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

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How to text to an iPod

(Sorry about the title, I had trouble figuring out what to name it). Anyway, a few days ago, someone asked me if they could text me. I readily agreed but then discovered that they couldn't because if ...
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How can I use Applescript or any other utility to send a daily text message to my bank?

I have searched and I find a lot of results for specific methods of sending an iMessage with Applescript, but they all seem to contain extraneous code for specific needs that I don't need. I'm ...
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Setting up a new iPad with new Apple ID with an @icloud.com email address all works fine except FaceTime and iMessage

I can sign in to iCloud, iTunes and download from iTunes so I know the Apple ID works. I can Go in with my Apple ID and FaceTime, works fine. So I know then iPad, FaceTime, andiMessage work. But ...
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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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Cannot delete iMessages

Ever since updating to new operating system I cannot delete iMessages from my iPad. I had an Ipad 2 and bought a new iPad Air 2 today, but I still have the same problem.
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How can I send message as Text Message on purpose?

I have noticed that iMessages usually fail when outside a reliable data network area. Only after iOS attempts to deliver the message and fails does it offer to send it as a text message. Often the ...
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Will signing in to iMessage on another device send an email to the Apple ID notifying of this?

I was told I could monitor my 13 year old daughter's messages on an old iPhone through Wi-Fi. I was told to set up message on the phone with her Apple ID and password. My question is will Apple send ...
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Slowness around Messages in iOS

I have a couple of different symptoms of extreme slowness in Messages which I think are related: Opening the Messages app itself sometimes takes 20+ seconds Opening a conversation within Messages ...
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iPhone 5 my iMessage doesn't work

I do not have a SIM card in my phone. Before my iMessage used to work even without a SIM card. But now it doesn't, why?
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How to keep imessage running/logged in on a macbook pro

I know I saw a link somewhere before but I can't find it on this site or in my bookmarks. For some reason, my iMessage or some accounts on my iMessage program on my MacBookPro (10.9.5) keeps ...
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How can I trouble shoot “Your message could not be sent. #### is not registered with iMessage”?

I used to be able to send txt messages from my computer through the native messages app on iOS. I recently updated and now I'm not able to send txt from my computer. When I updated my OS, it ...
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iMessages no longer mirrored on iPhone when phone is unavailable (and other device isn't)

The usually behavior for iMessages has always been (or always seemed to be striving towards) to mirror messages, even after they have been received by another device. For instance, if my Macbook is ...
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Lync alternatives on Mac

Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate ...
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Missing iOS iMessage showing in OSX Messages

This is the second time this has happened to me in the past couple of days so it starts to bother me: somebody sends me an iMessage, that I never get on my iPhone (4S iOS 8.2) but I do get on my ...
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Backup And Restore iPhone Text Messages

I have an iPhone that I need to wipe because I need to send it to Apple for the Lock Button Replacement Program. The only issue is I need to restore my iPhone and I don't want to lose my text ...
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Will iMessage be re-delivered when the recipient attains wifi access?

I went into Settings > Messages > Learn More and it says that iMessage only works in Wifi mode. I am on Wifi and I have been trying to send iMessages to another person. Each time I send it "delivered" ...
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Not receiving iMessages when on 3G

I have only had this phone (iPhone 5s) a few days and transferred my number. The problem is when my phone is on 3G it's no receiving iMessage, I have missed important messages. Can anyone help?
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Mac OSX iMessage Won't Send to numbers

On my mac I used to be able to send to other mobile devices from my iMessage but now it won't send to phone numbers. It sends to iMessages and emails but not non-iOS phone numbers. I've tried to ...
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How do you text people from your number and not from your Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I've recently went to an Apple store and the guy reset all my settings. Lately, whenever I text people with iPhones, they tell me that I don't text from my number anymore, but from my Apple ID email. ...
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On iPhone, can I tell if group text messages were delivered?

The question is in the subject. Iphone 6 plus - ios 8. I know I can tell for individuals, but not for groups - or at least not obviously. Can I?
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Why did iMessage stop working after upgrading to iOS 8.2?

After updating to iOS 8.2 I got a message saying "Your SIM sent a text message." Then I tried to send someone an iMessage and it sent an SMS instead even though that person is able to send and receive ...
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Macbook crashed now iMessage not working correctly

So my computer crashed due to a power cable issue. Now that that's resolved I was attempting to send messages to known iMessage users (ie people I've sent iMessages to prior to the crash) and now ...
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iMessage hacking

I recently found a rather romantic exchange on my boyfriend's iPad. He insists that he does not have any record of this exchange on his iPhone (which is linked to his iPad) nor does he know the phone ...
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How do I notify a blocked caller that he has been blocked on my iPhone 5?

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 8 installed and have blocked a person who is harassing me via my txt messages. I do not have a phone number for this person as he is texting me via iMessage with his ...
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Yosemite Messages Screen Sharing Disabled

I'm trying to screen share on from within the Messages app with another iMessage user. We're both on Yosemite, and we've successfully used Messages's new screen sharing feature many times. One day, we ...
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If someone blocks my number on their iPhone, can I still iMessage them through a linked email on my Messages app on macbook?

So basically, my sister blocked me on her iPhone (iOS8) because she's being immature and I really need her to read my message. If I iMessage her through my Messages app, and start the conversation ...
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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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One Contact Receiving My Messages Under An Email, Not My Contact Name

My iMessage is working with all iPhone users, except with a specific contact. iMessage is working with this contact, except that he is only able to receive my iMessages as my email address and not ...
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All my iMessages were deleted

My iPod Touch ran out of battery and died for a short time. When I plugged it back in and it turned back on, all of my conversations on iMessage had been deleted. I still have the contacts but all of ...
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Disabling Messages on Desktop

I've tried following every instruction available to prevent my desktop mac from receiving my text messages or notifications that texts are being sent or received and can't get it taken care of so far. ...
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Is there a way to easily access the emoticons I use most in iMessage?

I often use the same emoticons in Messages and would like to quickly access the same set both in my iPhone, iPad, MacBook and iMac. Is there a way to achieve this?
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Sort out Apple hosts

I have a question about Apple network traffic. In my network program I can see these three domains (GET) http://init-01md.apple.com/bag http://init.ess.apple.com/WebObjects/VCInit.woa/wa/getBag?ix=1 ...
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Why do messages I send display to receiver as an email address and not a phone number?

My goal is when I message someone for first time it always displays my phone number. How can I control this from my iphone5s?
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How do you hide the subject field of iMessages on OS X?

Is there a way to hide the subject field of messages which appear in the top right corner of the screen when I receive an iMessage on my computer? I know there is a way to hide it on messages that ...
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iMessage won't work on my MacBook Pro OS X

I have a working Apple ID and internet connection but when I tried to login it always says "The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later." I've tried resetting PRAM, ...
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Messages will not login; just sits and spins

Whenever I open Messages, enter my credentials, and attempt to login the status indicator spins forever and the application never authenticates me and loads. I had this issue on Mavericks and still ...
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imessages and read receipts

In what situations will a message just say delivered but not read? Like if they blocked you number or deleted all messages before opening it. things along those lines?
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How to stop some devices from receiving my iMessages?

I want to receive iMessages with my iPhone and iPad. I have one small issue being that my iCloud account is shared with my family. How do I make sure my relatives don't see all of my iMessages ...
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How to prevent an iPad from grabbing Apple ID for “Itunes and App Store” when plugged into a Mac?

I work as an iOS developer and have a number of development iPads at work. They are generic ipads used for testing and demos, none should apple ID. When I plug such iPad into my mac, two things seems ...
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Same group, multiple group chats - How to fix?

I'm in a group chat with 3 others. We all have iPhones. About a month ago, a new group chat was created with the same group. I deleted it, but it came back. 3 of the 4 of us experience this problem. ...
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How to check if someone else has blocked me?

For various reasons, I believe that someone has blocked me in iMessage, but I am not 100% sure. Right now, it shows the message is delivered. Is there a way to see if they blocked me, or if they ...
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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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show Apple ID or Email on iMessage

How can you change the phone Nr. from showing up on iMessage? I'd rather have it changed to my email or Apple ID instead.
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Saving audio messages sent/received with iPhone

iPhone automatically deletes voice messages sent and received through iMessage within two minutes of sending one, and within two minutes of listening to one received from someone else. How can I ...
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Retrieving iMessages

I wanted to backup my iPhone so I could print call logs and iMessages from a contact. When I went to backup it seems to have wiped my phone. The PC I was backing up to is a Mac and is linked to ...
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Why does the Messages.app alert me to new messages quicker than my actual iPhone?

The notification center clearly posts its alerts visible on my screen faster than my iPhone alerts me. Does the path of my incoming texts change when I have the Messages.app configured to sync with ...
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How to disable iMessage on MacBook Air only?

If I untick 'Enable iMessage' in prefs on my MacBook Air, will that stop messages going to it? I only want them on my iPhone. If I do the 'Delete account' thing as advised in one video, I am worried ...
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IMessage not activating and can't select number to receive

I got a new SIM card and now I message is not working. Firstly I could only select my e-mail address as the means of being reached and my number is not in bold and can't be ticked. Also when I turn I ...
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Is it possible to find a specific iMessage from a conversation?

Using an iPad Air (still running iOS 7), is it possible to search through an iMessage conversation to find a specific message (or highlight all messages) that feature a given string I've searched for? ...
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From the command-line, how can I set all accounts to Available in all Messages.app

Is there a scriptable way from the terminal I can tell Messages.app to take all my accounts online?