How do I stop picture text messages on an iPone4?

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  1. blackxacto macrumors 6502

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    I'm stuck w iOS7.1.2, I don't want to pay $600+ for another phone that will do almost exactly what the 4 does. Now that I hear that malicious coding can ride inside a Tiff image within a text message, how do I turn off receiving any pictures in text messages in iOS7?

    I am told to turn off SMS. If so, what stops iMessage from displaying picture text messages? I do not want pictures any longer in text messages, ONLY TEXT.
     
  2. itsray macrumors 6502

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    turn off mms in messages under settings. and turn off iMessage.
     
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    Remember to stop using browsers too, as you can get the same malware there too.
     
  4. itsray macrumors 6502

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    i could never go back to an iPhone 4. the oldest phone i'd use if i had to is a 5s
     
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  6. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    With your suggestion, what is left to receive/send text messaging? Sounds like nothing is left with your suggestion, or is there something to receive and send text messaging without iMessage or SMS?
     
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    It all depends on what one is doing.
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Don't know what you would choose if your iPhone 4 dies.
    If you really feel paranoid, there are still burner phones with the most basic features. You should try them out.
     
  9. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would you explain what the heck your comment has to do with this thread?
     
  10. itsray macrumors 6502

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    you'll get sms and thats it.

    i said turn off MMS and iMessage. also turn on 'send as sms'
     
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    Or stop using all electronic devices connected to the Internet.
    They could get malicious code too:D
     
  12. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    in my SETTINGS/Messages:
    With iMessage OFF,
    MMS Messaging OFF,

    There doesn't seem to be anything mentioned about SMS any longer w the other two shut off, is SMS now a default w iMessage and MMS off?
     
  13. itsray macrumors 6502

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    there should be one more slider that says send as sms.

    try messaging someone then.
     
  14. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    itsray, I finally understand, thank you. With iMessage and MMS shut off (both allow pictures to be received and sent), the iPhone4 defaults to SMS text messaging and cannot be turned off at the iPhone itself. I have a plan w ATT unlimited texting so SMS is the way to go w iOS7.1.2. Thanks again.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Might want to contact your carrier and perhaps even see if they can disable MMS on their side of things for your line/account.
     
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    Probably should just hold the power button until "slide to power off" appears. Then go ahead and slide.
     
  18. blackxacto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Who says I couldn't disable MMS? I said I disabled both MMS and iMessage
    --- Post Merged, Jul 22, 2016 ---
    It's amazing to me how some on this list provide answers that have nothing to do w my original query. Like this one.
     
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  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I don't think anyone said that you didn't do it on the device. I simply mentioned that it could be doable on the side of the carrier, which would make it even better in a sense, depending on how much you are worried about it all.
     
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    You started your inquiry with an opinion and then are amazed that people give their opinion?
     

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