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Japan and American iMessage trouble after switching carriers

I just signed up for a new cell phone plan in Japan (Softbank) and have an iPhone 6. However, my Japanese iPhone will not send iMessages. My US iPhone is still sending iMessages, even after I have ...
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Do the two iPhones receive the messages?

I have set my Apple ID on two iPhones already and I'm wondering if the other iPhone will receive my messages? The phone I'm using has service but the other one doesn't. I was thinking only the ...
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Send messages in Mavericks

Two questions on using iMessage: A few months ago, I was able to send messages from the OSX Messages app, which would go to the recipient's mac, iPhone, and/or iPad. Now, the messages only appear on ...
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Send iMessage with iCloud or Gmail account

Why can I not send iMessage with iCloud and Gmail account? I have followed all the instructions about how to turn on iMessage, add an iCloud account, and starting a conversation from iCloud messaging. ...
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Is it possible to disable Apple Watch iMessage notifications while my MacBook Air is unlocked?

I know that Apple Watch notifications are silenced while you are using your iPhone in order to prevent duplicate notifications. Is it possible to extend this functionality to silence my Apple Watch ...
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How to get an iMessage conversation to go back from green to blue?

After some overseas travel my imessage conversation with my contact (also an iPhone user) switched from blue (iMessage) to green (SMS) - due to problems with international roaming. We're back in our ...
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How can I save multiple pics in iMessages to Camera Roll?

There are lots of photos in the iMessage History between my girlfriend and me. I wanna save all the pics to the Camera Roll. How can I do this? Thanks in advice!
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Settings for iPhone 5S Text Message comes over as email

I have an iPhone 5S and was messing with my settings and cannot figure out what I did. Whenever I text another iPhone user, my message comes over in gray instead of blue, and it comes over sent from ...
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How to fix: iMessage Unavailable: Turn on cellular data or use Wi-Fi to set up iMessage

My iPhone 5 suddenly ceased using iMessages. The phone is unlocked, has ios 9.3.2 installed, I have very few apps installed, and no new apps installed recently. When I go to Settings > Messages > ...
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If I remove my SIM card from my iPhone, will iMessage still be connected to my phone number, or can I only be reached by my Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I'm traveling internationally and I'm removing my SIM card. Even if I don't have my phone number connected to my iPhone by the SIM card, will it still be connected to iMessage for people to contact me ...
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iMessage to Mac when logged off

Quick easy question - if iPhone iMessages are synced to Mac, then somehow you get logged out of messages on the Mac, would any iMessages sent by your phone while you were logged out on your Mac show ...
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iMessage log in Problem

This is the error I am getting at the moment when I try to log into iMessage. The same error occured when using FaceTime. I can use my appleID for the Appstore. Do you know what I can do about this?
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Can mac receive messages when iCloud keeps asking for password?

One day my older Macbook Pro (which is now not in my hands) started asking for iCloud password with text "This Mac can't connect to iCloud because of a problem with mail@mail.com." but I kept ...
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iMessage synching in Yosemite 10.10.5

Is there a way to prevent iMessage from downloading all the messages and attachments to each of my Apple devices? If I send a video from my iPhone, it goes to my laptop, my iPad, the iPad mini, my ...
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Messages not working on iPhone 5

I am using an iPhone 5, version 9.3.2, 32 GB of memory, 27.1 of capacity. Suddenly I cannot use my Messages. Other option is working well but when click Messages it's just hanging. I even cannot ...
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My iMessages will not send to my friends, but I can send and receive (my friends included) to everyone else

I have a small bit of a problem. My girlfriends Apple ID is currently linked to her school issue iPad and her personal iPhone. After awhile of iMessaging back and forth on the iPad, my iMessages will ...
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How do get the text in Messages to display while I’m typing?

At one time my Messages app showed text and the text field where I would type my messages but suddenly it has disappeared. How do I correct this? I've tried changing the contrast and the display ...
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Why is Messages acting extremely slow like Internet Explorer?

I've got my iPhone sync my messages to OS X. However, even though my Mac and my iPhone are connected to my perfectly stable home network, OS X is getting messages with a few minutes of delay. All the ...
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How to get iMessages from phone and old Apple ID email?

My 12 year old just got an iPhone. She has an old iPad that she has been using to text. She wants to be able to get texts on both the new iPhone as well as the iPad. Problem is, the iMessages she gets ...
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Will messages delivered as SMS if I'm blocked in iMessage?

I texted somebody on iMessage but I think the recipient blocked me. iMessage says it got sent as a normal text. Will that text go to the recipient's phone?
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Is there a synonym suggestion keyboard out there for iPhone

I just want to know if there is a more comprehensive dictionary and ideally synonym suggesting keyboard for an iPhone.
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Hide the “Your Apple ID is now being used for iMessage…” message?

Is it possible to hide the notification from macs when a new mac is added to the iCloud account? Specifically this one: "Your apple is is now being used for iMessage and FaceTime on a new Mac" I'm "...
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Unread Messages Badge Wrong in Dock

I have a Macbook Pro 13" running El Capitan, purchased in February 2016. For the iMessage app, which I have saved in the Dock, the unread messages badge says there is one unread message and there's ...
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Is there a way to read/respond to iPhone text messages on a Windows computer?

I would like to be able to read/respond to my text messages on a computer. I only seem to find a place to do this if you have a Mac. Can this be done on a Windows computer or Chromebooks running ...
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iPhone - iMessage not working over VPN

iPhone 6S iOS 9.3.1 We're having a problem with iMessage not working over our VPN/Private APN. We're using an IPSec VPN to push traffic at 3 virtual machines running a VPN agent which allows us to ...
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How many MB can I send on iMessage? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how many MB I can send over iMessage? And when and why messages get compressed sometimes seemingly by random. I find it very awkward that Apple made this very ...
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Use Terminal to echo a Messages chat

What script/command could I use to echo a readable format of my messages with someone? Is there any way to echo the chat.db as a table for that one person who I am chatting with?
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In Mac OS X El Capitan, is it still possible to change the color of the bubbles in Messages?

I have looked through Preferences, System Preferences, even looked at a couple of 3rd-party apps. I could find nothing of use. So is it still possible to change the color of chat bubbles (and text) ...
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Is there a way to hide the text in the left hand column in Messages?

I want to hide the text under the name of the contact in the Messages app. So in the example below, it would be the text that is below the name Matt Brian. Is there a way to do this?
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iMessage Alternative for OSX El Capitan, with iMessaging

I've been having problems with iMessaging on my Macbook Pro (iCloud account issues, which Apple support hasn't been able to fix over three support calls) for over a year. I really need to send texts ...
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If an iPhone is out of power will it receive msgs?

I am sending a message to my son who has an iphone6s. I have done it previously with no problem. I sent him one which was marked " delivered " and about 18 hrs sent a couple which were marked " ...
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SMS still sends to group via iMessage after disabling

I recently switched from my iPhone to an Android. Before removing my SIM card, I disabled iMessage in settings. My Macbook Messages app shows it as disabled, and the online service to disable a number ...
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Friend with Android phone and Mac computer defaults to iMessage in Messages

I have a friend who uses an Android mobile phone and also a Mac. My iPhone contact page for him shows a FaceTime icon which I suppose is correct because it would go to the Mac when available but if I ...
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Does turning iMessage off remove previous iMessages and text messages?

Does turning iMessage off remove previous iMessages and text messages that were saved on the device?
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Person keeps coming back into group conversation

This person keeps hacking into my iMessage group conversations and it's really starting to get annoying. Every time I remove him from our conversation, he joins back in and is unkickable. I believe he ...
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Does iMessage take up iCloud Storage Space?

If I send/receive iMessages, or photos and/or videos through iMessage, will those iMessages take up my iCloud storage space? I am not talking about iCloud backups. I'm asking that if I do not backup ...
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iMessages sent by me to one friend only go to their MacBook not their iPhone

iMessages sent from me to my friends, but not others, only go to their MacBook, not their iPhone. However, my friend receives iMessages from others to both MacBook and iPhone. Is the problem at my end ...
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What does it mean when iMessage suddenly stops saying “Delivered”?

I was texting my friend and everything was okay until I took a few minutes to reply to her message and my text suddenly does not say "Delivered" under it. I'm under Wi-Fi and she possibly was too so ...
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Cannot send iMessages on my Mac but can receive them

I changed my main Apple ID email address yesterday, and also changed from my iPhone 5C to a iPhone SE. Once I did changed my Apple ID email address, I had to sign out of all my devices, and sign back ...
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iPhone 5c does not alert imessages from email addresses

I have an iPhone 5c running iOS 9.3.1 Why does iMessage only give me sound and alerts when a message comes from a phone number and not when it comes from an email address?
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iMessages being delivered to both me and my daughter

I'm having some trouble with iTunes We have 4 different devices connected to my iTunes account. I have one daughter's iPod, another daughters iPod, one iPad and I just got one of the girls their ...
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How to resolve the ambiguity of sending iMessages to a person with multiple addresses?

My friend's iphone keeps forgetting one of its iMessage addresses. Both the phone number and her email address are configured for iMessage but often the phone doesn't receive messages if they are sent ...
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My friends iMessage is going red when I send her something but she is registered with iMessage

When I try and send my friend a iMessage, it goes red and says this number/Email ( Because she uses email and number) but she is registered. When she managed to iMessage me I can't answer back. Her ...
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How can I simulate the process of marking a text (SMS or iMessage) as unread on my iPhone?

As far as I know, there is no way to mark a text message as unread (if there is, please share!). I often receive text messages at inconvenient times, read them quickly, and then forget to reply to ...
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no imessage over mobile data

My iPhone was not receiving imessages over mobile data. Accidently my wifi was off for two days. When I switched wifi on after a couple of days, I received imessages which my colleagues sent 2 days ...
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If I turn off imessage and get a message will I see it when I turn imessage back on?

So there's this girl I'm texting and she usually never forgets to text back so I'm wondering if it's cause I had iMessage off and she tried to send me a message but it didn't deliver?? I've turned it ...
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Disable iMessage without access to iPad

Is there a way to disable imessages being received on an ipad without physically accessing the ipad? My family shares an apple account. I disabled imessage while I was back home, but it looks like it ...
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How can iMessage send from my old phone number that doesn't have service anymore?

So my little brother used iMessage through my mom's iPad. He was just being funny and sending pics and cute little memes. However, in the process, he sent my mom a few messages from the iPad. ...
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Security patch shows twice after Yosemite TM restore

So, Messages for OS X got broke by yesterday's Yosemite patch. unable to send receive iMessages, SMS, nothing. I've seen some chatter to indicate I'm not the only one with the issue. I lost ...