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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My iPhone 4 won't send text messages!

My iPhone is not sending text messages through. It will take a long time to send (progressing the little bar at top very slowly), then it says "Message not Delivered". Why and how can I resolve this?
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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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SMS on iPad. Doesn't see popup

I would like to activate SMS on my iPad but when I go on my iPhone, this one tell me to enter a code which appears on the iPad. But I have no popup on my iPad. I have the same iCloud account on both ...
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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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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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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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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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Problems with Group SMS

I have an iPhone 4S. Whenever I try to send a group message to people who have iMessage and people who don't, I either get replies from 1 person but I recieve it as an individual text message or I ...
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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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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 transferring my SMS messages from a Nokia backup file which only ...
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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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How to analyse an iOS 8.2 Messages misbehaviour?

Bug description In iOS 8.2 I just discovered a misbehaviour of Messages application within the function to delete SMS. When a given discussion is opened, I want to select and delete a set of SMS. To ...
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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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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 ...
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iPhone 5 sending messages through email

My text messages are sending through email and when I talked to others and looked it up I had to just select my phone number instead of the email address under send/receive in messages; however, my ...
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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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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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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 there a way to mass-delete SMS messages that match a pattern?

At work, I have a job that sends me a SMS when a critical job fails. Because of a bug, it ended up sending several hundred SMS messages over the course of a night that I wish to delete. Is there an ...
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Application to copy SMS messages from Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to Mac?

What application could I use to copy SMS messages from a Sony Ericsson Bluetooth-equipped phone to a Mac? I previously used BluePhoneElite 2 for this. But it no longer seems to be able to read the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any way of getting selected incoming emails from ipad sent as SMS notifications to iPhones on unrelated accounts?

Need to receive incoming emails from certain senders automatically as a SMS msg /alert to iPhones on unrelated email account.phones don't/ can't have email facility set up.
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iPhone SMS alert does not working while earphone is plugged in !, How to solve this problem?

iPhone SMS, Whatsapp, viber alerts does not working while earphone is plugged in !, How to solve this problem? is there any way to activate the alert sound while earphone plugged ?
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SMS notification says x mins ago instead of “now”

Recently bought a 5c and noticed i receive delayed text messages . Sometimes its 4 mins ago instead of now. I'm wondering if its a sim card problem or its the phone. Since the sim card was cut do ...
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Send SMS to Google Group

I have a Google group of contacts setup (that is, it's a group I created and stored using my Google account). I'd like to send an SMS message to the group from my iPhone 5s with iOS 8. How can I do ...
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Can't get any non-imessage SMS

I am unable to send or recieve any text message that is not an i-message - I have set up the option in Settings to try to send by text if needed, although that's now the issue here. The Apple ...
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SMS remotely deleted

Can an SMS be remotely deleted, or have a Self deleting expiration Time? I recently experienced a situation where an SMS was remotely deleted or disappeared without my knowledge, off my phone. Just ...
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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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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 to send text messages to non apple devices from an iPad?

i just bought my iPad mini for 2 weeks or more which has been jail broken. So since I'm using a weekly prepaid data plan, I need to renew the data plan again and again for every week. Hence I wanna ...
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Iphone 3g sms problems

I've been having this problem where I cannot send text messages but I can receive text messages connect to the internet make calls. I've called my network which is 3 and they have ...