Sending text messages instead of making calls has become the trend of the day. People these days are more involved into texting rather than making calls. Texting enables a person to talk directly about a point rather than involve in fancy talk. Texting is also more convenient as regards the reply is concerned. When one gets a call, he/she needs to respond to it immediately, but messaging doesn’t demand this thing. One can reply to text messages whenever he/she has time. Incoming text messages are also non-interrupting when one is on some important duty/call. Due to all these reasons, text messaging has become quite a great option of conversation among youngsters. Smartphones like iPhone have paid special attention to add special features to their messaging part, but one must also learn to use those special features as well.
During conversations with friends via SIS, one is very much prone to exceed the word limit of 160 characters without paying much attention. When such a thing happens, your mobile service operator tends to charge you the price of two SMSes. So enabling character count on would be a great thing to help you keep track of your message length. To do this, first go to the settings menu, then select messages and then turn on the character count option.
The next thing that you can do to is make the use of Auto-text shortcuts which you tend to use almost regularly. In order to type such words, all you need to do is customize such words like “ph.no”, when you want to enter your phone number. To make use of this application, all you need to do is go to settings, then select the general tab and then go to shortcuts via keyboard.
Another thing which you can do to fasten your texting skills is to make use of the Emoji keyboard. This keyboard has been especially designed for the use of emoticons. But make sure that you are sending such emoticons only to people who have either an iPhone, iPad or an iPod Touch, because they will appear only on such phones and on others there will be just some random symbols displayed.
Skipping the application named Siri would be advisable as it involves a real complex process and additionally it fails to send messages most of the time making it quite time-consuming. Using speech-to-text would be rather a simple thing to do which involves the selection of a recipient whom you want to send the message, and then speak it instead of typing it. to do this, just go to the message option and then tap the text field. Then tap your microphone and by using the space-bar and then after the beat, start on your voice message.
Finally you can go for the option of turning off preview and notifications for badge. They can be annoying for you when you are involved in some important work which requires concentration. To switch off such notifications all you need to do is go to settings, then select notifications and then messages.
With all these tricks, you can master in the art of messaging and thus get rid of all your worries.
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