By | August 4, 2018

If you are using WhatsApp but looking for an alternative, plus you have an iPhone or iPad then no need to go anywhere. You have a great inbuilt instant messaging service which you might don’t tried before. We are talking about iMessage. Well, you have seen it obviously but never used it. If so then here we will tell you how to activate and setup iMessage for iPhone and iPad. Read the tutorial and experience a new messaging service.

Difference Between an iMessage and SMS

Before moving further most of you want to know the difference between an iMessage and normal text message or SMS. If this is your first concern then without jumping to the main tutorial keep reading and find out the reason.

Text messages or SMS are sent via cellular data provider like Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and more, but iMessages are sent through Apple’s servers. It saves your data if you are using Wi-Fi.

When you send iMessages over your data then it will count towards your monthly data plan but in case you are using Wi-Fi or unlimited data plan then you don’t need to worry about the limits.

You can send iMessages from your Mac computer and iPad.

Normal SMS might be boring where iMessage has color and some texture that take your texting one step ahead.

To send messages using iMessage it is necessary that the other person should have iPhone otherwise you are not able to use it.

How to Activate and Setup iMessage for iPhone and iPad

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Messages
  • Toggle on iMessage

How to Activate and Setup iMessage for iPhone and iPadHow to Activate and Setup iMessage for iPhone and iPad

Note: if you are going to use iMessage then it is better to check that your iPhone is using Wi-Fi as it will let you use the iMessage without any worries. Here’s how to make sure Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Wi-Fi
  • Toggle on Wi-Fi and check off the connection.

How to Activate and Setup iMessage for iPhone and iPad

Now you are ready to send iMessages to your friends on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Your message is successfully sent if it has blue in color.

How to Turn Off Read Receipts

Hope you have known this concept from WhatsApp. iMessage has something same functionality. If it is turned on, then the other person can know when you saw his or her message. Some people love this feature as they come to know that the respective person is willing to text or not. However for some people, the same is irritating, and if you are one of them, then you can easily turn off read receipts. Here how it’s done:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Messages
  • Find Send Read Receipts. Toggle it off.

How to Activate and Setup iMessage for iPhone and iPad

Hope you like the tutorial if you have any question in your mind then feel free to tell us in the below comment section.

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