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Apple iPhone 6

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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. Remember, you need to activate your Apple ID.

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Press Settings.

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Press Messages.

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

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

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

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Press Send & Receive.

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

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

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

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Press Messages to go back to the settings.

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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.

4. Activate or deactivate SMS alternative

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

5. Add e-mail address

Press Send & Receive.
If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.
Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
Press Add Another Email....
Key in the required e-mail address and press return.
Press Messages to go back to the settings.

6. Return to the Home screen

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