Category: Messages

How to Unsend Messages on iPhone

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Have you ever sent a message from your iPhone and quickly regretted it? Or maybe you sent a message and you realize it didn’t convey what you intended, or it’s full of typos, or it was even sent to the wrong person? That’s where Undo Send comes in, a feature that is now available on iPhone that allows you to unsend messages.

Undo Send allows the unsending of messages, but only for iMessages, which means this feature only works between other iOS, MacOS, and iPadOS users, and there’s a time limit of 5 minutes. Additionally, it only works for users running…

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How to Mark a Message as Unread on iPhone

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Have you ever opened a text message or iMessage on iPhone, and then forgot to reply to it because it’s no longer marked as unread? Or perhaps you read a message and want to think about how to reply, and have a reminder to do so? Nearly all of us have had these situations, and that’s why being able to mark a message as unread is one of the handier new features available on iPhone.

With any iPhone running iOS 16 or newer, you can mark a message as unread, which maintains the notification badge both on the Messages icon and also the indicator next to the message…

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How to Set Messages to Automatically Delete on iPhone or iPad

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Do you want all of your Messages to automatically delete themselves after a specified time period from your iPhone or iPad? You can configure a Messages History setting that will allow for the automatic removal of message conversations after a chosen period of time.

This auto-delete Messages setting is perhaps most useful as a storage saving mechanism and should not really be considered a privacy setting for a variety of reasons, and it has some obvious downsides too, mainly that you could potentially forever lose some great memories, conversations, chat…

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How to Search Messages on Mac

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If you use Messages app on your Mac, you may frequently arrive at a situation where you’d like to search and filter the content of your messages and conversations for a match, or a particular word, or topic. Fortunately, the Messages for Mac app has a nice and easy message search feature.

Not sure where to get started with message search? We’re here to help walk you through the process of finding and searching for keyword matches in the Mac Messages application.

How to Search Messages & Conversations on Mac for Keywords

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How to Install the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Betas

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Apple announced iOS and iPadOS 16 during its WWDC event today, Monday, June 6. The new update sports some big changes, such as a customizable Lock Screen, revamped notifications, and the ability to edit and undo messages, while bringing some macOS window management to the iPad (finally). While the software won’t be…

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How to Move an Unknown Sender to Known Senders in Messages on iPhone

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You may be familiar with the iPhone feature that allows you to filter your Messages inbox to Known and Unknown senders, which is handy if you find yourself getting a lot of messages you do not want from people you do not know. But what if you find someone you do know that has been stuffed into the “Unknown Sender” message inbox on your iPhone?

We’ll show you how you can move someone from the Unknown Sender list, to the Known Sender list on iPhone Messages.

How to Move an Unknown Sender to Known Sender in Messages on iPhone

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How to Stop Someone From Editing the iMessages They Send You

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Apple’s iOS 16 introduces some awesome new Messaging features: With the new update, you can recover deleted messages for up to 30 days, mark messages as unread to return to later, and you have more options for SharePlay than ever before. The two Messages features that made headlines, however, were the ability to edit…

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How to See All Links Shared in Messages on iPhone & iPad

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If you’re a regular iMessage user, you’ve probably shared plenty of web links during conversations, perhaps to share an article, video, tweet, song link, or anything else really. Going back to a thread and finding these links can be a tedious process, but luckily, there’s an easier way that lets you to see all links shared through Messages on iPhone or iPad.

As you probably know, it’s inconvenient to scroll through hundreds of messages in a conversation to find a specific link someone shared a while back. It gets even harder if you’re trying to find…

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How to Use Captions to Organize Your iPhone Photo Library

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Google Photos does a great job sorting through your photos using a text search, thanks to the tech giant’s prowess with image recognition, machine learning, and, er, search. Apple’s Photos app isn’t nearly as useful—but you can do a few things to fix that.

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How to Use Those Full-Screen iMessage Effects on Your Mac

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You may not have realized that the full gamut of iMessage effects is available on the Mac too—even if Apple’s desktop Messages app doesn’t make it apparent. If you want to send an iMessage with a dose of fireworks, for example, you can do so on the Mac just as you can on an iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to use and send…

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