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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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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simple timestamp for SMS on iPhone

I am thinking this is an easy question, because I know how to do it in iChat for the computer. But for an iPhone, SMS messages are shown as a speech bubble in a conversation with someone. Aside from ...
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iPhone loses SMSs after software update

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.3.1. Everything seemed to go fine. However, after I sent my next text message the phone quickly showed the restart screen and then all my old messages were ...
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Group Contacts to Send Sms

Instead of specifying each number one by one, is there anyway I can specify a group when sending sms? For your info, I am using the contacts synced from Gmail, not the iPhone's built-in address book. ...
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iPhone sending multi-part texts as 60 character parts. Unicode punctuation to blame?

From one specific iPhone user, I keep receiving multipart texts for small messages. Instead of 160 characters each, I'm getting about 60. It looks as though if any part of the message contains a ...
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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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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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How much space is SMS taking up?

When I plug my iPhone into the PC and iTunes comes up, the "Other" is taking up about 40% of the bar. I suspect most of it is SMS/iMessage, since I am a heavy user (with photos and sometimes videos). ...
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iPhone-Android texting compatibility

Text messages from my iPhone to my friend's Android phone do not stay in the 160 characters as sent. Sometimes they appear as two or three separate texts when they are received.
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iOS 6 SMS message delivery reports

Is there a way to enable delivery reports on the iPhone on the Vodafone network in Western Europe? This is a feature I sorely miss on my iPhone, being able to tell whether a message is delivered. The ...
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SMS transfer clarification

I am new to the world of iPads and iPhones, so forgive my ignorance if something sounds silly. I am trying to find a solution for transferrring my SMS messages from a Nokia backup file which only ...
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Google Voice messenger notification problem

I have an iPhone 4 with the Google Voice messenger app. However I don't get notifications at all; I've tried everything! If I want to check if I recieved a text I have to go into the app and press the ...
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Does the iPhone multi-task while sending email?

When I send a message and the progress bar is still "moving", can I simply move along and send another message? And even before that is completed, if I move along and send another message can I be ...
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Unable to send text to another iPhone on same account

I'm having issues sending messages/texts to my to wife's iPhone but she can send them to my iPhone and they show up with my ID? Can anyone tell me why and how I can fix it?
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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 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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How can I view the time of a text message in iOS 7?

In iOS 7, I've noticed that some SMS/MMS messages have a date and time stamp displayed above the message. Although this is useful, not all text's in the list receive such a date and time stamp. Is ...
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How can I get Google Voice SMS notifications?

I have an iPhone 4 with the Google Voice app. However I don't get notifications at all, I've tried everything! If I want to check if I received a text I have to go into the app and press the refresh ...
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What are the reasons that an imessage would send as a text message instead?

I think my girlfriend is using facetime to talk to an ex-boyfriend so that it does not register as a call on our joint phone bill. (Or I'm the one worried about my secret relationships being spied ...
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Is there a way to save money by disabling SMS and routing to IM?

I.e., could I configure a client such as AIM, Jabber, Skype, etc. on my phone and completely switch off SMS altogether? Would the sending party be alerted that their SMS won't go through?
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Will I receive texts after turning send as SMS off?

I want to use Viber for my calls and text messages so I turned off send as SMS. Do I still receive texts?
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Send an address in a sms to map app

If a friend sends to me an address in a SMS or IMessage, for example "I am at 123 Main St" can I send that to the Map app to get directions there?
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Is there an iOS SMS Texting app that allows parent to get a record of all texting messages?

My son (pre-teen) received an iPod Touch for Christmas. He has a friend that does not have an iOS device. But his friend can text. I am still at the stage and my son is still of the age that I ...
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How do you use Google Voice instead of built-in text message with Siri on iPhone4S?

I would like to use the Google Voice app instead of the built-in Text Messages with Siri on the iPhone 4S. Is this possible and how?
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What replacement SMS/MMS app for iPhone will allow me to change convo color, etc?

My best friend and a client of mine have the same name, and it's way too easy to accidentally click on the client when I'm having a more adult or humorous conversation with my buddy at the same time ...
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Is there an alternative to Find my iPhone to track a lost/stolen iPhone with SMS support?

I bought an iPhone 4 recently. I've been using Find my iPhone but I find it a little limited. First, you need to have Wi-Fi or 3G to be able to deactivate or send a message. That consumes a lot of ...
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Dial another phone, access SMS of another phone using IPOD Touch 4

I have an IPOD Touch 4 and i was hoping to convert it to a phone. However in india we don't have VOIP support, but my phone "HTC TOUCH" supports Remote Sim. I am looking for an app which can allow my ...
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I can send but cannot receive an sms on my iPhone 5s? This came out of the blue!

I can send but cannot receive an sms on my iPhone 5s-this just came about out of the blue!
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iMessage unread count on Mac

I use iMessage/SMS on my Mac linked from my iPhone, I have been having issues with it on my Mac lately with the unread count being incorrect. It says that there is a message unread when its been read ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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View/search iPhone text message history [closed]

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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Ensuring replies to group messages go to the whole group rather than just the individual who sent the original

When I send a group text - I get back replies as individual messages all in their individual conversations and no one else can see the reply - this is fine if I want them private. But I have once ...
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Can an iPad Mini with cell phone service SMS another phone?

I understand that the iPad mini is Data Only, but does that mean it's impossible to send/receive a SMS from the device?
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How do I transfer text messages from my old Blackberry to my new iPhone?

I recently bought an iPhone after using the same BlackBerry for 4 years. I have 25,000+ texts on it, that I would like to get on my iPhone. Does anyone know how I could accomplish this?
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Would an iPhone delete text messages by itself? [duplicate]

Would an iPhone 3G delete text messages by itself? I have lost some text messages and don't know where to find them! Thanks.
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Can I prevent SMS alerts from showing on the Lock Screen in iOS 4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent SMS messages from being shown on the iPhone lock screen? I am aware that the text message preview can be disabled so that the actual message is not ...
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How to fix SMS app showing no message even though they are available through Spotlight?

I was composing an SMS message and then I tapped on send button. This message was composed for group of 50 persons. It started sending messages in background and I could hear the sound of sending ...
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Is biteSMS or iRealSMS a better all-around iPhone SMS replacement app?

Which one is better in terms of features, ease-of-use, and performance?
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I selected to send SMS instead of iMessage to a contact once, and it won't switch back, Why?

I sent an SMS text instead of using iMessage to a family member when I had bad cell service about a week ago. I have FaceTime-d with them since and even deleted and recreated their contact info, but ...
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How can I turn off receiving SMS (not iMessages) on os x mavericks?

Is there any way to turn off receiving SMS on Mavericks but still get iMessages? I find it a security flaw for SMS code login for secure websites, if somebody gains access to my computer they could ...
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How can I send message as Text Message on purpose?

I have noticed that iMessages usually fail when outside a reliable data network area. Only after iOS attempts to deliver the message and fails does it offer to send it as a text message. Often the ...
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Forward iMessages and SMS to e-mail?

I want to forward all SMS and iMessages received on my iPhone to my e-mail address. I have tried IFTTT, but can't see a way to do it. Has anyone else managed to do this?
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iPhone text messages never get delivered

Text messages are disappearing when sent between two iPhones. The issue of iMessage losing messages sent to users who have switched to non-apple devices is well documented, but in this case we're ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...