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

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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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iMessage app wont open on macbook pro and will freeze mac trying to open

I have tried opening it from the dock, launchpad and applications folder but it still will not open and then the mac freezes. Anyone have any suggestions?
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“User is unregistered with iMessage” error message

I use an iPod 4th gen and I text my boyfriend on iMessage to his iPhone- either his number or email. Everything was all good until it came up with a red exclamation mark, I deleted the conversations ...
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Lync alternatives on Mac

Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate ...
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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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Why does “effective. Power” text crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via iMessage it ...
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iMessage coming up as new thread in text instead of continuation

If a person adds a new e-mail account to imessage would it then come up as a different thread or contact in my iPhone? I received a message today from somebody I imessage and text daily, today when ...
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iMessage delivery status different on iPhone and iPad?

I sent today an iMessage through my iPhone, and on the iPhone there is still no "delivered" status, but when I checked on my iPad which is on the same AppleID there is status "delivered" indicated ...
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Group iMessage mixed up ID

I responded to a group iMessage, but it showed up as being a response from my wife. She also has an iPhone, but our phone numbers, email addresses and Apple IDs are all different. How in the world ...
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Does iMessage need wifi

I'm concerned about it and I really want to use it. I haven't used it and I need some tips so someone please tell me if it needs wifi.
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Why do I get no text alert for one contact only?

I have an iPhone 5s and when my mom texts it doesn't make a noise. It does when everyone else does. There is a small gray moon next to her name, but I have checked and her phone is NOT on "Do not ...
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How do i unlink my iMessages between mac and iPhone?

I just recently bought a new macbook pro, and I've found that my iMessages directly send to my mac whilst I'm using it, which is very helpful. However when I shut down my mac, the replies to my ...
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How to untangle Multiple iOS devices sharing one Apple ID for iMessage

I pay all our Internet bills and iPhone bills (3)/ just so you know when I ask this q I am not trying to get use off someone else's account. We have a Mac, a Mac mini and MacBook When I recvd my ...
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Can you choose contacts to be on your iMessage account?

I am concerned about it. If I get started on iMessage, will it come up with all the contacts I have now or can I select them?
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When I use iMessage the receiver always gets it via email and not phone number

I know a lot of people have previously asked this question. However my problem still has not been solved. I have iMessage on. I am using iMessage via my Apple ID. Now where it says "receive at:", it ...
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How to prevent text messages from my iPhone to my iPad?

My text messages from my iPhone are appearing on our iPad, how do I stop that?
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How to recover iMessages sent to main phone number when using a different SIM card overseas?

I am a U.S. AT&T customer with an unlocked iPhone 6 plus, but am currently travelling through Spain and using a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card. One major problem I've run into: After inserting the ...
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Message send failure on iOS 7

I recently bought a iPod touch 5th generation and installed iOS 7. Whenever I try to send messages, I get a message failure notice. I checked Settings, Contacts, changed the DNS to 8.8.8.8 but nothing ...
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Unable to sign into Messages on Mavericks

I'm unable to log into iMessage on my account in Mavericks. Here's what Console.log shows: 5/23/14 9:50:15.996 AM identityservicesd[343]: [Warning] *** Bad Request From Server *** 5/23/14 ...
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Turn off message sending from iCloud?

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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iMessage Traffic only to my phone after setting up a new Apple ID?

I previously shared an Apple ID with other family members that had other apple devices (another phone and an iPad). At that time, my iMessages were going to their devices also. So I recently created ...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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How to make emoji bigger in Messages

I just upgraded to Mavericks 10.9.3 from Mountain Lion and the emoticons / emoji are quite small in Messages. Sometimes I can't even tell the difference between one and another emoji. When I open the ...
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Messages missing chat history - chat.db.incompatable files appear

For some strange reason, out of the blue (as in no significant OS updates or anything like that) the Messages app only shows one message (the most recent one) per chat conversation in it's history. ...
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Constant prompts for FaceTime Password, iCloud Password and iMessage Password

I don't use any of these services. Currently there is a dialog box permanently on the screen prompting for a password. If I press cancel, it's replaced instantly by another dialog box, prompting for a ...
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Force iMessage auto complete to ignore Land line numbers

RE-WRITING QUESTION FOR MORE PRECISION: my goal is to use auto complete over my thousands of contacts to reliably send an SMS message. In order to be reliable, I need to know that the SMS is being ...
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iMessage not Sending, New Text Icon not Disappearing, Conversations Deleted

I'm having some really strange issues all of a sudden on my iPhone6 after updating to iOS 8.4.1. It seems to only occur with one contact, who has an iPhone5 also with iOS 8.4.1. Some problems are: ...
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iMessage troubles

My sister and I have been trying to communicate using our iMessage system. Because both of our iPhones do not have service we use wifi which still works. It does not allow either of us to message ...
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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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Apple Watch won't send iMessages

When I go to send a text message on my Apple Watch, whether it be through Siri or the messages app, it always tries to send a text message (green) rather than a iMessage (blue). I have tried turning ...
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?
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iPhone 5 New iCloud address, but still have iMessage from previous iCloud

I made a new iCloud address, but when I checked my iMessage, it had messages from my old iCloud. Do I have to manually delete these messages? Also, would my content in my iMessage app then be ...
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iMessage conversations changed to Bonjour; how do I change them back?

Within the iMessages app on OS X 10.8.2 all of my iMessage conversations have switched to Bonjour. So instead of showing the usual blue bubble it's red and people's phone numbers are shown instead of ...
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Remove number from iMessage to use on non iPhone

I had an iPhone and I used iMessage on it. I didn't mind getting some of the messages to my laptop. But recently I switched back to a very old phone I had that is not a smart phone. Now I am receiving ...
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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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What does it mean when an iMessage doesn't say “Delivered” nor “Not Delivered”?

I sent an iMessage to a friend, and at the bottom it doesn't say "Delivered" as it usually does. It doesn't say "Not Delivered" either, it just doesn't say anything at all. What does it mean when an ...
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iMessage no longer working on Mac after AppleID change

I recently just got my first MacBook Air. I already have an iPad mini and I just changed my Apple ID. I had everything set up before I decided to change it and iMessage was working perfectly on both ...
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Is there a way to either save/copy/or email an entire iMessage conversation?

Is there a one (or a simple) step process to either email myself, or cut/copy, an entire (like year long) iMessage conversation without having to buy an app/software or to go through and keep marking ...
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How to free up Message's “dead space” while preserving some conversations?

There are many reports that the previous versions of the iOS Messages app did not properly free up space when conversations were deleted and every subsequent restore from backup carries this "dead ...
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Is there a SDK or private framework that can access iMessage contents from an iOS app on a non-jailbroken phone?

(This is not a repeat question to "How is Facebook accessing my iPhone texts in order to recommend friends?", on StackExchange Security, linked below. I wish to know the internal details of how ...
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What happens when someone sends me an iMessage/SMS during a restore?

The restore process can take some time. What happens if someone sends me a message during this time that my phone is unusable? Will I be able to see the message at the end of the whole process? It's ...
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viewing old imessages (for free, on a PC)

I'm writing something to a friend that requires extensive knowlege of our past iMessage convos; and, since I haven't a 2.3 GB memory myself, and it would take hours to scroll all the way up, I'd like ...
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If I turn iMessage off, will I receive those messages when I turn it back on?

I am currently wanting to turn iMessage off, for unsaid reasons, but I want to read the messages people send me. They don't have iPhones, so iMessage is the best bet.
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I do not want my text messages to sync between two iPhones

My text messages are also appearing on my husband's iPhone. How do I get them to not sync?
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How do I send an iMessage on an iPad using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard only? [duplicate]

I found another question on this site, with a similar problem, but doesn't seem to be answered. I'd like to be able to type an iMessage and hit "send" when using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad ...
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Turn off iMessage on computer but not on iPhone

I've recently bought a new Mac. iMessage is on it. I'd rather not have it on my computer. I want my texts to be kept private. How do I keep it on my iPhone and remove it from the Mac?
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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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iMessage sent to one phone is going to another phone instead

My brother in laws daughter is intercepting all his iMessages on her iPhone. Someone sends him an iMessage and instead of going to his phone, it goes to hers???? This started right after she updated ...
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How do I use iMessage when my number is disconnected?

Recently canceled cell service for iPhone 3GS (iOS 6) but have still been using it to iMessage. Today I got a message from someone I didn't know apparently AT&T reassigned my phone number to ...
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How do I tell other users/contacts my iMessage is turned off?

How do I tell other users/contacts that my iMessage is turned off? I frequently turn my son's data plan off mid-month because he eats up most of our shared data. When I do this, however, he no ...