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Use Messages on your iPhone or iPad

Send texts, photos, videos, and more with Messages on your iPhone or iPad. Pin your conversations and set Messages to automatically delete verification codes once you use them with AutoFill.

How to send a message on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button to start a new message or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Type your message and tap the Send button.

With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later, you can also use inline replies and mentions to call attention to specific messages and people within the messages.

Inline replies and mentions

Reply from the Lock Screen

  1. From the Lock Screen, touch and hold the notification that you want to reply to. Or depending on your device, you might need to swipe left over the notification and tap View.*
  2. Type your message.
  3. Tap the Send button.

If you have an iPhone X or later, or an iPad with Face ID, and can’t reply to a message from the Lock Screen, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, and turn on Reply with Message. If you have an iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation), iPhone 8 or earlier, or an iPad, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Allow Access When Locked, and turn on Reply with Message.

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Find attachments from a conversation

  1. Open the message.
  2. Tap the name of the contact at the top of the message. If you’re using iOS 14 or earlier, or iPadOS, tap the Info button.
  3. You’ll see Photos, Links, Documents, and more. Touch and hold an image or attachment to show options like Save, Copy, Share, and Delete.

From your conversations page in iOS 16.2 and later, you can also search to find photos in Messages based on their content, like a dog, car, person, or text.

Learn more about search in Messages.

Set Messages to automatically delete verification codes in iOS 17 or later

  1. In the Settings app, tap Passwords.
  2. Tap Password Options.
  3. Turn on Clean Up Automatically.

With this setting on in iOS 17 or later, your phone automatically deletes verification codes in Messages or Mail after the code has been used with AutoFill.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Conclusion

Using Messages on your iPhone or iPad allows you to stay connected with friends and family through text, photos, videos, and more. Take advantage of the features mentioned in this article to enhance your messaging experience. For more information and updates, visit Eireview.