If you don’t want just anyone to be able to read your texts on your lock screen—but you’d still like to know when you get a message!—then come read about a setting on iOS that’ll let you configure your texts to work exactly the way you want them to. Those of us who have offensive friends can breathe a sigh of relief with this!
Want to save some pictures your friends and family sent you via the Messages app to the Photos app on your Mac? Here’s how to do it!
Want to know exactly when a message was sent or received in the Messages app for macOS? Apple hides that information by default, but here’s how to reveal it on a per-message basis for iMessage and SMS.
Read receipts, which allow you to see when a text message you’ve sent has been read by its recipient, can be set either globally or on a per-conversation basis under macOS Sierra and iOS 10. Come read about how to configure both!
The iOS Messages app is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, especially when traveling or planning to meet up. But when it comes time to tell others where you are, don’t spend time typing out a description or address, just send a live map of your exact location. Here’s how to do it.
Getting roped into a group chat in Messages can be a frustrating experience, as many people you don’t really know send message after message concerning a topic your don’t really care about. Instead of pulling your hair out every time your iPhone beeps or vibrates, you can leave or mute the group chat itself. Here’s how to do it in iOS 8.
In the iOS 8 Messages app, users can see their iMessage and SMS conversations divided up into relatively large time chunks, which often results in many messages being grouped by the day. But what if you wanted to see the exact time that a specific message was sent? Starting with iOS 7 and continuing with iOS 8, this information is indeed available, but Apple has hidden it by default.
Are you having trouble getting SMS relay set up between your iPhone, Mac, and iPad? The issue may have something to do with your iCloud email address. Here’s a potential fix.
There are a lot of great new features and designs in OS X Yosemite, but there are also a few missing features. One missing feature is the ability to customize the look of your chats in the Messages app. Read on to see how Yosemite compares to Mavericks, and what options are left to customize the look and feel of Messages.
The iPhone and iOS are great at remembering your recent information. But, sometimes, you’d rather have that info forgotten, such as in the case of removing an unwanted number from the Messages app. Here’s how to tame your iPhone’s recent contacts.