Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

Apple’s Messages app for iOS and macOS generally works well, but when it doesn’t, figuring out what’s wrong and how to fix it can take some doing. Here are a few of the most common solutions we’ve come across for problems with sending and receiving messages. Help Android-switcher friends turn off iMessage Do you [...]

By |2019-02-07T17:52:01+00:00February 8th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Troubles with Messages? Read On for Ten Possible Solutions

What’s the Deal with Apple’s New Messages in iCloud Feature?

When Apple first announced macOS 10.13 High Sierra and iOS 11, one of the promised features was Messages in iCloud, a way of syncing your conversations in Messages via your iCloud account. Despite the fact that Messages already tries to sync its conversations between your devices, this feature proved difficult for Apple to deliver, [...]

By |2018-07-07T11:46:20+00:00July 20th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on What’s the Deal with Apple’s New Messages in iCloud Feature?

Solving the Mystery of Missing Messages Notifications

A client got in touch recently with a maddening problem. When he received texts on his iPhone, Messages displayed notifications for messages from everyone…except his wife! Needless to say, this was a problem. Since notifications appeared correctly for other people, it wasn’t related to overall settings. It turned out that he—or someone else, or [...]

By |2018-04-02T22:55:33+00:00April 10th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Solving the Mystery of Missing Messages Notifications

Reply Quickly to Messages on Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

Want a faster way to reply to a conversation in Messages? If you see a Messages notification on the Lock screen of your iPhone 6s or later, press and hold on it to expand it into an interactive box where you can reply without unlocking your iPhone or navigating into the Messages app. It’s [...]

By |2017-08-03T15:12:06+00:00August 22nd, 2017|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Reply Quickly to Messages on Your iPhone’s Lock Screen