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

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iMessage on El Capitan no longer works

I'm using the latest version of El Capitan (10.11.5) and Messages.app/iMessage has ceased to function. Messages sent to iMessage users hang after a few minutes of trying to send. I've tried the ...
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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 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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What are the reasons that an imessage would send as a text message instead?

I think my girlfriend is using facetime to talk to an ex-boyfriend so that it does not register as a call on our joint phone bill. (Or I'm the one worried about my secret relationships being spied ...
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Mysterious message

I received a response from a friend via iMessage asking if I were going to call this evening and whether I had fun? When I asked what they were talking about they stated it was in response to a ...
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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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iPhone - In SMS typing box, shows Text Message then flashes to iMessage.

I noticed that whenever a friend turns off their iPhone, and I try to text them, the typing box shows TEXT MESSAGE. Sometimes it stays as TEXT MESSAGE, sometimes when the SMS is opened to send a ...
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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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How to repeat SMS message alerts indefinitely until read?

I would like to enable repeated audible alerts of new SMS messages on an iPhone 6. Specifically, I want the alert to be repeated indefinitely until I read the message. This is because it is ...
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My number is associated with iMessage on other phone, how to remove it?

Good day everyone. For only 1 hour (!) I used my relatives iPhone with my sim card and that's it, he keeps receiving all of my iMessages. I tried checking in iTunes all devices associated with my ...
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Make .m4a file appear as “native” sound clip in iMessage

If I send a custom .m4a file in OS X 10.11.5 through iMessage, it appears as a large speech bubble with an icon in the middle and the filename underneath on iPhone. Then you have to press this, and a ...
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How do I block iMessages from being marked as delivered to my iPhone?

I want to stop receiving iMessages, or at least block a single number. I don't want iMessages to be marked as "delivered" when they're sent to me. I put my phone on airplane mode, but the iMessages ...
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Data voice call between two apple phones

My girlfriend and I will be travelling in USA and using ATandT pay as you go sim cards while there. The only problem is that we don't get International calling. So I want my gf to be able to use data ...
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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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Replies to text messages sent from iOS arrive at OS X only

I own both an iPhone and a MacBook. I have disabled iMessages on the iPhone and I prefer to keep it this way. I employ the latest versions of both iOS and OS X. When I send SMS text messages from my ...
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Can I delete part of an iMessage from OS X?

I would like to delete part of a message history, not all of it. I know how to do this on my iPhone and iPad, but can't find a way to do so on my computer itself.
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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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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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Is there a way to request iMessage history from Apple?

Recently there was a famous case: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI%E2%80%93Apple_encryption_dispute I was wondering if a regular citizen (US or non-US based) can apply to Apple and request all the ...
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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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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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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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Why does my iMessage say I'm sending from my email instead of my phone number?

I have an iPhone 4. I just updated my phone to the most recent iOS (7.03). My iMessage won't let me send from my phone number, and people are receiving my messages from my email. The phone number is ...
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iMessage Fails to Send or Receive Photos

For the past 4-5 days, I've been unable to send or receive photos with iMessage. If I send, it hangs for a couple of minutes and then returns a "failed to send" message. When receiving, little "tap ...
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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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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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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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problem with deleting some texts and then not being in chronological order

I have an iPhone 6. I clean up and only delete certain texts. When I do that the name and group of texts does not fall into the chronological line up, it stays at the top. Does that make sense? Why ...
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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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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?
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imessage doesn't say “delivered”

I have an internet friend, we were chatting using imessage, everything works properly until i try to send a message and then imessage doesn't say delivered neither sending. I tried using my other ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...