Employ Messages on your iPhone or iPad

Send texts, photos, videos, and more. Pivot your conversations. And acquire how to edit or undo letters.

Transport a message on your iPhone or iPad

Disengage a sent message on your iPhone or iPad

  1. In Messages, tap a conversation.
  2. Affect and concord the bulletin you want to unsend.
  3. Tap Undo Send
    undo icon.

The message disappears and a notification that says “You unsent a message” appears. You can disengage a bulletin for upward to 2 minutes after you transport it.

To undo messages, everyone must use iMessage with iOS sixteen, iPadOS 16.ane, macOS Ventura, or later. If yous unsend a bulletin to someone on an older version of iOS, iPad OS, or macOS, your contact might all the same come across the bulletin.

Edit a sent bulletin on your iPhone or iPad

  1. In Messages, tap on a conversation.
  2. Impact and concur the message you lot desire to edit.
  3. Tap Edit
    edit icon.
  4. Make your edits, then tap the checkmark to finalize the message or the X to revert to the original message.

If yous make edits, the word “Edited” appears under the message. Yous can edit a message up to 5 times inside 15 minutes after y’all transport information technology. After y’all edit a message, anyone tin tap the discussion “Edited” to meet the edit history.

To edit messages, everyone must use iMessage with iOS 16, iPadOS 16.one,
macOS Ventura, or later on. If y’all edit a message to someone on an older version of iOS, iPadOS, or macOS, the updated version will appear as a second message.

Answer 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, y’all might need to swipe left over the notification and tap View.*
  2. Type your bulletin.
  3. Tap the Send push buttonsend message button.

If you have an iPhone X or after, or an iPad with Face up ID, and can’t reply to a message from the Lock Screen, become to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, and turn on Reply with Message. If you take 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 near devices that support iOS 13 and afterwards, or iPadOS.

iPhone showing how to pin a message.

Pin important conversations

iPhone showing how to change your name or photo in Messages.

Change your name and photo

  1. In Messages, tap Edit or the More push
    .
  2. Tap Edit Name and Photo
    Tap Edit Name and Photo.
  3. Edit your proper noun. Or tap the prototype circle to choose an prototype, photograph, emoji, or Memoji.
  4. Tap Done.

Your proper name and photograph tin exist shared with anyone using iMessage, but you lot’ll be asked to confirm that y’all want to share with someone when sending or replying to a new message. You tin also turn sharing on and off. Just consummate steps ane-2, and turn Name and Photograph Sharing on or off.

iPhone showing how to turn on Hide Alerts by swiping left over a message.

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

When Hibernate Alerts is on, the Alerts button

appears next to the chat. This stops notifications only for that conversation, non your device. You’ll still receive all other letters and see notifications for them on your Lock Screen.

Find attachments from a conversation

  1. Open the message.
  2. Tap the name of the contact at the top of the message. If you’re using iOS 14 or earlier, or iPadOS, tap the Info button
    .
  3. Y’all’ll see Photos and Links. Touch and concord an image or attachment to show options like Salvage, Copy, Share, and Delete.

iPhone showing how to send and share your location in Messages.

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