iMessage

How to stop iMessage photos from showing in Photos app

Shared with You iPhone

Are pictures and videos you receive on iMessage appearing automatically inside your iPhone Photos app? This is because of a new feature called Shared with You introduced in iOS 15. If you do not like this, here's how to stop your iPhone from automatically saving images received on iMessage to the Photos app.

How to find out if someone blocked you on iPhone

Blocked on iMessage

Did you have an argument with your friend, girlfriend, colleague, relative, or family member, and your messages and calls are not going through to them anymore? It's possible they blocked your number. But how do you find out for sure?

There isn't a hundred percent sure shot method unless you ask the person directly via any other medium if they blocked you. But the tips below will take you closer and give you a good idea. Let's go over the ways to know if you have been blocked by a particular person.

How to send PDF, ZIP, and other files on iMessage

iPhone iMessage screen showing PDF and ZIP file being sent

When you're inside an iMessage chat, you only see the option to send photos and videos. As a result, people often ask, "how do you send a PDF through iMessage" or "can you iMessage ZIP files." To put these worries at ease, let me tell you that it's very easy to send PDFs, ZIP, and other files through iMessage. You don't need additional third-party apps or services. Here's how to send files via iMessage on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to send pictures in full quality on iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal

Same family picture in low and high quality with iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal and iPhone icons on a light background

Instant messaging apps compress photos and videos to share them rapidly using less bandwidth. Compressing the images also ensures the recipient can download and view them as soon as possible, even on slow networks.

For most cases, media compression is great. But if you ever want to send an image of a document, text, group picture for printout, or any other serious purposes, you might want to stick with the highest resolution. If you don't, the final image can be blurry, unclear, unprofessional, and with finer details lost.

To address this, here are several ways to send a picture or video clip in full, uncompressed quality on iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal from your iPhone or iPad.

Ian Beer publishes extensive write-up on FORCEDENTRY zero-click iMessage exploit used by NSO Group in Pegasus spyware

The iOS & iPadOS 14.8 update that Apple launched in mid-September was more than just a feature update. It also encompassed a fix for a considerably dangerous zero-click iMessage exploit dubbed FORCEDENTRY (CVE-2021-30860) that was being actively exploited by Israel’s NSO Group to target and surveil activists, journalists, and other high-profile occupations.

How to fix iMessage not working on iPhone and iPad

Message Failed to Send and Not Delivered How to fix it on iPhone

iMessage is one of the most popular and convenient messaging services for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. It is end-to-end encrypted, offers fun screen effects, has apps, and much more. You certainly enjoy using it on your Apple devices.

But if all of a sudden, iMessage is not working for you, messages are failing and showing red exclamation marks, and texts, photos, videos are not going through, here are the best solutions to fix this. These work for iOS 12 up to iOS 14 and iOS 15.

How to change iMessage bubble colors on iPhone or iPad

Messages App Drawer iPhone

iMessage is one of the main advantages of being part of the Apple ecosystem. The instant messaging service works across iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS, making it one of the obvious choice for Apple users. You can send messages, photos, videos, animojis, GIFs, documents, etc to anyone else using iMessage. It offers privacy with end-to-end encryption, and delivery/read receipts. However, iMessages still doesn't offer the option to customize the message bubble colors.