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

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ML Messages not connecting automatically to some accounts

I love the new Messages app in Mountain Lion, but there seems to be an issue while using it with a Yahoo account. My Yahoo account does not reconnect after the machine goes into standby or after a ...
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How to enable read receipts for messages in iMessage on Mountain Lion?

I can't find any way to enable read receipts for messages on Mountain Lion. Read receipts are the iOS term for acknowledgements that show wether or not a message has been read yet or not. Does ...
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How can one debug imagent issues?

I have just upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and am attempting to use Facetime and iMessage. Upon entering my Apple ID into the respective applications and attempting to sign in, I receive the ...
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Can I configure Messages for Mac to receive messages sent to my phone number?

Is it possible to configure Messages for Mac in such a way that it receives text messages sent to my mobile phone number? Currently on the Mac I can receive only messages sent to my Apple ID, but on ...
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iMessage deleted by the other iphone removes it from my thread on my iPhone?

If someone I am iMessaging with on the iPhone-4S sends me a message and they delete it; will it also delete on my phone??
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iMessage comes from a different (unknown) phone number? Possible to change own number?

I finally talked my mum into updating her iphone to iOS5, however now there is a hitch. When she sends a message to me (also on iOS5) it does come through as an imessage, but from a totally different ...
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What alternatives exist to FaceTime or iMessages to communicate with Android devices?

How can I contact my friends that have no Apple products (iOS or OS X)in similar manner to using FaceTime or iMessage?
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How to find out devices associated as iMessage client with my apple ID

Is it possible to find out what devices have been registered to receive iMessage with my Apple ID? I can only see my phone number and Apple ID in iMessage settings, but not what devices are ...
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iMessage falsely reports “could not send”

For some reason, since Monday iMessage on the iPhone 4S always tells me it couldn't deliver my message but the messages go through. Anybody have the same problem? Any idea how to fix it? I'm not the ...
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Do multimedia messages sent with iMessage impact data?

When I send a pictures from my iPhone (which has a SMS/MMS plan), does it impact data if I'm on a 4G network, and send it through iMessage? Similarly, if I disable iMessage, then send an MMS over 4G, ...
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Why are my iMessages being sent through my Apple ID?

This had never been a problem until around an hour ago. A friend texted me and it showed up on all 3 other iPhones my family has (we all use the same Apple ID). I tried turning my phone off and on, ...
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How do I temporarily disable or mute Messages (iMessage) on OS X?

I use Apple's iMessage across several devices, including my (OS X Lion) Mac, using the recent Messages beta. However, the application has some undesired behaviour. When I quit Messages, it will ...
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Can I start a new conversation with the same number or Apple ID in Messages?

Sometimes my conversations get long and unwieldy over time, but being so sentimental I'd like to keep them around on my devices (and not just leave them in iTunes backups that I might not be able to ...
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iPad 2, iPhone 4s and iMessage

I have an iPad2 and an iPhone 4s. My daughter has an iPhone 4, my son has an iPod 4th generation, and my husband has an iPhone4s. We all share the same iTunes account but all have our own emails. I ...
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iMessages Not In Sync

My iPod, iPad, and Mac are all used for sending iMessages. However, when I send a message from one device and have a conversation with someone else, the sent and received messages don't usually appear ...
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How can I hide my texts when my screen is locked?

I had that option before and the recent update messed all my settings up:( now I can't hide my texts. I don't want people at work seeing my texts. I have my phone locked but everyone still can read ...
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iPhone 4S to new iPad - iMessage does not work

I recently purchased the new iPad (WiFi) for my mom (Actually, my brother purchased it in USA and shipped it to India). I have a iPhone 4S. They created a contact with my name, added my number (I live ...
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iPhone is confused with iMessages

I have a contact, Niels; he has an iPhone too, and he uses iMessages, just as I am. For some reason, I've got 2 conversations going on with Niels although the contact card both contains the e-mail and ...
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iMessage issue when being sent to cell number

A friend of mine has iPhone 4S with iOS 5.0. I can iMessage him using his apple id fine. However, when I try to use his cellphone number, I never get the light blue send button. It stays green all the ...
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Can I reload old iMessage conversations on a new device (iOS and OS X)?

When setting up a new iOS device or installing the Messages Beta on OS X, you can log in with your iMessage account to start receiving & sending messages with iMessage. One advantage of iMessage ...
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iPhone + Messages Beta: prevent iPhone from vibrating for every message?

I'm using the Messages Beta on Lion to receive iMessages on my MacBook Pro. I also have my iPhone set up with my iMessage account. When I receive a message, it's delivered on both devices. If I read ...
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disable vibration alert selectively on iMessages

When an iMessage comes in, I want to disable vibration. I just want the tone play. But when a call comes in, I want both vibration AND tone play simultaneously. Is there a way I can set that up on my ...
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Does “Group Message” mean that all recipients would “see” each other?

I was wondering if I send a message to two (or more) people using iOS5, will the message automatically be a "Group Message"? So, does that mean that in the above picture, John would know that I've ...
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Issue with FaceTime and iMessage (iPod touch 4)

My sister bought an iPod touch yesterday. Everything seems to work fine except for FaceTime and iMessage. In both applications, after she signs in with her Apple ID, she can see the next screen for ...
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How do I use iMessages without a sim card?

I recently received an iPhone 3G from a friend. She took out her SIM card, so I don't have a SIM on my iPhone. I heard that you can now text on iMessage using your email instead of a phone number. I ...
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Backup online iMessage repository

Is there a way to download/export iMessage history somewhere? If I deleted messages on a local device, is it also removed online on iCloud?
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Can I receive messages in my iPhone as iMessage if it's turned off or out of battery?

In case my iPhone is turned off/out of battery, will I be receiving messages as iMessage or text message?
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Delay in receiving messages in iMessage on iPhone 4S

I have an iPhone 4S, and I've noticed a delay receiving messages. When I've noticed the problem, I've always been on 3G, not Wi-Fi. I'll generally notice this when 5 or 6 messages in a conversation ...
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iMessages on iPhone 3G?

Is there any way to use iMessages on an iPhone 3G? I believe the latest OS it can upgrade to is 4 something, so that might rule out official support by Apple, but what about a 3rd party solution?
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How to completely disassociate iMessage from my device?

I have an older iPhone that I was thinking about selling soon in order to get a new one. I've set up iMessaging on the device. Normally I would just erase the phone a couple of times and be done with ...
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How to pass the endless verifying status on iMessage or FaceTime activation when phone number is wrong?

My iMessage continues to show Verifing status on iPhone 4S (iOS 5.1). The phone number displayed at iMessage verifing screen is wrong (old one) The Settings > Phone displays the correct number ...
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iMessage Weird Behavior

I have multiple mobile devices (2x iPhone, 2x iPad) in my home, all which share the same iTunes account between them. When iMessage is used to exchange messages between two of the devices (e.g. the ...
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How to send predefined/canned SMS/iMessages?

Is there a way to prepare predefined/canned messages in order to quickly send them by SMS/iMessage on the iPhone or iPad? I find myself quite often using the same 4-5 templates: I'm in a meeting, I ...
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iMessage Sync - Inconsistent?

I have iMessage installed on my iPhone and both of my macs - but when I've read a message on my iPhone, it remains unread on both macs - although this does not happen the other way around. I get quite ...
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Send an address in a sms to map app

If a friend sends to me an address in a SMS or IMessage, for example "I am at 123 Main St" can I send that to the Map app to get directions there?
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iMessage/Chat exit to see new message

iMessage started acting up today. If I get a message from someone and I am reading it in the "chat" window when that person sends me a new message, I have to click>Messages(1), exit the chat window ...
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How do I stop messages appearing on the homescreen of my iPad2?

How do I stop iMessages from appearing automatically on my home screen? Does anyone have any ideas?
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Messages / iMessages notification routing

Having an iPhone and iPad lying on the desk while chatting with the new Messages beta app gets very annoying, as each device beeps separately. Is there any way to have the notifications only on the ...
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Messages Beta broken? [closed]

I'm using Messages Beta for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and after receiving a message on my iPhone while Messages was open on both my Mac and my Phone, my Mac refuses to send or receive messages. Any ideas how ...
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How can I send an iMessage from a different Apple ID than the one the device is registered to?

We have a family iPad that is registered to my Mom's Apple ID. I'd like to be able to use iMessage, but with my Apple ID, not her Apple ID. Is there a way to do this without deregistering the iPad?
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An app similar to Gif Text?

Is there any application that is similar to Gif Text but with more images and continous updates ? I tried looking in the appstore but I don't think the keywords I used were good enough. I'm sure gif ...
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Why won't my iPhone reply to a text message after updating to iOS 5? [closed]

After updating to iOS 5, I cannot reply to a text message from non iPhone users. iMessage works fine. In order to actually reply to a text, I have to go into my contacts and hit "Send Message"...and ...
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Prompt when sending text message as SMS instead of iMessage?

Is there a way I can get Messages to prompt when it wants to send a message as SMS rather than an iMessage ? I hate noticing that when a message fails to send, its sent as SMS instead of imessage, ...
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Is it possible to determine the date a photo (received via text message) was taken?

Is it possible to download a photo received in a text message and determine the date that the photo was taken? I have an iPhone.
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iMessage thread deleted

In a conversation window with one of my friends on iMessage, all of the previous conversation in our thread is not available. Does this mean the other person deleted their thread and it's no longer ...
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How does iMessage work?

I'm interested in a good general overview. How does iMessage actually work?
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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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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 inconsistently failing to work after Sim card swap

I recently swapped my Sim card in my iPhone 4, to move to another carrier. I ported my number across so there is no change other than the actual Sim card. Since then, iMessage seems to be entirely ...
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Emoticons built in to the iPhone keyboard?

This Christmas, I got several text messages from my Mom on her new iPhone 3G. Several of them included emoticons in the body of the text like so: I know she hasn't jailbroken her phone or ...