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You can enable the iCloud email address under Settings → Messages → Send & Receive. After which just tell your students to compose a new message to your email address. They can even maintain your contact in their address books with only your email, not number. Also, to prevent accidentally giving out your number, use email address to compose new ...


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To send SMS text messages I use the green callout balloon button that's near the phone button. You are using the correct app. My colleague said I could save money by using iMessage instead of paying for each SMS text message. Your colleague is absolutely right. At least in this context. iMessage is Apple's Internet messaging service. You can send an ...


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iExplorer is the app I use on macOS both personally and professionally to access iDevices. There is a Windows version available as well. I've been able to extract text messages and associated images from these messages, too. Disclaimer: I'm a very satisfied user of iExplorer and have no financial or other interests in Macroplant LLC.


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I second @bmike's excellent answer: iOS 13 and below does not implement a setting on a per contact basis to prefer or force SMS over iMessage/APNS/Messages secure message delivery. However, there's a (slightly clumsy) workaround in that I find helpful in situations like this Hypothetical: I need to send the message "Go home, don't wait for me; I've ...


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iOS 13 and below does not implement a setting on a per contact basis to prefer or force SMS over iMessage/APNS/Messages secure message delivery. You could do two things to force SMS delivery from iOS. disable Messages for the duration of your need to text only via SMS and cellular protocol. All messages will be SMS until you re-enable secure AppleID based ...


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the handiest solution that comes to my mind is to remove your phone number as iMessage adress and use your AppleID instead. To do so go to: Settings Messages Send & Recieve Deselect your phone number and pick your AppleID for example. If you want to chat with someone via iMessage, tell the person to use the picked address (in this example AppleID). If ...


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I read the other day that the files are apparently SQLite files. This Wired article that I just read confirms that. Hence I also just downloaded the portable DB Browser for SQLite, opened the specific file that contains all of the text messages (C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\a293c24c7e1b09dbc0117629de148a13b87013be\3d\...


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This is an old thread, but I found it while trying to solve this myself... The only way I have found to work around this is: Open iMessage Start typing the contact's name When the iPhone displays the contact you want, tap the ">" icon on right of the name. The iPhone will drop down and show all of the contact options. Tap the contact's phone number to ...


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