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    Apple iPhone 7

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    Write and send iMessage

    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 set up your mobile phone for iMessaging.

    Step 1 of 26

    Press Messages.

    Step 2 of 26

    Press the new message icon.

    Step 3 of 26

    Press To and key in the first letters of the required contact.
    Matching contacts from the address book are displayed.

    If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed.
    Step 4 of 26

    Press the required contact.

    If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed.
    Apple iPhone 7 (iOS10)
    Step 5 of 26

    Select one of the following options:
    - Send iMessage using keypad, go to 3a.
    - Send iMessage using handwriting, go to 3b.

    Step 6 of 26

    Press the text input field and write the text for your iMessage.

    See how to write text.
    Step 7 of 26

    Press arrow right.

    See how to write text.
    Step 8 of 26

    Press the sticker icon and follow the instructions on the display to add a sticker to your iMessage.

    See how to write text.
    Step 9 of 26

    Press the send icon when you've finished your iMessage.

    See how to write text.
    Step 10 of 26

    Press arrow right.

    Step 11 of 26

    Press the handwriting icon and follow the instructions on the display to write text or add other effects to your iMessage using handwriting.

    Step 12 of 26

    Press the send icon when you've finished your iMessage.

    Step 13 of 26

    Press arrow right.

    Step 14 of 26

    Press the camera icon.

    Step 15 of 26

    Press Photo Library and go to the required folder.

    Step 16 of 26

    Press the required picture or the required video clip.

    Step 17 of 26

    Press Choose.

    Step 18 of 26

    Press the send icon when you've finished your iMessage.

    Step 19 of 26

    Press the text input field and write the text for your iMessage.

    Step 20 of 26

    Hard press the send icon until the effects menu is displayed.

    Step 21 of 26

    Press Bubble and follow the instructions on the display to add a speech bubble effect to your iMessage.

    Step 22 of 26

    Press Screen and follow the instructions on the display to add a full screen effect to your iMessage.

    Step 23 of 26

    Press the send icon when you've selected the required effect for your iMessage.

    Step 24 of 26

    Press and hold the microphone icon to start the sound recording.
    Let go to stop the sound recording.

    The sent sound recording is automatically deleted after some time. If you want to save the sound recording, press Keep.
    Step 25 of 26

    Press the send icon.
    The sound recording is sent immediately.

    The sent sound recording is automatically deleted after some time. If you want to save the sound recording, press Keep.
    Step 26 of 26

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

    1. Write iMessage

    Press Messages.
    Press the new message icon.

    2. Select recipient

    Press To and key in the first letters of the required contact.
    Matching contacts from the address book are displayed.
    If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed.
    Press the required contact.
    If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed.

    3. Send iMessage

    Select one of the following options:
    - Send iMessage using keypad, go to 3a.
    - Send iMessage using handwriting, go to 3b.
    Apple iPhone 7 (iOS10)

    4. 3a - Send iMessage using keypad

    Press the text input field and write the text for your iMessage.
    See how to write text.
    Press arrow right.
    See how to write text.
    Press the sticker icon and follow the instructions on the display to add a sticker to your iMessage.
    See how to write text.
    Press the send icon when you've finished your iMessage.
    See how to write text.

    5. 3b - Send iMessage using handwriting

    Press arrow right.
    Press the handwriting icon and follow the instructions on the display to write text or add other effects to your iMessage using handwriting.
    Press the send icon when you've finished your iMessage.

    6. Send picture or video clip

    Press arrow right.
    Press the camera icon.
    Press Photo Library and go to the required folder.
    Press the required picture or the required video clip.
    Press Choose.
    Press the send icon when you've finished your iMessage.

    7. Send iMessage with effects

    Press the text input field and write the text for your iMessage.
    Hard press the send icon until the effects menu is displayed.
    Press Bubble and follow the instructions on the display to add a speech bubble effect to your iMessage.
    Press Screen and follow the instructions on the display to add a full screen effect to your iMessage.
    Press the send icon when you've selected the required effect for your iMessage.

    8. Send sound recording

    Press and hold the microphone icon to start the sound recording.
    Let go to stop the sound recording.
    The sent sound recording is automatically deleted after some time. If you want to save the sound recording, press Keep.
    Press the send icon.
    The sound recording is sent immediately.
    The sent sound recording is automatically deleted after some time. If you want to save the sound recording, press Keep.

    9. Return to the Home screen

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