iMessage is an Instant Messaging application developed by apple for its devices. iMessage for Windows handles both the standard SMS service and Instant messaging service that works by using the mobile data plan or wifi. It is one of the simplest application available for messaging and is a popular device with more than a billion plus installs. You can use the iMessage app on iPhone, iPad,iPod and Mac simultaneously.
The instant messaging service in iMessage app sends images, files or videos to iOS devices and Mac using mobile internet or wifi that have an activated iMessage app. iMessage does not have options to call directly from the app like other instant messaging services but you can use Facetime app which also comes by default with the Apple devices.
Here are some basic things you should know to take care of before using iMessage app.
Turning iMessage on or off:
To turn iMessage on or off follow these steps. First, go to settings and then to messages and then you can turn it on or off by toggling the button next to iMessage. If you are not using iMessage app or not working properly then you can use SMS service which comes by default.
Alternative to iMessage if it is not functioning properly:
To use SMS/MMS on youriPhone, you should have a text messaging plan. Users can also set up their other Apple devices to send and receiveSMS and MMS messages. Ifwifi is not available or not in range then the iMessage app uses the mobile data to send and receive the messages.
To enter a new contact:
Toenter a mobile number or email id of the person to whom you need to send the message follow these. You can add the contact by pressing the + button which is at the top right corner and then choose a contact to send a message.You can include or add photos, videos, audio and also include emojis in your messages.
Forwarding a message:
For forwarding a message you have to open the iMessage app and then you have to select the message out all the conversations you have. Then you choose the conversation and once you see the message you need to forward then long press on the selected textwhich gives you the option to copy. After copying the message that you need then open a new contact to whom you need to send. Now again long press on the text area then you can see an option to paste.Then click on send button and the message will be forwarded successfully to the contact.
These are some basic commands every iMessage user should know to use the instant messaging app.
iMessage being a popular messaging app Apple releases regular updates which may sometimes not work correctly or changes the presetting which would be awful. So users should backup their data regularly to your PC or iCloud by which you can restore your setting and messages again.