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How To : Passcode Lock Your Photos & Messages Apps in iOS 8

I hate to break it to you, but you're probably here because you were trolled. Thanks to a Photoshopped image making rounds across Twitter, Apple fans were tricked into believing that iOS 8 allowed them to lock individual apps, accessible only through a passcode or fingerprint ...more

How To : Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone

Deleting text messages on your iPhone may seem like a pretty simple task, but it's those really simple tasks that usually end up causing headaches later on. Data can stick around, even if you asked it not to, so there's always a slight chance that embarrassing and incriminatin ...more

How To : Recover deleted text messages on an iPhone

In this video one of the ultimate iPhone hackers, Jonathan A. Zdziarsk, demonstrates how to use a forensics toolkit to recover deleted text messages on an iPhone. But wait - there's more! Not only can you access text messages, but almost any other data on an iPhone as well. We ...more

How To : Give Group Messages Custom Names in iOS 8

Waking up to hundreds of text messages in the morning usually points to one thing—group messages. Whether it's your fantasy football league, your work buddies, or just a bunch of bored friends, group messages can leave your iPhone vibrating off the hook. If the group message ...more

How To : Change iPhone message, text, or SMS tone

Sick of the default tones your iPhone or iPod Touch has for your text/SMS/message tones? Change your iPhone message tone, and get customized tones for your text message alerts. You will first need to SSH into your iPhone or iPod Touch, which you can learn how to do by going h ...more

How To : Block unwanted text messages on your Apple iPhone

If you're among the throng of Apple iPhone users to refuse to pay $5 for a monthly SMS allowance, then each text message you receive, whether you like it or not, will run you $0.20. In this how-to, Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to prevent unwanted text messages by turning off ...more

How To : 8 Great New Messages Features in iOS 11 for iPhone

Apple gave the Messages app a massive makeover with iOS 10, with a slew of options that made iMessages on the iPhone a lot more fun. While not quite as comprehensive, iOS 11 builds upon that success and makes the app more user-friendly and all-inclusive. iOS 11 brings plenty ...more

How To : Send Star Wars Emojis in Text Messages

Last year, in anticipation of the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney updated the official Star Wars app on iOS and Android which added Star Wars-themed emojis that you could use in text messages and on social media. Memorable characters such as Luke Sky ...more

How To : Recover a deleted SMS & text messages

Accidentally deleted your address book? Got some sneaking suspicions you want to clear up? Got something to hide - permanently? In this video you'll learn what hardware and software you need and how to use it to recover deleted text messages, or, conversely, how to delete data ...more

How To : Hack digital pictures to send secret messages

This video tutorial will teach you a simple hack that will allow you to hide a secret message in any digital picture. Who knew a picture could actually be worth a thousand words? Real words, embedded within! For detailed, step-by-step instructions on recreating this hack yours ...more

How To : Send GIFs with the Messages App on iOS 10

In the revamped Messages app in iOS 10, you can now send animated GIFs from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch without a third-party keyboard like Giphy or GIF Keyboard. Best of all, this is not just an iMessage-only feature. We tested it out and were able to send animated GIFs ...more

How To : Sync All Your Messages with iCloud in iOS 11.4

One major problem in previous iOS versions is that there was no way to keep messages in sync between an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac. If you deleted a message in the Mac app, it would not be deleted on your iPhone, and vice versa. Apple finally fixed this issue in iOS 11. ...more

Messages 101 : How to Name Group iMessages on Your iPhone

Group messages are great when you want to talk to multiple people at the same time. However, things can get disorderly real fast in the Messages app, especially if the same person is in multiple group conversations. That's where custom group names come in, which helps you make ...more

How To : Delete Your Message History Automatically in iOS 8

By default, messages are stored forever on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. It's not too often that you'll need to view a text from a year ago, and keeping all those images, video, and other media—and the messages themselves—can take up valuable storage space on your device. ...more

How To : Sen an anonymous text message

Want to send text messages, but don't want your recipient to know they're from you? You can use a website called AnonText.com, which lets you send anonymized text messages to any cell phone number. Use your computer, or, if you have a smartphone (like an iPhone, Droid HTC Evo) ...more

How To : Send a text message with an Android cell phone

With the Android platform on a large amount of mobile phones today, chances are you have one. Sometimes messaging on the phones can be a little confusing, but there's a simple explanation for texting your friends and family. Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team expla ...more

How To : Spot a Liar Through Text Messages

While text messaging has become one of the most frequent ways we communicate with our friends, the missing body language, tone of voice, and eye contact can make it difficult to tell when someone is being dishonest. That said, it's not impossible. There are a number of subtle ...more

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