One of the biggest selling points of iOS 10 is the much-improved Messages app. With plenty of amazing features like bubble effects, digital touch, it has been smartly primed to enhance your iMessaging experience. Enable Disable Digital Touch and handwriting in iMessage!!
Among so many gorgeous features that the Messages app has come with, the ability to enable/disable individual Read Receipt has caught my attention more than anything else.
Digital Touch — the ability to send a hand-drawn Sketch, haptic Taps, or sensor-read Heartbeats — was one of the debut features of the Apple Watch. Now, with iOS 10, all those communication features are making their way to the iPhone and iPad as well. Will Digital Touch on the phone and tablet come off as a gimmick, or will it go mainstream? If you’re on the developer preview or public beta, you can try it out now and decide for yourself.
- How do you send a Sketch in iMessage?
- How do you send a Heartbeat on iMessage?
- How do you send a Tap on iMessage?
- How do you add Digital Touch on top of a photo or video in iMessage?
- How do you send Handwriting on iMessage?
- Can you receive Digital Touch and Handwriting on your Apple Watch and Mac?
The biggest change in iMessage is the addition of apps, which fall into roughly two buckets. There are more traditional app integrations, like Fandango or Venmo. These allow access to app features within Messages, saving you from switching from Messages to another app. Second, there is the fun stuff, like the sticker apps.
How to install iMessage apps
The iMessage App Store is tucked away in the Messages app, but you can find it here.
- Hit the App Store icon next to the text box in Messages
- Tap the four-dot icon in the bottom left corner
- Hit the “+ Store” icon
Once you’ve reached the iMessage App store, you can buy and download new standalone iMessage apps and stickers, as well as manage any installed full iPhone apps that offer iMessage apps support. For example, Alto’s Adventure (the game) has a sticker pack app that can be added in this Manage tab. Since I already had Alto’s Adventure installed, the sticker pack was waiting for me when I installed iOS 10. Alternatively, both iMessage-only as well as full apps with iMessage support can be found in the regular iOS App Store, where iMessage support is specifically marked.
A lot iMessage apps are standalone and only exist in iMessage. So don’t assume everything is ready to go. You’ll want to take some time do discover what’s available in this special store. As a helpful tip, scrolling down in the iMessage app store will take you to the top free and paid apps, which is a good place to get started.
Alright, you’ve splurged and bought some stickers (or just downloaded a few free ones) and now you want to use them. First, go back to the app selection page and swipe over to your chosen sticker app. Then you’ve got two choices. One is to simply tap the sticker, which will place it in the text composing box and allow you to send it like a picture. But the real fun happens when you use the second option: press your finger on a sticker, drag it out of the box, and place it on an earlier entry in your message history. This options allows you to annotate text, photos, or other stickers that have been sent in the past with your sticker of choice.
While each individual type of sticker lives in it’s own app — which can be irritating — Apple collects your most recent stickers, across all sticker apps, in its own Recent section of your iMessage app selection window.
How to Enable/Disable Individual Read Receipts in Messages App in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad
Now, you will have to tap on the “i” from the top right corner.
Finally, Turn OFF the switch next to Send Read Receipts.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Apple Watch
- Adjusting Notifications
- Using Apple PayCustomizing Complications
Use the Apple Watch To Take Photos on Your iPhone
Add Your Closest Friends to Your Digital Touch Circle
Strengthen the Taptic Feedback
Take a Screenshot of Your Apple Watch