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

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Disable iOS messages in-app sounds/vibration

When you are in the messages app (this also happens on Facebook app) and you recieve a new message a sound will play even if you're looking at the thread where the new message came in. How do I ...
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Can I send and receive iMessage on Mac without buying an iPhone?

I have an Apple ID. Macbook Air has iMessage installed. But I cannot figure why I cannot send and receive iMessage to friends. I can only receive messages from myself. Can you explain how iMessage ...
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ellipses dots in iPhone message app but no message sent

So, this might be a bit of a dumb question but sometimes I text someone and then I get the ellipsis back and then I usually get a message. However, sometimes I never get a message back and am curious. ...
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Changing of iMessage account

I want to change my iMessage account, but I need to know if it will change my apple id from which I download my apps?
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iMessage stopped working on Mac

Recently, iMessage won't sign in on my MacBook Air (10.8.4). I opened up Messages a couple of days ago, and my iMessage account was signed out. Upon trying to sign back in, I get a message reading: ...
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How to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air with Mountain Lion

I recently downloaded Mountain Lion because I wanted to be able to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air. But, for some reason I'm not able to add my number to my Mac. When ...
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Applescript to delete iMessages from Messages app

I have an Applescript that sends myself and colleagues iMessages when certain events happen. Some times hundreds of iMessages are sent in a short space of time to lots of people and the Messages app ...
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What is the Bonjour option in iMessage for?

iMessage has a Bonjour option but there isn't any explanation on what this all is about. So what can I do with this?
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Identifying incoming calls

1.I would like to create an app that uses incoming call as a trigger. Meaning that once there's an incoming call (user has not asnwered it yet), the app will be notified. I have found ...
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Is there a way to still receive Messages on OS X Mountain Lion, but stop the Messages App from opening automatically?

I would like to keep receiving and sending messages from my Mac, but don't want the messages app to keep opening on it's own whenever I get a message. Is there any way around this or am I stuck with ...
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How to send email to iMessage being pushed up

is there any way to send a simple e-mail (Apple-ID used for iMessage) which will be then displayed in my (receiver) iMessage inbox. Additionally I will be notified via a push up notification. Thanks. ...
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Receiving a photo via iMessage: when is it downloaded?

I am downloading a photo over iMessage. When I see the previewed thumbnail image, is the entire photo downloaded? If not, when I open the photo will it be completely downloaded to my phone? Like ...
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iMessage shows the wrong name for a phone number

My iPhone 4 with iOS 6 is playing up in iMessage. For one person, it is showing their Facebook name (a pseudonym) instead of the name I entered in the contact list (their actual name.) Additionally, ...
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Text Lost before being sent

I just typed a long iMessage and before I hit the send button it just disappeared. Is it backed up or strorwd somewhere so I can retrieve it without having to re-type the entire message?
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How much space is SMS taking up?

When I plug my iPhone into the PC and iTunes comes up, the "Other" is taking up about 40% of the bar. I suspect most of it is SMS/iMessage, since I am a heavy user (with photos and sometimes videos). ...
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iMessage via WiFi only

Is there a way to rig iMessage so it receives (and, I guess,sends) messages only when connected via WiFi and not when connected via the carrier's data plan?
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iMessage help! my imessage has been hacked

My brother has checked all my past iMessages on his mac from my iPhone that have been deleted. How is that possible? Is there away there any way my iMessages can be permanently deleted so they cant be ...
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Changing name in iMessage on Mac Book Pro

My IMessage on the mac book show Jabber and i want to change it to my own name. Any idea how to change it
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How do I stop my text messages and emails from showing on my 5yr old's iPad?

I am giving my 5yr old an iPad of his own. I'm happy to buy and share apps with him but how do I keep our text messages and emails separate?
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How do I delete my number from iMessage on send and receive from my iMac?

When I go to settings, iMessage does not show up under anything and I cannot access iMessage settings straight from the iMessage icon.
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iMessage vs SMS on command

I've got a really dumb question. I just got my new (to me) iPhone 4 on a plan and activated through a service provider. Yay! My iPhone was restored to a backup of my iPod so all the data and stuff ...
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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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texts that show as read when ive not read them

when I receive texts in IMessages and my phone is locked can it still show up on the person that sent the texts phone that ive seen the text even though ive not seen it?
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iMessage between iPhone and MacBook Pro

If i am on my MacBook Pro's iMessage and messaging someone that has an iPhone through iMessage will their replies and my messages show up on their phone bill. if it shows up will it be as data or as ...
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How to “merge” my Messages transcripts in OSX?

EDIT: Perhaps a better way to say all of the below, is this: Is there a way to restore my Message (iChat) history onto my iMac, from my iCloud backup? All of my iDevices have the complete chat ...
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Can I gather the associated email address from an iMessage that was sent from a phone number?

Imagine this: I exchanged my phone number with a nice lady on the street. I have iMessage activated, so does she (when I text her, I see the "iMessage" text). An hour later she sends me an email. The ...
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My iphone died and wont update group messages

My iphone died, so i quickly ran to plug it in because im in an important group message. However, when it turned on, it wont update the group message and i am unable to send any messages. Help?
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Is there way to quickly call the active contact on the Message app?

Oftentimes, in the middle of texting, I find myself wanting to call the other party instead. However, in order to do that, I would have to scroll all the way to the top of the message history, just ...
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Please help imessage

I pay all our Internet bills and iPhone bills (3)/ just so you know when I ask this q I am not trying to get use off someone else's account. We have a Mac, a Mac mini and MacBook When I recvd my ...
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Disable chat room notifications for OSX Messages?

In the Mountain Lion Messages app, is there a way to disable notifications for chat room messages, but still have notifications for private messages? (this is the default behavior in Adium)
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disable iMessage on one or more devices but not all

I have an iMac, iPad, a MacBook Air, and an iPhone. I want iMessages to work only on the iPhone. How can that be accomplished?
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iMessage and FaceTime from complete stranger

I have had the same problem as the previous complainant. I received an iMessage from a @yahoo.com address saying "hi". I then asked who this was and the reason for the message and also how he obtained ...
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Contact switched to Android; how to send texts instead of iMessages?

My brother switched to an Android phone from an iPhone recently. When I attempt to text him, it still tries to send those messages as iMessages. Two questions: will he receive these iMessages, and ...
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iMessages on Mac consistently disappearing

I use iMessages on both my iPhone (6.1.2) and my Retina Macbook (10.8.3). Generally, it works pretty well, but on a somewhat consistent basis messages that I've sent from the Mac will disappear, but ...
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How can I determine if I've set up my phone improperly or if someone is just sending me messages for someone else? [closed]

Hi Iv been having a problem with my iphone 4s. i have recieved 2 messages from my ex partners phone it did not come up as an imessage only a normal message. He did not send the messages we believe ...
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iMessage expiration to non-delivered status?

If an iMessage is not delivered to the recipient for some time, does it go into status "not delivered", or it is "hanging" indefinitely until the recipient receives it? If there is an expiration ...
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iMessage delivery status different on iPhone and iPad?

I sent today an iMessage through my iPhone, and on the iPhone there is still no "delivered" status, but when I checked on my iPad which is on the same AppleID there is status "delivered" indicated ...
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iMessage Alerts

When using iMessage on a Mac and an iPod Touch, we get alert for every message in each device. That means, getting double alerted at a time. For example, a new message comes and both Mac and iPod ...
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iPhone 4S iMessaging to a iPad and iPhone - compilation of message threads

I have an iPhone 4s. When I have conversations via iMessage to friends with an iPad a new message thread is created for the conversation, however when I iMessage their phone another message thread is ...
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Imessage delivery status

When an imessage doesn't display delivered or not delivered beneath the message, will it update if and when the recipient is able to recieve iMessages again?
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iMessage crashing

I have and iPod 4g and was sending my friend a bunch of pics we took on it and then it crashed and every time I open it it loads for 15 seconds then crashes. It doesn't show the messages it comes up ...
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Message.app not saving font settings

I'm having a bit of a problem here. I set the sender's font to Lucida Grande while testing things and now it won't let me change it back to Helvetica. Every time I restart my Mac relaunch Messages, it ...
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iMessages showing up on iPad but not on iPhone

This problem didn't exist several days ago. Responses to iMessages, even those sent directly from from my iPhone, are only showing up on my iPad. I did not change settings, and made sure that all ...
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What are the reasons that an imessage would send as a text message instead?

I think my girlfriend is using facetime to talk to an ex-boyfriend so that it does not register as a call on our joint phone bill. (Or I'm the one worried about my secret relationships being spied ...
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How to send text messages to non apple devices from an iPad?

i just bought my iPad mini for 2 weeks or more which has been jail broken. So since I'm using a weekly prepaid data plan, I need to renew the data plan again and again for every week. Hence I wanna ...
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iMessages not showing up on iPhone [closed]

Since last thursday (when iMessage was down), all of my iMessages aren't being received by my iphone. They'll be on my Mac and iPad, though. This includes stuff sent directly to my phone number. ...
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How can I get iMessage to verify my phone number?

iMessage won't verify my phone number. When I try to select my number for messages to be sent, it's greyed out. So I receive my iMessages over email which I don't want to do. I've tried: turning ...
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“# is not registered with iMessage” error

Let me clearly establish that I am not trying to send a sms to a non-iPhone user. On my OS x Mountain Lion macbook pro I was sending iMessages from the Messages application just fine until all of a ...
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iMessage, FaceTime, Back to my Mac not working (Mountain Lion clean install)

After doing a clean install of Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro (13" unibody, MacBookPro5,5) and upgrading to 10.8.3 I'm having trouble with iMessage, Facetime and Back to My Mac. I am running Little ...
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Is there any way to tell if someone is reading my iMessages?

I think someone may be reading my iMessages on another device? Is this possible? Is there any way to find out?