You want to use iMessage on iPhone but don’t know how? This guide will show you how to set up iMessage to send messages to family and friends. This guide will show you how to enable iMessage for iPhone.
The core method of communication in the world today is messaging. It can be sent from one device to another, or across multiple platforms. You can now send messages using your watch! It’s amazing to see how technology has evolved over the years. The SMS messaging system is already available on our mobile phones. This system allows us to send messages quickly across mobile networks using our phones without internet. We use messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Messenger, but we are more inclined to use the internet-based ones.
The answer is simple: They allow you to send more data and allow you cross-device sharing of multimedia files. This is what makes these apps so popular. Apple quickly spotted this and introduced iMessage, their own messaging app for iPhones, with iOS 5.
iMessage was a huge success and one of the best selling features of the iPhone. It has seen significant improvements with iOS updates. You can send encrypted data messages via the internet to your contacts using multimedia support. This is a core feature of the iPhone we love and adore. To make your new iPhone work and offer all of its incredible features, you must enable the iMessage app. Let’s take a look at the details.
What’s an iMessage?
iMessage, an in-built feature on the iPhone, allows you to send messages, documents, photos and videos across iOS or macOS devices using the internet. iMessage makes use of the internet as a main network and offers privacy and data protection features that are unique to it. Apple claims that iMessage is now encrypted and user-friendly.
Apple’s iMessage, unlike other infamous messaging apps such as WhatsApp, is very secure and privacy-based. iMessage can only be used within certain parameters. If your phone does not have internet, the iMessage will be sent to the contact as an SMS message. If you don’t do this, and the receiver doesn’t have an active internet connection, the messages will be held in the server until the recipient connects to the internet.
iMessage supports multi-platform messaging and is available for all Apple products. iMessage is compatible with all iOS, macOS and watch OS devices. It is not compatible with other platforms, except Apple devices. It will not allow you to send iMessage messages to people who don’t own Apple products.
What’s enabling iMessage on your iPhone?
iMessage app can be used simultaneously with the Messages and SMS systems. You can access both messaging apps simultaneously from the iPhone’s home screen Messages app. However, you must first access iMessage to send and receive messages. First, you will need to enable or set up your iMessage app. You will not be able use the features of iMessage without it.
You will need to connect your iPhone’s phone number with either the Apple ID or iCloud ID in order to activate iMessage. Once you have connected, you can send and receive multimedia messages from your family and friends. Ensure that you have an active connection to your Wi-Fi network or cellular network before you begin the steps to enable iMessage. Without it, you won’t be able access iMessage.
You should also remember that if your iMessage does not activate on your device, the messages app will work as an SMS messaging app. The colors of the SMS messages can be used to identify iCloud messages. The iMessage messages and SMS messages will appear in a message bubble with a blue color.
Also, you can rest assured that iMessage messages won’t take up or exceed your daily SMS allowance. You can also send as many messages and talk to as many people as you like. The newer iPhones allow you to send digital art and stickers, making your conversations more interactive and fun.
How do you enable iMessage for your iPhone?
Now you are familiar with iMessage and the reasons why it is so important to enable it on an iOS device. To use the amazing features of iMessage, you will need to activate it manually. You don’t have to activate iMessage on your iPhone if you’ve already set it up using an Apple ID. It will be ready for you to use in Apple’s messaging app. The iMessage will not send messages correctly, as you’ll see. Let’s now see how to activate iMessage for your iPhone.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen.
- Swipe down to locate the “Messages tab” in the list. The app should be green with a white message bubble icon. Open the app.
- You will find a toggle called “iMessage” within the “Messages menu. It has a toggle switch on. Turn the toggle green and activate the switch.
- Open the Messages app from your iPhone’s home screen.
- You must ensure that your internet connection is active on your device. To check if your message appears in a blue bubble, send it to your contact via iPhone.
These are the steps to enable iMessage on iOS devices and send messages to friends and family.
How can iMessage be used on multiple devices?
iMessage is compatible with all Apple products. It also supports cross-platform messaging. You can send a message to your iPhone, and it will show up on all devices connected to the Apple Ecosystem that have the same Apple Id. This allows you to send and receive messages on different devices.
If you’re running and have your iPhone with you, you might be able to check your phone while you run. You might not want your friend to send you an iMessage, so you don’t stop exercising. What can you do? You can reply to the exact same message via your Apple watch, and it will reflect on iPhone. Amazing isn’t it. However, you’ll need to activate iMessage across all of your Apple devices before you can use this cross-platform feature. Let’s see how to use iMessage across multiple devices with iPhone.
- Go to the settings section of your Apple device. This applies to all Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, and iPods with iMessage.
- Open the “Messages tab” and locate it.
- Open the “Messages” menu and locate the “Send and Receive” tab.
- Both the phone number as well as Apple ID must be selected. Make sure to connect the device that you wish to share with the same Apple ID.
- You will see a button called “Text Message Forwardeding” in the “Messages” menu when you connect multiple devices with the same apple ID.
- You must select the devices that can use the iMessage feature of your iPhone to send and receive text messages. This feature should be enabled on the devices that you wish to enable.
These are the steps to set up your iMessage on multiple Apple devices. You can send and receive messages across various platforms by following these steps. You must ensure that your devices are connected to internet so the same messages can be reflected on all devices you allow iMessage to.
How do I save iMessages in iCloud?
This will allow you to send iMessage across multiple platforms, once you have mastered the use of your Apple device. What if you need to send high-data messages to your family and friends while preserving some space? You might want to reduce storage and keep your most important messages as a backup. Apple’s iCloud can help you do this. This can be used to backup and store messages and you can access them from any Apple device that has the same Apple ID.
Your messages are encrypted from end to end and not stored by Apple. Only you and any devices connected to the Apple ID where it was stored can use them. The stored iCloud Messages can be used in any Apple product that supports iMessage (iPhones, iPads, Macs and all iPods with iMessage). We’ll show you how to save messages on iCloud.
For iPhones, iPads, and iPods with iMessage:
- Go to Settings on your iPhone.
- Click on the Settings menu to open your profile.
- Open the tab “iCloud” under Subscriptions in your Profile Menu.
- Scroll down to locate the “Messages toggle” that will be disabled by default. This toggle should be turned on.
This will allow you to activate messages in your iCloud on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
- You can open Messages on your Mac.
- Open the menu bar to find Messages.
- Click on the Preferences tab under the “Message” menu.
- Choose iMessage from the “Preferences” menu.
- Check the box to enable Messages for iCloud.
This will allow you to successfully upload your messages to the iCloud on your Mac.
This article will explain how to enable iMessage on your iPhone. You can also use it on other devices. You must ensure that your device is connected to the internet. Your Apple ID can be used to update your messages to your iCloud. This will ensure that your data is safe and secure.
You can find answers to your questions in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
When you enable your iMessage, there may be error messages such as “Waiting to Activate” or “Unable To Contact the iMessage Server”. You can try again. To try again, you can follow the steps above.
If your iMessage does not activate, it is possible that there is a problem with your account. Wait for 24 hours and Apple will resolve the issue.