Apple iPhone 8

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Writing and send an iMessage

You can send iMessages to phone numbers or email addresses if the recipient has a device which supports iMessage. To write and send iMessages, you need to set up your phone for iMessaging.

Press the message icon.
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Press the message icon.

Press the new message icon.
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Press the new message icon.

Press To and key in the first letters of the recipient's name.
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Press To and key in the first letters of the recipient's name.

Press the required contact.
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Press the required contact.

If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed in the text input field.
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If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed in the text input field.

Press the text input field and key in the required text.
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Press the text input field and key in the required text.

Press the send icon.
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Press the send icon.

You can also send pictures, video clips, audio files and different effects in your iMessage. Follow the instructions on the screen to send your iMessage with the required content.
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You can also send pictures, video clips, audio files and different effects in your iMessage. Follow the instructions on the screen to send your iMessage with the required content.

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.
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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.