Invisible Messages on the iPhone 7 and iOS 10

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An extract from iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition – available now!

Invisible messages

There are several ways to enhance text messages, including sending them in a digital version of invisible ink:

Step 1
Write a message and press and hold on this button



While creating a message, tap once on the grey right-pointing arrow for the options for adding additional types of content, including adding stickers, digital touch items and photos (see pages 96-98 iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition).



Step 2
Tap once on the Bubble button at the top of the window

Step 3
Tap once on the Invisible Ink button



Step 4
Tap once on this button to send the invisible message


Step 5
The message is sent as a bubble where the content is obscured

Step 6
Swipe on the message to view its content








The other Bubble effects in Step 2 are Slam, Loud and Gentle. These determine how the speech bubble appears to the recipient: Slam moves in quickly from left to right; Loud appears initially as a large bubble; Gentle appears initially with small text in the speech bubble. After the initial effects, the bubble returns to its normal size.




iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd Ed iOS 10 9781840787436

Want to know more?

For the complete guide to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus, in the trusted In Easy Steps style, click here. Whether you’re upgrading to iOS 10 from a previous version or using it for the very first time, iPhone for Seniors in easy steps, 3rd edition will guide you through the key features of your iPhone so you’ll be a pro in no time at all! In straightforward, jargon free language and larger type for easy viewing.