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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There is no reason why SMS should be tied to your data package. Turning data roaming off, indeed just turning data off (if you are not currently roaming and merely want to prove this) should still allow you to send and receive SMS messages as these are sent through the voice connection, not the data one - it's exactly how phones have always been able to ...


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As of the latest OS (5.0 and 5.1), you use the following method: To turn off Message preview: Launch the Settings app. Navigate to Notifications > Messages. Scroll down to Show Preview and set it to Off. Now, instead of showing the actual message on the lock screen and in notifications, it will only tell you that you received a message and by whom you ...


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Apple's own applications have the capability to do "real" background processing and multitasking. User created applications have "some" capability (and limited time) to perform "certain" background processing and multitasking. With that said, most apps that need to finish a task, can do so because Apple has provided a way to do such things.


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AllYourTexts - $4.99 - 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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I rely on PhoneView which you correctly note is a Mac OS X only paid solution. It has always been updated very quickly by the developers each time a new iOS is released. I even received support several times for pre-release / beta versions of iOS and iTunes. Support emails are promptly answered and I have twice received custom builds from them to resolve ...


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You could try to recover information from the sqlite file using for example a hex editor. Here is a quote from SQLite FAQ: I accidentally deleted some important information from my SQLite database. How can I recover it? If you have a backup copy of your database file, recover the information from your backup. If you do not have a backup, recovery ...


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I've pulled my sms.db file of my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 (of off live system using scp) and was able to browse the DB as normal using the sqlite client included with OSX Lion. Possibly the current format is somehow incompatible with older versions of the client. The version of the client included with Lion is 3.7.7: $ sqlite3 sms.db SQLite version 3.7.7 ...


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As iMessage stands today, this can not be done. Just as you can't block a number or email from sending you an iMessage - there is no technical way to get others to not send you a group message (other than by exerting social pressure to exclude you from further communications). I haven’t been able to find anything playing on my phone, and several forum ...


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Well, one way that I know you can do it is create a new Text Message, and hit the + icon. Now, when you select your buddy, you should be able to select the phone number or the email address (since that is what your friend is probably using for iMessage). Select the phone number and it should send it to his Windows Phone instead of his iPad.


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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 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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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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There are loads of "messaging" apps on the App Store, however, none of them use SMS. And if they do, it's one-way, it's send only. All the rest of them are data calls using an external service that invariably requires registrations, and (in some cases) perhaps payment! This is one of the infamous "duplicates Apple functionality" zones. There is one way in ...


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This is annoying but you can't turn it off unfortunately. If the iPhone detects a momentary loss of connection to the cell tower and it believes the user is interacting with the phone then it will pop this message up. It's intention is to let you know that you don't have a signal and therefore won't be able to send your SMS, email etc. however more often ...



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