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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 devices,...
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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 ...
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How to remove duplicate devices in “text message forwarding” on my iMesssage setting (iPhone)

I have reformatted my MBPr/MBP (have both) multiple times and now, they are also appearing multiple times on my iPhone (Setting => iMessage => Text Forwarding). Any ideas on how to remove duplicate/...
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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 ...