Short Messaging Service (SMS) is a system by which users can send a short text message to a phone or online SMS service.

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Automatically forward incoming SMS messages to email

How can I set up my iPhone 6 to automatically forward incoming SMS messages to my email address (or addresses)? Is it possible to restrict this automatic forwarding to a particular set of senders, e....
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How to repeat SMS message alerts indefinitely until read?

I would like to enable repeated audible alerts of new SMS messages on an iPhone 6. Specifically, I want the alert to be repeated indefinitely until I read the message. This is because it is ...
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App- sms sending [closed]

i am looking for a app script or app which is already done. I just need to change it to my design and some small upgrades. The app will send SMS to a customer. I will pay for it. Do you have some ...
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Replies to text messages sent from iOS arrive at OS X only

I own both an iPhone and a MacBook. I have disabled iMessages on the iPhone and I prefer to keep it this way. I employ the latest versions of both iOS and OS X. When I send SMS text messages from my ...
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Incoming text message auto filled the “TO” field?

I received an MMS messages this afternoon on my iPhone 6. When I opened it, it was clearly a spam text message. I did not recognize the sender. I went to the link in the email on a spun up virtual ...
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Can't send SMS to a number before they SMS me!

My iPhone 5c won't send SMS. The weird thing is the problem is fixed for a specific contact when they send me an SMS. Once they have sent an SMS to me, it's like the connection to them is 'unblocked' ...
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How to get an iMessage conversation to go back from green to blue?

After some overseas travel my imessage conversation with my contact (also an iPhone user) switched from blue (iMessage) to green (SMS) - due to problems with international roaming. We're back in our ...
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Two iPhones receiving same SMS when sent or received

I have a work iPhone 6 that I just updated the latest software, and didn't realize that entering my personal iCloud information would result in receiving SMS's being sent to both personal iPhone 5S ...
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Will messages delivered as SMS if I'm blocked in iMessage?

I texted somebody on iMessage but I think the recipient blocked me. iMessage says it got sent as a normal text. Will that text go to the recipient's phone?
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Can “Move to iOS” work on an Android VirtualBox virtual machine?

Is there a way to get "Move to iOS" running on a virtual machine? I tried it but it is always crashing. I want to use it to import SMS to iPhone… My intent was to get some of my old SMS from my ...
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When I text someone, they receive it from 2 numbers

Whenever I text or iMessage someone, they recieve it from both my number from my old phone that I transferred over, and the number on this phone. How do I make sure only 1 number is in use?
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How to transfer emails, notes, sms, documents inside emails from an iPhone 4 to a file on my desktop on laptop

I am trying to transfer all emails, emails that include attachments, all sms conversations, notes, from an iPhone 4 to a file on my desktop on my Apple laptop. I only can attach the device through USB ...
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iPhone text messages and iPads

My husband and I have separate Apple ID accounts. He has gotten old deleted text messages from my iPhone appearing on his iPad. I do not own an iPad; only a Macbook Pro computer. My son had the same ...
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Friend with Android phone and Mac computer defaults to iMessage in Messages

I have a friend who uses an Android mobile phone and also a Mac. My iPhone contact page for him shows a FaceTime icon which I suppose is correct because it would go to the Mac when available but if I ...
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If I block and then unblock someone, will I get their SMS sent while that person was blocked?

While using an iPhone 5, iOS 9, if I block someone, wait some time, and then unblock that person, will I receive SMS messages sent to me while that person was blocked?
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How to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS)?

I have my new iPhone 6S, on iOS 9. I would like to have the counter of characters when I am writing a texto (SMS). How can I have that? I have turned on the setting for that. But for some recipients ...
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How can I simulate the process of marking a text (SMS or iMessage) as unread on my iPhone?

As far as I know, there is no way to mark a text message as unread (if there is, please share!). I often receive text messages at inconvenient times, read them quickly, and then forget to reply to ...
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Why all previous SMSs are deleted after receiving a normal SMS on my iPhone4/iOS 7.1.2?

I received a normal SMS (GSM SMS, not iMessage) from my friend on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2. There were lots of messages (more than 10K) in that chat thread before the last message received. When ...
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How to import .xml text messages file to iPhone 5s

I have a new iPhone 5s. i have backed up all my old text messages from my Android phone in an xml file. i would like to import the xml file which contains all my old text messages to my new iPhone 5s. ...
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Browsing the Web through unlimited SMS plan

I recently purchased a plan for an old iPhone 5, which includes unlimited call and text, but no data. I was thinking: would there be a way to browse the Internet through text messages? I know there ...
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Applescript Printer Alerts via iMessage

Is there a way to send an SMS via Applescript/Automator in either of these scenarios: When a low printer ink alert occurs ("Cyan is at or below 10%) With the periodic status of ink levels ("Cyan=10%,...
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Prevent the “Your Message Could Not be Sent” Error Window when Messages Isn't Running

I've just started using Messages in El Capitan (10.11.1) for both iMessages and SMS through my iPhone, which is great. The only major annoyance is that when I'm away from my computer, and Messages is ...
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How do you copy a single word from an SMS?

I have received an SMS with an unlock PIN for an app. I now want to copy & paste that code into the app. When I press on the message, I only get the option to copy the whole message. How can I ...
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iPhone homescreen SMS shortcut with preset number and text

How can I create an iPhone homescreen SMS shortcut which launches the default SMS app and populate it with a preset recipient number and a preset text message so all the user has to is to tap Send to ...
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Is there an easy way to save a contact for a phone number in the text of an SMS (iphone 4s IOS7)

I want to use the number that's in the body of the message, NOT the senders's number. IOS clearly recognises this as a phone number as it highlights it and gives me the option to dial it, but nothing ...
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Export single SMS from iPhone and import on another iPhone

Is there a possibility to sync the messages between two iPhones? Currently, I'm switching from one phone to another, but one device has got a new SMS. How can I export the single SMS and import it on ...
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forwarding SMS messages to email on Iphone 4

For the holidays I will be in a small town with no cell service. However my job requires that I respond to SMS messages day or night. Is there a way to forward SMS messages to my email address so I ...
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iMessage keeps trying to activate in spite of being disabled completely

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 9.1 (13B143), an iPad Mini and an old Macbook. I disabled iMessage, Facetime, and iCloud on every device, thoroughly checking all information online (apple and 3rd party) ...
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Looking for OSX Code to send email to Messenger/SMS

As the iPhone can now share Messages with the Mac once it's turned on in Settings, as in one can send and receive Messages through the iPhone from the Mac, is there a way to redirect email from the ...
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How can I send an SMS message from my Mac?

I want to know how I can send a SMS message (not an iMessage) from my Mac. I don't have great Wi-Fi right now, so I need to send a text message in order for it to go through. I know to send one on an ...
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Why can I no longer send messages to non iMessage users from my Mac? Their names appear in red

I had no problem with this until today. And I read that I should go to Settings -> Messages -> Text Message Forwarding but i don't see Text Message Forwarding.
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How do I make Siri send text messages to a specific number?

How do I make Siri send text messages to a preferred address? I & someone else both have iPhones, and the other person often uses Siri to send text messages to me. I generally send text messages ...
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SMS messaging not available on iPad - how to enable?

I am unable to text to anyone other then other iOS users... I want to enable "allow SMS messaging when iMessage is unavailable" but it is not an option - how do I set this up?
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How do I ONLY receive and send iMessage (not SMS)?

Is this possible? I have an international phone plan that charges way too much money for international texts. I'd like to still be able to use iMessage instead of other texting apps, (but realize it ...
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SMS messaging when tethered to phone in Yosemite, not just iMessages

Ive got facetime on my laptop working with my phone which allows me to make and receive calls (these are phone calls as opposed to facetime audio calls). Ive also got messages on my laptop but with ...
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IPhone 5 text directly to receiver's FB?

Let's say a recipient has a cell phone and a text message was sent to the recipient from an iPhone 5. Is it possible for the text message from the iPhone 5 to go to the recipient's FB, instead of to ...
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How can I copy/sync SMS messages between iPhones

Is there a way (built in or 3rd party) to sync SMS messages (not iMessages) between 2 iPhones? The scenario is that I have an old iPhone and a new iPhone that is already configured. Because of this I ...
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How to prevent my iPhone from sending the texts from iMessage?

I reply to some text and my iPhone makes futile attempts to send that text as an iMessage. I want my texts to be sent as a regular sms irrespective of me being online or the other person being an ...
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How can I force my phone to send iMessage instead of SMS? (I'm in a mobile promo) [Iphone 5 iOS 9.0.2]

I am new to apple and I want to use iMessage. When I am connected to the internet, I thought SMS would automatically send as iMessage. The one I'm texting also uses iPhone 5 and we're both connected ...
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Send SMS via Messages app script to all users in group

A few months ago there was a great script posted on here that would allow a person to send an SMS message using the OSX messages app to a single person: Programmatically send text message through ...
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SMS texts hanging

I have an iPhone, iPad and a Macbook. All are interconnected for iMessage and I can use my Macbook for SMS texting as well via forwarding. Lately, my SMS texts, only, are not going through and I get a ...
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Why do I get no text alert for one contact only?

I have an iPhone 5s and when my mom texts it doesn't make a noise. It does when everyone else does. There is a small gray moon next to her name, but I have checked and her phone is NOT on "Do not ...
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What happens when someone sends me an iMessage/SMS during a restore?

The restore process can take some time. What happens if someone sends me a message during this time that my phone is unusable? Will I be able to see the message at the end of the whole process? It's ...
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How do I send text messages to non-iPhone owners using the iMessage app on a Mac or the Messages app on an iPad?

TL;DR I was on ATT for years and could text iPhone and Android users with the iMessage app on my Macs and the Messages app on my iPad. I switched to T-Mobile (and ported over the same phone number) ...
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Can I use someone's Apple ID Email to Text Them on Their iPad if I Don't Have an iPhone?

Can I send a text to a friend's iPad if I use their email address as their Apple ID? I have an Amazon Fire smartphone. Will the message get to them from my phone?
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Texting iPhone 5 to iPhone 5 (roaming)

I am ready to pull my hair out. My boyfriend and I both have iPhone 5's and live in Canada. When he is here, there is no problem. But when he travels (which is very often) to the States, he is not ...
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Privacy violation with sms and facetime [closed]

This happened today: I got a phone number and sent an sms there the person replied I suddenly had the person's apple id (mail address) I asked the person and she was not aware of it, she just ...
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iPad messaging problems

I am trying to set up iMessage correctly, but I see no SMS / MMS options. I do not see an option to use my phone number associated with the Apple ID. Am I missing a simple step in the set up?
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Group text - I can't reply all

I have a group of ladies that are in the states (not sure if that makes a difference) that have a group text going. They see the group when they respond and they respond to the group I see what the ...
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Is this iPhone alert Trojan/Malware? [duplicate]

Once in a while I get this bizarre behavior on my iPhone 5's screen with iOS 8.3.1. (The button says 'Approve' - in Hebrew). I can't say if its SMS/MMS or something else. But it feels like Malware. ...