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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Are group messages sent over iMessage when possible?

When I select multiple recipients, both iPhones and other phones, they are all marked with the green color, as if the message will be sent as an SMS. Will the message be sent over iMessage to those ...
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How to prevent text messages from my iPhone to my iPad?

My text messages from my iPhone are appearing on our iPad, how do I stop that?
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What is the iPhone SMS database called in iOS 6?

I need to migrate SMSs from an iPhone to an android, and I'd like to use solutions suggested here, but I can't find the SMS db file (reportedly named 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28) in my ...
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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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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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Is it possible to receive SMS with the Messages beta for OS X?

I feel like I've read 7 or 8 different articles on the Messages beta, but I'm not seeing my question's answer. So, is it possible with Messages for OS X, to receive SMS texts sent to my phone number? ...
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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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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 to send predefined/canned SMS/iMessages?

Is there a way to prepare predefined/canned messages in order to quickly send them by SMS/iMessage on the iPhone or iPad? I find myself quite often using the same 4-5 templates: I'm in a meeting, I ...
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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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Not receiving Text Messages after upgrade to iOS 7

Upgraded both iphone5s to ios7 approx two weeks back. Suddenly last Thurdays I cannot receive his texts. Phone calls and FaceTime yes. Texts no. He can receive texts from me. Any ideas?
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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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Send short message to another Mac on the LAN

I am looking for an OS X application that will allow me to send a short message (URL, etc.) to another Mac running on the same LAN or WiFi. I have two Macs at work, my company iMac and personal ...
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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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How to send “delayed” sms?

Instead of sending an SMS right now, I would like to send a "delayed" SMS. For example, delay it by 45 minutes, or 60 minutes, etc. Is there any way to do it? I have tried the apps txtot, ...
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How can I hide the onscreen keyboard in the iOS messaging app?

When I enter the text message / SMS "app" and tap on the input field a keyboard pops up. When I'm done writing and have sent the message I would like to dismiss the keyboard again. I haven't found out ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to do SMS from the PC with iOS?

Is there a way to implement handoff to iOS so my PC running windows can send iMessage/SMS through bluetooth and iOS cellular data connections. This is analogous to MightyText on PC does to Android ...
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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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One contact with several numbers - sent messages

I have a contact with multiple (two) mobile numbers. How do i know to which number the sms (text message) was sent? The system did not ask me which telephone number to use. Is there a way to check ...
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How can i get delivery confirmation for sent sms?

I recently bought an iPhone and can't get the delivery confirmation when i send an sms. I went from reading this thread at Apple forums and have some clarifications. Old phones seems to can, last ...
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Schedule text message on iPhone

Is there an iPhone app in the App Store which allows scheduling of text messages? For example, I would like to setup birthday messages, so I don't forget them, or reminder messages. I know of such ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages?

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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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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How can I change the number of times my iphone tries to notify me when I receive an SMS message?

I would like to change the number of times my phone 'pings' me when I receive an SMS message. I'm not sure who decided that 2 pings was enough and there would be no visual indicators but I would ...
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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 ...