How to Set up and Activate iMessage on iPhone X/8/8 Plus

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Cedric Grantham Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iMessage is one of the three message forms along with SMS and MMS, which let you send and receive texts, photos, videos, voice memos, locations, and contact cards on iPhone, including the latest iPhone X/8/8 Plus. You can use the phone number and email address to send messages to other people also with Apple devices, like iPhone, iPad, and Mac. However, if you want to use iMessage successfully when you have a new iPhone device, you need to set up and activate it. Here, in this blog, we will talk about how to set up and activate iMessage on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

How to activate iMessage on iPhone X/8/8 Plus

If you want to use the Apple pay cash in iMessage or send multimedia messages in iMessage, the first step is to set up the iMessage function on iPhone X/8/8 Plus.

1. Go to "Settings" app on your new iPhone.

2. Scroll down and tap on "Messages".

3. Slide iMessage to On and wait for it to activate.

How to add email address to iMessage on iPhone X/8/8 Plus

Once iMessage is activated on your iPhone, you can send and receive texts with various effects. (iMessage effects not working? Fixed here!) If you want to add the email address to iMessage, make it with tips below.

1. Go to "Settings" app on your iPhone, scroll down and tap on Messages.

2. Tap "Send & Receive", and then tap "Add Another Email".....

3. Type in the email address you'd like in iCloud/Me/Mac, Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail account.


More Guide: How to back up iMessage on iPhone X/8/8 Plus

iMessage carries the private conversations with friends, family members, colleagues and the one you love, they are too important to be lost. Therefore, you need to keep the iMessage data safe by back them up regularly with a free iPhone data transfer tool. And EaseUS MobiMover Free, the top one 100% free iPhone data transfer master in the wold enables you to transfer iMessages, SMS and MMS from iPhone to the computer with one-click. Meanwhile, you can free up more iPhone space at the same time. Download and try MobiMover Free NOW!

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Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. When a pop-up asking you whether to trust this computer appears, click Trust to continue. Then start EaseUS MobiMover and click "Phone to PC".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Since you want to back up your iPhone messages, select "Messages" only. As you can see, you can back up other supported file types together with messages from your iPhone. The messages will be kept on Desktop by default, but it's also possible for you to custom a new path. Next, click "Transfer".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Wait for the process to complete. The backup of messages will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus, if you want to check the details, use a browser to open the HTML file.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3