iPhone messages can be hard to access if you get an indexing error. It can also prevent you from viewing attachments or using search features.
Fortunately, it is possible to fix this problem by following some simple tips. To start with, restart your device.
If you’re an Apple user, your iPhone probably comes with a pretty robust texting app called Messages. It’s probably one of the most used apps on your device, and it also happens to be incredibly feature-packed.
There are a lot of ways to customize your iMessage experience, and it’s worth getting familiar with them before you start using them. iMessages can be configured to send alerts for important texts, filter spam messages, or even let you send money via text. You can also set up a pinned conversation, so you won’t have to open iMessage every time you want to chat with someone.
The most basic type of text message is SMS, or “Short Messaging Service.” It’s a way to send text messages over cellular networks. These texts aren’t encrypted, so they can be read by third parties like phone companies or government agencies.
iMessages, on the other hand, use end-to-end encryption, so they’re safe from spying by government agencies or employers. They can be sent over cellular networks or Wi-Fi, and they’re available to Apple users only.
In addition to sending text messages, iMessages can also include stickers, tap-back reactions, and other perks. It’s a powerful messaging platform that’s becoming increasingly popular, especially in the United States.
While iMessages is a great way to communicate with friends and family, it can be hard to know how to best make the most of it. Some people are new to the app, and they’re unsure of what symbols mean.
For example, some iPhone users receive a tap-back reaction that says “Emphasize.” This symbol indicates the receiver was excited about the text message, and they wanted to let the other person know.
Another common expression on iMessage is “Hey!” This shows the other person that they received your message and that you were listening. It’s not as expressive as emphasizing, but it’s a good indicator that you saw the message.
You can also edit and unsend iMessages on iOS 16. This isn’t as flexible as Telegram or Viber, which allow you to make changes to text messages up to five times before they’re automatically deleted. But it’s a welcome change for typo-prone users.
The Photos app is your iPhone’s home for all the pictures and videos you take, with intelligent features that help you find and share your favorite photos. With iOS 16, Apple has added a number of new features that will make it easier to use and manage your photos on the iPhone.
When you open a photo in Photos, you can tap the “Scan” button to see if it contains a subject. If it does, a line will glow around the outline, and you’ll see “Copy” and “Share.” You can also long-press on the subject to remove it from the background.
While this may seem like an unnecessary extra feature, it’s actually quite helpful if you’re looking to quickly remove the background from a picture without going into the photo editor. It’s a great way to save space in your device, and it will also allow you to use the same image in multiple places.
As it turns out, your phone saves a lot of information about a photo in its exif data. This includes things such as its date and time, the location it was taken, the camera make and model, and even specific settings.
This metadata is extremely useful, as it can be used to match up the same location and time in other photos that you’ve taken. But it can also be a problem if you don’t want other people to know where you live or where you’ve been.
To control this information, you can turn it off in Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services. You can also edit the metadata in the Photos app.
You can also tap the ellipsis (***) menu when viewing a photo or video in the app, and you’ll see a new option called “Copy Edits.” This will allow you to copy any edits made to that file to another one of your files.
Finally, you can also change the location of a photo or video by tapping the Adjust button on a map that appears when you tap the “Info” button at the bottom of the screen. This will show the exact address of where you took that particular picture.
Apple’s Contacts app is a powerful tool for managing your iPhone’s contacts. It can sync with iCloud and Gmail, and can also manage contacts stored on your device itself. It’s also a great way to organize your contacts into lists that you can easily find and access on the go.
One of the most useful features that Apple’s Contacts app brings to your phone is its ability to search through all your contacts by name, email address or both. You can even sort your contacts by phone number, social media profiles or other details.
When you tap a contact’s name, the app will open their info card in a new window. Here, you can see more detail about the person, including their phone number and a picture. You can even call the person directly from their contact card, without having to open another app first.
If you don’t want to call the person right away, you can tap ‘Skip Contact’. This allows you to move on to the next contact in your list.
A long-press on a contact opens its quick actions sheet, where you can choose to Message, Call, Video, Mail, Pay or Share it. You can also make it a Me Card, which means that you’re adding it to your contact list but also giving it some extra privileges, such as being able to receive emergency calls or text messages.
You can also add a relationship label for a contact manually. When viewing the contact’s details, you can scroll down and tap “Add Related Name” to add a new label.
In addition, iOS 16 brings the ability to merge duplicate contacts. This is something that macOS has been able to do since at least 2005, and iOS 16 now brings it to the iPhone as well.
The All Contacts view will show a Duplicates Found message at the top, and you can select a contact to view its duplicate information or ignore it. If you’re unsure about how to proceed, you can always re-sync all the duplicates in your iCloud account.
You probably use a calendar app on your smartphone or tablet, such as Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, Apple Calendar, or one of the other big players. You may have several calendars for different purposes, such as your work and home calendars or a fitness calendar and a church calendar. Often you can color code these calendars to keep them organized and easy to find.
You can also customize the way Apple Calendar scrolls through your week view. This determines how much of the week you’ll see and which day shows first. You can set the start of the week to be Sunday, Monday, or any other day. You can also choose to have the days scroll off of the left or right side as you click on them, or you can change how much of a day flies past when you scroll in week view.
Another feature that can be useful is the ability to invite people to events. This is done by typing their name or email address into the invitations box, and Apple searches the contacts on your phone or iPad for entries that match. This is a handy tool if you want to send an invitation to someone and have them accept it before the event actually happens.
The next step is to create a new calendar that contains the event. This is a great way to make sure that the event gets created and appears in the correct calendar. You can enter a date and time for the event, as well as other details, such as who is invited, the location of the event, and the type of event (like an appointment).
When you’re creating a calendar, Apple will suggest an event for you. It will look at your history of events and adjust its suggestions based on the details you’ve given it. This means that if you’ve already had a dentist appointment on Thursday at 2 p.m., Apple will try to help you schedule another dentist appointment for the same date and time in the future.