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Go to Settings > Messages. There's an option "Show Preview" there. If you toggle this to off, it will stop showing SMS previews on the lock screen. This will also disable the alert popup when a new SMS arrives and the phone is not locked.


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This is not possible at all right now. Like you said, you can back out and go in again to dismiss keyboard. Other option is to tap the 'edit' button on top right. That will dismiss keyboard but it will go in edit mode. When you cancel out of edit mode keyboard will come back. Apple should do something to easily bring up and dismiss keyboard... Update: With ...


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In iOS 5, go to Settings > Notifications > Messages. Turn off 'View in Lock Screen'. It makes it so that iMessage/text message notifications don't show up on the lock screen.


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In Settings > Messages, turn on Show Subject Field. The subject will display in bold when an MMS is sent.


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Messages app on Lion or Mountain Lion supports Bonjour discovery which lets computers discover other devices using Messages app on your local network without needing a central server setup. Bonjour is not on by default, but you can find the option under Preferences, or simply ⌘+, to open up the panel. Select the account page, and you will find Bonjour in ...


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To dissable iMessage on your phone (the one who has changed from iPhone to something else): http://support.apple.com/kb/ts5185 Your friend can also de-register their phone number from iMessage after the fact at https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage As long as their SMS number is associated with iMessage via their Apple ID, iMessage delivery will ...


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I'd try going into Settings->Messages->Text Message Forwarding and then uncheck the switches by whatever is not receiving SMS messages and then check and then reauthenticate them individually, it should only take a couple of minutes.


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When the text bubble is green instead of blue, you're sending a SMS instead of using iMessage, being, therefore, charged for that. Messages are sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable, unless you disable this under Settings / Messages / Send as SMS. So, as I understand it, you either sent it to an non Apple ID email address, or the text couldn't reach ...


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You can use the Keyboard shortcuts. Go to Settings • General • Keyboard • Shortcuts From there, you can add shortcuts, like omw for "On my way."


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Yes you can. You can even close the Messaging app.


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You can't do it natively, and you can't do it through an App Store app. You'll have to jailbreak and search for a blacklist app on Cydia. Of course you can disable SMS and/or MMS entirely on the device, but the iPhone and iOS is designed to have blocking enforced from the cell carrier and not the device. Until and unless your local carrier offers an iOS ...


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If the messages are grey then they are being received. The colour doesn't change on the type they use. However if you use iMessage then the message back will be iMessage unless it stats above it that it is a message, as both users need to have iMessage enabled at the same time to use the feature, otherwise an SMS message is sent. If you scroll up in the ...


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Please check iNoki at: http://www.nokisoft.com/inoki. It's an iPhone app which can extract and import data in .NBU file created by Nokia PC Suite. All phonebook, sms, calendar, photo, audio, videos can be imported. AppStore link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inoki/id438619967?ls=1&mt=8 SMS is viewable in iNoki instead of native SMS app - for apple ...


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AllYourTexts - free - Windows Full disclosure: I'm the author. Allows you to view SMS and MMS data from your PC Supports exporting to plaintext or HTML files. Shows you graph visualizations of your texting behavior over time. I was looking for a solution to this myself and I was unhappy with the 3rd party offerings. I felt like they were overpriced or ...


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Select the contact in the Messages app, then scroll to top and tap Contact Info. The number to which this thread is sent to is highlighted. But there is no way to know that from the "homepage", at least without jailbreaking.


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Unfortunately the current version of iOS doesn't natively give us much control over something like that. As I'm sure you are already aware of, it does allow us to turn off Group Messaging (and MMS Settings > Messages). However, that would defeat group texts in general - not just replies. .....Maybe the next OS will?


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Text Messages are stored in a Database format, and not as individual files. It's unlikely that they will ever be "overwritten" in the sense you ask, but may well remain in the database tables either forever, or until such regular purge mechanism clears them out on a schedule. Depending on your OS version, you may be able to open and inspect the files. See ...


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You could use Google Voice to do what you're asking, but I guess they won't forward a number to Peru yet. Perhaps some kind of GV hack… Jailbreaking is safe when you read the directions carefully and don't do anything rash (example: accepting iOS 4.3.1 from iTunes). Use the iClarified jailbreak / unlock wizard to determine what you need to do for your ...


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Apple does not search for very old text messages as it makes the search much slower. There is no setting to modify the period of messages it should go through, but if you really need this then you can jailbreak and SSH into your iPhone. You can then edit the .plist file and make it search for messages that are even 2 years old. Note: This will significantly ...


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WhatsApp and PingChat are the major games in town. I've also heard a bit about Cnectd Nothing has really sold me yet, as I'm looking for proper delivery and read notification a la BBM. Now if someone could figure out how to cross the impossible chasm to somehow connect into the BBM network, it would be a game changer.


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Kik Messenger is relatively new and has the best feature from BBM (IMO); Sent, Delivery, Read and typing status for messages Unfortunately it was pulled from Blackberry's App World and actually blocked from pushing data on the Blackberry due to the fact that the founder was once an intern on the RIM BBM team. RIM is actually in the process of suing Kik - ...


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There are new SMS tones as of 4.2, and you can assign a specific SMS tone to a specific person via the Contacts app also as of 4.2, but you still cannot create custom SMS tones in the stock firmware.


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No. Messages beta works like it does on the iPad and iPod Touch. You can only message other Apple iOS 5 (or Messages) users.


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You can use Launch Center. It won't send the message automatically (Apple doesn't allow automatic sending of SMS), but you'll have a notification that will open a new message with the contact already selected. All you have to do is write the message and press send.


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To address this issue I'd recommend checking the iMessage settings on both phones. If they're both using the same Apple ID for iMessage, they may have trouble sending to each other. Changing the iMessage Apple ID will not mess up anything else (like the Store, iCloud, etc). To check it, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive A button at the top of ...


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The reason I want this feature is because I have employees that go into work at 4am, and I think of things I need to tell them at 11pm. I'm not waking up at 4am to tell them they need to do something. With biteSMS I write a text, schedule it, and my employees get it at 4am.


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I used CopyTrans Contacts for Windows (not sure whether it also operates on Mac) to export my iPhone SMS and iMessage text messages to my PC. Here is where I found out about the tool: How to export iPhone SMS I do not know the price as I used their free version to export all of my 100+ messages I think you have to pay if you want to export a really large ...



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