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Questions tagged [sms]

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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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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Some text notifications display tel+ phone number rather than the person's name [duplicate]

I don't see a lot of stuff out there about this. When one contact (that I know of) texts me, the iPhone notification screen shows tel:+[[phone number]] rather than the person's name. Has anyone seen ...
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Ability to add non-SMS non-Apple 2-factor auth to an Apple ID?

I would like to add non-SMS, non-Apple 2-factor authentication to my Apple ID account. This is the "scan a QR code"-type Time-based One Time Password (TOTP) based on RFC 6238 implemented by client ...
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Can I tell Messages to use a specific number for a contact?

I have a contact who has a cell phone number and a mac.com email address. When I use the Messages app to send him messages, he doesn't always receive the messages. (I've been using the app on macOS ...
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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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Some SMS senders cannot be saved as contacts on iPhone

I'm rephrasing the question posted some months ago as the issue is still there. When receiving SMS messages from automated services (BlaBlaCar, Bank, Commodities etc.) seems there is a "fake" sender ...
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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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iPhone SE can no longer reliably send SMS

My wife's phone (iPhone SE on iOS 9.3.4 - she will not upgrade to 10 or beyond so please don't suggest that) just recently started exhibiting the strangest problem. When in our home, she cannot ...
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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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How to enable SMS forwarding from iPhone to Mac without iMessage

Is it possible to enable SMS forwarding from iPhone to Mac without iMessage? If so, how?
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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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Can no longer send SMS texts from macOS

I'm not sure what happened, but I'm no longer able to send SMS texts from my desktop (Sierra). I thought it was because I moved all my contacts to Google instead of iCloud, but even numbers that aren'...
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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 ...
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Suddenly unable to send SMS from macOS (names marked RED)

I've used "Forward Text Messages" for years to send SMS from macOS. Since last week, names of "SMS people" are marked RED in Messages, and I can't send SMS from macOS anymore. I've updated to the ...
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Receive SMS with iMessage on multiple Macs

I have 2 Macbooks, one old, one new. Both are configured to be able to receive the SMS of my iPhone and cell number through iMessage. However, only the old Macbook is receiving SMS, while both old ...
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Messages not delivered. No “send as text” option

I am not able to send or receive messages on iphone. I get "not delivered" then "try again" but no option to "send as text". Worked fine until two days ago. MMS and SMS are on.
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Text message forwarding not working on Mac

Just replaced my SIM card by a new one with the same number. Text message forwarding stopped working for me now. FaceTime calls working on my Mac and vice versa. iMessage works on Mac and vice versa. ...
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How to stop iPhone users from unintentionally sending texts to my email address

I use an Android phone but many of my friends and family have iPhones. Starting a few months ago I discovered that several people sent me text messages that didn't go through. And after digging into ...
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iPhone no longer sending messages as SMS when recipient is disconnected from data

I just upgraded to iOS 10.2, and now when I send a message to my niece (who has her WiFi and Mobile Data off, but Voice+Text Cellular on) it always goes as iMessage instead of auto-sending as an SMS ...
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How to disable permanently Messages on iOS

I am trying to disable Messages on iOS because it is continuously sending SMSs to a foreign number (doing so wasting my credit). I disabled Messages and FaceTime from the Settings, but Messages still ...
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iMessage often fails to send SMS on non-iOS device

Since iOS 10.1, my iPhone often fails to send SMS. After sending, it waits, then display the red (!), saying "not delivered" it seems to only happen on non-iPhone recipients most of time (everytime??)...
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SMS Relay to macOS without iMessage?

Is it possible to relay SMS to macOS without using iMessage? I want to only use a phone carrier's SMS service, without iMessage, but would like to leverage the Mac Messages app. If I can relay ...
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Will iphone 5s convert text emoticons in SMS? Text emoticon for Rose emoji

I don't have iphone myself and that is why I ask this question. Also I don't have a smartphone and don't think that my cellphone is able to send Unicode SMS. I would like to know whether iphone 5s ...