iMessage is by many considered as the Apple alternative to the BBM by BlackBerry. iDevice users can send and receive instant messages, text messages, pictures, video, contacts, and locations, across iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, even without an SMS or 3G plan.
iMesaage is essential service provided by iOS 5 as you are no longer bounded by the SMS plans and you can send text for absolutely free of cost. The only pre-requisite to use iMessage is to have iOS 5 and as the latest version of iOS was released in October beginning we are pretty sure that you have updated it by using iTunes. If by chance you havent you can get more information on how to install it from here.
Once iOS 5 is installed on your device you first need to set-up the iMessage service in order to use it.
How To Setup iMessage For iOS 5 iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch :
Step 1 : Go to Settings and scroll down and tap on Messages.
Step 2 : Flip the ON/OFF right next to the iMessage to toggle it On.
Once you do this iMessage will automatically extract your Apple ID and phone number for iPhone usersand also integrate with your contacts.
For iPhone and iPad users they may have to enter their Apple ID manually for the iMessage to work. The Apple ID is the same which we all use to login to iTunes. If you do not have one you can do so by going to “Create New Account”.
Along with numbers and Apple ID you can also integrate E-Mail ID along with it. To add an E-Mail ID just tap on Add Another Email… and add the address manually in Contacts.
Once you have completed all the above mentioned steps you are now free to use iMessage on your device and explore the service introduced by Apple and for those who have swithched to Apple from a BlackBerry will just love it.
How To Use iMessage For iOS 5 iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch :
Once you have setup iMessage on your device you do not have to go any option or tap any other Icon. The iMessage will integrate it self with the Message App and send the messages automatically.
So whenever you are sending a message just go to the familiar Message App and compose the message and send the SMS or the MMS. The only requirement is that the person to whom you are sending the message should also have an iOS 5 device. Rest Apple figures out everything for you.
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