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How to send someone your heartbeat with Apple Watch

Share an intimate moment with a close friend or family member by sending them your heartbeat using Apple Watch and Messages.

Your Apple Watch can read and record your heartbeat for health and fitness purposes, but it can also send that heartbeat in haptic vibration form to another Apple Watch wearer — if you'd like it to. Here's how to go about doing it.

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How to send a message with Siri on Apple Watch

Want to dash a quick message off to your friends? Use Siri on your Apple Watch to get the job done.

When you're on the go and want to quickly reply or initiate a conversation to a friend, family member, or passing contact, you can use Siri on your Apple Watch to take care of it all.

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How to send audio notes with Apple Watch

Make someone's day a little brighter by sending them an audio message using your Apple Watch.

Text messages and emoji are both great ways to communicate, but sometimes the human voice triumphs over all. Whether you want to send a birthday song or have a bunch of family members say "Hi!" to a far-away relative, here's how to quickly send an audio message with your Apple Watch.

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How to quickly save multiple pictures and videos in Messages for iPhone and iPad

Saving pictures and videos in the Messages app for iPhone and iPad doesn't have to take forever.

If someone sends you multiple photos and videos and you'd like to save them, there's no need to do it individually. Thanks to the Messages app, you can save multiple pictures or videos to the Photos app all in one go!

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How to set up and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your iPad

With SMS/MMS relay you can send and receive "green bubble" text and multimedia messages on your iPad as easily as on your iPhone!

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How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your Mac

How to setup and use text shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Tired of typing out long words, names, email addresses, web addresses, or entire sentences over and over again? Well then, save yourself some time and effort and set up iOS keyboard shortcuts for any and all of the text you type regularly. By default, the iPhone and iPad ship with "omw" as a shortcut for "On my way!" but you can create and customize any shortcut you want. What's more, thanks to iCloud, any shortcut you create will automagically sync between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. Here's how!

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How to create and share animated GIFs right from your iPhone

Animated GIFs are an entertaining way to share short clips via text and social networks. Most GIFs contain funny clips that are looped and annotated. If you've ever wondered whether or not you can make your own GIFs right from your iPhone, wonder no more — the answer is YES!

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How to disable and deactivate iMessage on iPhone or iPad

If you're switching away from iPhone to Android or something else, turn off iMessage to make sure you don't miss a text.

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How to quickly view all images in an iMessage or text thread on iPhone and iPad with iOS 7

The Messages app got a complete overhaul in iOS 7 and the changes weren't limited to just visual ones. One of the best new features of the Messages app is the ability to view all images you've received and sent in a thread in one easy to access place. Here's how:

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