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

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iPhone 5S vibrating constantly when I view a message

My iPhone 5S (iOS 9.2) is having the following problem: it can receive text messages and iMessages as normal, but when I view them my phone vibrates constantly until I stop viewing them, and moreover ...
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Search imessage/text history

How do you search an imessage or text conversation? spotlight search will only search for a conversation, not within the conversation.
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imessages on deactivated phone

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6S. I have a 4th generation iPod that will receive the same text messages that my new phone receive. However, I would like to receive the texts on my deactivated ...
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iMessage keeps popping up

How can I disable the iMessage pop up when I turn on my Mac? It keeps asking me to sign in with my Apple ID. I don't want to set it up because I don't want to use iMessage. But the box keeps opening ...
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Unable to get iMessage on iPhone 4 to accept Apple ID

iMessage on the iPhone 4 has been switched off for some time. When I turned it on and tried to include an email to the Send/Receive options, it displayed the email address I use for my Apple ID, which ...
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How do I automatically save messages on my Mac, even after deleting the conversation

I tend to delete my conversations from Messages to keep it neat, but some messages I don't actually want to be gone forever. How can I have my messages save somewhere in a folder automatically even ...
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How to seek to very old text messages

I have a conversation that likely has tens of thousands of messages sent over the past year. I want to find texts 6 months ago in August. How can I go about getting back to August and scrolling ...
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iMessage used to load messages upon powerup. Now it doesn't

iMessage on my MacBook Pro is connected to my phone number (ATT, iPhone), which uses iMessage also. Used to, all messages would get loaded on my MacBook Pro. Now, my MBP only receives messages when ...
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Messages showing “Tap to Download” instead of images

Lately when someone sends me a picture via iMessage, I see a box that says "Tap to Download" instead of an image. Most of the time when I try tapping the box, it says "Downloading" but it is stuck at ...
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how to set up multiple caller ID for imessaging

how do I add another caller ID (ie existing email address) to the list of addresses I can send imessages from? It shows multiple email addresses to receive imessages, but only one to send from.
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I can't switch text messaging back from my email address to my phone number. iPhone 6 iOS 9.2

So I just got a replacement iPhone, and activated it. I tried sending a text message and it wouldn't go through. I went to my messaging settings and clicked send and receive, and it had my phone ...
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When I text two certain people, my iMessages will not say “Delivered” Under my text, and it also won't say “Not Delivered” so what does it mean?

So basically I am trying to text somebody about something extremely important, but my texts haven't said delivered or not delivered in about two days and I'm freaking out.
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How to unsync my phone and my tablet? How to get rid of the tab?

I've tried many different ways. I've gone to Text Message Forwarding and disconnected them. Nothing. I've tried going to Send & Receive and unchecked my phone number from my iPad and my iPad email ...
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Does the “messages from iphone” icon only appear in the dock when my messages are opened from my iPhone?

I was working the other day on my Macbook and this icon popped up. My phone was not with me. Does that mean whoever had my phone just went through my messages? Is it safe to accuse them? I didn't ...
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How do I backup Messages from Macbook?

I want to delete all of my messages off my Macbook and iPhone but I'd like to back them up before I do so. How do I go about doing this?
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How to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone 5s?

I need to be able to retrieve some deleted text messages from my Daughters phone which were deleted approx. 1 week ago. I have had limited success by using an online service called TeenSafe which has ...
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Will I have to pay for photos sent if my friend has switched his iMessage off?

Hello 😀 Both my friend and I have iPhone 6 and we iMessage often. I just sent him three photos but it seems he has switched his iMessage off for some reason as the text I sent has delivered as green ...
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iMessage keeps trying to activate in spite of being disabled completely

I have an iPhone 5s with iOS 9.1 (13B143), an iPad Mini and an old Macbook. I disabled iMessage, Facetime, and iCloud on every device, thoroughly checking all information online (apple and 3rd party) ...
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iPad Mini 2: iOS 9.1 iMessage doesn't work after restart.

I have recently updated my iPad mini 2 to iOS 9.1 and every time I turn it off, or do a hard restart, it prompts me to put in my Apple ID password. After I type it in, it refuses to verify. Thanks ...
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How to get back all iMessages into newly installed OS X El Capitan?

This is not related to the broken Messages app. After I formatted my drive, installed El Capitan clean and received a code on my iPhone I can send iMessages from my Mac. They are received by my ...
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Do all iMessages always get pushed to Messages on the Mac?

Hypothetical situation: Connected on different internet connections. If there are active conversations on my Macbook, and I get a text from one of the conversations not listed there, will it always ...
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New emojis don't show on Mac, only on iPhone

The new emojis don't appear as a valid character. They appear as a rectangle in Messages on my Mac. On the iPhone I can see the emoji fine. My software is 10.10.5. How can I download the new emojis ...
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How to stop my iPhone iMessages syncing to my sons iPod as we share my Apple ID

My son recently updated his iPod and i gave him access to my Apple ID so he can download games via wifi and access shared music - problem is my iMessages are syncing...what can i do to stop that from ...
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iMessage's from Macbook send as my email instead of phone #

I use an iPhone and a Mac. I set up text forwarding on my phone so that I can text from iMessage on the Mac, but I noticed that my phone and computer are not always in sync. For example, I'll get a ...
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How to stop sending texts to an email address

While my daughter was in Paris after the attacks last week, she was not receiving my texts messages. A red notification popped up next to the text asking if I wanted to send it to her email address ...
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How can I locate an iMessage from 1-2 months ago? Possible?

I am trying to find/locate iMessages from a certain day back at the beginning of October. Is this possible? Scrolling back on the history on my iMac in Messages goes back to 10/19/15 but no further. ...
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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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“is not registered with iMessage” iPad mini to iPhone 4

So I recently asked a girl to text me, and I put my email on her phone, but she never texted me because it said "not registered with iMessage" even though I am. Then, I asked her for her phone number ...
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Getting rid of a number on a device in iMessage

A few days ago I noticed that my son was receiving my iMessages. He went on to messages in settings and unchecked my number from "send & receive" and "you can be reached at iMessage at". Then it ...
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I can't sign into iMessage or Facetime on my iPod 4th gen [duplicate]

So, I've had this problem with my ipod 4th gen for a while now and I have tried everything I can do, but nothing seems to work. So, basically when I open imessage or facetime and press sign in, all it ...
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Sending photos through iMessage fails on first try, but succeeds on second

I have my iPhone 6s set on Airplane mode, but with Wifi enabled, since I live in an area with bad cellphone reception. When I try to send a photo to a friend with an iPhone, using iMessage, it seems ...
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Texts and imessage appearing on Mac

I want texts and iMesssages from my iPhone to stop appearing on my home Mac. They currently get copied between the 2 devices, I have tried deleting iCloud but this does not stop the messages.
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Using alternative numbers on iMessages

Since iMessages can be used only on apple devices, why is there a restriction by apple on which phone number is tied to the device? Why is it not possible to add a secondary phone number(work phone) ...
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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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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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Is there a way that my iMessages can be going to a device that is not signed in to my Apple ID?

I've been made aware that my iMessages have been going to an iPad that I lent to someone a while back. I do not want this particular person to have access to my messages for several reasons. They are ...
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How can I send an SMS message from my Mac?

I want to know how I can send a SMS message (not an iMessage) from my Mac. I don't have great Wi-Fi right now, so I need to send a text message in order for it to go through. I know to send one on an ...
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iOS messages to iMessage (Mac)

I have recently moved from an android phone to an iPhone 5. I have successfully moved all of my text messages from my android to the iPhone using the "Move to iOS" application from the Google play ...
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How do I make Siri send text messages to a specific number?

How do I make Siri send text messages to a preferred address? I & someone else both have iPhones, and the other person often uses Siri to send text messages to me. I generally send text messages ...
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iMessage keeps crashing

I accidentally sent a really long text to someone on my iPad and now whenever I click that thread iMessage crashes and takes me back to my home screen. I tried deleting it on my Mac and it didn't ...
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SMS messaging not available on iPad - how to enable?

I am unable to text to anyone other then other iOS users... I want to enable "allow SMS messaging when iMessage is unavailable" but it is not an option - how do I set this up?
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Applescript message when Remote Desktop connection established [duplicate]

I am trying to create an applescript that will send a message to me when a computer is being remotely viewed. I have this so far: tell application "Messages" to send "Boo!!" to buddy "Number" of ...
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Any way to send / receive iMessages from / to email?

I get and send a lot of iMessages every day, but I find it inconvenient to use my iPhone (with its small screen). I was wondering if there was any way to have iMessages be sent as email threads to an ...
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Messages to another iphone sometimes green, sometimes green with 'sent as text message'

I'm texting another iphone and think she has her imessage turned off and most of the time hasn't got wifi or data. I have imessage turned on as well as wifi/data. Some of my texts that go through to ...
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How do I ONLY receive and send iMessage (not SMS)?

Is this possible? I have an international phone plan that charges way too much money for international texts. I'd like to still be able to use iMessage instead of other texting apps, (but realize it ...
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Will restoring my iphone require me to upgrade versions?

I am trying to get rid of approximately 3GB of imessage attachments, by deleting the attachments from the backup file, and then restoring from that backup. My phone is an iphone 5, running iOS 7.1.2. ...
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SMS messaging when tethered to phone in Yosemite, not just iMessages

Ive got facetime on my laptop working with my phone which allows me to make and receive calls (these are phone calls as opposed to facetime audio calls). Ive also got messages on my laptop but with ...
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Cannot synch iMessages from old iPhone to new activated iPhone

It seems that my text/iMessages from old iPhone is not synching with my new iPhone. Is there anything special that needs to be done for the messages to synch? Everything else is synched.
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Untangling iCloud Mess

Short story: Ted owns a company. His company put all employees and owner and owner’s family on a single iCloud account. This brought on several problems including iMessages delivered to wrong ...
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How does one NOT save Messages history upon new login in El Capitan on iMac?

"save history when conversations are closed" That is a preferences option in Message app on El Capitan. I do NOT have this box checked, yet every time I log into Messages EVERY conversation from at ...