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

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Remove from recents

If you start to enter a phone number (a deleted contact) and it pops up with the options to call, FaceTime, send message... Under in red it says remove from recents. Does this mean that number has ...
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How to get iMessage to use my phone number on Mac and iPad?

For some reason after the last update my iMac and iPad stopped allowing me to use my phone number to send and receive iMessages. When you go to preferences and click the start new conversation from ...
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What determines the order of “recent” texts when you type +1 in the “To:” window?

I am trying to determine if these are the most RECENT texts or most FREQUENT texts. Dialing "+1" in the "To:" field of imessage, will bring up a "recent" list- even if the text thread and/or the ...
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howto prevent text messages from my phone to my ipad

My text messages from my iphone are appearing on our ipad, how do I stop that?
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iMessage out of whack… how to “reset”

I had iMessage working just fine with the latest iOS8 on my iPad, iPhone & Yosemite OSX on my MBP... then after a system restart on my MBP a week+ ago iMessage is all out of whack. It works fine ...
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Yosemite imessage not in sync with iPhone 6

I have latest software on both Macbook and iphone 6 plus. My imessage thread on Macbook is not in sync with the message thread on my iphone for a given phone #. For example, on a given day and ...
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iMessage from IMac to IPhone

I'm having difficulty with the iMessage app in the sense that I would like to be able to send an iMessage from my IMac @home to my IPhone @On the road? How do I do this without creating a different ...
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iMessage unread count on Mac

I use iMessage/SMS on my Mac linked from my iPhone, I have been having issues with it on my Mac lately with the unread count being incorrect. It says that there is a message unread when its been read ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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How to send text message when they also what imessage

My brother has a Windows Phone, and an iPad. Whenever I try to text him, it sends him an iMessage to his iPad, not a text message. Since he does not always have his iPad with him, he doesn't get my ...
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Whole bunch of problems with iPod 4th gen. Please help

Okay, so I plugged my iPod into my computer to charge, and it automatically restored a backup on it (mistake plugging it in, I know). Since then, most of what was once working, is not anymore. Like I ...
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Yosemite Messages not receiving iMessages

After upgrading to Yosemite I am not receiving iMessages in the Messages app. SMS forwarding is working fine. The log file seems to point to a certificate issue. I'm seeing this in the logs every ...
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How to send/receive iPhone messages on iPod touch after having cancelled code confirmation once?

I recently got an iPhone. I already had an iPod touch, and used to use iMessages on it with my Apple ID(email only). Now that I went into iMessage on the iPod today, for the first time after setting ...
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Iphone 6 plus will not default to SMS when other user iphone is not on wifi

My iphone 6 plus will not revert to SMS when another iphone user is off wifi. No problems before when I had an iphone 4s full plan and hubby had iphone 3gs go phone (no data) the imessage app worked ...
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How can I sketch in the Messages app

Before iOS 8 was released, I remember watching an Apple demo where they sketched on a picture inside of the Message app before sending the message. Does anyone know how to do this? Was this ...
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What are the Screensharing in Messages requirements?

I used to be able to screen share with my cousin using Messages. It is now broken. What does he need on his end to get screensharing to work again? I have an AIM account setup in Messages on my Mac ...
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How to set up my iMessage account on my MacBook Pro?

I've been trying to set up my iMessage account so that I can receive my texts and messages to my computer. I've set up my iCloud, and my AIM, and my FaceTime, but I can't figure out how to set up my ...
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imessage not working

I have a iPhone 4s running ios 8. The problem is, I used iMessage on a mac and now, people receive my messages from my email instead of my number? The settings don't let me send and receive messages ...
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permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac

How do I permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac. I don't want to send/receive/view messages on my computer. I only want to use my phone for sending/receiving/viewing messages. ...
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Disabling iMessage while travelling

I will be travelling overseas without mobile data. International SMS will be set up, but I have iMessage linked to this mobile number. I have other iPhones, iPads and Macs which also receive iMessages ...
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Upgraded to Plus from 5. ATT i would like to use iMessage on 5 and get all messages from plus

I have an old sim for iPhone 5. I see my number on old phone but it is greyed. I have the same email selected on Plus and 5. Is it possible to receive iMessages on both devices if the the IPhone 5 is ...
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SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?

I am unable to activate SMS Relay (aka Text Message Forwarding) between my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 and (a) my iMac running Yosemite and (b) my iPad Air running iOS 8.1. Neither the iMac nor the iPad ...
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Messages having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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Identify if a text was sent using an iPhone

How can I find out if a text was sent via an iPhone instead of a Mac? I want to see if my kids are texting me from their iPhones or iPads to make sure they are where they say they are.
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Mac Keeps Messages Deleted From iPhone

When I delete messages from my iPhone, my Macbook Air keeps copies of the messages, is there a way to enable sync so that when I delete the messages from iPhone they delete on Mac and vice-versa?
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Difficulty sending iMessage

I'm having difficulty sending a photo (9.6 mb) through iMessage in OS X Yosemite from my Mac. When I check iMessage, it indicates "undelivered". Can anyone help me out?
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Why did I receive a text message on my Mac prior to my iPhone?

Since the Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, we can now receive our non-iMessages (SMS) messages on our Mac (more info). However, the following strange scenario happened to me: I was using my Mac and my ...
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Syncing iMessage conversations (especially deletes) across devices

Is there any way to sync iMessage conversations across devices, so that when I delete on one device, I don't have to delete on others? P.S. If it is not possible, is there a particular reason why? or ...
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Seeing SMS messages on iPad and iMessages on iPhone

I receive iMessages on my iPad and not on my iPhone. I receive SMS messages on my phone but not on my iPad. This is really bad and has caused me to miss 2 work leads in the last 24 hours. Where's the ...
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cant get my number to change from email to my phone number [closed]

I am need ing to know how I can use my cell phone number to send and recieve messages instead of my email address. When I go to my settings to change it my number is in grey and my email address is ...
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How to tell Messages “I'm not at home”?

I leave my Mac running 24/7, but I'm not always sitting at it. Is there any way to tell the Mac, or Messages specifically, if my phone isn't on the local wifi subnet, don't take messages, leave them ...
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Image Quality of Images Shared via Messages MMS

On iOS 8 on an iPhone 6, if I go to the Photos app, select one photo, and share via Messages, it will transfer at excellent quality. However, if I select 20 photos and share via Messages, it ...
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My iphone for the first time vibrate twice for one message

I was talking in face time with my husband and he sent me a message to I message, my phone vibrated but there wasn't a sms or notifications for the sms. After 3 seconds my phone vibrate again and ...
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iMessage reply dots are no longer showing

I don't know if it was the update for everyone using iOS 8 and my iPod 4g only goes to iOS 6.1.6 that is the issue or if there is something wrong with my iMessage or iPod. The reply dots used to show ...
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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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I do not want my text messages to sync between two iPhones

My text messages are also appearing on my husband's iPhone. How do I get them to not sync?
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How can I choose by keyboard the autocorrect suggestions?

I love the apple magic trackpad but, I don't like to use mouse to chose something while I'm typing. Is there a way, to pick the option using the keyboard? PS: Note that sometimes it may exist ...
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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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The phone number “is not registered with iMessage”

Right now I can't seem to send some text messages from my OS X. Here is a list of things I have done that will have caused the error: I fresh installed Yosemite about 2 days ago I updated my iPhone ...
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iMessages no longer working after Yosemite upgrade

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to OS X Yosemite, now iMessages is no longer working. I turned it off/on on both my computer and my iPhone, reset my Keychain, and a bunch of other stuff. ...
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How to keep messages after deactivating imessage?

I disabled imesseage (and removed the addresses) on my iphone 4. Afterwards, some old messages to some friends disappeared from my phone. I don't understand why. I restored imessage and the ...
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How to receive iMessages ONLY on the device you are currently using?

Is it possible to receive iMessages on the device you are currently using, and only that device. If so, how? Background: I don't want to receive iMessages on my iMac and Macbook Air when I'm not ...
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SMS not working from MBP with Yosemite and iOS 8

I have updated my mid 2012 MBP to yosemite, and my iPhone 5s is running iOS 8.0. My wife called me last night, and sure enough the call popped up on my MBP. I answered the call, and it works fine. ...
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Same machine registered multiple times with iCloud and iMessage, need to remove extras

I have and iMac and a MacBook Air. Somehow, they are registered multiple times in iCloud and I can't find the way to remove them. Apple support says they can't do it on their end! This came up during ...
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How to login to message app with different Apple IDs

I have several Apple IDs, so how can I login with all of these Apple IDs to iMessage on my iMac at once? I want to send imessage from many apple ID simultaneously. By message app, I sign in my apple ...
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iMessage on iPad: how do I know when the message is an sms or not?

I've upgraded to iOS8. I have an iPad and an iPhone. I'm chatting with a friend through his phone number with my iPad. I guess the iPad is using the iPhone carrier to send the sms. All works good. ...
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How to get iMessages from receiver on OS X Mavericks?

By imessage, I can send and get message from another Apple ID. Message history is storing in /Users/username/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages (on my mac) In that directory, ...
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iMessage SMS fallback with iPad/Mac on my account

I've been having issues with iMessage when I don't have a data or wifi connection on my phone. I can send an SMS to my friend in that case, but I won't receive any SMS messages from him. To my ...
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Receiving a copy of text messages I send to other people after iOS 8 update

Why am I getting text messages I send to other people? It comes in as a new message to me. I checked the setting and I do not have it on BCC even though I think that is for group messages anyway. ...