How to Turn On iMessage on iPhone or iPad

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Myra Posted on Jun 20, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Using iMessage is really convenient if you want to send messages between iDevices or between iDevices and Mac. Instead of identifying contacts by phone number, iMessage needs the email address to work. That's why there is also the method about how to add email addresses to your iMessage in this article. What's more, you might want to turn on/off iMessage according to your need. The way to make it is also provided.

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How to turn on iMessage on iPhone/iPad

1. Go to "Settings" App on your device.
2. Scroll down and choose "Messages".
3. Toggle on "iMessage". If you want others who send you the message to be notified after you read the message, you can also switch on "Send Read Receipts".

How to turn on iMessage

How to add another email address to iMessage

If you have more than one email address, you might want to add them to your iMessage.

1. Open "Settings" and choose "Messages".
2. Tap on "Send & Receive".
3. Tap on "Add Another Email" to add other email address to your iMessage.

How to add an email address to iMessage

How to turn on/off message preview on your iPhone/iPad

1. Go to "Settings" App and choose "Notifications".
2. Tap on "Messages" and choose "Show Previews".
3. You can set the option as "Always", "When Unlocked" or "Off" as you like.

How to turn on/off message preview