iOS 10 Messages Apps and Games Worth Checking Out

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  1. ChazSch macrumors 6502

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    Oh wait, there it is
     
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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  3. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    It's amazing how dead inside some people are that they can't even tolerate other people sending fun messages to each other...
     
  4. Fappnatic macrumors newbie

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    Wordie: guess the word with your friends

    It a really fun word game.

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  5. ChazSch macrumors 6502

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    So totally agree. I would send it to a lot of people (trolls) on here
     
  6. ErikGrim macrumors 601

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    I really like Do With Me, which the wife and I are already utilizing fully. Shared to do/shopping lists makes perfect sense within messages and it is both seamless and attractive. Well done!
     
  7. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    To get the ESPN, Yelp and Fandango messages apps working, I had to delete and reinstall the parent apps on my devices. They work great now though.
     
  8. deany macrumors 68030

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    Hi
    But not everyone has an iPhone. Also I have been charged on EE UK for sending a MMS from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone 6S - strange but true.
    We have it (the MMS) switch off now and e-mail photos and video - most of the folks I know have iPhones work and friend.
    cheers
     
  9. vigneshv macrumors newbie

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    BrainyChess is a fun and free app to play chess with your friends inside Messages. It not only works on iPhone in a 2-person conversation, but it also works with iPad and group chats.

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    Full Disclosure: I'm one of the developers of the app.
     
  10. HermanW macrumors newbie

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  11. jimbobb24 macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet! These are great.
     
  12. scodaba macrumors newbie

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    Traffic Time is another good one to quickly send your ETA from the Messages app.
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  13. ktecac macrumors regular

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    Anyone know if there are any apps that allow you to create your own stickers with images? All I'm seeing is stuff with templates etc. For example if I had a BBM emoticon I liked from BBM can I just make a sticker out of it?
     
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  15. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    I'm still able to use it the same way I always have been. You need to make a Genius Bar appointment. Either to have your phone checked out, or to get trained on how to use it.
     
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    rGiskard macrumors 68000

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    ETA sounds useful but why didn't Apple include this as part of iOS?

    Edit: Found "traffic time" for free but setup and use are so complicated it's easier to just type your ETA into the message field.

    What a waste of resources. It looks like Apple spent more time and money on Messages bling than they ever did on the Photos app for OS X.
     
  17. s1m macrumors 6502

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    Like the look of that. My wife and I often split the shopping and it would be good to have a simple way to do that - I like this, just need to get the wife on board with it.
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    Message text field looks small (to accommodate non-text options. However once you tap on it, it expands to a regular size.

    Tweener effects - those are for the tweeners. You don't have to hand back your iPhone if you don't use them enough.
     
  18. rGiskard macrumors 68000

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    Cool, that works!

    Their mere presence bothers me. It's a reminder that instead of a full-featured Photos app for OS X or regular Mac hardware updates Apple instead squander their resources on infantile nonsense.
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    Thanks, I'm trying it out.

    Is there a way for it to fill the ETA based on the message recipient address? Instead of making a list of frequent destinations could I simply tap a single button and it would include the ETA for the person to whom I'm sending the ETA?
     
  19. BeardMan7 macrumors member

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    1. Turn off "MMS Messages" in iPhone settings "Messages".
    2. Look at the contact wich you want to send a message: blue=iMessage, green=SMS/MMS.
    3. Problem solved.
     
  20. thasan macrumors 65816

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    tried itranslatee. sorry to say. just load of rubbish. clumsy, super slow with a tiny keyboard and in ur face GUI. what a waste of time :(

    edit: some others, include the word game looks ncely designed.!
     
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  22. deany macrumors 68030

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    Hi
    Thanks for your reply
    All our phones have MMS disabled
    I'm wary of sending an MMS now so we just e-mail each other photos videos etc.
    I recon the gifs are MMS so we wont be playing
    cheers
     
  23. ErikGrim macrumors 601

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    That was the easy part. I literally just sent her a message with some items, and some time later she sent me an updated list. First time either part had used an iMessage app. Didn't even prepare her. So seamless.
     
  24. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Really?! I've never been charged for things like that. iMessage just uses data all the way. I keep sending images and videos and sound clips via iMessage to my friends. Never ever have I been charged on any network I've used so far. Admittedly never EE.
     
  25. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    Man I am not a fan of the new messages app. Apple have forsaken intuitiveness. I feel like I'm using facebook messenger now.
     

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