Messages on Apple’s iPhone 5

SMS (short message service) and MMS (multimedia message service) are simple and effective ways to share information with your friends, family and colleagues. The Messages app on your iPhone 5 allows you to use these features to share information and media files easily, and there are a lot of different elements of the Messages app that you can learn to use.

 

Creating Messages

Deleting Messages

Pictures and Videos (MMS)

Changing Settings for the Messages App

Blocking Text Messages from a Contact

Check When a Message Was Sent

Adding the Emoji Keyboard

 

Creating Messages

 

Send a Text Message To a Single Person

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

Step 2: Click the Compose icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the compose icon

 

 

Step 3: Type the name of the contact, or a phone number, into the To field at the top of the screen.

Step 4: Enter the contents of the text message into the message field, then tap the Send button.

 

 

Send A Text Message To A Group Of People

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

Step 2: Click the Compose icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Type the name of the contact, or a phone number, into the To field at the top of the screen.

send a group message

 

 

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 for each additional person to whom you want to send your message.

Step 4: Enter the contents of the text message into the message field, then tap the Send button.

Deleting Messages

 

Delete A Single Text Message

Step 1: open the Messages app.

Step 2: Select the text message conversation containing the message that you want to delete.

Step 3: Tap and hold on the message that you want to delete.

Step 4: Select the More option. Note that there should be a check mark to the left of the message that you want to delete.

Step 5: Tap the trash can icon at the bottom-left of the screen.

delete a message

 

 

Step 6: Touch the Delete Message button.

 

Delete An Entire Text Message Conversation

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

Step 2: Tap the Edit button at the top-left of the screen.

Step 3: Touch the red circle to the left of the conversation that you want to delete.

delete a conversation

 

 

Step 4: Touch the Delete button.

Pictures and Videos (MMS)

 

Send A Picture Or Video To A Single Person

Step 1: Open the Photos app.

Step 2: Select the album containing the picture or video that you want to send.

Step 3: Touch the thumbnail icon of the file you want to send.

Step 4: Touch the Share icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

send a picture message

 

 

Step 5: Touch the Message icon.

Step 6: Enter the contact name or phone number into the To field at the top of the screen.

Step 7: Touch the Send button.

 

Send A Picture Or Video To A Group Of People

Send a picture or video to a single person

Step 1: Open the Photos app.

Step 2: Select the album containing the picture or video that you want to send.

Step 3: Touch the thumbnail icon of the file you want to send.

Step 4: Touch the Share icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

Step 5: Touch the Message icon.

Step 6: Enter the contact name or phone number into the To field at the top of the screen.

send a group picture message

 

 

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 for each additional person to whom you want to send the photo or video.

Step 8: Touch the Send button.

Changing Settings for the Messages App

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Message option.

Step 3: Make adjustments to any of the options on this screen.

iphone messages menu

Blocking Text Messages from a Contact

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

Step 2: Select the contact or phone number that you want to block.

Step 3: Touch the Contact button at the top-right of the screen.

Step 4: Tap the “i” icon at the right of the menu.

block a text message contact

 

 

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then touch the Block this caller option.

See What Time A Message Was Sent

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

Step 2: Select the conversation containing the message that you want to inspect.

Step 3: Locate the message, then swipe to the left and hold. The time will be shown on the right side of the screen.

see when a message was sent

Adding The Emoji Keyboard

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Keyboard option.

Step 4: Touch the Keyboards button.

Step 5: Touch the Add New Keyboard button.

Step 6: Scroll down and select the Emoji option.

You can use the emoji keyboard by touching the globe icon to the left of the space bar on the keyboard in the Message app.

text message emojis

 

Would you prefer not to have any notification sound when you receive a new text message? This article will teach you how.

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