Turning iMessage on or off

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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iMessages can be sent between Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac devices. iMessages may have some additional effects depending on your device such as text effects or Memojis.

  1. Note: iMessages can be sent between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac using wireless data.

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    From the Home screen, tap Settings.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  3. Step 2/4

    Scroll to and tap Messages.

    The indicator is in the center.
  4. Step 3/4

    Tap or slide the iMessage switch to ON or OFF.

    The indicator is towards the right.
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