Chapter 6

Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes


Bullet Sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages

Bullet Sending and receiving voice and video iMessages

Bullet Using the Notes app

In this chapter, we focus on two iPhone apps that rely on keyboard input or dictation: Messages and Notes. By the time you finish this chapter, we think you’ll feel comfortable and proficient typing (or dictating) messages and notes, too.

Getting the iMessage

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

Technicalstuff SMS is the acronym for the Short Message Service protocol; MMS is the acronym for the Multimedia Messaging Service protocol. Most phones sold today support one or both protocols.

In addition to the traditional SMS and MMS protocols offered by the wireless carriers, your iPhone supports the iMessage protocol as well, which uses an Apple-provided service to send and receive unlimited ...

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