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Take Control of iOS 12 by Josh Centers

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Master Messages

Messages has grown into a potent instant messaging tool. Messages can handle SMS messages, Apple’s own iMessage messages, and voice messages. Messages lets you add visual effects to messages, and developers can create apps that integrate with Messages.

Understand Core Messages Concepts

SMS (Short Message System) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging System) are methods of sending short text messages (or, for MMS, text messages with multimedia attachments) over a cellular network. They’re fast and convenient, but SMS limits text to 160 characters, these methods work only between cellular phones (except with Apple’s Text Message Forwarding), and some phone carriers charge per message (or provide a limited number of messages per month, ...

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