Messaging (SMS/MMS): Apple iPhone 5s

Learn how to send, delete, and block SMS and MMS messages on the Apple iPhone 5s. Find out more on this page:

 

Block messages

Manage messages

Send messages

 

 

Block messages

Block messages or spam from a number

To block messages from a number, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the message thread from the contact you wish to block.
  3. Tap Contact in the top right corner.
  4. Tap the information icon (i inside a circle).
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.
  6. Tap Block this Caller.
  7. Tap Block Contact.

 

Unblock messages from a number

To unblock messages from a number you previously blocked, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Tap Blocked.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Tap the next to the number or contact you wish to unblock.
  6. Tap Unblock this Caller.

 

 

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Manage messages

Add SMS service center number

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Delete picture messages (MMS)

To delete picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap the to the right of the thread containing the message(s) you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete.
  5. Tap Done.

 

 

Delete text messages (SMS)

To delete text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap the to the right of the thread containing the message(s) you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete.
  5. Tap Done.

 

 

Save pictures received in a message (MMS)

To save a picture you received as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap on the picture in the desired picture message.
  2. Tap the up arrow icon at the bottom left hand corner.
  3. Tap Save Image.

 

 

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Send messages

Send a group text message (SMS)

To write and send text messages (SMS) to a group, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the New Message icon at the top right corner.
  3. Enter the first number or contact in the To field.
    • If in your contact list, tap to select from the list of choices.
  4. Repeat step 3 for each additional number or contact.
  5. Enter the message.
  6. Tap Send.

 

 

Send a new picture or video in a message (MMS)

To take a new picture or video and send it as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the New Message icon at the top right corner.
  3. Enter the first number or contact in the To field.
  4. Tap the Camera icon.
  5. Tap Take Photo or Video.
  6. Take the photo or video.
  7. Tap Use Photo.
  8. Tap Send.

 

 

Send a saved picture or video in a message (MMS)

To send pictures or videos you have saved on your device as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the New Message icon.
  3. Enter the first number or contact in the To field.
  4. Tap the Camera icon.
  5. Tap Choose Existing.
  6. Select the photo or video.
  7. Tap Choose.
  8. Tap Send.

 

 

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