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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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Not able to send regular sms instead of iMessage

I tried everything. Restarting iPhone, removing dialog and send again, disabling iMessage, reset network setting. Nothing helps. Any another idea? My operator is Vodafone, and it supports SMS. It has ...
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How do I export text messages from android into iphone

When moving back from Android to iPhone, I'm unable to transfer my text messages with the "move to iOS" app. About half my text messages are missing for some reason. I'm looking for an alternative ...
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iPhone receives SMS from Info

I am receiving an SMS from Info on an iPhone running iOS 13. There is no contact Info in my address book. Does this perhaps mean that the sender suppresses her address/telephone number? Or what else ...
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When does Messages message via iMessage vs. SMS?

This is probably an embarrassingly noobish question. I sent a standard SMS text message from my iPhone 6 to a colleague's iPhone, who mentioned that my message was green and not blue, and that meant ...
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iMessage from computer not syncing with iPhone , not being sent

I have the latest iOS on an iPhone SE and macOS Mojave on a desktop computer with Airdrop and everything (not that latter matters). However, SMS messages sent to my iPhone do not popup and now I am ...
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Can not send SMS to one contact

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 13.2 Recently I noticed that no SMS messages arrive to one of my contacts (using an Android phone). The contact has multiple phone numbers and I suspect the SMS is sent ...
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Can I use iTunesConnect even if I don't have a phone number?

I don't have any SIM card (in the past I had, and used it on iTunesConnect) and I just found that when I tried to log in, the SMS verification page popped up and forced me to enter the verification. ...
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Web/PC interface for iPhone text Messaging

There is a great web app at https://messages.android.com that syncs with an Android phone's SMS/messaging to allow texting from the computer. (This is great for those of us who type faster than we ...
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How can I copy part of an iMessage message? - What prevents Apple and Google from offering this functionality?

Starting from iOS 10, Apple changed1 the "tap and hold" gesture in Messages so that you cannot select just a couple of words from the messages to copy. And, as far as I know, Google did the same ...
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How do I block SMS text spam?

I open my Mac's message app (I also get the text on my iPhone, iPad, & Apple Watch), and wish to add this caller to my "blocked" contact, but don't see how to do this. Some of my SMS text spam ...
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How do I report spam that appeared in Messages on my iPhone? - In particular, the kind marked, “Text Message”

How do I report this spam that appeared in Messages on my iPhone? My carrier is AT&T. As I understand it, we can tell from the screen shot (because of the "Text Message") that my carrier delivered ...
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Unable to recieve all sms verification codes from Apple

Every time I try to add my phone number to my Apple ID or whatever, when a verification code is sent to my number, I just don't get any sms and hence can't verify or perform the desired task. Tried ...
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Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp not opening the WhatsApp app on iPhone

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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How to access iPhone text messages without iPhone?

Is there any way to access my iPhone text messages on my PC without using my iPhone? Otherwise, is there any way to have a second copy of my iPhone text messages sent to my gmail?
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What technology/protocol is used in iMessage app to show that user at other end is typing? [closed]

In, iMessage when other party types, we see three dots on our end. How is this implemented? 1a) Is this also implemented using Apple Push Notification Service ? I see same option in few other web ...
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How to disable “Group MMS” in iOS 12

Previously, you could disable Group Messaging. But I don't see this option in iOS 12. Does anyone know how to turn off Group MMS messaging without disabling MMS entirely? "Group MMS" is described ...
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Replace Messages app with something else and have it use my phone number?

Is there a way for me to use a different app to send/receive SMS messages on my iPhone, and still use my same phone number? It'd be great if it could become the default for sending messages on my ...
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MacOS iMessages can send text but not images using SMS via iPhone

I have until recently been able to send both text messages and images to SMS-contacts from my Mac (10.14.3) over my iPhone (12.1.4). (They have never had iPhones). Recently this stopped working, now ...
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Would enabling Messages in iCloud (on newer iOS) allow 2 iPhones with previously separate SMS, iMessages, Attachments to Sync up & get Unified?

Would enabling Messages in iCloud (on newer iOS e.g. 12.x) allow 2 iPhones (one i5 and one i6) with previously separate SMS, iMessages, Attachments to Sync up & have a unified copy/ history? Or ...
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Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones?

Merge iOS DBs for SMS Messages & Photos from 2 iPhones? i7 iOS 11.2.6 - Unused phone i5 iOS 10.3.3 - (Used until 2017) i6 iOS 10.2 - (Used most of 2018) All are Jailbroken. Would like ...
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Emergency Bypass for SMS message

I am involved in psychology study, where I am trying to set up a setting for one specific contact where, on Emergency Bypass, messages from the said contact will lead to a vibration notification. ...
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Is iMessage open source?

My Google searches didn't turn up very many results on the subject. If it is open source, can someone link to the documentation?
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Ability to add non-SMS non-Apple 2FA to an Apple ID?

I would like to add non-SMS, non-Apple multi-factor authentication to my Apple ID. Specifically the "code-generator"-type Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) based on RFC 6238 implemented by client ...
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Why can I only send iMessage and not SMS for some contacts?

For most contacts, if iMessage is not available (no internet, iMessage disabled in settings, etc), I am able to send a SMS txt message instead. But I have a couple contacts that will not attempt an ...
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SMS forwarded to email just shows up in SMS again?

I have a SMS thread with text and photos. Want to forward the thread to my email. So I do the following: tap and hold on message, then get popup at bottom for COPY, SAVE, MORE... Click MORE... ...
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No Message Notification From Android Phone

I have an iPhone 8 running iOS 11.4.1 and I have run into a rather annoying problem with the Messages app that I can't seem to remedy. My wife has an Android phone and I'm finding I am no longer ...
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Old iMessages are changing colors?

In Messages I have a thread of sent messages that showed up as blue at the time of sending. These old texts remained blue until about 15 minutes ago; now they’re green. I know sending the messages ...
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Prevent text messages from being sent to recipient's email address

Recently when I sent a message to an iPhone recipient, it was sent via SMS, presumably because one of us couldn't connect to iMessage. However, the strange thing is that my iPhone sent the text ...
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I don't want to use iMessage on an iOS 11 phone. How do I turn it off?

How do I turn it off? When I sent to Settings, Messages and turned off iMessages. But then I am unable to SMS people with iPhones. Error dialog pops up: iMessage needs to be enabled to send this ...
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SMS delivery report on iOS

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 11.3.1 . If I send a normal SMS (that is one that does not require internet, the old SMS we had) using iMessage then no delivery report comes. This is not a network issue ...
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My iPhone messages changes colors at times between green and blue or other way around. How do I stop this

I have an iPhone 6. When I text another iPhone user. My messages and my friends will show up in a blue text bubble. If my friend is not using an iPhone, the messages will show in a green text bubble (...
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Text Message Forwarding - Option missing from iPhone

I wish to enable Text Message Forwarding to send and receive SMS from my MacBook Pro (running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4). I remember having used this feature for a while with both iOS 10 and iOS 11 on ...
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Messages app on my Macbook Pro stopped sending to Android

The Messages app on my Macbook Pro (running High Sierra) suddenly stopped sending text messages to Android devices. I can still send texts to Android users from my iPhone without a problem, but when ...
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How can I prevent my Apple ID account from being recovered using a trusted phone number?

In the Security section of my Apple ID account page (https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage), I have a “Trusted phone number”. The help text says: Trusted phone numbers are used [...] to recover ...
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Load SMS messages in vmsg format to new iphone on linux

I have a backup of SMSs from an old phone in vmsg format. What would be necessary in order to lead them on the iPhone? I am new to apple products. Can I not make a backup of the phone and download ...
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My SMS are not displayed in macOS Messages app anymore

I use to have my SMS displayed in the macOS Messages app but it doesn't work anymore. I check this Apple support document and my configuration is well set up: Use Messages with your Mac. Any idea ...
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Cannot text from iPhone to friend on Note 8

This is essentially a repost of a previous question I asked a while back, but a few things have changed and I never got a working answer, so I thought I should post again. My friend has been on ...
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received an sms from my stalker after changing number

If anyone is experienced with iphone imessage and sms, please enlighten me. There is someone stalking me by keep calling and texting even though I told him not to. It's been going for too long. The ...
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How to reset an iPad without access to the old phone number?

This is actually a question for a friend. I little back story. She bought an iPad here in US & then took it to Sweden. She registered it with her then Swedish cell phone. About a few months ago ...
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How to remove Your carrier may charge for SMS Messages used to activate FaceTime

This message keeps coming back: "Your carrier may charge for SMS Messages used to activate FaceTime" I managed to get rid of it before but when I change the SIM card it pops up again. It's similar ...
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Auto reply to text and/or iMessage?

Is it possible to set up an auto-reply to an incoming text or iMessage, either on my iPhone (or the connected Message app on my Mac)? Ideally I'd like to customize this depending upon the sender.
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How do I send text messages (NOT iMessages) from my Mac?

I recently bought my first Mac, after having been impressed with my iPhone 7 Plus for the past year. On my iPhone I can send both iMessages and text messages by switching on the "Send as SMS" option ...
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iOS 4.1 sms messages database to iOS 11

I'm looking to restore my old messages to my new iPhone however when restoring from backup the messenger app stops working. Apple support say its the database that is corrupt. From looking at the .db ...
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New iPhone 8 restore not showing sms messages

My new iPhone 8 is not showing sms messages after a restore using itunes. Created a backup of old iPhone 3G (ios 4.1) and restored it to new iPhone 8 (ios 11). Notes, contacts and calendar have all ...
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iMessage stopped syncing

I have an iPhone (iOS 10) and a macbook (macOS 10). My SMS/iMessages used to be in sync between my computer and my iPhone. At some point, not sure when, they stopped syncing. Both devices are ...
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Where are texts from an email address stored?

When I use my iPhone to send a message under an email address rather than my phone number, where is that message recorded as sent? It does not show up in usage logs the way text messages do, nor under ...
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Group Chat problem with Messages app

I have this problem whenever a group chat is created in Messages with me included. Any time somebody sends a text to the group, it sends it to me directly, but to everybody else it is shown in the ...
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Existing text messages not showing up in Messages app on new MacBook?

I have a mid-2017 MacBook Pro that I would like to use with the messages app. I have successfully enabled text forwarding, and can now send texts to both iMessage users and SMS users. However, my ...
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Timestamps on Messenger - iOS and OSX

I can very easily see timestamps for texts (SMS) and messages (wifi? not really sure what this is) on iOS messenger by swiping to the left. However, in the Messenger app on OSX (10.11.6 El Capitan), I ...
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Is it free to forward text messages to your Mac?

I hate logging in to my bank account from my Mac via 2 step and having my phone in the other room. I want to set up text message forwarding to my Mac, but I'm wondering if it comes with an extra ...