You can interpret all the new features in Messages app as Apple finally letting its hair down and having some fun or just as a way to pander to a younger audience. Either way, Apple has added many many new features inside this simple messaging app.
The most common response that comes after someone mentions Facebook Messenger is, “I hate it.” or “Why do I need a separate app just for messages?” While those may be valid statements, none of them mention they fact that there might be messages in your inbox that you may have never seen. Check out the few steps below to ensure that you find any hidden messages that may be waiting for you in the Facebook Messenger app.
Messages on iOS can be used for both SMS as well as iMessage communication with other Apple devices. With every iteration of iOS, Apple has been improving the Messages app and adding great new features to it. However, there are still some essential features that are missing and this is where jailbreak tweaks come in to fill the gap.
Text messaging has become one of the most reliable and commonplace forms of communication. With the ability to send emojis, voice messages, videos, and photos, texting is sometimes the best way to communicate with my friends and family. Given the fact that you can so easily send images and videos via text, we sometimes forget that those items take up space on our devices. Luckily those images can be removed from our devices without deleting the conversation they were in.
Earlier in the week, we discovered that something as simple as a text could crash the iPhone.
Apple has published a temporary workaround on how to fix the issue and has promised a software update to fix it permanently. But we still get questions about why a text message with Arabic/Unicode crashes the iPhone.
The iPhone bug that causes Messages to crash and forces a reboot when a certain string of text is received also breaks Twitter and Snapchat, it has been found. If the same message is received by one of these apps and notifications are enabled, it has exactly the same affect.
Apple provides workaround to fix Messages app crashing issue due to text with Unicode/Arabic characters
We first broke the news earlier in the week that a bug in iOS could cause the Messages app to crash and the iPhone to reboot/respring after you get a text with a string of Unicode/Arabic characters.
If you’re not chatting with your friends or coworkers on Google Chat (gchat), you’re probably using Facebook Chat while at work. In order to use Facebook chat on your computer, you must be logged into Facebook.com, which is never really a good look if your boss walks by. However, if you are running OS X Yosemite, you can use the Messages app to have your Facebook conversations instead.
GroupMe separates individual and group conversations into different tabs in Messages [Jailbreak Tweak]
Do you wish to keep your Messages app more tidy by separating the group messages from individual conversations? If so, you should check out a new jailbreak tweak known as GroupMe by iOS developer Alexandru Laurus.
Just as the name implies, the tweak places the individual and group conversations into two different tabs to prevent the Messages app from cluttering.
We all know that texting while driving is dangerous, and in most states, illegal. But walking and texting can be pretty hazardous as well. I have had my fair share of tree limb attacks because I was busy staring at my screen while I was walking. But like most things, there are a few apps that look to prevent incidents like that.