Asked to name a couple of text message settings, most iPhone X/iPhone 10 users would be taken by surprise. Sure, they know, just like everyone knows, that as Apple users, they are privileged enough to use both the standard, paid SMS service and the free iMessage service. And they do it mostly on auto-pilot, without bothering too much to look into all the other details like the send/read receipts, the group messaging, the contact block options and so on.
But still, all these are waiting to be discovered and once you do it, you might even feel sorry for ignoring them through all this time. That is why we suggest you take a few minutes and go through this article, with the iPhone in your hand, and the Messages app launched. It can be a great opportunity to learn interesting things and you should take it. After that, it’s up to you if you want to use it!
Top iPhone X/iPhone 10 text message settings
- iMessage is, by far, the most popular texting option among the Apple users out there. As suggested, it is a free service and it can run on all the Apple devices out there. With Cellular Data or just a Wi-Fi connection, it is convenient to use and it will, most likely, make you forget the SMS service.
- MMS Messaging is for whenever you want to send photos, voice sequences and anything else that is not text, as a part of a text message. You can do it and it won’t be a plain text message, but an MMS. As long as your provider supports it (check at Settings, General, Cellular, and Cellular Data Network), you can enjoy it anytime you want.
- Group Messaging is a way to communicate with more than two persons, at the same time, within the same conversation thread. It works with SMS/MMS users and iMessage users, if you don’t have a group formed of iMessage users alone!
- Send & Receive is a function that allows you to set multiple addresses for getting your e-mails. You can simply access the Send & Receive tab and hit the Add Another Email option in there. Type your new address and you can start using it.
- Send/Read Receipts is a feature that tells you when the recipient got and read your text message. The time stamp associated with a message the moment it has been opened will serve as a very interesting indicator on whether your messages are delivered and read or just delivered and… ignored.
- Send as SMS probably won’t be your first option, but if the iMessage happens to have some problems or you don’t have an internet connection, you can use the SMS with confidence. As long as you don’t forget that it might add up some costs, consider it!
- Character Count is a simple feature that you might want to try out just for fun. It does precisely what the name implies, counting the number of characters you typed in that message. And it displays the value next to the Text Entry field.
- Show Subject Field is another minor but interesting detail, where you can personalize the content of your message by giving it a suggestive title. If you enjoy setting up subjects for your emails, you’ll probably enjoy doing the same with your text messages. And now you know that you really have this option.
- Blocked is a serious feature because you can use it when someone annoys you the most. If you don’t want to be bothered by a phone number, add that contact to the blocked contacts’ list and you’re done. There won’t be any way for the blocked contacts to text or call you, with voice calls or FaceTime calls!
If you have followed our advice and went through this simple tutorial with the messages app at hand, you probably convinced yourself about these features. Still want to know something in particular about the iPhone X/iPhone 10text message settings? Go ahead and ask us!