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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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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How to disable local news texts to iphone

My iPhone 6 receives text messages of local news stories, from a local news source. I can't discover how to unsubscribe from these messages. How is it done? This is my first iOS device.
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SMS not working from MBP with Yosemite and iOS 8

I have updated my mid 2012 MBP to yosemite, and my iPhone 5s is running iOS 8.0. My wife called me last night, and sure enough the call popped up on my MBP. I answered the call, and it works fine. ...
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iMessage on iPad: how do I know when the message is an sms or not?

I've upgraded to iOS8. I have an iPad and an iPhone. I'm chatting with a friend through his phone number with my iPad. I guess the iPad is using the iPhone carrier to send the sms. All works good. ...
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Mark phone number as 'cannot receive iMessages'

iOS 8 & 7, iPhone 5S I have one phone number my iPhone insists ought to be iMessage-capable. The system is actually an automated response-counter I need for work to confirm I have received job ...
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Is there any way to read incoming SMS on cellular iPad or redirect them to email/other phone number?

I want to log in on a web-site to manage my sim-card services. To do this i should know a one-time password, which will be sent to my number while sim-cars is used on iPad. Is there any way to read ...
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How do I send group sms to non-iPhones?

I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 8. My carrier is Ting, which uses Sprint's network. Whenever I try to send a group SMS to people who don't have iPhones, I get the "Not Delivered" error. It doesn't ...
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Facetime drops when receiving SMS

I have a iPhone 5S, and when I'm on a Facetime video call over 3G, the call stops and goes to the "reconnecting..." screen whenever there's an incoming SMS. What's the problem? Incoming iMessages ...
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How to forward iPhone SMS with original received/sent date stamps attached on iOS 6.1

I receive text messages on my iPhone. When I forward them, the original sender's contact info and date time stamp do not forward with it. Is there a way to include this information when forwarding to ...
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iOS Delete old SMS Messages

I'm not an iPhone user, but help support them at work. We have a user who has a large amount of SMS messages for having the same iPhone for quite a few years. He's trying to delete old SMS messages. ...
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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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Email directly to iMessage?

I know how to send a message to X@txt.att.net and have it show up as a text message. I am wondering if there is a way to e-mail a message and have it go through iiMessage instead of SMS.
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IPhone4S is not allowing to text; use email nor certain apps

l accidentally did the reset statistics button on my phone and now my phone is all out of whack. What can I do to restore it back to its normal function?
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Send text messages to iphone by email

I'm looking for a cheap hack to text myself alerts whenever my server is down. (I know there's services like Nagios etc, I don't want to get into that.) I'm already sending out emails, so I'm looking ...
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Can I get my text messages back from my lost iPhone?

I lost my iPhone so I bought a new one. I am now wanting to get my text messages back. Can I get my text messages back? If I get my old mobile number back will my text messages come back? Does iCloud ...
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Apple tool to print SMS Messages

I need to print some SMS messages for a legal action. What tool does Apple provide to print SMS messages with their time stamps and other metadata? This is similar to Need to print out iPhone text ...
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Is there a way to do SMS from the PC with iOS? [closed]

Is there a way to do SMS from my PC, like MightyText does on Android? I know I can do iMessage on the Mac, but I do not own one and would also like to do SMS.
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Will I receive all the SMS on my iPhone although it has been disconnected for some time?

After having my iPhone disconnected for some time, will all the text messages people have sent me, arrive to the phone once I reconnect it?
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I have suspicion a Mac user has visibility to my text messages

Can someone I don't know, set up their Mac to receive text messages from my iPhone 4? I am having issues sending text messages; I send to a group and not all recipients receive the messages. I do ...
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How to text a message to a number on an iPhone?

On my iPhone 5, how do I text a message to a number? I am trying to send the words "HELLO WORLD" TO 888765?
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Is there a better way to manage Text Messages?

Looking at the space distribution of my phone, I see that Messages account for 7 GB. There are a lot of photos and videos that have been sent over the years and I am assuming that locating and ...
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How to mass-delete text messages by partially matching phone number on iPhone?

Is there a way via an app on iPhone or Mac, to select and delete messages originating from a phone number that matches a pattern? Specifically, I get many text messages every day from my ZWave ...
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Spam SMS on iPhone - any chance of stopping it?

Possibly due to some in-app purchase done by a kid before the in-app purchasing was disabled, an iPhone 5S user receives this type of link weekly ...
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Is it possible to retrieve deleted text messages from an iPhone 4?

I have an iPhone 4. My text messages which were NOT backed up were deleted by mistake. Is there anyway to retrieve them?
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If my iPhone 4 has spyware on it will encrypting my sms messages with an encryption app keep them private?

I am currently dealing with a stalking situation and my iPhone 4 is being monitored. The person knows all my phone info like meid, imei, phone number etc… Also I believe my phone has spy software on ...
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Sending SMS through iPad Air's iMessages

How do I send text messages to non apple devices with my iPad Air with cellular? I have the iMessage worked out but can't figure out SMS.
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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
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Sending and receiving text messages (SMS) over iPhone 5 with Bluetooth from Win7

I have tried to connect my iPhone via bluetooth to my Windows 7 PC. After following some suggestions online, I updated the Broadcomm drivers from here: ...
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iOS and android confusion with iMessage, FaceTime, and SMS

My friend has an Android phone ( primary use ) and an iPad ( home use ) As a result when I message her I have two threads in my iOS messages app. One that hits the iPad, one that hits her Android ...
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Unable to receive SMS from iPhones

My wife just changed from an iPhone to a non-iPhone, and now it seems she can only receive SMS messages from non-iPhone users on her new phone. She can send SMS to anyone fine, it's just receiving SMS ...
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Refurbished iPhone 4 won't send SMS

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 4. I trimmed my sim card to make it a micro-SIM and installed it into the phone. I can make calls and receive SMS, but I'm unable to send SMS. What could be ...
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iOS 7 Messages app reverts from iMessage to SMS at random

I am having an issue with the Messages app on iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) whereby on conversations that were previously all SMS and the other person purchases an iPhone, Messages reverts from sending ...
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Not receiving SMS from fellow iPhone users

With Wi-Fi disabled on iPhone 4 with iOS7, or when out of range of a signal, I only receive text messages from other iPhone users as iMessage posts once the Wi-Fi is enabled, or am within range of a ...
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iPhone 4s receives blank SMS when message contains special or international characters

The iPhone 4s purchased some time ago outright through a budget carrier (Cricket in the US) is having issues receiving messages that contain, I can only assume, non-ASCII characters. If the message ...
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Lost my iPhone 5s, can I get non-iMessage texts back after I replace it?

I recently lost my iPhone, and have some important non-iMessage texts from android devices on it -- is it possible to restore these after replacing the phone, or am I out of luck here?
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Filter/archive SMS messages from specific senders and send them to PC without going to computer

A friend stumped me with an odd request. His platform is iPhone 4S with iOS 7. His computer is a PC with Windows 7. The question is: how can he have SMS messages from a specified set of phone ...
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Bulk SMS App for iPhone on Schedule

A friend who runs a spa wants to send out a reminder to all her customers four weeks after their last appointment. It is a small number, half a dozen per day. But I need an app that can send an sms to ...
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Text messages go to iPhone as iMessage instead of my samsung. HELP [duplicate]

I just changed my phones from an iPhone to a Samsung. However, whenever I receive a message from people who still have an iPhone, the message comes to my iPhone as an iMessage as oppose to a text ...
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Deleting Message cache

Trying to delete all SMS and iMessage cache. Other forums and research indicates a SYNC will do this. Have tried, but old messages keep showing up in Spotlight search. I want them deleted for good. ...
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How do I know if my long sms is sent properly?

I've heard of concatenated SMS whereby SMSes longer than 160 alphanumerals are broken down, sent separately, and then recombined on the receiver's phone. How do we know whether our long SMS is sent ...
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How do I disable iMessage for a contact who no longer has an iPhone

A friend had an iPhone and when I added her contact I set it her number as "iPhone". She's recently got an Android device but my iPhone keeps trying to iMessage her, needless to say she's not ...
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What is the max number of SMS & MMS messages that the iphone can store?

iOS currently has a limit of 100 phone calls that can be stored in the call log. Is there a similar limit for SMS or MMS messages? If so, what it is? Where is this documented?
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How can I send iPhone to iPhone messages rather than SMS messages?

My friend has an iPhone the same as mine, but when we message each other they get sent as SMS messages not iPhone to iPhone messages? This of course costs us more money through our telephone provider. ...
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Jaibroken iPhone sms.db file not updating right away (sms.db-wal)

I am developing my own "back up sms system", so my sms.db is backed up few times in a day (whenever I use SBStoggle button to make a backup). I've encountered a problem with sms.db-wal not passing ...
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How to send the entire iMessage conversation to a friend? App to take a screenshot of the whole conversation?

Is there an app for that? I want to send the entire iMessage conversation to a friend, organized, so he can understand the conversation. Not just the text in there. Is there a way to do that?
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How did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages.app?

I received the discount message shown below from Starbucks on iOS 7.0.3. Somehow they managed to make part of the message text bold. How did they do this, or better, how can I recreate it? I ...
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Pictures attached to messages “vanishes”

I get a notification on the main screen of a picture that was messaged to me and can see the picture, but when I go into the message the picture isn't there.
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Is it possible to trace a spoof SMS-message?

A friend of mine needs to prove that a text message was sent by a third party (or probably by the victim herself) and not from my friend's iPhone. His phone number was registered on the victim's phone ...
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View/search iPhone text message history

How do I read and/or search the history of text messages from my iPhone? Some messages are SMS, others are iMessage, often interleaved within the same conversation. My understanding is that the phone ...
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I've received text messages from two numbers with same phone

My girlfriend and I were texting today and all of a sudden I got a text from her old number she doesn't use any more. She says it's because her iMessages were just turned on by her and her phone has ...