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

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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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Why are my iMessages showing as coming from my email address when I've set my Caller ID to my phone number?

When iOS 5 first came out, I added my @me address to my iPhone and iPad. People could iMessage me at my email address, and I'd see it on both devices. This wasn't always perfect, and recently I ...
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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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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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My iPhone is sending iMessage from my e-mail, however its activated to send from my number?

My iPhone is sending iMessages from my e-mail, but when I go to change it to my number it's supposed to be sending from my number? When I send a text message it is from my phone but not my iMessage? ...
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How to show subject line for new messages in OS X Messages.app?

Mavericks, if that matters. On the iPhone, there is a separate subject line before the main message, and on the Mac it shows (as on the phone) in bold at the top of the balloon. But when I want to ...
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How do I get iMessage to work on my iPod Touch 5th gen?

I've tried everything people have said and I just can't figure it out. It says I'm logged in but when I try to send a message, it says not delivered. My wifi connection is good and I've tried ...
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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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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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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now [closed]

I have a 15-inch macbook pro that is mid-2012. I was running the latest version of Mavericks when the problem started, but now I am running the OS Yosemite Beta 10.10 My problem started randomly one ...
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iMessage and FaceTime from complete stranger

I have had the same problem as the previous complainant. I received an iMessage from a @yahoo.com address saying "hi". I then asked who this was and the reason for the message and also how he obtained ...
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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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How to stop my texts (iMessage) from showing on my Mac

Whenever I send or receive messages on my iPhone they show up on my MacBook also. I was wondering how I could get that to stop? It used to be that my texts wouldn't show up, and I could message ...
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How many people can you add to an iMessages group?

I was curious what the limit was on the number of people you can add to an iMessages group. Assuming everyone was on iMessages (i.e. everyone shows up as blue).
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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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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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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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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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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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Messages on Macs don't work

I've tried every suggestion I could find on Apple forums. Deleted .plist files, removed message caches, reset passwords, coordinated sign on/offs between my iPhone and my Macs, reset iPhone and ...
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How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?

I always used to save my Chat logs because I use IM in the professional environment. Now I find that I can’t save chat logs anymore. That option is gone. Is there any workaround or hidden preference ...
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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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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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How to disable iMessage on a broken iPhone?

How can I disable iMessage for a phone number if the iPhone it's attached to has been destroyed? My sister dropped her iPhone in the bath, so she is now using an older non-Apple phone. Whenever I send ...
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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...
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Can the now expired iMessage app still work with Lion?

I want to use iMessage on an old Macbook which cannot be upgrades past OS X 10.7. Apple provided an iMessage beta software, but it has expired and no longer functions. I'm wondering whether there is ...
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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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How to tell Messages “I'm not at home”?

I leave my Mac running 24/7, but I'm not always sitting at it. Is there any way to tell the Mac, or Messages specifically, if my phone isn't on the local wifi subnet, don't take messages, leave them ...
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Messages.app / iMessage hijacking text messages

Text messages to my number are received either by my phone or by Messages.app (iMessage), but not both. If I leave my computer on then I will inexplicably not receive texts on my phone (until the ...
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
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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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The phone number “is not registered with iMessage”

Right now I can't seem to send some text messages from my OS X. Here is a list of things I have done that will have caused the error: I fresh installed Yosemite about 2 days ago I updated my iPhone ...
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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 help! my imessage has been hacked

My brother has checked all my past iMessages on his mac from my iPhone that have been deleted. How is that possible? Is there away there any way my iMessages can be permanently deleted so they cant be ...
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iMessage with shared Apple ID

I was recently notified that my ex boyfriend signed into iMessage on his laptop using my email address. I have since then changed my Apple ID password and was immediately asked to enter my new ...
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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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My iMessage won't send

I have an iPad 2 and have used iMessages many times. For some reason now I can't message. The send button is not active. I'm trying to message a friend who has an iPhone and who I have messaged many ...
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permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac

How do I permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac. I don't want to send/receive/view messages on my computer. I only want to use my phone for sending/receiving/viewing messages. ...
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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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Can I view iMessage history from an iPhone set up as a new device?

I set up a new iPhone as a new device (not from a backup) but using my same Apple ID for iCloud and so on. Can I view my old iMessages on this phone? If I restore from backup, the messages appear. I ...
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iMessage with iCloud mail aliases?

Is it possible to use an iCloud email alias as the Caller ID for iMessage? When I try to enter an alias on "Receive At > Add Another Email..." I always get an error popup titled "iMessage Activation" ...
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How to remove imessage from ipod from computer [duplicate]

I sold my iPod on Gumtree and the guy that wanted it gave it to his 9 year old sister for Christmas. On Christmas Eve it got a phone call from him and he said that he was still receiving messages ...
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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 ...
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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 can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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why are iMessages appearing in my iPad Air but not coming through on my phone?

I think i have everything set up correctly but randomly this week i have had a few messages appear on my iPad air and they have never come through on my iphone? so i didnt even know i had a message ...