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

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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 ...
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Is there a way to have incoming messages all separate rather than in a conversation stream?

I would prefer all messages to be shown in the inbox separately - not joined if they all have the same title. Is this possible?
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How not to receive iMessage alerts on iPhone when I am actively using iMessage on Mac

When I am engaged in an active iMessage conversation on mac, the incoming messages alerts show on iPhone which is sitting besides me and it is annoying. How can I avoid that?
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My mom can't send me iMessages and she has iPhone4 and I know iMessage works on my iPhone 5

The button "Use your apple ID ..... " doesn't work on her phone on iMessages settings, but she entered her phone number properly to be used for iMessages. I tried turning on and off the iMessages. ...
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Is it possible to sync messages from Mac to iPhone?

I accidentally deleted a conversation on my iPhone but the conversation is still there on my Mac. Is there anyway to sync the two so it reappears on my iPhone?
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Search filter in Messages.app does not work well. In particular it's useless on iOS

When I use this, it is supposed to filter down messages, but all I get shown to me are messages which are not matches, from weeks and months in the past. It seems like something is corrupted. Maybe ...
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Keychain multiple

I´m new with Mac OS X, my system is El Captain 10.11.3. A few days ago I use keychain to generate two certificates for special purposes with other email address, do the export and all is ok. As I ...
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Why iMessage generate a lot of Encryption and Signing keys?

First of all I don`t use iMessage. I log out of iMessage on my iDevices. Today I took a look of my login Keychain Access and there were 366 items. All of them were iMessage Encryption Key and ...
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When I try and send a message from my MacBook Pro the phone number turns red and says not registered with iMessage

When I try and send a message from my macbook pro the phone number turns red says not registered with iMessage. I don't have a phone. When other people message me from their phones it works. What can ...
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Receiving iMessages

I have iMessage turned off on my phone to save data. I have recently realised I am not receiving messages off friends who have iMessage switched on on their phone. Is there anything I can do apart ...
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MBP retina 2015 with usb 3 to ethernet and active wifi sharing fails at iMessage

So here's the thing. My iMessage on the MBP is simply not working, when I use my MBP the way I want to. What way is that? Since it has no Ethernet connector, I bought a USB 3 to Ethernet box, that ...
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Disable Continuity with iMessages.app

I have a work Macbook Pro and do not want to use iMessages.app at all to sync to my phone. When I open up the Messages application on my iPhone, Continuity tries to handoff the application to the OSX ...
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Is iMessage tied to an apple account or a phone number?

If I send someone a message through iMessage from my Macbook and they are to receive it on their iPad/iPhone, what will happen if that person has changed their mobile phone number since I added them ...
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What is the iMessage character limit?

I don't mean for SMS, I'm talking about iMessages. Pasting text ~20,800 characters long gives an error that the message is too long on my Mac. What's the limit?
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Messages no longer allows me to transfer images using AIM

For about 10 years my colleagues and I have used iChat, then Messages to exchange images for work (we use AIM). A year or so (maybe longer) we could no longer transfer images back and forth. The ...
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Is it possible to have only one notification for a text message until the message is read?

I've been looking for a while but I cannot find out if I can limit it so that I only receive the first notification and no others until I've read the message. There is a notification setting that ...
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Sync apple messages between devices

I'm a novice user FYI. My messages used to be synced so that the conversation kept going on iMac iPhone and iPad mini. Then perhaps after a trip to Alaska it stopped doing that. I'm not 100% sure if ...
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Text message vs iMessage on iPhones

iMessage boxes are blue, but I noticed at certain times when I text other iPhone owners the messages are green and show as text messages therefore unable to show the read stamp. I understand that ...
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iPhone 5S vibrating constantly when I view a message

My iPhone 5S (iOS 9.2) is having the following problem: it can receive text messages and iMessages as normal, but when I view them my phone vibrates constantly until I stop viewing them, and moreover ...
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Search imessage/text history

How do you search an imessage or text conversation? spotlight search will only search for a conversation, not within the conversation.
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imessages on deactivated phone

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6S. I have a 4th generation iPod that will receive the same text messages that my new phone receive. However, I would like to receive the texts on my deactivated ...
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iMessage keeps popping up

How can I disable the iMessage pop up when I turn on my Mac? It keeps asking me to sign in with my Apple ID. I don't want to set it up because I don't want to use iMessage. But the box keeps opening ...
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Unable to get iMessage on iPhone 4 to accept Apple ID

iMessage on the iPhone 4 has been switched off for some time. When I turned it on and tried to include an email to the Send/Receive options, it displayed the email address I use for my Apple ID, which ...
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How do I automatically save messages on my Mac, even after deleting the conversation

I tend to delete my conversations from Messages to keep it neat, but some messages I don't actually want to be gone forever. How can I have my messages save somewhere in a folder automatically even ...
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How to seek to very old text messages

I have a conversation that likely has tens of thousands of messages sent over the past year. I want to find texts 6 months ago in August. How can I go about getting back to August and scrolling ...
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iMessage used to load messages upon powerup. Now it doesn't

iMessage on my MacBook Pro is connected to my phone number (ATT, iPhone), which uses iMessage also. Used to, all messages would get loaded on my MacBook Pro. Now, my MBP only receives messages when ...
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Messages showing “Tap to Download” instead of images

Lately when someone sends me a picture via iMessage, I see a box that says "Tap to Download" instead of an image. Most of the time when I try tapping the box, it says "Downloading" but it is stuck at ...
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how to set up multiple caller ID for imessaging

how do I add another caller ID (ie existing email address) to the list of addresses I can send imessages from? It shows multiple email addresses to receive imessages, but only one to send from.