From a built-in instant messaging service to the standard SMS and MMS features, users are really spoiled for choice when it comes to messaging on the iPhone... Learn More>

Types of iPhone Messaging

iPhone messaging system let you easily and freely send MMS/SMS and iMessage, enabling you to
communicate with your family and friends wherever and whenever you want.

  • iMessage is a free iPhone instant messaging system, which lets you send text, multimedia messages and location to Mac, iPhone or iPad.

  • SMS stands for Short Messaging Service, which is offered by carrier. It lets you send text messages and photos from one mobile to the other.

  • Offered by carrier, MMS is quite similar to the SMS. You can send text messages and photos to other cell phones.

How to Set up iMessage

Follow the steps and screenshots below to turn on and set up iMessage on your iPhone.


Go to Settings on Your iPhone

On your iPhone, tap "Settings" > tap on "Messages" > turn on "iMessage" > tap "Use your Apple ID for iMessage".

* Note: iMessage might take up to 24 hours to activate.

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iPhone messaging feature enable you to send or forward text, video, photo, audio messages to one or more friends with ease.
  • Send Text Messages
  • Send Multimedia Messages
  • Send Group Messages
  • Forward a Message

DELETEiPhone Messages

Deleting useless messages can free up lots of space on your iPhone, enabling you to manage your messages better.
  • Delete One/More Message(s)
  • Delete Entire Conversion
  • Undelete iPhone Messages

SAVEiPhone Messages

Saving iPhone messages lets you easily and quickly keep track of important information whenever you want.
  • Save Messages to Mac
  • Save Messages to PC

EXPORTiPhone Messages

Would like to export messages from iPhone to your computer to be saved for later viewing? Get this solution.
  • Export to Computer
  • Export from Backups

PRINTiPhone Messages

Have the need of printing out your text messages on iPhone? You have 3 options to accomplish the task.
  • Print All Messages
  • Via Copy&Paste Operation
  • Using Screenshots

RECOVERiPhone Messages

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  • Recover to Computer
  • Recover from iTunes Backup
  • Recover from iCloud Backup

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