SMS stands for Short Message Service, which is the formal name for text messaging. It's a way to send short, text-only messages from one phone to another. These messages are usually sent over a cellular data network. (That's not always true, though, as in the case of iMessage discussed below.). If you aren't using iMessage, you can use SMS/MMS. These messages are texts and photos that you send to other cell phones or iOS devices. SMS/MMS messages aren't encrypted and appear in green text bubbles on your device. To use SMS/MMS on an iPhone, you need a text-messaging plan. To send a message as iMessage or MMS, you need a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. To send an SMS message, you need to have a cellular.
Sending SMS/MMS on the Mac is just like sending an iMessage. Launch the Messages app on your iPad. Tap on the Compose Message button. Enter the phone number or name of the contact you want to text. Type your message. Hit Send. Currently, iMessages (and SMS messages, if you have SMS relay set up on your iPhone) get sent simultaneously to every device you own. The Messages app on the iPhone allows you to send simple text messages, photos, GIFs and much.
We explain how to transfer texts and iMessages from one iPhone to another, how to set up Messages in iCloud so that all your texts are backed. It's really easy to back up iPhone SMS text messages with CopyTrans Contacts. It works with all devices and iOS versions including iPhone X and iOS Ever since iOS 7, Apple has provided a Text Message Forwarding service that can push SMS messages received through your iPhone's. You've got lots of text messages - iMessages, SMSs, and MMSs - on your iPhone, and you may want to save copies them in an archive to view.