You’re texting wrong – Three new clever iPhone text hacks have been revealed

APPLE just added all kinds of useful features to iPhone that make messaging a little easier.

The tricks were introduced last week with a pose iOS 16The latest version of the iPhone operating system.

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You can now edit texts sent using the Messages appCredit: Apple

You will need to download iOS 16 before you can try any of them. There is a guide on how to do this at the bottom of the page.

Here are three things you can try in the Messages app after a software update.

1) Edit a message

Not all iMessages can be modified or deleted: there is a time limit.

You only have 15 minutes to make any changes to the text before the option runs out.

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Implied to hold down a message to edit it.

Recipients will be notified when the text is edited.

However, it will not be possible to see exactly what changes were made – unless you previously watched the message and remembered what was said.

It is also important that both the sender and the recipient are on iOS 16 for the feature to work.

So even if you have iOS 16, you won’t be able to unsend or edit a text to someone who hasn’t upgraded yet.

You’ll get a warning that some people won’t see your edits if this is the case.

For the feature to work, everyone needs to be running iOS 16.

Unfortunately, if you are using WhatsApp, there is no way to edit the text.

However, WhatsApp adds new features regularly and it is Already testing a similar hack.

So you may not have to wait long before you can edit WhatsApp texts either.

3) Not sending a message

You can unsend an iMessage on iOS 16 within 15 minutes of sending it by holding down the text.

But don’t think you can do it silently.

Just like in WhatsApp, if the text is ‘Unsent’, a note will appear for both the sender and the recipient.

This will stop any confusion once the text is gone.

On WhatsApp, it’s a very similar process.

Simply press and hold on the message and choose Delete for everyone.

This option disappears after a very long time, so be quick.

3) tactile typing

finally! It is possible to get ‘haptic’ feedback when typing on the iPhone keyboard.

This means that you will feel small vibrations when you tap on each character.

It is a trick that has been available for years on Android.

But the smart feature has finally arrived on the iPhone with the latest iOS 16 update.

Go to Settings > Sound & Haptics and then turn on Haptic for iPhone keyboard feedback.

What is iOS 16?

Every year, Apple releases a new version of iOS program for Iphone.

This is the primary operating system that powers the device, offering Apple appsfeatures and designs for your iPhone.

This year’s new version is called iOS 16 and it’s full of new iPhone Features Users Have Been Waiting For.

This includes a new lock screen with widgets, stylized portrait wallpapers, and notifications that roll from the bottom.

Messages also receives a major update that allows you to edit or recall recently sent messages, as well as restore recently deleted messages or mark conversations as unread.

lock mode And the Security Check It is also new to the iPhone game adding security features that protect users from hacking and online abuse.

How to get iOS 16

To try iOS 16 for yourself, you will need to update your iPhone software.

Head to Settings > General > Software Update.

You can then click Upgrade to iOS 16 at the bottom of the screen and then Download and install.

On some iPhones, you will be directed to Download and install automatically.

You’ll be asked to enter your iPhone passcode (if it has one) and then agree to Apple’s terms and conditions.

The download and installation process will take up to an hour, so be sure to send any important messages before you get started.

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