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.
The Messages app in iOS 7 now only displays a contact’s first name by default. For users who have lots of contacts with common first names, this can be a problem. Here’s how to configure iOS 7 to display full names in Messages once again.