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Setting up my mobile phone for iMessaging

Want to select settings for iMessages? It's easy, but remember you need to activate your Apple ID before using this function.

Step 1 of 11

Find "Messages"

Tap Settings.

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Find "Messages"

Tap Messages.

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Turn on iMessages

Tap the indicator next to "iMessage" until the function is turned on.

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Turn read reply on or off

If you turn on read reply, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.

Tap the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to turn the function on or off.

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Turn SMS alternative on or off

If you turn on Send as SMS, iMessages will be sent as regular SMSes if the service is unavailable.

Tap the indicator next to "Send as SMS" to turn the function on or off.

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Add email address

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to. Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one on www.apple.com

Tap Send & Receive.

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Add email address

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to. Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one on www.apple.com

If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:

Tap Use your Apple ID for iMessage.

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Add email address

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to. Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one on www.apple.com

Follow the instructions on the display to log on.

Tap Add Another Email....

Step 9 of 11

Add email address

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to. Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one on www.apple.com

Key in the required email address and tap return.

Step 10 of 11

Add email address

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to. Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one on www.apple.com

Tap Messages to go back to the settings.

Step 11 of 11

Return to the home screen

Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

Swipe right for the next step

Tap anywhere to dismiss

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