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

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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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Text Message Forwarding code not showing up

My Mac Mini, running El Capitan, and my iPhone 6 Plus are both on the same WiFi network, however when I select the Mac Mini in the Text Message Forwarding settings, it does not send a code to my Mac ...
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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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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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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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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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Can send text on iMessage to one person but not pictures?

I've been having problems with one of my contacts (zero problems with anyone else) I can send text iMessages and they go no problem, but all picture messages fail. I can FaceTime her fine, I can ...
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iOS 9 iMessage notifications show sender's number, not name

After some annoying wifi problems with iOS 8.3, I tried out iOS 9 public beta 2 (now public beta 3) on my iPhone 5 (Edit: in the UK). When I receive a text message (iMessage/SMS), the lock screen/home ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How long are text messages saved in the iCloud server?

..and how can I get rid of them before they are subpoenaed?
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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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“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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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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iMessage on my MacBook Pro does not show current texts from my iPhone

My iMessages on my MacBook Pro have stopped being current as of a month ago. It's now the end of June and it only shows texts from the middle of May. I noticed my Apple ID was logged out just now (in ...
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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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How do I remove an iMessage account from OS X (Yosemite) Messages app?

I added my iMessage account to my work MacBook and now I want to remove the account, but Messages won't let me. I Signed Out of the account and deleted the message history, but now when I start ...
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Will I have to pay for photos sent if my friend has switched iMessage off?

Both my friend and I have iPhone 6 and we iMessage often. I just sent him three photos but it seems he has switched iMessage off for some reason as the text I sent has delivered as green instead of ...
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iMessage doesn't say “delivered” or “not delivered”

I sent an iMessage from my iPod touch to my friends iphone on Monday. It didn't say delivered or not delivered. It was just nothing. His phone is on (I know because my other friends are iMessaging him)...
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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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How to “merge” my Messages transcripts in OSX?

EDIT: Perhaps a better way to say all of the below, is this: Is there a way to restore my Message (iChat) history onto my iMac, from my iCloud backup? All of my iDevices have the complete chat ...
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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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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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How to insert new line on return key press in iMessage on Mac OSX

Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage on Mac OSX to set the return key to go to the next line instead of sending the message?
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My MacBook Air is receiving messages from my parents' phones. I want it to receive messages from only my phone though!

My whole family has the same Apple ID to prevent confusion. It has worked in the past, however whenever we add a new device we struggle with this problem. And as if that wasn't frustrating enough, ...
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How do I force text messages to send and receive via iMessage?

When I chat with two of my friends (say A. and T.), our iPhones use text instead of iMessage. It used to work using iMessage, but one day, it switched to text. A, T and myself otherwise use iMessage ...
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What happens if you have more than 1 apple id associated with 1 account…?

I have an iPhone with my own Apple ID and my daughter has an iPod Touch with her own Apple ID. Am I able to set iMessages syncing so I get my messages AND all of her messages sent to my iPhone, ...
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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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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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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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iPhone sends iMessage, but doesn't show that it was “delivered”, even though it is

So after switching to my new iPhone 6s, I have been sending messages through iMessage. I haven't had any major issues. What has occurred though is that the messages send with the blue bubble (...
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Stop messages to my new iPhone from appearing on my old iPhone

I got a new iPhone, and I gave my old one to my husband. Naturally, I want to disable my Apple account and iMessage on the old phone. How do I do this without affecting my own account? Each time I ...
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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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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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How do I send a calendar event from the iphone calendar via an email or imessage?

I want to forward a specific calendar event from the iOS Calendar App to an email address or iMessage address or text message using my iPhone. I don't want to use the cloud or sync anything. I am ...
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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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Can't iMessage with a Samsung Phone

I am having trouble using iMessage with one of my contacts. I can send messages to iPhones without any issues. My contact's phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
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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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iPad air - text messages won't send

I have a new iPad air wifi no cellular and set up iMessage but I cannot send messages to non iPad or iPhone users from Messages. It always tries to send the message but every time, it just stops and ...
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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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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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Export iMessages in human readable form for archival

I have a long (several months' worth) iMessage conversation with a contact. He lost these messages when he re-installed his OS, but I still have the archive. There is some important information ...
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How do I stop my iMessages appearing on my MacBook Air?

I updated my MacBook Air to El Capitain (OS X 10.11) I would rather not have my messages appearing on my Mac when others are using it. I have tried System Preferences but I cannot find the Accounts ...
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Why my imessage and facetime button turn off by itself?

I already on the imessage and facetime in setting. But, why suddenly it turn off by itself? So, what should I do? Is there something wrong with my iphone?