iOS 11 introduces two new screen effects on the iPhone. Echo and Spotlight join Balloons, Confetti and more as a fun way to enhance your text messages. iPhone owners running iOS 11 or later can send the Echo and Spotlight effects to other iPhone owners also running iOS 11 or later. Here's how:
Email and Messaging
iOS 11 introduces a new screen effect for the Messages app called Echo. This effect sends multiple bubbles of whatever word(s) you have typed. You can send Echo text messages to other iPhone users running iOS 11 or later by following these steps.
iOS 10.2 adds two new screen effects to the Messages app: Celebration and Send with Love. The 10.2 screen effects join the original 5 screen effects introduced in iOS 10. Here's how to send the Send with Love or heart screen effect on your iPhone or iPad:
As most iPhone users likely know, Siri can both read and send messages, making it hands-free and allowing you to continue your task at hand. You may not be aware that this applies to email as well, so if you're in the middle of eating a rack of ribs and remember and important email that must go out, you can have Siri send it for you. Here's how:
1. Activate Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or holding down the Home button.