Install and Setup Facebook Messenger on Your iPhone 6

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Steps

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    Let's start off by pressing the lock screen button, one time, on the right hand side of the phone.
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    Single press (on lock button) takes us to the lock screen.
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    Now, we just swipe across the screen to open up our lovely iPhone 6.
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    You are now on the iPhone 6 Main screen or the Home screen. If you are not sure if you are on the Home screen, there's this little round button at the bottom, also known as the Home button - give it a single press.
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    Let's say I was over here on one of these other pages. A single press on the Home button takes me right back on the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, you are going to navigate around until you find the blue icon with a little A which looks a bit like an engineer's compass. That's the App Store.
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    What are we going to do it tap the App Store icon one time. This is going to open up the App Store.
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    It may take a moment to open up because I don't have the fastest internet connection in the world - but it is the second fastest. What we are going to do now is to look for the Facebook Messenger app. You could search through all this and get a cool app like this Star Wars thing here, but we are going to skip past that and get on to the point of this article that is the Facebook Messenger.
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    Just tap in Search. There are some trending searches - which are here and Uber being the only one I am particular with. We are not going worry about these. We are going to tap on the search bar, a great bar here. A single tap brings up the Search bar.
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    Let's search with Messenger. M, E - there's messenger on top, messenger for Facebook, Facebook messenger. I think messenger will probably do it but I'm going to tap on Facebook Messenger just to be safe.
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    Here is the Facebook Messenger with a lovely and incredible 2-start rating. That's, I guess, how people feel about Facebook Messenger. Let's go ahead and tap the Facebook icon.
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    Let's tap on the Back, one time, so I can show you that again. When you tap Facebook Messenger, you will get a list of everything that came up under that - some associated and related things and those that are not related to Facebook Messenger too.
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    We are going to tap right here where it reads Facebook Messenger. I'm going to tap that one time.
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    Tapping will take you to the actual application and let you see more about it. Now, we are on Facebook Messenger. We get the full details of the Facebook Messenger application: who made it (it's Facebook); social networking; recently updated on the April 10th. Apparently, a lot of people are not happy with the update.
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    Let's tap on "Reviews" and see what it is - quite a few 1-star ratings: "some messages that are not delivered then", "useless", "poor", "bruh, keep dropping my calls", "stupid idea". People are not happy with the latest Facebook messenger. However, I have no choice. I have to install just to show you how awesome, or not awesome, and it is.
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    What we are going to do it tap on the Install icon. You can see this cloud indicating that I already have the Facebook Messenger previously installed.
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    The little spinning circle should turn into a square. That square is going to spin slowly around and fill-up as it levels and installs. We will come right back into this as soon as Facebook is installed.
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    Look at that, the Facebook Messenger has been installed. We can on Open from here, or we can go back to Home screen and tap on the icon to open it. Since you will most likely be opening the Facebook Messenger application, on your iPhone 6, from the Home screen, I'm going to tap Open here on the iPhone store which will open the Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 6. Tap once and it will open the Facebook Messenger.
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    It is going to ask me if I want to continue as HJ Buell, "Mr. Awesome" - yes, in fact, I do. It may take some minutes to load in.
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    Now, it is going to ask me if the phone number is up-to-date. That's my phone number folks - you can call me, message me, pester me, disturb me - I will completely ignore you, though. If you ask me anything about work related, that's where our comments and question is for and you are welcome to message me there but on the phone, not so much.
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    We can text anyone on my phone. The contacts will be continuously synced with Facebook servers and that's incredible but actually, you might not want that. Me, personally, I don't care so I'm going to press OK.
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    Messenger would like to access your contacts - sure, why not.
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    My contacts are syncing with Facebook Messenger. Please turn notifications. This way, my friends and everyone else will instantly see messages instantly on my phone. Let's turn in on, why not?
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    Messenger would like to send me notifications again. Let's click OK.
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    You don't have to click OK on all of these. You can say, "No, because I don't want it because I'm not interested". The reality of the situation is if you are using Facebook and if you are chatting with people and you want to be found by other people, you should probably click OK on all of these.
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    If you are not using Facebook that much, or you have limited use, then you may not want to message everyone. In which case, you should select "No" on some of those options. In my case, I don't have a problem with everyone I know messaging me.
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    You're on Messenger - great, thanks, Facebook. Tap on OK.
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    Now you're on Facebook Messenger. Here's Cliff, Toko, Julianne - everybody's here, great! That's awesome. That finishes the installation of Facebook Messenger and then some setup.
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    You can your Recent people, you can see Groups by tapping on the Group icon. I don't have groups because I don't really chat.
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    You can see People by tapping on People icon. Here's a list of different people on my friend list.
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    You can go to Settings. Tap on Settings and you can change the settings. You could turn your notifications on or off, get notification previews, sounds, download videos, synced contacts, invite friends. There are a lot of things that you can do here which is one of the actual nice things about the Messenger. For those of you who were not aware of Messenger, it was actually not developed by Facebook. It was created by a third-party and Facebook purchased it instead of being a stand-alone application.
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    Let's give a quick press to the round button at the bottom of our phone - this is the Home button as we discussed previously. Now, we can give it another press which will take us back to our Home screen. You see, it took me back to the screen where Messenger is installed but that's my second screen.
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    That's my Home screen.
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    Swipe back and here's the Messenger.
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    I'll press this round Home button at the bottom again will take me back to my Home screen. This concludes our tutorial on how to install and setup Facebook Messenger on your iPhone 6. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you in our other videos.
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Video: Install and Setup Facebook Messenger on Your iPhone 6

Questions and Answers

I can't install messenger application on my iPhone 6?

Messenger application can't be installed on my iPhone 6

You might have not enough space. If it is not the case, then you can also soft-reset your phone. Everything will be left intact. Hold the sleep or wake button and the home button for 10 seconds to do that. If it did not help, uninstall the application and update your iOS. Then, try to soft-reset the phone again and reinstall the application.

Why don't I have an icon on the screen like a shortcut to the messenger app on my iPhone 6s. I have only to choose between alerts and banners?

iPhone 6s problem with messenger

Press the center square at the bottom of the app in the bar. You can then tap that and set up a home screen for the app.

I can't enter my user it is very difficult to me?

I can't enter my user it is very difficult to me. I have tried: To download another software

Make sure you are signed in on the Facebook app. Then try to sign on to Messenger.

I have installed messenger but can't find the icon after I updated to iOS9

How do I find the messenger icon, I had it before I updated to latest iOS. I have tried: Tried installing it again but to no avail. I think it was caused by: After I updated to latest iOS.

Check your Applications Manager/App Drawer. Go into iTunes and try to download and install again. Sync your phone with your PC and iTunes to see if, during a backup, it saved that app.

I see an icon with a cloud and a down arrow. How do I download Facebook messenger?

When I click the cloud/arrow icon it thinks for a fraction of a second and then does nothing. I have tried: Restarting my phone. I think it was caused by: I have no idea

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Can I make messenger my exclusive text app it gets confusing with some received or sent in different apps?

Android switches all text to send and receive in one app can I phone

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