Code words to help you be smart iPhone tricks

Code words to help you be smart iPhone tricks

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  • Get the news you want straight to your inbox. Sign up for a Mirror newsletter here. So check out our list of codewords and try them out with your friends! How to send an iMessage screen effect. Screen effects only work between devices that support iOS, so both you and your friend need to be using an iPhone to be able to send and receive the effects, The Sun reports. Then, all you have to do is send one of the codewords listed below in an iMessage, and your phone will send the text along with the effect associated with it.

  • Did you know that you can send cool effects to your friends using your iPhone simply by sending an iMessage? All iPhone users can use a variety of unique effects, such as lasers, balloons, fireworks, and confetti, but you must first learn the secret codewords that activate them. The feature has been available for some time on the iMessage app for iOS devices, but Apple fans have recently been posting about the fun text feature on social media. In fact, even if you already knew that when you respond to a friend’s good news with “congratulations,” you’ll fill their screen with multi-colored confetti, there could be other effects you’re unaware of.

And you can even send the effect without the codeword by holding down the blue send button after you type out your message – as this will present you with a list of effects to choose from. Woman fumes at man’s ‘red flag’ response as she skips date for family emergency. Sending an iMessage with the word “congratulations” or “Selamat” will send a burst of confetti to your message recipient while sending “happy birthday” will see their screen fill up with balloons of various colours.

You can wish your friends a “Happy New Year” with a firework display on their phone screen and there’s a specific red explosion effect for when you send a message stating “Happy Chinese New Year”. Finally, if you message your friends saying “pew pew”, you’ll send them a laser light show.

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