I am an experienced VO user, but there are three things about texting that I just don't understand. The problem is that most of my friends are older and don't text, so when I do text someone I am out of practice.
If I compose a message, below the "To" field there is an "add contact" button. If I double-tap on it I'm in my contacts. But when I doubletap on one of them I get the regular contacts screen, and if I double-tap on the number of that contact, I'm now calling that person. How do I actually insert that contact in to my text?
Then, I sometimes am stuck in the "To" field. If I partly enter a contact's name, and a suggestion appears, I can double-tap on it and it gets filled in to the "To" field. But all that's on my screen besides the suggestions is the onscreen keyboard and I can't figure out how to get to the field for the message body.
The last problem I have is when a conversation is ongoing. If I originate the text, then I have a field for adding an attachment. But if the conversation continues, I am in a text field where I can type, or I can double-tap a button to "record audio". But there's no button to add an attachment. Usually someone wants my contact card or some other attachment and I can't figure out how to add one.
This is also a problem if I have a file and choose share, then choose to text the file. I get a To field where I can add a contact, but I'm stuck in the To field, and can't tell if it actually got added, and I can't get to the message body because the keyboard takes up most of the screen. If I try to share the file with someone where there's an ongoing conversation, I have the problem I mentioned above; I'm teleported to the ongoing text conversation and can't figure out how to add the file.
It seems like texting was way more straightforward in the days of iOS 5 and 6 but now with iOS 10 I'm lost. Is there a guide or something on this site that explains how it works?
Thanks for the help.
P.S. I'd happily pay someone a reasonable fee for an hour of their time to show me what I'm doing wrong, if you don't mind paypal.