iPhone owners are just realizing iMessage has invisible texts and two other ‘secret’ hacks

APPLE’s iMessage app offers three clever tricks you may have overlooked.

The US Sun has compiled some important iPhones hacks Every SMS fanatic should know this.

Your iPhone's Messages app is full of clever tricks


Your iPhone’s Messages app is full of clever tricksPhoto credit: Apple

Hidden inbox

Go to the Messages app, tap Edit, then select Show Recently Deleted.

There you can recover all deleted conversations.

But remember: deleted iPhone messages disappear permanently after 30 days.

So if you want to keep (but hide) a message indefinitely, make sure you restore it and then delete it again.

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This only works on iOS 16 or later.

Invisible Texts

Your iPhone has an invisible ink feature that stays blurry until you swipe to reveal it.

It prevents snoopers from looking over your shoulder reading your texts and lets you chat about movie or TV spoilers in a group chat.

Just type your message and then press and hold the send button.

When the hidden menu appears, select the Invisible Ink option, then click Submit.

Now when you or the recipient taps on the message, it will appear for a few seconds before disappearing.

spam stopper

You can set up a second inbox for messages from unknown contacts.

This means you can filter spam from your main inbox.

Just go to Settings > Messages and then Message Filtering > Filter Unknown Senders.

Now go back to Messages and tap Filter to choose the layout you want.

To avoid showing spam, select Known Senders.

And check the Unknown Senders stack from time to time to make sure you don’t miss anything.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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