iPhone Texting Tips
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iPhone Texting Tips
by Merlin Dean
LET'S GET STARTED
From the main screen, tap the green "Messages" icon, (a small white
balloon-shaped dialogue symbol inside).
Edit - Tap this box, and a series of red 'delete' circles appear, next to each
name or number that you would like to delete.
First tap the red circle, then a red delete box appears to ask for your final
Write New Text - in the upper right corner, you will see a symbol / icon of a little
square paper with a pencil on it. Tap that and it will bring up the keyboard in traditional mode.
Turn the iPhone sideways in your hands, and you will see the keyboard get twice as wide with the
landscape mode. Turn the iPhone back, and keyboard gets thin again.
New Message - (After the word 'To') is where you put either the phone number or the name
of the person you are sending a text to.
+ = Group Texting; Tap the little blue + sign, and you can send the same text to an entire
Group! Wow Mom! Hi Dad!
Send - Next to the Camera icon, you see a window, then the blue Send button.
Camera icon - Tap this and the Genius of Apple becomes evident.
Take Photo or Video - Tap this to take a new picture or video - it automatically goes into Camera Mode
Choose Existing - Use this to send a photo / video of something you already shot.
This brings up your entire media library. Choose the photo / video you want to send, and tap it.
Cancel or Choose - Tap blue 'Choose' box to place photo into text window, ready for your added
Your chosen Photo / Video should now show up in your text window.
(For a step-by-step demo, see the Copy & Paste video on
Tap anywhere in the window area, and the keyboard is there for any added comments you write for your
It is highly recommended you get Unlimited Texting in your plan, otherwise sending
files this big will eat up small plans and cost you $.
Merlin Dean is the host of Smartphone Nirvana.com
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