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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Restore iPhone SMS history from Mac Messages without iPhone backup

I recently reimaged my iPhone, however I forgot to check my SMS history before deleting my original backup. I assumed, incorrectly, that it would sync via iCloud, or by the SMS Forwarding feature that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No SMS notifications for one contact

I have a weird problem. For this one contact I don't get any sound or vibration notifications when a SMS arrives. What I have tried: Change Text Tone Change Vibration Delete contact and create ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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, FutureText,...
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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 ("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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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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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) ...