Chapter 5

Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes

In This Chapter

arrow Sending and receiving SMS (text) messages

arrow Sending and receiving MMS (multimedia) messages

arrow Using the Notes app


If you’ve never used an intelligent virtual keyboard, it will probably feel awkward in the beginning. Within a few days, however, many iPhone users report that they have become not only comfortable using the virtual keyboard but also proficient virtual typists as well.

You discover all about using the virtual keyboard in Chapter 2. In this chapter, we focus on two iPhone apps that use text — namely, Messages and Notes. By the time you finish this chapter, we think you’ll feel comfortable and proficient, too.

Getting the iMessage

The Messages app lets you exchange short text messages with any cell phone that supports the SMS protocol. You can also send and receive MMS messages, which means you can exchange pictures, contacts, videos, ringtones, other audio recordings, and locations with any cell phone that supports the MMS protocol.

SMS is the acronym for the Short Message Service protocol; MMS is the acronym ...

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