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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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Turn on iCloud? prompt keeps popping up

My iCloud is activated, with nearly all features enabled except for iMessage. I'm not sure if it's related, but there's this annoying pop-up that says "Turn on iCloud? Your network provider may ...
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Work email under iPhone’s settings> messages > send and receive

Why is my work address included as an account under my personal phone under settings>messages> send and receive? Does this mean my employer can see my personal text messages? How did work email ...
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Is it possible to send a sms text to someone’s iPhone and make it appear that they replied to a number that they did not reply to?

I received a text from a number in my iMessages and then synced with iCloud and therefore showed up on my iPhone that I do not recognize. The strange thing is that there is no conversation thread. The ...
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Why do I get iMessage notifications but not SMS notifications on iPhone?

I have an iPhone 11 running iOS 17.1.1. Whenever I get an SMS (say from 2FA login to a website or a friend using Android) my phone shows no notification... no buzz, no beep, the screen does not light ...
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How to send an auto delete sms?

I have witnessed that a company can send you a PIN code by SMS (not by any other app or iMessage) and be able to delete it afterwards, like 24 hours. Is it specific to the network provider like ...
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Can I turn off the audio messaging "feature" on iOS 17 sms app?

Can I turn off the microphone triggering on SMS in the Messages app? It seems to trigger all the time, at least with some contacts and wants to record audio to send a text. Typically, I have my phone ...
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Imessage won't send texts as SMS until it times out and says a message can't be delivered

When I send a text without wifi, my phone plan has no data so Imessage won't be able to send a text like that, but it tries anyway for a WHILE and I am only able to send as SMS after it fails to send. ...
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is it possible to forward ios sms message to server or android device

I have two phone, one is ios and another is android. Now I need to make the sms message forward from ios to android automatically. is it possible to forward the ios sms to some server side? I have ...
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iPhone SMS messages stopped working with one contact

asking for a friend. iPhone 13 Pro Max running IOS 17.1. Strange symptoms started with one individual using SMS messages. Other phone is a Samsung Galaxy. Whenever the iPhone sends a message via ...
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How to set a SMS sender to be a Known sender in Messages?

How do you set a sender of an SMS message to be a known sender? If it is a plain phone number you can hit the info button and add to contacts sometimes. But this does not work always - I have senders ...
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iphone texts don't send or receive with some contacts. Words with family members in same Verizon account

Texts send and receive with my wife and others on our family account. nobody outside my account. When I send I get "Message Send Failures". And I dont receive for same contacts. Cellular ...
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iPhone not receiving some SMS messages (2FA codes and some URLs)

Recently, I realized my iPhone is not receiving some SMS messages. I have two SIMs in the phone (one physical and one eSIM) and the issue happens with both of them. I've noticed two types of messages ...
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What settings should I use to send MMS group messages

When my iPhone was new I noticed that I couldn't send messages to phones which only accept SMS messages. Therefore I enabled the setting "Send as SMS" in Settings > Messages and that ...
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Getting Messages even though it has been disabled for years

I just received a text in iMessage on my mac. This is quite surprising, as I haven't owned an iPhone since 2014, and I subsequently disabled iMessage on all the macs I have owned since. As can also be ...
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Green bubble SMS not working on strong WiFi with weak cell signal, iPhone 13 + Verizon

I'm using iPhone 13 with iOS 16.3.1 and Verizon Wireless. In my office, the WiFi signal is very strong, but cell signal is weak, i.e. between 0 and 1 bar most of the time. From some googling, I ...
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My iMessage usually goes through as SMS with one individual

Using an iPhone 14 with iOS 16.3. iMessage with other iPhone owners usually has no issue. However, when I send a message to my wife, a large majority of the time it goes through as a green text bubble....
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'Message Send Failure' to one contact from iPhone - have tried everything

I'm trying to send messages to my father's phone number (iPhone) but the 'Not Delivered' error is always being thrown back. Currently, iMessage is disabled but I've tried it enabled but, as suspected, ...
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Blocked messages not going through on iPhone but showing as read on Macbook

EDIT: I just tested with 2 more people. They blocked me but this time on my phone, it shows blue and delivered, though it never goes through to their phone. However, it did go through on their other ...
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Is there a way using Shortcuts on an iPhone to forward a text message to another number, if the sender contains an ampersand (&) symbol?

I have a similar problem to this one but my problem is more specific. I have seen in Shortcuts that one can setup an automation: if a text message is from x, do y. I have the need to forward a text ...
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“Your carrier may charge for sms messages used to activate iCloud” message keeps popping up

After trying solutions I have found with people that had the same problem, I still am getting this message popping up. It usually happens when the reception is weak in some locations and it goes from ...
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How can I make sure my iPhone blocks SMS spam when I ask it to?

I have an iPhone SE 2 (iOS 15.5). I keep getting obviously spam texts from the same sender; they look like this: As can be seen, the sender is clearly obvious - FreeStuff. They appear to be ...
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Any way to block all messages from email addresses in messenger?

I frequently get spam messages sent to my iPhone messenger from email addresses. I have no idea how that is even possible. Regardless, these are always spam, and I would love to be able to block them ...
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Why does spam go to the Known Senders group in Messages?

I've read many posts on this, here and on other forums — everyone says "just mark it as spam and block them". But that's never an answer to 'how are the spam messages able to get into my ...
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I don't receive SMS about missed calls

Normally, I should receive an SMS notification from my carrier about any missed calls if my iPhone or the network is offline. I don't receive them on my personal iPhone, but I receive them on my ...
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Deleted Message history on my iPhone is still on Apple Watch

My partner has a message on his Apple Watch but denying it came from him. I searched his iPhone and couldn’t find the original message. Could this message have came from his Apple Watch only or ...
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How to export all my SMS messages from my iphone? [duplicate]

I want to export all my sms conversations and messages to my computer any time. I have Windows. CAn it be done via itunes? Thank you.
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I split a contact into two, one with an Apple ID and with a phone number. How can I get iOS to let me open two messages conversations?

Someone in my contacts list that used to have an iPhone has switched to a non-Apple phone, but still has a MacBook. So I want to be able to send this person messages using both iMessage and SMS. To ...
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Forward a sms to WhatsApp

Is there a way to forward an SMS from iPhone to WhatsApp? For example, I have booked a movie ticket and received the booking id and details as SMS. I would like to forward that to my contacts on ...
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Text messages including a .casa TLD link are never delivered to iPhone users?

I bought a .casa domain name (whose content is a javascript redirect) with the hopes of sending it over SMS. It is delivered fine to Android devices. But iPhone users never receive the text nor any ...
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How to make Apple Watch Stop SMS/Message Notifications from Unknown Senders?

I receive a lot of SMS/Message Scams (perhaps 3 or 4 per day). I assume it's related to something like the flubot virus. I like turning the option under settings - notifications messages - customize ...
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Why do some SMS messages get overwritten in Messages?

I have at least 2 SMS conversations where every new message replaces the previous one. One thread is a notification from Vodafone that tells me I had a missed call who didn't leave a message. But when ...
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Syncing calls and text from an old phone device to iphone live

Syncing calls and text from an old phone device to iPhone live Context: So I've got two sims: one which has a good data plan, and one which has a good texts/calls plan (i.e. on the first sim, I can'...
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SMS formatting rules for iPhone - numbers, phone numbers, tracking numbers [closed]

I'm looking for list of rules that iPhone applies on incoming SMS texts. Here's an example of message I have received: The first number in the text is postal tracking number. iPhone thinks it's a ...
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Apple Watch doesn't notify me of SMS messages

Whenever I get an SMS message from someone not in my contacts, my watch does not vibrate. I have my watch set to Mirror my iPhone's messages settings, and switching it to custom doesn't change ...
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How to check if text message has actually been sent? [duplicate]

On my iOS 14.5.1 iPhone 7 how can I check if an SMS message has actually been sent or not? It is just a green bubble with no sent confirmation nor 'pending' indication anywhere near it in the Messages ...
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How to make iMessage fail over automatically to SMS when Data runs out?

My kid used up all data and a message sent to my phone did not go out as their Data was cut off. They were unaware the message did not go out. Data plan is a hard cut-off, no 'low speed' Data after it ...
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iMessage - How to block SMS from contacts without phone numbers?

I am sometimes getting SMS messages in iMessage app from empty contacts. Such contact has a name (even it’s not in my contacts), but doesn’t have a phone number or email address. Hence, “Block this ...
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How can I send SMS messages from an iPad mini with cellular connection?

My mother has an iPad mini with a cellular connection. We tried to send a SMS to her sister using iMessage but this does not appear to be working. First I added her sister as a contact with the only ...
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2 iPhones with iMessage and getting messages from one phone to the other

I have a personal iPhone XR. A couple of weeks ago my boss wanted to get business cells for a few of us (I'm a customer facing landscape designer) so we could ignore work calls when we wanted to. As ...
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How to turn off fireworks on my phone after texting "Happy New Year" and any future shenanigans?

Today is 14-Feb-2021 and I SMS texted "Happy New Year" to someone since it is the Lunar New Year holiday season. After sending the text message my phone displayed a few second animation of a ...
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How to delete message from iPhone lock screen?

When a SMS come in, it is shown on the lock screen with part of its content shown. If it is useless, how to delete the message directly from the lock screen without unlock the phone? There are ways to ...
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Texting is very sluggish on 2020 iMac running Big Sur

I have a new iMac 2020 64 GB, running Big Sur. The computer has been very good and very responsive. In the past few days, I've run into a problem. Writing a text message is very sluggish. I'm a one-...
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Does "Messages in iCloud" include SMS?

The page on Messages in iCloud mentions keeping "all your messages" on iCloud. It then goes on to activate the functionality on the iMessage settings tab in macOS. Does it apply to SMS ...
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How can I temporarily send SMS text messages instead of iMessages to a specific contact using Messages on Mac?

I have a contact that I text with regularly on my Mac with the Messages app (version 13.0). Usually we use iMessage. But they don't have an iPhone, so if they send me an SMS message, I know they're on ...
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How can I make sure texts from friends with iPhones don't go to iMessage instead of my Android phone?

I have always used an Android phone, but text messages from certain friends get hijacked by iMessage. How do I prevent iPhones and MacOS Messages from sending me iMessages? I need all messages to be ...
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Why doesn't SMS spam go to the Unknown Senders tab on iPhone Messages?

On iPhone Messages, SMS text messages come through from political groups and all kinds of other nonsense. These are not phone numbers I interact with. Some of them are short codes? Why don't they ...
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Why do iMessage and FaceTime continue to charge money even after activation?

It's been 2 or 3 months that I used to get alert from my carrier that a amount has been deducted and I couldn't find what those charges were for. It's today so happened that the alert of deduction and ...
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How can I ensure that friends with iPhones send me SMS/text instead of iMessages? [duplicate]

I have an android phone and normally use the Google Messages app for sending and receiving SMS. Yesterday, I used the macOS Messages.app app for the first time to send a friend a link. I guess they ...
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Messages not sending all my texts to one specific user

I upgraded to a new iMac running Catalina. Since I've done this I'm having a problem sending messages to my daughter and maybe others. At first she received no messages from me, but other people did. ...
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Why am I receiving messages from a group text as emails?

I'm in a group text with 2 iPhone users and 2 Android users (I have an iPhone). When I message the group, it works normally as a text on my phone, but when anyone else messages back, it automatically ...
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