Apple’s proprietary messaging service introduced with iOS 5 and now available publicly for OS X Mountain Lion.

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Is there a way to easily access the emoticons I use most in iMessage?

I often use the same emoticons in Messages and would like to quickly access the same set both in my iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac. Is there a way to achieve this?
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Sort out Apple hosts

I have a question about Apple network traffic. In my network program I can see these three domains (GET) http://init-01md.apple.com/bag http://init.ess.apple.com/WebObjects/VCInit.woa/wa/getBag?ix=1 ...
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Why do messages I send display to receiver as an email address and not a phone number?

My goal is when I message someone for first time it always displays my phone number. How can I control this from my iphone5s?
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How do you hide the subject field of iMessages on OS X?

Is there a way to hide the subject field of messages which appear in the top right corner of the screen when I receive an iMessage on my computer? I know there is a way to hide it on messages that ...
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iMessage won't work on my MacBook Pro OS X

I have a working Apple ID and internet connection but when I tried to login it always says "The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later." I've tried resetting PRAM, ...
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Messages will not login; just sits and spins

Whenever I open Messages, enter my credentials, and attempt to login the status indicator spins forever and the application never authenticates me and loads. I had this issue on Mavericks and still ...
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imessages and read receipts

In what situations will a message just say delivered but not read? Like if they blocked you number or deleted all messages before opening it. things along those lines?
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How to stop some devices from receiving my iMessages?

I want to receive iMessages with my iPhone and iPad. I have one small issue being that my iCloud account is shared with my family. How do I make sure my relatives don't see all of my iMessages ...
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How to prevent an iPad from grabbing Apple ID for “Itunes and App Store” when plugged into a Mac?

I work as an iOS developer and have a number of development iPads at work. They are generic ipads used for testing and demos, none should apple ID. When I plug such iPad into my mac, two things seems ...
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Same group, multiple group chats - How to fix?

I'm in a group chat with 3 others. We all have iPhones. About a month ago, a new group chat was created with the same group. I deleted it, but it came back. 3 of the 4 of us experience this problem. ...
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How to check if someone else has blocked me?

For various reasons, I believe that someone has blocked me in iMessage, but I am not 100% sure. Right now, it shows the message is delivered. Is there a way to see if they blocked me, or if they ...
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text message delete trash can disappears I can't delete specific text messages

Normally,when I want to delete parts of a text messages, I press on the message and "copy/more" is displayed, I press on "more" and tick the relevant text messages to delete, the trash bin appears in ...
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show Apple ID or Email on iMessage

How can you change the phone Nr. from showing up on iMessage? I'd rather have it changed to my email or Apple ID instead.
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Saving audio messages sent/received with iPhone

iPhone automatically deletes voice messages sent and received through iMessage within two minutes of sending one, and within two minutes of listening to one received from someone else. How can I ...
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Retrieving iMessages

I wanted to backup my iPhone so I could print call logs and iMessages from a contact. When I went to backup it seems to have wiped my phone. The PC I was backing up to is a Mac and is linked to ...
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Why does the Messages.app alert me to new messages quicker than my actual iPhone?

The notification center clearly posts its alerts visible on my screen faster than my iPhone alerts me. Does the path of my incoming texts change when I have the Messages.app configured to sync with ...
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How to disable iMessage on MacBook Air only?

If I untick 'Enable iMessage' in prefs on my MacBook Air, will that stop messages going to it? I only want them on my iPhone. If I do the 'Delete account' thing as advised in one video, I am worried ...
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IMessage not activating and can't select number to receive

I got a new SIM card and now I message is not working. Firstly I could only select my e-mail address as the means of being reached and my number is not in bold and can't be ticked. Also when I turn I ...
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Is it possible to find a specific iMessage from a conversation?

Using an iPad Air (still running iOS 7), is it possible to search through an iMessage conversation to find a specific message (or highlight all messages) that feature a given string I've searched for? ...
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From the command-line, how can I set all accounts to Available in all Messages.app

Is there a scriptable way from the terminal I can tell Messages.app to take all my accounts online?
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How can I completely reset iMessage in Yosemite?

I'm experiencing issues sending iMessages from my Mac. It used to work, but stopped. I tried a bunch of "fixes" I found online: sign out of iMessage and log back in another day rebooting restarting ...
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problem with deleting some texts and then not being in chronological order

I have an iPhone 6. I clean up and only delete certain texts. When I do that the name and group of texts does not fall into the chronological line up, it stays at the top. Does that make sense? Why ...
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What should I unblock to enable text message forwarding for Messages?

I use Little Snitch and I have a profile for when I am on metered networks (limited data). In this profile I only allow Chrome, Evernote and Messages to limit data usage. Allowing Messages does not ...
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iMessage - Why is someone prompted to pick one of my connected iMessage contact points?

I have my phone/mail(s) connected in iMessage The other user has all of this information in a single contact card for me When they message me, they are prompted to pick one of the 3 methods - why is ...
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Latex formatting on iMessage?

I was wondering, is it possible to allow for simple latex formatting on iMessage? At least for just greek letters, it shouldn't be too different from the emoticons support.
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Forward iMessages and SMS to e-mail?

I want to forward all SMS and iMessages received on my iPhone to my e-mail address. I have tried IFTTT, but can't see a way to do it. Has anyone else managed to do this?
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Capability to create a conversation on someone else's iPad from a different location?

I found a conversation on my fiance's iMessage account between him and another girl—a very inappropriate one. It was the only conversation besides the one he was having with me marked the same ...
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Why does the SMS bubble only appear next to some numbers but not others?

This is part of a screenshot showing how my father sees my contact page on iOS 8 on his iPhone: The four contact details are, in this order: Phone number (Android device) Phone number (iPhone) ...
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Non-iMessage SMS texts hidden and inaccessible in conversation, but accounted for in unread messages badge

I recently traveled abroad with my iPhone 6, and sent and received text messages to another iPhone user while on International Roaming. Since I did not have internet access, the texts were transmitted ...
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Delete all texts between two texts

A good friend of mine recently spammed my phone with close to a thousand messages... It's technically my fault since I was telling him that he should learn a scripting language. Ooops. Anyway, is ...
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iMessage has stopped working on my MacBook

Whenever I try to send a message from my Mac Book it says that the message cannot be delivered and to try again, why is this? My wifi is connected and the person I'm trying to message also has ...
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Yosemite iMessage “Not Delivered”

I updated to Yosemite a while back, but yesterday iMessage started sending the error message "Not Delivered". I can send messages to non-Apple devices (SMS?) just fine, but not to Apple clients (Apple ...
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iPhone text messages never get delivered

Text messages are disappearing when sent between two iPhones. The issue of iMessage losing messages sent to users who have switched to non-apple devices is well documented, but in this case we're ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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can you change iMessage settings by contacts on iPad Air?

I would like to be able to get texts on my iPad running iOS 8.1.3 from some people (work contacts) and not others (Wife). Is this possible? or is it an accept all or none feature?
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iMessage stopped working after yosemite update

iMessage stopped working after I updated my Mac to Yosemite. I am unable to send message to anyone in my contact, including people with whom I had talked earlier. Even the Apple support is not able to ...
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Receive iMessage on my lowtech phone

I use iMessage on my mac so now many of my friend and coworker uses it like if it was SMS. I would like to know if there is a way to redirect my iMessage on my generic mobile device (not apple nor ...
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iMessage / iCloud via SSH Port forward to get through firewall

What ports does iCloud and iMessage use and is it possible to use SSH port forwarding via a proxy to use them on a network that blocks the services?
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My iPhone is not sending messages to a iPhone user and it is erasing the message from my iPhone as well

My iPhone is not sending text messages to another iPhone user. The messages that I sent that day were all erased on my iPhone when I typed the message, within ten seconds of me typing them. Making it ...
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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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Is there a way to send a text message via voice command in iOS after dictating it?

I know that there are voice commands for inserting a new line or inserting punctuation, but I was wondering if there's a voice command to send a text message once it has been dictated. I tried saying ...
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What time stamp will show when an iMessage is received while phone is dead/turned off?

An iPhone is dead. While off an iMessage was sent at 3:45pm. The phone was recharged and turned back on at 5:00pm. Will the iMessage come through as being sent at 3:45pm or 5:00pm?
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Unread message in Messages not being set as “read”

So, I have run into a bug where iMessage syncs my normal SMS-messages with Messages on OS X. The problem is that the message doesn't want to get read. I click on the sender (automatic SMS from a ...
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Complete mess with iMessages and SMS messages and different devices…help

I wonder if anyone on this amazing site can help. I have an iphone (have had for years). Recently it went automatically to 'blue' imessages as default. This caused problems as it requires me or the ...
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Changed AppleID Password and now iMessage and Facetime get Activiation Errors only on 1 of 5 ipads

I have an appled ID in the proper format XXX@gmail.com. When trying to login to "manage my appleID", I was forced to change my password to a "stronger password" which I was trying to avoid since I ...
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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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iMessage speech (applescript) timing out after upgrade to yosemite

When I receive an iMessage, chat or Message on my desktop (iMac), it is read out loud. After the upgrade to Yosemite it does not work. I continue to receive the message that "AppleScript timed out." ...
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iMessage on Mac but not iPhone

I recently swapped my iphone for a samsung galaxy but still have imessages on my macbook. I was hoping to still be able to use imessages on my macbook, however, I am unable to sign into imessages with ...
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Who is able to access iMessage on Apple's servers?

I understand that iMessages are stored on Apple's servers regardless of whether my iCloud is switched on or not. Can the messages stored on Apple's servers be accessed either by myself, or by anyone ...
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Force Messages to send as SMS on Yosemite

I have an iPhone with iOS 8 and a Mac with Yosemite, which means I can send SMS messages from my Mac (which I absolutely love). However there are some special cases that it doesn't handle as I would ...