How to Turn On Group Messaging on an iPhone 7

Trying to coordinate information with multiple people through multiple conversations can be difficult. Fortunately your iPhone makes it possible to message multiple people at the same time. If you want to take advantage of this then you may be wondering how to turn on group messaging on an iPhone 7.

Group messaging is a really helpful feature on modern smart phones that lets you simultaneously send messages and communicate with multiple people at once. Your iPhone manages a group message in a single conversation, much like the conversations that you are likely having with individual people already.

But if you can’t seem to get group messaging to work properly, or if your group messages are appearing as parts of individual message conversations with the individual people in the group conversation, then group messaging may not be enabled on your iPhone. ur tutorial below will show you how to find and enable group messaging on an iPhone 7.

How to Turn on Group Messaging on an iPhone 7

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Messages.
  3. Tap the Group Messaging button.

Our guide continues below with additional information on turning on iPhone 7 group messaging, including pictures for these steps.

How to Enable Group Messaging in iOS 10 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. This guide will assume that your account with your cellular provider does not have group messaging disabled or blocked for some reason.

Note that the method for turning on iPhone 7 group messaging is the same in newer versions of iOS as well, including iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, and iOS 14.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the iphone settings menu

Step 2 Scroll down and select the Messages option.

open the messages menu in iphone settings

Step 3: Scroll to the SMS/MMS section of the menu, then tap the button to the right of Group Messaging to turn it on.

how to enable group messaging on an iphone 7

If the Group Messaging option won’t turn on, then try restarting your phone. You can do this by holding down the Power button on the right side of the phone, sliding the Slide to Power Off button to the right side of the screen, then waiting for about 30 seconds. You can then tap press and hold the Power button again until you see a white apple logo.

Once you have enabled group messaging on your iPhone you can start a group message by creating a new message in the Messages app, then adding multiple contacts into the “To” field at the top of the screen.

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