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How to Set Up iMessage on an iPhone

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: March 24, 2022
How to Set Up iMessage on an iPhone

The arrival of the iOS 5 operating system has marked a before and after on all Apply electronic devices. Although it's been iCloud and its vision of a storage compartment that's overshadowed the launching of this. One of the most striking developments of the arrival of iOS 5, is the fact that Apple has dared to publish their own instant messaging app, like BlackBerry. If you don't already know how to enable and configure iMessage on an iPhone, at OneHowTo.com we'll show you step by step how to do it.

You'll need:

  • An iPhone
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Steps to follow:


To activate iMessage go to "Settings" on your iPhone and tap on "Messages" to activate it.

How to Set Up iMessage on an iPhone - Step 1

The electronic device will ask for the default administrator password. Write it down and carefully read what it says you may be charged for activation.


To set iMessage on your iPhone, go to the bottom of the screen, and tap "Receive At".

How to Set Up iMessage on an iPhone - Step 3

Fill in the blank form with your personal data if it's not complete.


Disable the "Send as SMS" option to avoid unpleasant surprises on future phone bills. By checking this box, you'll send all of your messages using SMS when sending a message, when iMessage isn't available, so watch out!

How to Set Up iMessage on an iPhone - Step 5

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  • Keep in mind that the configuration for iPod is somewhat different. When you contact another person, you'll be using their Apple ID, and not their phone number.
  • Remember that it's free only when the person you want to contact also has iOS 5 iMessage enabled and then the
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