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How To Video: Use MMS on your iPhone

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How To Video: Use MMS on your iPhone

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After a long wait, AT&T iPhone owners join the rest of the world by getting multimedia messaging on their handsets. CNET shows you how to use it.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:10 >> Kent German: Hi. I'm Kent German, Senior Editor here at CNET.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to use MMS on your iPhone. What that is, it allows you to send a photo to another phone number. The iPhone has always let you send a photo to an e-mail, but almost every other cell phone on the planet uses MMS, and iPhone is somebody who hasn't had it. So it's really nice that we finally have it. You know, it's a little, like, welcome to 2003, iPhone, but after you do a quick carrier update on iTunes, you'll be able to send MMS right away. To get started, there are a few things you can do. One is you can either take a photo and then use it in a multi-media message, or you can start in the messaging feature and then select a photo from there. So we'll start by taking a photo first, and then adding it to a multi-media message. We'll take a photo of this nice pot of flowers, open the camera application, take the photo, and you'll see a couple of choices down below. What I want to do is want to click that icon that usually allowed you to e-mail the photo. If we click on that, we'll there's an MMS option. You can click on that. The photo will automatically be put in a multi-media message. You can type in your friend's phone number or you can type them by name if they're in your contact book, and then you just click send. You'll see that photos you send will be on the right side. Any photos that you receive will be on the left side if it's read. You can edit the threads. You can delete photos individually just like you can delete lines of text. Now, if we're in a text message already, and we want to add a photo to it, you'll see that there's a small camera icon next to the writing area. You just click on that, and you see options to take a photo or choose an existing photo. We'll try taking a photo first. Take the photo, and you'll see options to use that particular photo, or you can retake. If you want to choose from photos you've already taken, just select the "Choose Existing" button, pick the photo that you want, and you'll see two choices. Choose, or you can press cancel if you change your mind and want to select something else. When you receive a photo, you'll see the image. You'll see a thumbnail of the image, and then you can choose to open it, or you can choose to close, and then once you have opened the photo, you click down there below. You can actually save it, or you can just press cancel. Overall, I think the process is pretty easy. After you download the carrier update, if it's not working, you can try rebooting the phone, and if it's still not working, consult Apple. They've put a couple help threads on their website. I'm Kent German, and that's sending a multi-media message on an iPhone. [ Music ] ^M00:02:26

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