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

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Siri can't text someone even though it can call them, email them, and show me their contact information

I ask Siri to "Send a text message to John Smith". I get a response, "You have two contacts named John Smith, and neither has a phone number or email address". However, if I bring up John Smith's ...
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How allow only text in iMessage but not pictures or videos? IOS 9.0.2

I've got restrictions set on my son's iPod touch running iOS 9.0.2 but I want to allow him to send/receive texts only, no images nor videos, via iMessage. Is this possible?
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How can I tell whom a text message is addressed to?

I have my iPhone 5S set up so I may receive text messages sent to my email account, my phone number AND my son's phone number. The problem is, when I get a message (say, one that was sent to my son's ...
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Receiving iMessages from a deleted contact

I've recently deleted contact details of a friend. Will this stop them from sending me an iMessage on my Mac? My iMessage is set up with my email address, not a phone number.
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How to prevent my iPhone from sending the texts from iMessage?

I reply to some text and my iPhone makes futile attempts to send that text as an iMessage. I want my texts to be sent as a regular sms irrespective of me being online or the other person being an ...
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Problem with iMessage “Delivered” status

For some recipients when I send an iMessage (blue blox) I get a "Delivered" message below it. However, with other users the "Delivered" box never appears. I know one option is that their phone may ...
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iMessage on iPhone 5s iOS 9.0.2 : Delivered isn't showing up on sent messages

In my iMessages that I send to other iMessage users the "delivered" text is not showing up after I press send, but the people who I sent it to say they received it and are able to respond. Also my ...
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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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iMessages Compression for message history

Is there some way to compress messages for iMessage? My friend and I talk a lot and at the moment between all of the attachments and messages my iMessages is taking 2.5G of space on my phone. What ...
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If I send my mum an iMessage it goes through to her boyfriends phone?

If I send my mum a text message it goes through to her phone number, but today I sent her an iMessage and it went through to her boyfriend do phone instead. Why is this?
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iMessage on Yosemite

My iMessage used to work fine on my MacBook Pro until recently, when it started acting differently and started using "Google Talk" or "Jabber IM". Now I don't receive new messages on my Mac anymore, ...
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iMessage conversations on iPad 2 are not appearing on my iPhone 5

I've just bought myself an iPhone 5, I've set up iCloud on it and synced it with my iPad. However, all of the iMessage conversations I had on my iPad are not showing up on my iPhone's iMessages. How ...
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How can I pause animated GIFs in Messages.app on OS X?

I have a group message where my friends and I enjoy sharing animated GIFs. Sometimes, when one of these stays on screen for a long time, it will eat my CPU and cause my fan to spin up/make noise. I ...
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iMessages sent from email address and not received by iPhone

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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How do I send imessages to non-iphone users on my macbook os x, if I don't have an iphone?

How do I send imessages to non-iphone users on my macbook os x, if I don't have an iphone? I have macosx so i can send imessages without an iphone currently and this works fine. But i also want to ...
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How can I force my phone to send iMessage instead of SMS? (I'm in a mobile promo) [Iphone 5 iOS 9.0.2]

I am new to apple and I want to use iMessage. When I am connected to the internet, I thought SMS would automatically send as iMessage. The one I'm texting also uses iPhone 5 and we're both connected ...
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message error with non iPhone user texting

I used to be able to text friends who don't have iPhones with text messaging via imessage on my computer. Now it says these users aren't registered with iMessage. How do I get them to work together ...
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iMessage is not functioning properly

I just updated to iOS9 and all hell broke loose on iMessage-every now and then, messages that I receive would pop up on the screen for a second and then disappear! I have tried restarting iMessage ...
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Send and Recieve iMessages on iPad, Using iPhone's Phone Number

I have iMessage on and I would like to send and receive my messages on my iPad using my iPhone's phone number. However, only my email is selectable under Settings -> iMessage -> Send & Receive, ...
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How do I change the phone number ID on iMessage on iPad?

I get messages on my iPad from my wife's iPhone but not mine. On messages, her number is listed as an ID but I can't change it to mine. How do I change it?
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How to activate iMessage in China (with My US Number)?

Since I moved to China, my US number has been deactivated on iMessage. I can send and receive SMS via my carrier (T-mobile via China Unicom), but my iMessage number isn't activated. See screenshots ...
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how can i get imessages that i missed when imessage was off?

My imessage button was turned off for a week and I am concerned that I missed a lot of important messages. How can I get those messages to come through now?
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Change color of balloons and text in Message.app

In previous versions of Message.app bundled with Mac OS X, we could change the font and color of the message balloons. In Yosemite I no longer can find such options. Am I simply failing to find the ...
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Stopping iMessage from displaying texts and iMessages on my MacBook screen

I want to still be able to use iMessages on my MacBook but I want to stop my messages from displaying on my screen (for privacy reasons). It seems you have to completely sign out from all of your ...
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How to add multiple phone numbers to iMessage?

Is there a way to add more than one number to iMessage?
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Can you turn off Messages and still get iMessages from others?

My daughter is constantly eating up data and uses Messages. I want that she does not get any iMessages until she is connected via Wi-Fi. Is there a option to turn off Messages when on the Cellular ...
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iMessage off, deregistered, still cannot receive SMS

I am trying to turn iMessage off on an iPhone. I tried repeatedly all the steps here http://www.cnet.com/how-to/three-steps-to-disable-imessage-and-not-lose-your-mind/ or here ...
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Texts with iPhone and iCloud

Will a text that is stored in iCloud get deleted from iCloud when you delete it from your iPhone?
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Copying images from iMessage creates duplicates

This is extremely annoying problem. Few months ago I've forwarded few panoramas to a friend and it crashed her phone. Today I tried to copy & paste few select pictures and instead whole pack times ...
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Send SMS via Messages app script to all users in group

A few months ago there was a great script posted on here that would allow a person to send an SMS message using the OSX messages app to a single person: Programmatically send text message through ...
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How to show phone number instead of email address in Messages?

On a iPhone 4s my text messages show my email address not my phone number . How do I change it everything I have read is telling me how to do from a newer phone
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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 app wont open on macbook pro and will freeze mac trying to open

I have tried opening it from the dock, launchpad and applications folder but it still will not open and then the mac freezes. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Group iMessage mixed up ID

I responded to a group iMessage, but it showed up as being a response from my wife. She also has an iPhone, but our phone numbers, email addresses and Apple IDs are all different. How in the world ...
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Does iMessage need wifi

I'm concerned about it and I really want to use it. I haven't used it and I need some tips so someone please tell me if it needs wifi.
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Why do I get no text alert for one contact only?

I have an iPhone 5s and when my mom texts it doesn't make a noise. It does when everyone else does. There is a small gray moon next to her name, but I have checked and her phone is NOT on "Do not ...
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Can you choose contacts to be on your iMessage account?

I am concerned about it. If I get started on iMessage, will it come up with all the contacts I have now or can I select them?
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iMessage Traffic only to my phone after setting up a new Apple ID?

I previously shared an Apple ID with other family members that had other apple devices (another phone and an iPad). At that time, my iMessages were going to their devices also. So I recently created ...
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Messages missing chat history - chat.db.incompatable files appear

For some strange reason, out of the blue (as in no significant OS updates or anything like that) the Messages app only shows one message (the most recent one) per chat conversation in it's history. ...
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Constant prompts for FaceTime Password, iCloud Password and iMessage Password

I don't use any of these services. Currently there is a dialog box permanently on the screen prompting for a password. If I press cancel, it's replaced instantly by another dialog box, prompting for a ...
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Force iMessage auto complete to ignore Land line numbers

RE-WRITING QUESTION FOR MORE PRECISION: my goal is to use auto complete over my thousands of contacts to reliably send an SMS message. In order to be reliable, I need to know that the SMS is being ...
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iMessage not Sending, New Text Icon not Disappearing, Conversations Deleted

I'm having some really strange issues all of a sudden on my iPhone6 after updating to iOS 8.4.1. It seems to only occur with one contact, who has an iPhone5 also with iOS 8.4.1. Some problems are: ...
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iMessage troubles

My sister and I have been trying to communicate using our iMessage system. Because both of our iPhones do not have service we use wifi which still works. It does not allow either of us to message ...
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iPhone 5 New iCloud address, but still have iMessage from previous iCloud

I made a new iCloud address, but when I checked my iMessage, it had messages from my old iCloud. Do I have to manually delete these messages? Also, would my content in my iMessage app then be ...
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Remove number from iMessage to use on non iPhone

I had an iPhone and I used iMessage on it. I didn't mind getting some of the messages to my laptop. But recently I switched back to a very old phone I had that is not a smart phone. Now I am receiving ...
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How do i unlink my iMessages between mac and iPhone?

I just recently bought a new macbook pro, and I've found that my iMessages directly send to my mac whilst I'm using it, which is very helpful. However when I shut down my mac, the replies to my ...
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Is there a way to either save/copy/or email an entire iMessage conversation?

Is there a one (or a simple) step process to either email myself, or cut/copy, an entire (like year long) iMessage conversation without having to buy an app/software or to go through and keep marking ...
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What happens when someone sends me an iMessage/SMS during a restore?

The restore process can take some time. What happens if someone sends me a message during this time that my phone is unusable? Will I be able to see the message at the end of the whole process? It's ...
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Is there a SDK or private framework that can access iMessage contents from an iOS app on a non-jailbroken phone?

(This is not a repeat question to "How is Facebook accessing my iPhone texts in order to recommend friends?", on StackExchange Security, linked below. I wish to know the internal details of how ...
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viewing old imessages (for free, on a PC)

I'm writing something to a friend that requires extensive knowlege of our past iMessage convos; and, since I haven't a 2.3 GB memory myself, and it would take hours to scroll all the way up, I'd like ...