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    Apple iPhone 5

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    Set up your mobile phone for iMessaging

    Your messages can be sent as either regular SMS or iMessages. iMessages can be sent to phone numbers or e-mail addresses if the recipient has a device supporting iMessages. Follow these instructions to set up your mobile phone for iMessaging.

    Step 1 of 11

    Press Settings.

    Step 2 of 11

    Press Messages.

    Step 3 of 11

    Press the indicator next to "iMessage" until the function is activated.

    Step 4 of 11

    Press the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to activate or deactivate the function.

    If you activate read reply, the sender is notified when you have read an iMessage.
    Step 5 of 11

    Press the indicator next to "Send as SMS" to activate or deactivate the function.

    If you activate Send as SMS, iMessages will be sent as regular SMS if the service is unavailable.
    Step 6 of 11

    Press Send & Receive.

    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Step 7 of 11

    If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
    Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.

    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Step 8 of 11

    Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
    Press Add Another Email....

    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Step 9 of 11

    Key in the required e-mail address and press return.

    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Step 10 of 11

    Press Messages to go back to the settings.

    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Step 11 of 11

    Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

    1. Find "Messages"

    Press Settings.
    Press Messages.

    2. Activate iMessages

    Press the indicator next to "iMessage" until the function is activated.

    3. Activate or deactivate read reply

    Press the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to activate or deactivate the function.
    If you activate read reply, the sender is notified when you have read an iMessage.

    4. Activate or deactivate SMS alternative

    Press the indicator next to "Send as SMS" to activate or deactivate the function.
    If you activate Send as SMS, iMessages will be sent as regular SMS if the service is unavailable.

    5. Add e-mail address

    Press Send & Receive.
    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
    Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.
    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
    Press Add Another Email....
    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Key in the required e-mail address and press return.
    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.
    Press Messages to go back to the settings.
    You can key in an e-mail address which others can send iMessages to.
    Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com.

    6. Return to the Home screen

    Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.