MMS—Multi-Media Messaging (iPhone 4)

With the Messages app, iPhone users have the tools to send and receive MMS-including picture messages and video messages. MMS messages appear right in the messaging window like your SMS text messages.

NOTE: You can send images, videos, location (from maps), audio (from Voice Memo), and vCard (from Contacts) all via the MMS app.

The Messages Icon

To send an MMS message:

1. Touch the Messages icon to start messaging-just like you did with SMS.

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2. The Text enter screen is the same as in the SMS program covered earlier.

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3. You will notice that nexl to the Text input bubble is a small "camera" image. Just touch the camera and you will be prompted to Take a Photo/Video or Choose Existing.


4. To take a photo, follow the instructions in topic 21: "Working with Photos." If you Choose Existing, just navigate through your pictures/videos and find the item you would like to add to your message (Figure 11-3).

Choose an existing photo to send as MMS.

Figure 11-3. Choose an existing photo to send as MMS.

5. Touch the blue Choose button in the lower right-hand corner and you will see the picture load into the small window.

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6. Select a recipient as we showed you earlier and type in a short note if you like. Then, touch the blue Send button.

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If you already have a threaded discussion with that particular contact, the picture will show up in the midst of the threaded discussion.


NOTE: You can continue to interchange images and text in the midst of a threaded discussion. You can then always scroll through to see the entire discussion-pictures and all!

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Choosing a Picture from "Photos" to Send via MMS

The second way to send an MMS message is to just go straight to your Photos app and choose a picture.

1. Start your Photos app and navigate your pictures as we show you in topic 21: "Working with Photos."

2. To only send just one picture, touch the picture you wish to send and then touch the Send icon in the lower left-hand corner.

3. You will now see MMS as the second option.

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4. Choose MMS and the photo will load into the bubble, just as it did previously.

Sending Multiple Pictures

Start up your Photos app as you did in the previous section. Instead of touching one picture, touch the Send icon in the lower left-hand corner. Now, just tap as many pictures as you want. You will see them lighten in color and then a red check mark appears in the box (Figure 11-4).

 Select multiple photos to send in an MMS message.

Figure 11-4. Select multiple photos to send in an MMS message.

Once you have chosen all the picture you want to send, just touch the Share button in the lower left-hand corner. Choose MMS and the pictures will appear in the message bubble (Figure 11-5).

Choose MMS and all selected pictures go inside the message bubble.

Figure 11-5. Choose MMS and all selected pictures go inside the message bubble.

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