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blackxacto

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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.
 

blackxacto

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turn off mms in messages under settings. and turn off iMessage.

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?
 

Shirasaki

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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.
 

blackxacto

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

itsray

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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?


you'll get sms and thats it.

i said turn off MMS and iMessage. also turn on 'send as sms'
 

blackxacto

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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?
 

itsray

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

try messaging someone then.
 

blackxacto

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

try messaging someone then.
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.
 

C DM

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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.
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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blackxacto

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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.
Who says I couldn't disable MMS? I said I disabled both MMS and iMessage
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Probably should just hold the power button until "slide to power off" appears. Then go ahead and slide.
It's amazing to me how some on this list provide answers that have nothing to do w my original query. Like this one.
 

C DM

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Who says I couldn't disable MMS? I said I disabled both MMS and iMessage
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It's amazing to me how some on this list provide answers that have nothing to do w my original query. Like this one.
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.
 

Armen

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Who says I couldn't disable MMS? I said I disabled both MMS and iMessage
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It's amazing to me how some on this list provide answers that have nothing to do w my original query. Like this one.

You started your inquiry with an opinion and then are amazed that people give their opinion?
 
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