We have the options to keep Messages forever. I do not recommend doing that as it does take a space on your phone, especially if you got a lot of pictures. Important Messages can be saved we have a video on how to do that but that is another topic.
iMessage is fantastic it lets you send Messages between iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and all sorts of devices. It is great! Anything that can connect to the internet can received an iMessage and there is no cost for it. So we are going to tap this, one little time - so I'll switch here (my apologies) and it's going to turn that on.
If iMessages is unavailable and you need to get that message out the door that is going to go as Send an SMS. I like that, I do not like when I think I had send someone a message and it is not working. In fact it is frustrating.
Start new conversation from which one? From your phone number or from your email address? You can choose either one. If you are using just your Email address then obviously that is what you always going to be using. The advantage of using an email address is that someone on the computer can easily access you and they do not actually need your phone number. For example, a computer - meaning a Mac.
If someone is on Mac, or an iPad, or something else like that or iPod touch and they want to message you
Having your phone number sometimes might not work for them but having your email will always work. Anyway I am going to leave this as my phone number for now because you never know why I am going to message someone and they might want to call me.
"Character Count"- don't care, does not matter. You can change this. You can turn On the Subject Field or you can turn on Character Count. I am not worried about Character Count. I say what I have to say and that's it.
"Keep Messages"- for 30 Days, for 1 Year, for forever
I am a fan, I supposed, of 30 days thing. It will delete all the messages - anything older than 30 days gets deleted. At the moment I am going to cancel this and leave it set to forever. I usually go through and manually delete all of my messages. I will show you how to delete messages a little bit later in another tutorial. Anyway, that is how your stuff says.
"Audio Messages"- you can send people Audio Messages
This is actually pretty cool. Your Audio Messages expire after 2 minutes. That means the persons listens to it and then it go away after 2 minutes. You can set this up as "Never", so that they never go away and you can just delete them when you want to. So I am going to set this up as Never because sometimes my kids might send me a really cute message and I really love those little guys. Now we have got that setup.
"Video Messages" - video messages expire after 2 minutes or again, same situation you can set it to expire as Never
Again those kids, I am going to set this to Never. I delete the things that I do not want manually and I do not have hundreds of people messaging me. The minute start hundreds of people messaging me, I am going to change my account and then I am not going to have hundreds of people messaging me so that is all good.
That is going to take us back to our Home screen and this concludes our tutorial on how to set Up iMessages for your iPhone 6
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