Set up your phone for iMessaging

You can send iMessages to phone numbers or email addresses if the recipient has a device which supports iMessages. To set up your phone for iMessaging, you need to activate your Apple ID.

1 of 5 steps Press Settings.
2 of 5 steps Press Messages.
3 of 5 steps Press the indicator next to "iMessage" to turn on the function.
4 of 5 steps Press the indicator next to "Send as SMS" to turn the function on or off.
5 of 5 steps Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.