Apple iPhone 5s (iOS8)

Apple iPhone 5s

iOS 9.0 iOS8
iOS7
If you don’t know your device’s software version, you can check it by selecting Settings > General > About.

How to guides

Set up your phone for iMessaging

Your text messages can be sent as either regular text messages or iMessages. iMessages can be sent to phone numbers or email addresses if the recipient has a device which supports iMessages. Remember, you need to activate your Apple ID.

Step 1 of 11

Find "Messages"

Press Settings.

Step 2 of 11

Find "Messages"

Press Messages.

Step 3 of 11

Turn on iMessages

Press the indicator next to "iMessage" until the function is turned on.

Step 4 of 11

Turn sending of read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on Send Read Receipts, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.
Step 5 of 11

Turn text message alternative on or off

Press the indicator next to "Send as SMS" to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on Send as SMS, iMessages will be sent as regular text messages if the service is unavailable.
Step 6 of 11

Add email address

Press Send & Receive.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Step 7 of 11

Add email address

If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Step 8 of 11

Add email address

Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
Press Add Another Email....

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Step 9 of 11

Add email address

Key in the required email address and press return.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Step 10 of 11

Add email address

Press Messages to go back to the settings.

You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Step 11 of 11

Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

1. Find "Messages"

Press Settings.
Press Messages.

2. Turn on iMessages

Press the indicator next to "iMessage" until the function is turned on.

3. Turn sending of read reply on or off

Press the indicator next to "Send Read Receipts" to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on Send Read Receipts, the sender is notified when you've read an iMessage.

4. Turn text message alternative on or off

Press the indicator next to "Send as SMS" to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on Send as SMS, iMessages will be sent as regular text messages if the service is unavailable.

5. Add email address

Press Send & Receive.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
If you've not yet logged on with your Apple ID:
Press Use your Apple ID for iMessage.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Follow the instructions on the display to log on.
Press Add Another Email....
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Key in the required email address and press return.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com
Press Messages to go back to the settings.
You can key in an email address which others can send iMessages to.
Remember, you need an Apple ID. If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one at www.apple.com

6. Return to the home screen

Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

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