has gained popularity several times before, including after being mentioned in…

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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.

We’re already covered in the past how to automatically keep and save audio messages on iPhone and iPad, but sometimes users want the actual file…

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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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How to Mute iMessages & Text Messages from Someone on iPhone

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Is one of your iMessage friends annoying you by sending constant text messages? Maybe you’ve got someone spamming you with message nonsense? Don’t worry, you can easily mute them and prevent all notifications every time they send a text or iMessage to your iPhone.

Although you can always block a contact, that may be a bit extreme since it cuts off all inbound communication from that person, especially if you’re just looking for a temporary reprieve and don’t want to completely end communication with someone. Fortunately you have another option, and…

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iPhone Reading Messages On Its Own? Troubleshooting Read Receipts in iMessage

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Are you not getting iMessage notifications properly on your iPhone? More specifically, are these text messages being marked as read automatically by your device, even though you clearly had no idea you got them? You’re certainly not alone, as several users have reported this issue very recently.

When you receive a text on iMessage, it’s only supposed to be marked as read when you open the message thread, and if you have read receipts enabled. Even if you read it from the lock screen, it won’t be typically marked as read at all. However, some people have…

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How to Send & Read Messages on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch is so much more than something strapped to your wrist that can also tell the time. It’s a miniature computer and that fact is driven home further with every new hardware and software revision. But one feature that has been there since day one is the ability to send and receive iMessages directly from Apple Watch, without needing to pick up an iPhone to do it. If you’re not talking into your wrist to send messages, you’re really missing out.

Sending is only part of the story, though. Being able to read iMessages from your wrist is a…

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How to Delete All Photos from iMessage Threads on iPhone & iPad

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Data, photos, and videos within the Messages app could take a chunk of your iPhone or iPad storage space, especially if you send and receive a lot of media over iMessage. One solution to this is to delete all photos from Messages threads when your device is running low on storage.

The media that are shared over iMessage are not saved in your iOS or ipadOS photo library as a separate album, so you can’t find them directly in the Photos app, but you can use a trick to view all photos in a Messages thread. Scrolling through your iMessage conversations and…

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How to Send Message Effects with Voice Control on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know you can send iMessage effects by using only your voice? Thanks to the Voice Control accessibility feature, you can not only control every aspect of your iPhone or iPad hands-free, you can also send those fun iMessage screen effects without touching your device too.

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS both offer a ton of accessibility features like Color Filters to help people who have challenges with some colors or are color blind, VoiceOver for people with imperfect vision, the ability to use AirPods as hearing aids, and more. Voice Control is another such…

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How to Use Walkie-Talkie to Talk on Apple Watch to Talk to Friends & Family

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The Apple Watch supports a fun feature called Walkie-Talkie, which, much like the name implies, allows for instant communication with just about anyone else with an Apple Watch.

Talking to people on a phone call is so year 2000 and sending iMessages doesn’t have that immediacy that a conversation sometimes needs. The Walkie-Talkie feature on your Apple Watch is a much better solution – and it’ll make you feel like you’re a kid talking with your friends on real walkie-talkies, too.

The feature works in much the same way as a traditional walkie-talkie…

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