How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Apple Watch For Dummies

You can use the Messages app on your iPod touch to send and receive instant text messages with other iOS devices (such as iPhones, iPads, and other iPod touches) and Macs running Mountain Lion or newer operating systems. Messages uses the iMessage protocol.

Unlike cellphone texting (SMS and MMS), iMessage is completely free and works over Wi-Fi. You can even send photos, videos, locations, and contacts with your messages. It’s easy to conduct conversations with people because you can see when each person is typing a message (and there’s no shouting, although you’re welcome to use ALL CAPS).

To send a message to a contact who uses an iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, or Mac, you can select the e-mail address for that contact, as long as that person has designated that e-mail address as one that can receive messages. (You can also send a message to an iPhone’s phone number, but this may incur charges for the iPhone user.)

When you first set up your iPod touch, the Messaging screen appears as part of the setup screens showing your e-mail addresses. You can select any or all of your e-mail addresses that others can use to send messages to you.

You can also do this at any time by choosing Settings→Messages→Send & Receive, and selecting your e-mail accounts. You can also select which e-mail account to use as the From account for new messages.

When your iPod touch receives a message, it can automatically display an alert on your lock screen (unless you turn this option off — choose Settings→Messages to turn the View in Lock Screen option on or off). Slide the slider to go right into the Messages app, where you can reply to the message, if you want.

You can view and send messages by tapping the Messages app. The Messages screen appears with a list of conversations. A blue dot appears next to any conversation that has one or more unread messages.

Tap a conversation to see its messages, which are organized into conversations. Outgoing messages appear in colored balloons, and incoming messages appear in white balloons. You can tap the message entry field at the bottom of the screen to bring up the onscreen keyboard and add a reply to the conversation. The reply is sent to all who received the conversation.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Scroll the conversation screen to the top (or tap the status bar to get there quickly) to see the rest of the messages in the conversation. If there are many messages, the Load Earlier Messages button appears; tap it to see earlier messages. To return to the Messages screen, tap Messages in the upper-left corner.

To send a new message, follow these steps:

Tap the create message icon in the upper-right corner of the Messages screen.

The New Message screen appears with the onscreen keyboard and the To: field.

Tap the plus (+) icon to add a contact to the To: field.

Your contacts appear.

Tap a contact, and then tap an e-mail address or iPhone phone number.

The contact is added to the To: field. If a red exclamation point appears next to the contact in the To: field, the contact has not designated the e-mail address or phone number for receiving messages.

You can repeat Steps 2–3 to continue to add more contacts for a group conversation.

Enter the message and tap Send.

Use the onscreen keyboard to enter the message.

To send a photo or video with your message or with a reply, tap the camera icon on the left side of the message entry field. You can then tap Take Photo or Video to use the iPod touch camera, or tap Choose Existing to choose an existing picture from your iPod touch photo albums or Camera Roll.

To send your location from the Maps app in a message, tap the location icon in Maps to find your location, tap the pin for your location to show the Location screen, tap Share Location, and then tap Message.

You can delete part of a conversation or an entire conversation from the Messages app without disturbing the other conversations. Tap Edit in the top-right corner of the conversation screen to see the editing screen. Tap to select each part of the conversation that you want to delete, and then tap Delete at the bottom of the editing screen.

To clear an entire conversation, tap Clear All in the upper-left corner of the editing screen.

You can also forward an entire conversation to someone else. Tap Edit in the top-right corner of the conversation screen, select each part of the conversation that you want to forward, and then tap Forward at the bottom of the editing screen.

Want to let the others in a conversation know that you read their messages? Choose Settings→Messages and turn on the Send Read Receipts option.

You can use Emoji characters in your messages by activating the Emoji keyboard, and then tapping the globe symbol on the keyboard to show the Emoji characters.

With iMessage apps, you can collaborate with others in a conversation, decorate messages with stickers, share a song, and more — without leaving Messages.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Get started

  • Download the latest version of iOS or iPadOS for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Make sure that your device is signed in to the iTunes & App Store with your Apple ID.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Find iMessage apps in the app drawer

The app drawer gives you quick access to apps that you can use in your messages. To see your app drawer:

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Swipe left or right over the app drawer to find the app that you want to use.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Here are some apps that are automatically in your app drawer:

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Store: Download iMessage apps to use with Messages.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Photos: Quickly add photos to your messages right from the app.

Music: Share recently played songs from Apple Music.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Digital Touch: Use Digital Touch to send sketches, taps, kisses, heartbeats, and more.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

#images * : Find hundreds of trending GIFs to add to your messages.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Apple Cash: Send and receive money with people you know. *

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Memoji: Create and share an animated Memoji that uses your voice and mirrors your facial expressions. *

Memoji Stickers: Create custom Memoji stickers to match your personality and mood.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

*#images and Apple Cash aren’t available in all countries or regions. If you find an issue or have a concern with content found in #images, you can report the content or remove the #images app. You need a compatible iPhone or iPad to use Memoji.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Download iMessage apps

You can find and download apps to use with iMessage in the App Store for iMessage. Here’s how:

  1. To go to the App Store for iMessage, tap the Store icon .
  2. Tap the icon or the price icon next to the app, then tap Install. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete the purchase.
  3. Tap the gray line or the Close button to return to your message.

After the app downloads, you can find it in your app drawer.

Some apps let you make additional purchases within the app. If you set up Family Sharing, you can use Ask to Buy to help control app downloads and in-app purchases. Learn more about in-app purchases.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Manage iMessage apps

You can add apps to your Favorites so you have quick access to them in the app drawer. You can also reorder apps in the app drawer, remove the ones you don’t want, and more. Here’s how:

  1. From the app drawer, swipe left and tap the More button .
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-left corner to do the following:
    • To add an app to your Favorites, tap the Add button .
    • To remove an app from Favorites, tap the Remove button , then tap Remove from Favorites.
    • To reorder apps in the app drawer, touch and hold the gray lines , then move the apps in the order that you want.
    • To hide an app, turn it off.
  3. Tap Done.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Delete iMessage apps

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Swipe left over the app drawer and tap the More button .
  4. Swipe left over the app, then tap Delete.
  5. Tap Done.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Do more with iMessage

Use the App Store on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or computer to download apps.

Stay connected to the conversations that matter the most. Send texts, photos, videos, and more. Then personalize your messages with animated effects, pin your important conversations, send inline replies, and add mentions.

Send a message

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Type your message, then tap the Send button .

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later, you can also use inline replies and mentions to call attention to specific messages and people within the messages.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Reply from the Lock Screen

  1. From the Lock Screen, touch and hold the notification that you want to reply to. Or depending on your device, you might need to swipe left over the notification and tap View. *
  2. Type your message.
  3. Tap the Send button .

If you have an iPhone X or later, or an iPad with Face ID, and can’t reply to a message from the Lock Screen, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, and turn on Reply with Message. If you have an iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 8 or earlier, or an iPad, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Allow Access When Locked, and turn on Reply with Message.

* Touch and hold is available on most devices that support iOS 13 and later, or iPadOS.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Use Shared with You

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, content that’s shared with you in the Messages app is automatically organized in a Shared with You section in the corresponding app. Shared with You works with Photos, Safari, News, Music, Podcasts, and the Apple TV app.

Content that’s shared with you is labeled in the corresponding app, so you can see who shared the content with you. With a simple tap on the name, you can easily reply to the share and continue the conversation in Messages.

To disable Automatic Sharing or a certain app from using Shared with You, go to Settings > Messages > Shared with You, and turn off Automatic Sharing or the app.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Pin important conversations

With Messages in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later, you can pin up to nine conversations. When you pin a conversation it shows up at the top of the Messages app, so it’s easy to get to.

To pin a conversation, open Messages, then swipe right over the conversation. Or follow these steps:

  1. Open Messages, then tap Edit or the More button .
  2. Tap Edit Pins , then tap the Pin button .
  3. Tap Done.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Change your name and photo

  1. Open Messages and tap Edit in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Edit Name and Photo .
  3. Edit your name. Or tap the image circle to choose an image, photo, emoji, or Memoji.
  4. Tap Done.

Your name and photo can be shared with anyone using iMessage, but you’ll be asked to confirm that you want to share with someone when sending or replying to a new message. You can also turn sharing on and off. Just complete steps 1-2, and turn Name and Photo Sharing on or off.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Delete a message or conversation

When you delete a message or conversation, you can’t get it back. So make sure that you save important information from your messages.

To delete a single message:

  1. Within a conversation, touch and hold the message bubble to open an options menu.
  2. Tap More .
  3. Tap the Trash button , then tap Delete Message.

To delete a conversation:

  1. Touch and hold the conversation to open an options menu.
  2. Tap Delete .
  3. Tap Delete once more to confirm.

As long as the conversation isn’t pinned, you can also swipe left over the conversation, tap Delete, then tap Delete again to confirm. To delete more than one conversation, open Messages and tap Edit in the upper-left corner. Tap Select Messages, then tap the circle next to the conversations and tap Delete in the bottom-right corner.

To keep your messages for a certain amount of time, go to Settings, tap Messages, then tap Keep Messages. Then select how long you want to keep your messages.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Turn on Hide Alerts

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Swipe left over the conversation that you want to mute.
  3. Tap the Alerts button .

When Hide Alerts is on, the Alerts button appears next to the conversation. This stops notifications only for that conversation, not your device. You’ll still receive all other messages and see notifications for them on your Lock Screen.

Make your Messages even more expressive with Memoji sticker effects, bubble effects, full-screen animations, camera effects, and more.

You need iMessage — an Apple feature — to send message effects. Learn the difference between iMessage and SMS/MMS texts. Depending on your carrier, messaging rates might apply when you send SMS/MMS. If you use iMessage and Wi-Fi is unavailable, cellular data rates might apply.

Send a message with effects

With message effects, you can use bubble effects to change the way your message bubbles look, or use full-screen effects to animate the screen. You can even add a Memoji sticker with bubble effects or full-screen effects.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Add a bubble effect

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Enter your message or insert a photo, then touch and hold the Send button .
  3. Tap the gray dot to preview bubble effects.
  4. Tap the Send button .

To replay a message effect that you receive, tap the Replay button under the message. If you can’t receive bubble effects, check your Reduce Motion settings.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Add a full-screen effect

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Enter your message.
  3. Touch and hold the Send button , then tap Screen.
  4. Swipe to the left to see full-screen effects.
  5. Tap the Send button .

To replay a message effect that you receive, tap the Replay button under the message. If you can’t receive full-screen effects, check your Reduce Motion settings.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Send a message with Camera Effects

With Camera Effects, you can liven up your conversations even more. Quickly create and share a photo or video with Memoji, filters, text, fun stickers, and more. Follow these steps:

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button to create a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. Tap the Camera button .
  3. Tap the Effects button , then select one of the effects, like Memoji* or an iMessage app. You can add more than one effect to a photo or video.
  4. After you select the effect that you want to use, tap Done.
  5. Tap the Send button or tap Done to add a personal message. If you don’t want to send the photo, tap the icon in the upper-right corner of the photo.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Respond to a message with expressions

With Tapback, you can quickly reply to messages with expressions, like a thumbs up or a heart. Here’s how:

  1. Open a conversation in Messages.
  2. Double-tap the message bubble or photo that you want to respond to.
  3. Select the Tapback that you want to send.

You can also use Tapback in group messages. To see who replied with a Tapback, tap it.

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Send a handwritten message

You can personalize your messages by adding a note in your own handwriting. Your friends and family will see the message animate, as if it were being written in front of them. To send a handwritten note, follow these steps:

  1. Open Messages and tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  2. If you have an iPhone, turn it sideways and tap on the keyboard. On an iPad, there’s no need to turn it sideways, just tap on the keyboard.
  3. Write your message or select one of the options at the bottom of the screen.
  4. If you need to start over, tap Undo or Clear. When you’re finished, tap Done. Then tap the Send button .

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

Want to use iMessage with iPhone or iPad? Of course you do! iMessage is the fantastic messaging service that is built directly into iOS from versions 5 onward, available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. iMessage is great because it allows you to send instant messages, text messages, pictures, video, contacts, and locations, across iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, even without an SMS or cellular plan, as long as the device has wi-fi or a mobile connection to the internet. Of course the other benefit is that even if you do have an SMS plan, sending iMessages can circumvent the SMS protocol, allowing you to send texts for free to other iPhone users.

Using iMessage is really easy, the only real requirement is that you have an Apple ID, and that the device is vaguely modern and running iOS 5 or later (which basically everything nowadays is far beyond that), so as long as your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch are not ancient and you have an Apple ID / iCloud login, you’ll be able to use the iMessages feature.

If you haven’t already setup iMessage as part of iOS yet, often when first configuring an iPhone or iPad or Mac for the first time, you need to take a few minutes to do so. It’s really easy and well worth it, we’ll walk through the set up:

How to Enable iMessage in iOS for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

The set up process is quick and essentially the same on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

    Tap on “Settings” app to open it

How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

  • Scroll to find and tap on “Messages”
  • Flip the ON/OFF switch next to ‘iMessage’ so that it’s ON position

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    This will activate iMessage and turn the feature ON with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    iMessage will attempt to automatically pull your phone number or Apple ID (or both for iPhone users).

    You can edit these if you wish, or if you’re on an iPad or iPod touch you may need to enter an Apple ID manually. Do so by tapping into the appropriate places, your Apple ID is the same account you use to login to iTunes and the App Store. If you don’t have an Apple ID yet, you can just tap on “Create New Account” to make one.

    You can also add additional email addresses for you to be reached at via iMessage, just tap on “Add Another Email…” and add the address manually.

    You are now free to send iMessages between equipped devices, meaning any other iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac user that also has the Messages app with iMessage enabled.

    How do I use iMessage? Where do I send an iMessage from?

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    If you just set up iMessage, you’re ready to use it, just tap on the familiar green “Messages” app, yes the same one you use to send SMS and MMS on the iPhone.

    Here’s the important thing to remember, iMessage is seamless within the Messages app and works automatically as long as you are messaging another iOS device, there isn’t a separate app or protocol to use, Apple figures it out for you.

    How long has iMessage been around for iPhone and iPad?

    iMessage debuted in iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in 2011, so it has been around for quite some time. In earlier iOS versions it may have looked differently in settings.

    For posterity sake, here are some older pictures of what iMessage and Messages app settings screens looked like when iMessages first debuted:

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    And turning on iMessage:

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    And iMessage settings for adding new contact information for yourself and additional setup:

    Right After the launch of iOS 10 update apple had made its messaging platform iMessages much more expressive with special effects. Some of the effects included are Bubbles, Animations, and Handwritten note which makes it more lively and enjoyable to use.

    Start using iMessages since it is different and replaces the conventional SMS/MMS messages as they are not encrypted. Here is how you can start using the special effects in iMessages.

    How to use iMessage Special Effects

    Step 1: Add Bubble Effect in iMessages with four cool new types.

    Step 2: Make a Handwritten Note to your loved ones and with Hand-drawn doodles let out your creativity.

    Step 3: Fullscreen Effects in iMessages. Add a variety of effects such a balloons, confetti and more.

    Step 4: Respond with expressions, Tapback allows to add expressions into conversations.

    Step 5: Digital Touch lets you add Tap, heartbeat or more with animation. Even add Sketches in photos and videos.

    Step 6: Reduce Motion lets you take control of special effects and animations. Also turn off Auto-Play option.

    Start Adding Bubble Effects in iMessages

    • You can use bubble effects to animate your message bubbles with different expressions.
    • To make a more expressive message add these special effects. Type a message to anyone and touch and hold arrow on the right to enable the “bubble effect”
    • Send an “Invisible Ink” Message which lets you add an image or text that won’t be visible until the recipient touches the phone.
    • Slam- As the word says it slams your messages. Text initially shows larger with “loud” and “gentle” makes it show smaller.

    Handwritten Doodles and Notes in iMessages

    • To send personalized messages in your own handwriting or Hand-drawn doodles tap on the icon for iPad or rotate your iPhone to start adding them.
    • Doodles & Notes will animate on the messages you send to your friends or family.
    • Tapping this icon will give you a blank canvas to write or draw on. Alternatively, you can also use one of the preloaded “handwritten” notes from the bottom of the iPhone’s screen.

    Send Full-Screen iMessage Effects

    • With full-screen effects, you can animate the entire screen with cool animations like balloons, confetti, lasers, fireworks and shooting stars.
    • To enable this, Type the message, then tap & hold button and touch the screen.
    • Swipe left to see further effects and you can send these attached with the messages by again tapping on the icon.

    Above are the full effects available for use in iMessages.

    Even Expressions do Speak on iMessages

    • A simple expression tells 100s of words. Send an expression with these simple Tapback on any message to add a quick reply.
    • All you need to do is double-tap on any message even Tapback is available on group messages.

    Digital Touch

    Here is how you can send sketches, taps, or heartbeat on you iOS messages app. These are the top 6 things you can send.

    Digital Touch to users below iOS 10 will get a static image instead of an Animation. Heartbeat will be taken from Apple watch or through heartbeat sensors.

    Enable/Disable Reduce Screen Motion on iOS devices

    To turn on Reduce Motion, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and tap the slider for Reduce Motion. Few things that get affected when its ON are as follows.

    • Screen transitions and effects use the dissolve effect instead of zoom or slide effects.
    • Parallax effect will be disabled in your wallpaper, apps or any alerts.
    • Animations in apps are turned off.

    If you disabled Auto-play Message Effects you can play it manually by tapping on

    Q: I’m totally confused and hope you can help me. A buddy of mine said I can use a phone number for iMessage on my iPod touch, but I can’t figure out how to do it. I know I can use an e-mail, but I want to get my real phone number from my phone onto my iPod so I can do iMessages from there with my buddy’s iPhone instead of having to type on the stupid cell phone keypad. I tried punching my phone number into the e-mail address field, but it won’t take it. I don’t want to use my e-mail because I figure that will just confuse things when I try and text other people from my iPod.

    A: Your friend is somewhat correct in that Apple did add the ability to use phone numbers for iMessage (and FaceTime) on non-iPhone devices such as the iPod touch. The catch, however, is that you can’t actually set an arbitrary phone number on these devices—it has to be registered from an actual iPhone.

    How this actually works is that you would setup iMessage on your iPhone, which then registers your phone number automatically with Apple’s servers. This all happens in the background, and is done simply by sending a hidden SMS to Apple’s servers to verify your phone number. Once this has been verified, if you sign into iMessage with an Apple ID, your phone number will be added to that Apple ID and then become available from other devices that share the same Apple ID.

    So if you had your own iPhone, then your iPod touch could use that number for iMessage, allowing you to send and receive messages using your phone number on either device.

    Keep in mind that even if you have a phone number configured for iMessage on your iPod touch, you can still only communicate with other users who are using iMessage—you won’t be able to send actual SMS messages to non-Apple devices from your iPod touch, as these are sent out directly via the cellular radio, which of course only the iPhone actually has. Using an e-mail address instead of a phone number doesn’t specifically limit who you can communicate with. Further, even if you could get your normal cell phone number associated with your iPod touch, you would still only receive your messages on a single device—iMessages would only be sent to your iPod touch, while SMS messages would continue to go to only your cell phone.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Have you seen those funky iMessage Text Effects on iPhone and are wondering how you can send them to your friends? If you answered in an affirmative, then you are going to learn a lot of new things in this post.

    Apple added iMessage Text Effects to the stock Messages app a few years ago and they have remained part of the iPhone messaging experience since then. We will also tell you about iMessage Effects words like Pew Pew and how to use them.

    Here you will learn what are iMessage Text Effects in 2020 and what are different types of text effects. You will also find a list of effects available to iPhone and iPad users and more. So without any further ado let’s get right into it.

    These amazing effects are just part of the amazing features iMessage has to offer. Find more awesome iMessage tips and tricks here.

    What Are iMessage Text Effects?

    iMessage Text Effects are special effects that you can use when sending a message from your iPhone or iPad. They enable users to send more expressive messages in a funky and cool way. When you send a message with these effects they trigger animations on receiver’s device when they read the messages. There are two types of iMessage Text Effects that includes Bubble Effects and Screen Effects.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Bubble Effects: The Bubble Effects apply to the message bubbles. They change the way message bubbles look and appear on receiver’s device. You can use Bubble Effects to send a hidden message, subtle message or a screaming message.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Screen Effects: Screen Effects appear on the whole screen. These are arguably cooler than the Bubble Effects as they cover receiving user’s whole screen and are accompanied by sound and Taptic feedbacks.

    Using iMessage Text Effects On iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

    Using iMessage effects on an iOS device is extremely easy. To do so follow theses steps.

    1. Launch the Messages app and open the conversation thread.
    2. Type your message in the text field and then instead of tapping on the send button, tap and hold on Send button.
    3. Now you will be able to select a Bubble Effect for your message. From the selection bar tap on the effect you want to use and then tap on the arrow button.
    4. You can also send Screen Effects with your message. To do so, tap on ‘Screen’ tab from the top and swipe left to go through various iMessage Screen Effects.
    5. Once you have found the effect you are looking for tap on the arrow button to send the message with this effect.

    iMessage Text Effects List

    The Messages app offers a bunch of effects that users can take advantage of when sending their messages. By using these effects users can make their messages more noticeable and bring life to their conversations.

    As we have told you earlier there are two types of effects called Bubble Effects and Screen Effects. Each of these effects offer multiple options for users to choose from.

    All in all there are total 13 effects that are available to iMessage users.

    Bubble Effects List

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • Invisible Ink
    • Gentle
    • Loud
    • Slam

    Screen Effects List

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • Echo
    • Spotlight
    • Balloons
    • Confetti
    • Love
    • Lasers
    • Fireworks
    • Shooting Star
    • Celebration

    iMessage Text Effects Words

    While you use the steps given in second section of this article to send your desired iMessage effect, you can also use iMessage Trigger Words. These iMessage Words will automatically trigger a screen effect when received by your friend.

    For example, if you are sending birthday wish to your friend, you can simply type Happy Birthday. When your friend receives this message his or her iPhone will automatically trigger the appropriate effect, in this case the balloons effect.

    Here are some iMessage Effects Words that you can use.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Happy Birthday: Triggers Balloons Screen Effect

    Congratulations: Triggers Confetti Screen Effect

    Pew Pew: Triggers Lasers Screen Effect

    Happy New Years: Triggers Fireworks Screen Effect

    Happy Chinese New Years: Triggers Red Explosion

    Selamat: Triggers Confetti Screen Effect

    How To Use iMessage Text Effects On Mac

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Apple has not offered iMessage Text Effects on the Mac. So while you can receive and see iMessage text effects in action on Messages app for Mac, you cannot use the app to send them.

    However there is a workaround. We have written a detailed guide on how to use iMessage Text Effects On Mac and we recommend that you check it out. This guide will let you have iMessage Effects on Mac with the help of mySIMBL Mac extensions app.

    After downloading this app you can install the iMessageParity extension to get these effects on the Mac.

    How To Disable iMessage Text Effects

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    iMessage Text Effects provide fun way of sending and receiving messages on Apple devices. However they are not for everyone. If you don’t like using these effects and don’t want to receive them on your iOS device, then we have got you covered.

    You can use these steps to disable iMessage Text Effects on your device.

    1. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch open the Settings app.
    2. Go to Accessibility >Motion.
    3. From the Motion screen turn on the toggle for Auto-Play Messages Effects.

    Fix iMessage Text Effects Not Working

    If you are experiencing the issue where iMessage Text Effects are not working on your device and you are looking for a fix, then try these suggestions.

    • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Motion and make sure Reduce Motion is turned off.
    • Go to Settings > Accessibility > Motion and make sure Auto-Play Message Effects is turned off.
    • Go go Settings > General > Software Update and make sure you are running latest version of iOS or iPadOS on your device.

    There you go folks, these are the iMessage Effects that you can use on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. They are great to spice up your conversations and bring a new life to them.

    If you liked these iPhone tips, then make sure you let us know in the comments below.

    Q: I have an iPhone with my own Apple ID and my eight-year-old daughter has an iPod touch with her own Apple ID. Am I able to set iMessage syncing so I get my messages AND all of her messages sent to my iPhone, without having any of MY messages sent to her iPod touch? Would I just add her Apple ID and password on my iPhone? Will I then get messages for both accounts? And would she still only get her messages like normal, but would NOT be get any of my messages? How would I set that up on my iPhone so all the texting with my contacts will be sent from my iPhone, but will still be able to view and monitor all her iPod touch messages?

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    A: Each iOS device can only normally use a single Apple ID for iMessage, so unfortunately you won’t be able to monitor or share iMessage history unless you’re also both sharing the same Apple ID on both of your devices.

    That said, however, you can assign multiple e-mail addresses to a single Apple ID and one or more of those e-mail addresses can be assigned to each device.

    So in the scenario that you’re describing, the solution would be to setup iMessage on your daughter’s iPod touch to use your Apple ID, but only configure it for her e-mail address. You could then configure both your own iMessage e-mail address and her e-mail address on your iPhone to receive messages sent to both.

    On your iPhone, you would also use the Caller ID setting to ensure that any new iMessages you send from your device originate from your own e-mail address. Note, however, that this will only affect new conversations—replies in existing iMessage conversations will come from the address that was originally used for the conversation.

    It’s also important to note that if your daughter already has an Apple ID setup with her own e-mail address, you will not be able to add that e-mail address to your own Apple ID, as a given e-mail address can only be associated with a single Apple ID at a time. To get around this, you can either change her Apple ID to use a different e-mail address, or set her up with a new e-mail address specifically for use with iMessage.

    Keep in mind that the Apple ID used by iMessage does not have to be the same as the Apple ID used by other services on an iOS device, so your daughter can still continue to use her own Apple ID for things like Game Center, FaceTime, iCloud and the iTunes Store if it’s more appropriate than sharing your Apple ID for any of those features.

    There is also one important caveat to the above: As easily as you can monitor your daughter’s iMessage conversations, she could also potentially add your e-mail address to her iPod touch to also receive any iMessages that come in addressed to you. She would have to specifically do this by typing in your e-mail address in her iMessage settings, but it’s worth mentioning that it is certainly possible for her to do this and there is no additional security on your account or on the iOS side that would prevent this.

    Here’s how to start using Digital Touch feature in iOS 10 Messages app for your iMessages on a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.

    You will have probably already realized by now that Apple’s new Messages app in iOS 10 is an absolute beast, containing a ton of exciting new features. One of those unique additions is something that Apple Watch owners will likely be familiar with, known as Digital Touch.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    This new feature in iOS allows animated messages to be sent containing heartbeats, kisses, scribbles, and even annotated photos and videos. Simply put, Apple has gone above and beyond with the Messages app bringing a truly unique feature to the iMessage experience.

    If you’re having trouble getting up to speed with all that these new features have to offer, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to optimally use new Digital Touch feature in iOS 10. Of course, if you haven’t update to iOS 10 yet, but frequently find yourself sending and receiving iMessages, you definitely need this in your life. So without further ado, let’s take a closer look at all that Digital Touch has to offer.

    Note: Digital Touch feature only works on iOS devices running iOS 10 (or later) or an Apple Watch running watchOS 2/3 (or later). However the messages sent can be viewed on older versions of the firmware.

    Using Digital Touch to send animated drawings/scribbles

    Step 1: Launch the new iOS 10 Messages app and jump directly into a new or existing conversation.

    Step 2: Tap in the text field that has the iMessage placeholder text. There will now be a gray arrow to the left side of the text field. Tap this to reveal additional options.

    Step 3: The middle of the new three options is how we access the new Digital Touch feature. It’s represented by an icon that appears to be a ‘heart with two fingers’ on it. Tap this icon to enter into the Digital Touch feature.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Step 4: As with a lot of functionality within the iOS 10 Messages app, the new Digital Touch canvas will appear in place of the standard keyboard when active. The middle of the new canvas can be drawn and scribbled on to produce drawings that can then be sent as animation within a message.

    Step 5: The color of the annotation can be changed by tapping the colored circle on the left-hand side of the canvas, and then tapping on the necessary color. You can also expand the Digital Touch window into fullscreen view by tapping the upwards facing arrow on the bottom right hand side.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Step 6: When you are happy with the drawing or scribble, simply tap on the blue upwards facing arrow on the right-hand side to attach it to a message.

    Using Digital Touch to send pre-defined gesture messages:

    Step 1: When inside of the Digital Touch experience, Apple has bundled in several different gestures that instantly add a different effect to the canvas to be sent as messages.

    Step 2: The following gestures can be used directly on the canvas:

    • Press with one finger sends a fireball.
    • Tap once with one finger to send circular taps in the selected colors.
    • Tap with two fingers to send a kiss.
    • Tap and hold with two fingers to send a heartbeat.
    • Tap and hold with two fingers, and then drag down to send heartbreak.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Using Digital Touch to annotate photographs and videos:

    Step 1: In a similar fashion to above, you’ll need to launch the iOS 10 Messages app and follow the above steps through to get into the Digital Touch canvas.

    Step 2: On the left side of the canvas there is a circular icon with a video camera icon within it. Tap on that icon to invoke a full-screen experience that places a camera view finder in the main display.

    Step 3: The bottom of this new interface contains a familiar looking red circle icon to capture video, and a white icon to the left to capture a still image. There’s also an icon to instantly flip between using the rear and forward-facing camera. Capture a video or a still image.

    Step 4: Just like above, when the image is now shown, it’s possible to directly interact with the image on the canvas to draw and annotate over the top of it. Colors can be switched at the top of the interface before adding it to a message to send. Alternatively, users can simply sketch away on the canvas, and then take a photo or start a video recording, which will result in the sketch or annotation being overlaid onto whatever is recorded or captured from the viewfinder. Similarly, you can use the Digital Touch gestures in combination with this feature as well.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    The above information may be a lot to actually take in initially, but the staggering thing is that Digital Touch is actually only a very small part of what the new iOS 10 Messages app is capable of.

    To find out what else is Messages app in iOS 10 capable of, check out:

    You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the Web.

    Cell phones have made it easier to get phone numbers and contact information from friends quickly and easily. And, if you’re anything like me, cell phones have made it unnecessary to remember any phone numbers because all you need to do to call someone is click on their name. But when you’re trying to share a person’s contact information with someone else, it’s a whole other situation. You have to look at the numbers, address, etc., remember it, and type it into a message. This tip will help make sending a contact card much easier and faster with iMessage or SMS texting.

    How To Share A Contact Card From An iPhone Using iMessage

    With your iPhone, you can send a contact card through either iMessage or SMS, which means the recipient can be another iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac user or any other kind of smartphone user.

    1. Launch the Phone app from the Home screenHow to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    2. Tap on the Contacts tabHow to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    3. Search through your contacts to find the one you want to share and tap on their name
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the contact and tap the Share Contact buttonHow to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    5. Select the Message option
    6. The contact card will automatically be inserted into a blank messageHow to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    7. Select the recipient you want to send the contact to in the To fieldHow to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    8. Tap send.

    How To Share A Contact Card From An iPad Or iPod Touch Using iMessage

    Using an iPad or iPod touch to share a contact means that you can only share with another iMessage user.

    1. Launch the Phone app from your iPad or iPod touch Home screen
    2. Tap on the Contacts tab
    3. Find the contact you want to share and tap their name
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the contact and tap the Share Contact button
    5. Select the Message option — the iPad or iPod touch will automatically insert the contact into a blank message
    6. Select the recipient you want to send the contact to in the To field
    7. iOS will verify that the recipient is using iMessage
    8. If they are, their name will show up blue and you can tap the Send button

    Learn how to add and remove people in group text messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • You can add someone to a group iMessage as long as there are three or more people in the group and everyone is using an Apple device like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. To remove someone, you need four or more people in the group and everyone needs to be using an Apple device.
    • You can’t add or remove people in group SMS/MMS messages and you can’t add or remove someone if they’re using a non-Apple device. Learn the difference between iMessages and SMS/MMS messages.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to add someone to a group iMessage

    1. Tap the group iMessage that you want to add someone to.
    2. Tap the group icons at the top of the thread.
    3. Tap the info button How to text on an ipod touch using imessage, scroll down, then tap Add Contact How to text on an ipod touch using imessage.
    4. Type the contact that you want to add, then tap Done.

    If you want to add someone to a group text message — but they’re using a non-Apple device — you need to create a new group SMS/MMS message because they can’t be added to a group iMessage. You can’t add someone to a messages conversation that you’re already having with just one other person.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to remove someone from a group iMessage

    1. Tap the group iMessage that has the contact you want to remove.
    2. Tap the group icons at the top of the thread.
    3. Tap the info button How to text on an ipod touch using imessage, then swipe left over the name of the person you want to remove.
    4. Tap Remove, then tap Done.

    You can only remove someone if the group has four or more people, and everyone is using an Apple device, like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

    Want to remove yourself from a group text message? Learn how to mute the notifications from a group text or leave the conversation in the Messages app.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Related Manuals / Resources

    You can customize most widgets so they display the information you want. For example, you can edit a…

    Tap My Card at the top of your contacts list, then tap Edit. Contacts suggests addresses and phone…

    Some apps offer shortcuts for things you do frequently, so you can ask Siri to do them for…

    How To Add Someone To A Group Text On Imessage. Select the group text message to which you want to add someone. Choose a contact and tap “ done.”.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessageiPhone X Can’t add or delete a contact from a group text iOS 11/ 12 from shudhtech.blogspot.com

    You’ll see that person’s full name and profile photo in a popup; Select the conversation you want to add an individual to and tap to open it. To name a group text message on iphone:

    Tap on the details icon (looks like i in a circle), which. Adding people on the imessage group chat.

    To remove someone, you need four or more people in the group and everyone needs to be using an apple device. In the upper right corner, click on the i icon.

    Here, type the name of the person you want to mention as it appears in your contacts. As you add contacts, their names appear in blue or green.

    At the bottom of the group list, you’ll see add contact. Type a message to send a group text on iphone.

    Tap the add contact button. How to add someone to a group text on an iphone in ios 11.

    There are even more you can do with imessage group chat on the iphone. Tap the pencil icon to compose a new message.

    Or tap the add ( +) icon and find them in your contacts list. You can’t add someone to a messages conversation that you’re already having with just one.

    Touch the add contact button. Or tap the add ( +) icon and find them in your contacts list.

    Choose the person you want to be added to the group chat. Choose the “ info ” option.

    Start up the messages app by tapping messages on your home screen. Choose a contact and tap “ done.”.

    Tap on the cluster of icons at the top of the imessage group. You can’t add someone to a messages conversation that you’re already having with just one.

    How to add someone to a group text on an iphone in ios 11. Choose the “ info ” option.

    Tap on the group’s name at the top of the screen. Make sure the added contact is on imessage, otherwise the person won’t be added to the group.

    Here, type the name of the person you want to mention as it appears in your contacts. Doesn’t work in many cases.

    Tap the group message that has the contact you want to remove. Tap the group conversation you want to add someone to.

    In the upper right corner, click on the i icon. Tap on the cluster of icons at the top of the imessage group.

    Type the contact that you want to add, then tap done. Doesn’t work in many cases.

    (you can tell because it doesn’t have a facetime option next to. Now tap on a contact to add that user that you want to the group message.

    Tap , then tap add contact. In this video we will see how to fix can’t i add someone to a group text on iphone, why can’t i add someone to a group text on iphone, i don’t see add conta.

    In this case, one of the people that was in the group chat doesn’t have an iphone. Touch the add contact button.

    Table of Contents

    Select The Group Text Message To Which You Want To Add Someone.

    Once your messaging app opens, you’ll see a list of your conversations. Or tap the add ( +) icon and find them in your contacts list. Touch the add contact button.

    In This Tutorial We Will Learn How To Add A Person On Group Text Messages On Iphone.

    Create a new message in the messages app by opening it and typing it in. You cannot add people to a group message if one or more of the people does not have an iphone. To remove any of the contacts from an imessage group, simply.

    At The Bottom Of The Group List, You’ll See Add Contact.

    How to add someone to a group text on an iphone in ios 11. Tap the group name on the top. From any existing group message, you can tap the “details” button in the upper right corner.

    Select The Group Message To Which You Would Like To Add A New Contact.

    Tap inside of the text field at the bottom of your message. Tap the “ add contact ” option from the next screen. To get started, open the “messages” app and navigate to a group conversation.

    Tap Send When You’ve Finished Typing Your Message.

    Tap the gray arrow icon to the right of the contacts, then swipe left over the name of the person you want to remove. Tap the ‘ i’ that appears on the right to open the list of group members. Type a message to send a group text on iphone.

    Apple today announced iMessage, a new messaging service for iOS 5 users called. The service promises unlimited SMS-esque messaging between iOS users on iPod touch devices, iPhones and iPads. iMessages can be text, photos, videos, locations or include contact data.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    If it sounds like BBM, RIM’s BlackBerry Messaging service, that’s because, well, it sounds a lot like BBM actually — and increases device lock-in as well. Users of iPads and iPod touch devices will get built-in text and picture messaging, unlimited and free, which is nice for parents who don’t want to splurge on an iPhone for little Timmy, but still want him to be able to keep in touch with friends.

    For iPhone users, iMessage will be built in to the standard text message window, so using it should be pretty seamless. Other features include group messaging, delivery and read receipts, typing notification and secure encryption. Of course, keeping with the sync via iCloud theme, users will be able to start a conversation on one device and finish it on another. No word yet if iMessage will be included in iChat for OS X Lion as well, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes an appearance there as well.

    Top Rated Comments

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    One of teh best money saving features

    Several of my friends have iPhones or iPads, if I can text them using messaging this instead of SMS it can save me some hard earned cash from ATT 😀

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Currently, a FAIL!

    Why didn’t they just make iMessage the goto messaging app for everything iOS/OSX. just like they did re: video with FaceTime. Those who still use iChat can carry-on doing so.

    As a non-iChat user it would’ve been excellent getting all msgs that way. with an option to freeze related iOS or OSX device notifications if I happen to be using both devices at the same time and don’t want to hear and see duplicate notifications.

    Sometimes Apple really surprise me as to their oversights. What they should really do? Offer even PC-users free @me.com email addresses and let them FaceTime and iMessage with all us iOS-users, via free software. What will that do? Encourage them MASSIVELY to buy an iOS device so that their messaging needs are met nice and tidily, at the desktop or when out and about.

    I really don’t think that having FaceTime and iMessage available on a non-Apple desktop device will reduce sales of Apple’s mobile devices, for obvious reasons. Likewise those who buy a Mac buy one for many reasons – FaceTime and iMessage on Windows systems certainly won’t stop them from buying a Mac.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    AT&T charges $10 for 1,000 text messages. They also charge $10 per gigabyte of data over 3G if you go over your plan. That gigabyte is equivalent to about 100,000 texts weighing in at 10kb each.

    Still worried about overages, or are you just naysaying the future and afraid of change? 🙂

    Actually, text messages are much, much smaller. As an example, your message as quoted above is roughly 320 bytes (if counting the BBCodes), twice the maximum allowed for SMS.

    1000 “text” messages (SMS, 160 characters max) for 10$ = 0.01$ per message
    6 250 000 “data” messages (one gigabyte diveded by 160 characters messages) for 10$ = 0.0000016$ per message

    Via SMS: 1 cent equals one message.
    Via data: 1 cent equals 6250 messages.

    Tech tips and notes with a bit of commentary. OS X and iOS mostly.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    iMessage use on an AT&T iPhone without a SIM card (iPod Touch mode)

    iMessage is a very intriguing product. It’s available as part of iOS 5 for iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone 3Gs, 4 or 4S.

    On non-phone iOS devices iMessage provides non-SMS (iMessage) texting services to other iMessage users over either WiFi or, if supported, 3G services. That’s like WhatsApp.app, but WhatsApp only works on a iPhone with an active voice service!

    On iPhones iMessage has two modes.

    In standard mode it supports SMS/MMS messaging as well as iMessage texting. iMessaging is the default when it’s supported by the receiving device; you can see what will be used before you compose a message.

    In an optional mode you can disable SMS/MMS messaging and go purely iMessage. You may want to do this, for example, if you choose not to pay for AT&T’s extortionary “unlimited” plans. You will still receive SMS messages (20 cents each, including spam text), but at least you won’t send any. (You can tell AT&T to turn off all but ‘administrative texting’ if you want to avoid spam SMS and spam SMS fees.)

    In a world where SMS fees exceed AT&T’s mandatory minimal $15/month 200MB/mo data plans, iMessage is subversive [1]. For our family, discontinuing our $30 month texting plan and using a combination of iMessage, Facebook Messenger and Google Voice/Text more than pays for my son’s data plan and old 3GS.

    Siri is nice (more on that in Gordon’s Notes, soon), but iMessage is the biggest thing in iOS 5. I would love to know what AT&T thinks of it, and whether those thoughts are printable in a family blog.

    Alas, not everything is quite perfect in iMessage and iOS 5.01. Apple’s Discussion groups have many complaints about “waiting for activation”. For example:

    . To update on my iPhone-off contract, even though it says iMessage is waiting for activation, I can still iMessage my friend in Australia (and I am in the USA) So I don’t know how it’s working, but it’s working great! Also, another one of my USA friends has an iPod touch with iMessage. It is working flawlessly..

    We had no trouble at all with 3 iPhones with functional SIMs. In an SIM-free iPhone 4 in use as an iPod Touch, however, we got stuck at “waiting for activation”.

    The first time I used the device I think it sent messages, despite the notice. The next day, however, it could not send. I tried various tricks to no avail, including:

    • reboot phone
    • remove and restore my son’s iCloud credentials and account.
    • play with location and time zone settings
    • create a contact card in iCloud with his migrated iCloud ID (@me.com) and specify that in iMessage

    Nothing worked. A day later, however, his phone could again send and receive messages — despite showing “waiting for activation”.

    I don’t know how long it will keep working. Apple doesn’t truly support use of a SIM-less iPhone as an iPod Touch, which further reduces the (suprisingly) low value of a used iPhone. I’m somewhat optimistic, however, that the current flaky behavior is a bug or a reflection of overloaded systems. I’ll update this post as I learn more.

    [1] If Apple integrates it with iChat on OS X, and provides a Windows 7 client . hmm.

    By SK 0 comments Last updated July 29, 2013

    You may send and receive text messages (SMS and MMS) and iMessages using the Messages app included with iOS. You can also forward messages to your other friends. Here is how:

    Steps

    1. Launch the Messages app on your iOS device, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

    2. Select the message you’d like to forward.

    3. Tap the Edit button.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    4. Select the messages you want to forward.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    5. Tap the Forward button to forward.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    6. A new message will appear.

    7. Enter the contact info and tap send and the messages will be forwarded to the contact you entered.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Related:

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the original editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.

    Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.

    In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.

    • Forums
    • iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
    • iOS and iPadOS
    • Older iOS Versions
    • iOS 5 and earlier

    Brianws71

    macrumors newbie
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #1
  • How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    jwingfie

    macrumors 6502a
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #2
  • Why would you rather send it as a text message?

    If the end user has iOS 5 it will be sent as an iMessage unless you turn it off in the settings. No other way that I know of.

    Can you even send a text message to an iPad?

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    bushido

    Suspended
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #3
  • How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    CrAkD

    macrumors 68040
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #4
  • Brianws71

    macrumors newbie
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #5
  • How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    bjb.butler

    macrumors 6502a
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #6
  • Why would you rather send it as a text message?

    Can you even send a text message to an iPad?

    Not sure if serous..

    There are endless reasons why he wouldn’t want to send an imessage. What if his friend share his iPod with a relative/spouse/etc?
    Obviously he wouldn’t want someone else reading the messages intended for his friend. He wants to be able to choose whether to send as an iMessage or a text depending on the situation.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    CrAkD

    macrumors 68040
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #7
  • How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    jwingfie

    macrumors 6502a
    • Oct 13, 2011
  • #8
  • Not sure if serous..

    There are endless reasons why he wouldn’t want to send an imessage. What if his friend share his iPod with a relative/spouse/etc?
    Obviously he wouldn’t want someone else reading the messages intended for his friend. He wants to be able to choose whether to send as an iMessage or a text depending on the situation.

    What do you mean not sure if serious?

    My girlfriend has an android and an iPod touch. When I want to text her phone, I send it to her phone number. If I want to message her Touch, I send it to her email.

    If you are chatting with friends with iMessage and realizing that the Internet is losing your patience, you will want to immediately switch to a text message and send it. Fortunately, iOS features, though slightly hidden, can still send text messages instead of iMessage with just a few simple steps.

    • How to send iMessage messages for free on iPhone, iPad
    • How to increase security for iMessage iPhone / iPad messages

    If you are chatting with friends with iMessage and realizing that the Internet is losing your patience, you will want to immediately switch to a text message and send it. Fortunately, iOS features, although slightly hidden, you can still send text messages instead of iMessage with just a few simple steps.

    iMessage is the first choice of users when they need to send free messages on iDevice. However, there are times when you will want to send text messages instead of iMessage. For example, when the Internet connection is too poor to send a message or when you want the recipient to immediately read the message when they are offline.

    iOS provides the option to transfer iMessage not yet sent into SMS. So, if you notice the message iMessage has not been sent to friends, you can optionally send it as SMS without having to retype the message. Let TipsMake.com show you how to do it

    How to send text messages instead of iMessage messages on iPhone

    Note: If your friend doesn’t use iDevice like an iPhone or iPad, the message will only be sent as a text message. At that point, you just need to make sure that the Send as SMS option is turned on.

    While accessing Settings / Settings > Messages / Messages > then turn on the switch next to Send as SMS / Send as SMS .

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    If your iPhone is connected to the Internet and they work well, your messages will automatically be sent as iMessage to friends using iDevice. Therefore, only in case your phone does not have an Internet connection or Internet connection does not work, can you switch from iMessage to text message.

    However, if your Internet connection still works quite well on the device but you still want to send the message as an SMS, turn off Wi-Fi on your iPhone or Mobile Data.

    Step 1. Open the Messages application on your iOS device and open any chat.

    Step 2. Now, enter the message and press the submit button.

    Step 3. Next, touch and hold the message you just sent.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Step 4. Next, touch Send as Text Message / Send as a text message in the menu. That’s it, the message will be sent as SMS and the message will turn green.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Note: iMessage messages will be in blue and regular text messages will be in green.

    1. iMessage does not receive, send messages, this is a fix
    2. How to use iMessage on a Windows computer?
    3. How to style messages for iMessage iOS 10

    iMessage is an instant message service allowing users to send and receive text, image, audio and video messages between Apple devices. How to turn on your iMessage, how does iMessage work and how to recover deleted iMessage?

    Updated Oct 08,2016 | by Niko

    iMessage is an instant message service allowing users to send and receive text, image, audio and video messages between Apple devices. How to turn on iMessage, how does iMessage work and how to recover deleted iMessage are our major concerns now.

    What is An iMessage – iMessage Definition

    Developed and introduced by Apple with its iOS 5 in 2011, iMessage is an instant message service allowing users to send and receive text, image, audio and video messages between iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac all those Apple devices.

    Basically, iMessage offers general message experience. Through Wi-Fi or cellular data, you can use iMessage to send and receive unlimited messages totally for free. Besides, Apple iMessage provides a high-level security for users’ privacy.

    How to Turn on iMessage

    Only for Apple device users, iMessage is not available to non-Apple devices. Then how to turn on iMessage? Here, we will show you how to turn on your iMessage on iPhone and Mac respectively. It would be quite easy to set up iMessage with the following step-by-step guide.

    1. how to turn on iMessage on iPhone

    To turn on iMessage on iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > turn on iMessage. In addition to your phone number, you can also use your Apple ID for sending and receiving iMessage.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    2. How to turn on your iMessage on Mac

    Go to Messages > Preferences > Accounts, and choose your iMessage account. You can turn on your Apple ID, phone number or both of them to send and receive iMessage on Mac.

    How Does iMessage Work

    How does iMessage work, or is there anything different between iMessage and general text message? iMessage can be sent by using Wi-Fi network or cellular data connection, and it is only available to Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac. Clearly, if you send messages to a person who has Apple ID and uses Apple device, the system will recognize it automatically and send all the messages through iMessage.

    If you are not sure whether your messages are sent through general text message or iMessage, here is a visual indication that can help you figure it out. If you are sending iMessage, then your dialog box is blue, otherwise, it will be green.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    We also provide you with some useful tips to help you solve iMessage not delivered or iMessage failing to send issue. If you confront the problem of iMessage not delivered, you may need to check your network settings, sign out and sign in your Apple ID, reset your iPhone or check for iOS update.

    How to Recover Deleted iMessages

    Sometimes, you may delete your iMessages accidentally or you just want to recover the deleted old messages . How to recover deleted iMessages? Is it possible? Yes, by making use of iTunes or iCloud backup or third-party iOS data recovery software can recover deleted iMessages easily.

    If you make iTunes backup regularly or turn on iCloud automatic backup, then it is extremely easy and convenient for you to recover deleted iMessages from your iTunes or iCloud backup.

    What if you do not make iTunes or iCloud backup? Phone Saver is one of the most advanced iPhone/iPad data & file recovery tools that you can take advantages of. It allows you to recover lost or deleted iMessage and other files like photos, videos, contacts and etc. from your devices directly, even without backup.

    Other Related Readings for Reference

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessageRelated Readings for Reference

    We explain how to use IMessage: how to use it on iPhone, being Apple’s messaging application, which is used by users.

    It is Apple’s instant messaging platform that allows users to send messages and files of different types to other iPhone users through an internet connection.

    Synchronization and integration across different devices through iCloud help make using iMessage convenient and easy for all users. With an Apple ID and Apple device, you can start using this app and enjoy the benefits that this instant messaging service has.

    Over the years, like cell phones and smartphones, texting has become more and more common.

    In fact, it can be said that messages through different channels are the preferred means of communication for the community.

    iMessage is an instant messaging service, in which you can send text messages, photos, videos, emojis, GIFs, contacts, locations, and more to other Apple users.

    All this is done through various forms of Internet access (WiFi, mobile data, etc.) which means that you will not have to use the text messages (SMS, MMS) that are sometimes part of cell phone plans.

    With iMessage, you may not have to pay for unlimited text messages (they will only be needed to send text messages to people who are not Apple users ).

    Sure, this requires data, but keep in mind that texting doesn’t take up a lot of MB.

    One of the best features of iMessage is syncing between devices. You can use your Apple ID to sign in to iMessage through your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. All the devices you are signed in to will receive your iMessages.

    The recent (relatively) integration of iCloud and iMessage makes syncing even better. Before, when a new device was synced, all the previous messages were not displayed on the new device. Now with messages saved to iCloud, your new devices can access iMessage history, so you won’t feel like you’re missing information when checking your iMessages on a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

    The only thing you’ll need to set up your iMessage is an Apple ID (which most people create during the initial setup of their device). If you are using iOS5 or higher, you may have been invited to activate this service while doing the initial configuration. In case you need additional guidance, you might want to take a look at the following steps:

    Go to Settings and select Messages (this applies to iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices.

    You may be asked to enter your Apple ID or create one if you haven’t already.

    Slide the iMessage option to On.

    If you only need it on your iPhone, it will not take up more settings. But if you want people to be able to send messages to your Apple ID and not just your phone number, or if the device you have is an iPod or iPad, go to ‘Send and Receive’ or ‘Receive on’ (depending on the version of operating system you are running) and enter your Apple ID and any additional addresses where you would like to be contacted.

    You can also activate other services such as SMS messaging or group messaging (depending on the version of your operating system) and the option to display a subject field or character count in your conversations.

    You can also choose whether to enable Read Receipts, which means that whoever you are sending a message to will be able to see when you have read their last message.

    You can also select if you want to enable or disable the “Seen” message in your conversations, which means that the other person will know or not when you have read their last message.

    iMessage is a native Apple service and therefore easy to configure.

    Allows you to switch between service by Apple ID and phone number.

    Since iMessage is tied to Apple ID and not your SIM, you can use it on your travels with relative ease.

    Allows you to see when another user with iMessage is writing a message.

    iMessage is built into the iPhone texting app and is turned on by default, making it easy for even the less tech-savvy to use.

    On the other hand, if what you are looking for is a free and easy way to keep in touch with users of all platforms, there are other messaging applications available from which you can choose.

    WhatsApp is probably the most popular, similar to iMessage in that it uses your phone’s WiFi or data connection to send and receive messages and is compatible with iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia devices.

    Did you read: iMessage: How to use it on iPhone,

    Can you text Non iPhone users with iMessage?

    You can’t. iMessage is from Apple and it only works between Apple Devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac. If you use the Messages app to send a message to a non-apple device, it will be send as a SMS instead. If you cannot send a SMS, you can also use a third-party messenger like FB Messenger or WhatsApp.

    What happens if I send an iMessage to an Android phone?

    iMessage is Apple’s own instant messaging service that sends messages over the Internet, using your data. … iMessages only work between iPhones (and other Apple devices such as iPads). If you are using an iPhone and you send a message to a friend on Android, it will be sent as a SMS message and will be green.

    How can I send a text message to an Android phone from Macbook?

    To create a secure connection between your Android smartphone and your Mac:

    1. On your Mac, head over to Messages for Web. This website contains a QR code.
    2. Grab your Android smartphone and launch the Messages app.
    3. Tap the three-dotted icon in the upper-right corner.
    4. Select ‘Messages for web. ‘

    Why can’t I send texts to non iPhone users?

    The reason you’re not able to send to non-iPhone users is that they don’t use iMessage. It sounds like your regular (or SMS) text messaging isn’t working, and all your messages are going out as iMessages to other iPhones. When you try to send a message to another phone that doesn’t use iMessage, it won’t go through.

    Why wont my iPhone receive texts from androids?

    If your iPhone is not receiving texts from android phones, it could be due to a faulty messaging app. And this can be addressed by modifying your Messages app’s SMS/MMS settings. Head to Settings > Messages, and to it that SMS, MMS, iMessage, and Group messaging are enabled.

    How do I send iMessage instead of SMS?

    Send messages as texts only when iMessage is unavailable

    1. Go to Settings > Messages.
    2. Toggle Send as SMS switch to on.

    Can you text an Android with an iPhone?

    Yes, you can send iMessages from an iPhone to an Android (and vice versa) using SMS, which is simply the formal name for text messaging. Android phones can receive SMS text messages from any other phone or device on the market.

    How can I make my Android look like iPhone messages?

    How to Make Your Android Phone’s Messages Look Like an iPhone

    1. Choose the SMS application you would prefer to use. …
    2. Install the application from the Google Play store. …
    3. Disable notifications in the settings of Android’s default Messaging app.

    Why can’t I send Messages to Android from Mac?

    On your iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Add a check to both your phone number and email address. Then go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding and enable the device or devices that you want to forward messages to. Look for a code on the Mac, iPad, or iPod touch that you enabled.

    How do I link my text messages to my Mac?

    Click Messages in the menu bar. Click Preferences. Click the iMessage tab. Click the checkbox next to Enable Messages in iCloud so all of your messages, SMS and iCloud, will sync to and from your Mac.

    How do I link my phone Messages to my Mac?

    Choose Messages > Preferences, click iMessage, then select any of the following options:

    1. Store your messages in iCloud: Select “Enable Messages in iCloud.” See Use Messages in iCloud.
    2. You can be reached for messages at: Select the email addresses or phone numbers that other people can use to send you messages.

    Find out how to use Auto-Correction, predictive text and text replacement, so you can type with fewer taps.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Use Auto-Correction

    Auto-Correction uses your keyboard dictionary to spellcheck words while you’re typing, correcting misspelt words for you automatically. To use it, just type in a text field.

    To make sure this setting is turned on, follow these steps:

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Tap General > Keyboard.
    3. Turn on Auto-Correction. By default, Auto-Correction is turned on.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Use predictive text

    With predictive text, you can write and complete entire sentences with just a few taps.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    While typing, you’ll see choices for words and phrases you’re likely to type next, based on your past conversations, writing style and even websites you’ve visited in Safari.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    To turn predictive text off or on, touch and hold the smile emoji or the globe icon . Tap Keyboard Settings, then turn on Predictive. Or go to Settings > General > Keyboard, and turn Predictive on or off.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Set up text replacement

    With text replacement, you can use shortcuts to replace longer phrases. When you enter the shortcut in a text field, the phrase will replace it automatically. For example, you could type “GM” and “Good morning” would replace it automatically.

    To manage text replacement, tap Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

    • To add a text replacement, tap the Add button , then enter your phrase and shortcut. When you’ve finished, tap Save.
    • To remove a text replacement, tap Edit, tap the Remove button then tap Delete. To save your changes, tap Done.

    Families can share an Apple ID and route messages to specific devices

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • Wichita Technical Institute
    • Tweet
    • Share
    • Email
    • Tweet
    • Share
    • Email

    What to Know

    • Control where iMessages appear by going to Settings >Messages >Send & Receive. Uncheck phone numbers and email addresses.
    • Add a new iMessage email by logging in to Apple ID and selecting Edit. Go to Reachable At and select Add More.
    • Remove or add phone numbers to FaceTime in the same way, but go to Settings >FaceTime instead of Messages.

    iMessage lets you send and receive messages on all your iOS devices, but if family members share an Apple ID, this default feature can lead to confusion and privacy issues. This article explains how to stop iMessages from appearing on all devices connected to an Apple ID. These instructions apply to devices with iOS 8 and later.

    Control Where iMessages Appear

    Multiple people can share the same Apple ID and still route iMessages to specific devices.

    Navigate to your iPhone or iPad’s Settings.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Tap Messages (on the iPad’s left-side menu; scroll down to find Messages in your iPhone’s Settings).

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Tap Send & Receive.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    This screen lists the phone numbers and email addresses associated with the Apple ID. Uncheck any phone numbers or email addresses that should no longer receive or send iMessages that are associated with your Apple ID.

    Choose to send and receive only to an email address and remove your actual phone number completely, if you prefer.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Select at least one phone number or email address to receive iMessages to and reply from. If you don’t want to use iMessage at all, turn off the feature in the previous screen by tapping the switch next to iMessage.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    If you opt to use two addresses, such as your phone number and your email address, choose which one to use by default via the Start New Conversations From setting. This setting will show up only if you choose to send messages from two sources.

    How to Add a New Email Address for iMessage

    Add a new email address for iMessage only via Apple’s website. It’s not possible to do this from your iPhone or iPad.

    Go to the Apple ID Account page using your web browser and log in to your Apple ID.

    To the right of the Account section, select the Edit button.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Scroll down to the Reachable At section of the account settings and choose the Add More option.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Type in the email address you want to use and click Continue.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Apple will immediately prompt you for a code sent to the email address on file. Check your email for the message and enter the code into the boxes to proceed.

    What About FaceTime Calls?

    FaceTime works similarly to iMessage. Calls are routed to a phone number or an email address associated with the account; these addresses are turned on by default. If multiple users share an Apple ID, everyone’s FaceTime calls may be sent to all devices on the account.

    Disable this the same way you disabled iMessage, but instead of going into Messages in Settings, tap on FaceTime. Under You can be reached by FaceTime at, uncheck any email address or phone number whose FaceTime calls you don’t want to receive.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Apple advises using a separate Apple ID for each person in a family and connecting them using the Family Sharing feature. But many people still opt to share an Apple ID among family members.

    To get iMessage functionality on Android, use a third-party app called weMessage on your Android and Mac. Download weMessage on the Mac and set up the program. Download the weMessage app on your Android and configure the app. weMessage on the Mac will route messages through the iMessage network to your Android.

    To sync iMessage to a Mac, open your iPhone and go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. On the Mac, launch Messages and select Preferences from the Messages menu. Select iMessage, confirm your Apple ID, and check all the boxes in the You can be reached for messages at: section that are checked on your iPhone.

    On your iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and ensure iMessage is enabled. In the Contacts app, create a contact with your name if you haven’t already. Optionally, create a contact for yourself under a different name. To text yourself, create a new iMessage and enter your name as the contact.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Do you want to use a different Apple ID or email address for sending and receiving messages over iMessage? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on an iPhone and iPad, and all you need is a minute or two of your time.

    Apple’s iMessage service is extremely popular among Apple users, as it offers a free and convenient way to text other iPhone, iPad, and Mac owners. By default, iMessage uses the Apple ID that’s linked to your iOS or iPadOS device. Contacts who don’t have your number will be able to send texts to this Apple ID email address. However, if you would like to, you can use a completely different Apple account for use with iMessage without affecting other account data that’s linked to your device.

    The majority of users should not make this change and just keep iMessage setup the way it is by default, but nonetheless if you’re interested in doing so, you can change Apple ID for iMessage on both the iPhone and iPad.

    How to Change Apple ID for iMessage on iPhone & iPad

    Switching to a different Apple account for iMessage is actually a lot easier than you may think. Simply follow the steps below to get started.

      Head over to “Settings” from the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Messages” to change the settings for iMessage.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    Here, tap on “Send & Receive” as shown in the screenshot below to proceed to the next step.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    Now, you’ll see the phone number and email address that’s used for sending and receiving texts over iMessage. Tap on your Apple ID at the bottom to access more options.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    You’ll find the option to sign out of your iMessage account. Tap on “Sign Out” to continue.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    You’ll now notice that you’re using just your phone number for iMessage. Tap on “Use your Apple ID for iMessage” as shown here.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    Now, you’ll be given the option to sign in with the Apple ID that’s linked to your device. To use a different account, tap on “Use Other Apple ID”.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage
    Now, enter the email address and password details for your alternate Apple ID and tap on “Sign In”.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    There you go. You’ve successfully managed to log in to iMessage with a different Apple account.

    From now on, you can keep your actual Apple ID private while you use a different account just for iMessage. In the same menu, you can change the send & receive addresses for iMessage. You can set this up in a way that you stop using your phone number for new iMessage conversations and keep your details private.

    There’s one downside to this procedure, however: when you use a different Apple account for iMessage, you won’t be able to use iCloud with iMessage, since the iCloud email address is the one that’s linked to your device. As a result, your iMessage conversations won’t be synced across all your other Apple devices.

    Remember, you can also delete an iCloud account from an iPhone or iPad and simply sign in to an entirely different Apple ID if you’d like to as well, but doing so obviously impacts all other iCloud and Apple ID syncing that uses the same Apple ID.

    It’s best to always just use the same Apple ID for all of your own, this allows for reliable syncing, data backups, and easier use of devices.

    Did you set iMessage to use a different address? Did you set this up due to privacy concerns? If not, what’s your reason for using a different Apple ID for iMessage? Do share your valuable thoughts and experience in the comments section down below.

    Benj Edwards is an Associate Editor for How-To Geek. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired. In 2005, he created Vintage Computing and Gaming, a blog devoted to tech history. He also created The Culture of Tech podcast and regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast. Read more.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    The Messages app on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac utilizes a special instant messaging service called iMessage, which is different from the SMS texting service supported by cell carriers. Here’s a look at what’s special about iMessage.

    The Origins of iMessage

    Apple introduced iMessage in 2011 with iOS 5 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iMessage came to Macs in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in 2012 when the Messages app replaced iChat.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Prior to the arrival of iMessage, Apple iPhone owners used SMS to send text messages to each other. At the time, many US mobile phone plans charged per text message (or put limits on the number you could send). In 2011, CBS reported that texting fees had generated $20 billion for mobile carriers.

    Among other benefits that we’ll outline below, iMessage was initially big news because it allowed iPhone owners to text other iPhone owners for free. And it could do this because, unlike SMS, iMessage works through the internet instead of through the global mobile phone network. That means you can use iMessage on devices that only have Wi-Fi connections, such as some iPads and Macs. iMessage doesn’t even require a cell phone—just an Apple ID account and an Apple device.

    Notable Features of iMessage

    Apple’s iMessage service includes numerous benefits that are as attractive today for Apple device owners as they were in 2011. Here’s a handful of notable ones:

    • Free messaging between Apple devices, including iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.
    • Support for sending larger photos and videos than MMS, with no extra fees other than those related to cellular data rates.
    • End-to-end encryption that protects the contents of your messages from interception by others, including Apple. In contrast, regular SMS messages are stored for a time by cell carriers without encryption.
    • The ability to send many types of messages, including text, videos, reactions, images, documents, contacts, stickers, and location data.
    • Seeing when other people are typing a response (a bubble with a “…” ellipses in it) and receiving a confirmation when your message is read (which can be disabled.)
    • Support for iMessage apps and extensions.

    iMessage has some limitations, too. The biggest one is that it’s an Apple-only service, so owners of devices that run Windows or Android can’t use iMessage on those platforms.

    What’s the Difference Between Messages and iMessage?

    Even with everything we’ve covered above, it may be confusing to figure out the difference between Apple Messages (an app) and iMessage (a service). So here’s a very brief guide.

    The main difference is that “iMessage” is Apple’s name for its proprietary messaging service. It’s a communication protocol that works behind the scenes to help you communicate. In contrast, “Messages” is the name for the chat app included with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and Apple Watch. Messages (the app) can use either iMessage or SMS (on the iPhone) as a way to communicate with other people.

    How Do I Use iMessage?

    If you’d like to use iMessage, all you need is an Apple ID and an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, or Apple Watch. Using iMessage happens automatically in the Messages app. When you enter a contact you’d like to chat with, Messages will automatically detect if the person you’re messaging is using an Apple device, which means they can use iMessage as well.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessageApple

    You can tell you’re using iMessage if the chat bubbles are blue. If you see green chat bubbles, the person isn’t using an Apple device, so the text conversation will fall back to the legacy SMS standard. Have fun, and happy chatting!

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    If you travel or do business internationally, you know how costly roaming charges are. Unless your mobile carrier is T-mobile (limited to 2G data speed), you need an additional service plan for international texting. AT&T international texting costs $10 a month, as does Sprint, but don’t worry; you can text free in Italy, Germany, the Philipines, or almost any other country you can think of with iMessages. With iMessage, you can text from anywhere for free, as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection and the person you’re messaging also has an iPhone or Mac. If you want to be able to internationally text friends without iPhones for free, you’ll need a free texting app. Let’s get started learning how to avoid monstrous phone bills by sending free iMessages, or using a free text app!

    The drawback of iMessage is that the person you’re texting must also have an iPhone, iPad, iPod, or a Mac. If that’s a deal breaker, I highly recommend using a messaging app like WhatsApp (free for your first year and only a dollar per year thereafter.)

    * This post is part of iPhone Life‘s Tip of the Day newsletter. Sign Up. *

    Some other great choices for international texting include WeChat, Viber Messenger, and KakaoTalk. If you have friends, relatives, or business associates in the country where you’ll be traveling, ask them if they have recommendations for favorite free chat apps that work well in their location. You may find a new favorite app!

    To text internationally via iMessage, first turn off your Cellular Data.

    Next, check that your iMessage app is enabled.

    • Open Settings.
    • Scroll down and tap on Messages.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • Toggle iMessage on.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • Return to Settings.
    • Tap on Wi-Fi.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • Check that Wi-Fi is on and connected.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Now you’re ready to use iMessage from anywhere in the world!

    Usinf Free Texting App

    What if the person you want to contact doesn’t have an iPhone though? No worries:

    • Navigate to the App Store.
    • Search for WhatsApp or another free messaging app and install it. (the steps that follow are for WhatsApp, but the set up will be similar in most other free texting apps.)

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    • After installation, open the app. It will ask permission to access contacts, tap Allow.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Enter your phone number. The app will confirm your number, tap Yes.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    The app will send you a text message with a six-digit verification code. Once you’ve received the text message, find the number and enter it.
    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    You’ll be prompted to set up your profile. You can add a photo and enter your name, or tap Use Your Facebook Info. The app will ask permission to access the information, tap Allow. Then select Done.

    by Jenefey Aaron Updated on 2021-08-23 / Update for iPhone Tips

    Why iPhone sending text instead of iMessage to one contact? There might be a glitch in iMessage due to some reasons. We will explain all the aspects of why your iPhone is sending a simple text to particular contacts. Let’s talk about them below.

    Part 1: Why Is My iPhone Sending Text Instead of iMessage to One Contact?

    If you don’t know about iMessage yet, it is a feature inside the Messages app on your Apple devices. Your iPhone, iPad and Mac can provide you iMessages services. It comes with many fun tools like sending media, voice notes, fun stickers, and texts to your contacts.

    Your iPhone sending a text message to a contact in place of an iMessage could happen for multiple reasons. Here are some:

    1. Blue Chat Bubble:

    If you cannot tell the difference between an iMessage and simple text, you can always check the color of your chat bubble. If the chat bubble is green, then iMessage is working; meanwhile, if the chat bubble is blue, a simple text is sent to the recipient.

    2. iMessage Server Down:

    It happens rarely, but the iMessage server can go down at times too. There can be an issue with your iMessage account or settings that can lead to this problem.

    3. Poor Internet Connection:

    If you or the receiver’s iPhone has an unstable data connection, or if the data connection is disabled, then your iMessage will not be sent. Instead, a traditional SMS will go to the receiver.

    4. The receiver might be a non-iPhone user:

    If the recipient you have been sending the iMessage to is using an Android phone, your iMessage will be sent as a simple text. You can ask the receiving party if they have an Android phone. iMessage can only be sent to devices that support iOS.

    5. iMessage is disabled on their iPhone:

    If the other iOS device you have been your iMessage has disabled their iMessage service, they will not receive it. They will receive a simple text, and your iPhone will also notify you about it.

    5. Your iMessage is disabled:

    Sometimes your iMessage service is disabled by yourself, and you might not even notice it. If your iMessages are off, your iPhone will only send simple text messages to all contacts.Therefore, you can go to the iPhone settings, check for the iMessage service, and turn it on.

    Part 2: How to Send Text Messages Instead of iMessage to One Contact?

    Now that you cannot send iMessages, you might be wondering how to send text instead of iMessage to one contact or more. Well, this is not an issue since you can easily activate text messaging on your iPhone. However, iMessage does not charge you standard SMS charges, but simple texting would charge your account.

    Initially, your iPhone will try to send the text message as an iMessage. It will only send the SMS when iMessage is disabled or out of order.

    Here is how you can send text messages to one or more contacts on your iPhone.

    • Step 1: Open your iPhone and go to the Settings App.
    • Step 2: Scroll down and navigate the “Messages” options in the settings.

    Step 3: Enter the Messages option and scroll down to “Send as SMS.” Ensure that it is turned on.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

  • Step 4: Since there is no facility to send SMS instead of iMessage specifically, you can turn the iMessage service off till your chat is going.
  • Step 5: You can also turn your data connection off. When you send an iMessage in a turned-off data connection, it automatically converts it to an SMS within seconds.
  • Part 3: Some Frequently Asked Questions about iMessage

    Q1. Why won’t my iPhone send iMessages to certain contacts?

    iPhone is not sending iMessages to specific contacts due to the internet disability of your iPhone or the one receiving the iMessage.

    Q2. Why is my iMessage not working with only one person?

    The reason your iMessage is not working with only one person is dependent on that person. They might have turned off their iMessage service or the internet, or they might have switched to a non-iOS device.

    Q3. Why does an iMessage change to a text message?

    There could be multiple reasons why an iMessage can change to a text message. It can be an iMessage service turned off, lousy internet, changed devices, or issues with your iMessage app.

    Part 4: How to Recover Lost iMessage/Message from iPhone Directly?

    iMessages are end-to-end encrypted, and some of those messages are precious to us. The worst thing happens when we accidentally delete them. If you want to restore your lost iMessages, then you can use Tenorshare UltData – iPhone Data Recovery for that.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Get UltData on your PC or Mac and launch it. Choose “Recover Data from iOS Devices” from the options.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Connect your iPhone and trust the PC. UltData will then scan your iPhone and bring different options to the table.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Tick on “Messages & Attachment” and proceed to Scan. Once scanned, you will have lots of iMessages displayed.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Now you can preview the one you’ve accidentally deleted.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Choose the one you want to keep and click “Recover to PC,” and the iMessages will go back to your iPhone.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Conclusion

    Now you know why your iPhone is messing with your iMessages. Get rid of those issues and if somehow your important texts are deleted, then use Tenorshare UltData.

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    How to text on an ipod touch using imessage How to text on an ipod touch using imessage

    Updated on 2021-08-23 / Update for iPhone Tips