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

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What should I unblock to enable text message forwarding for Messages?

I use Little Snitch and I have a profile for when I am on metered networks (limited data). In this profile I only allow Chrome, Evernote and Messages to limit data usage. Allowing Messages does not ...
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iMessage - Why is someone prompted to pick one of my connected iMessage contact points?

I have my phone/mail(s) connected in iMessage The other user has all of this information in a single contact card for me When they message me, they are prompted to pick one of the 3 methods - why is ...
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Latex formatting on iMessage?

I was wondering, is it possible to allow for simple latex formatting on iMessage? At least for just greek letters, it shouldn't be too different from the emoticons support.
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Forward iMessages and SMS to e-mail?

I want to forward all SMS and iMessages received on my iPhone to my e-mail address. I have tried IFTTT, but can't see a way to do it. Has anyone else managed to do this?
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Capability to create a conversation on someone else's iPad from a different location?

I found a conversation on my fiance's iMessage account between him and another girl—a very inappropriate one. It was the only conversation besides the one he was having with me marked the same ...
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Why does the SMS bubble only appear next to some numbers but not others?

This is part of a screenshot showing how my father sees my contact page on iOS 8 on his iPhone: The four contact details are, in this order: Phone number (Android device) Phone number (iPhone) ...
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Non-iMessage SMS texts hidden and inaccessible in conversation, but accounted for in unread messages badge

I recently traveled abroad with my iPhone 6, and sent and received text messages to another iPhone user while on International Roaming. Since I did not have internet access, the texts were transmitted ...
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Delete all texts between two texts

A good friend of mine recently spammed my phone with close to a thousand messages... It's technically my fault since I was telling him that he should learn a scripting language. Ooops. Anyway, is ...
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iMessage has stopped working on my MacBook

Whenever I try to send a message from my Mac Book it says that the message cannot be delivered and to try again, why is this? My wifi is connected and the person I'm trying to message also has ...
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Yosemite iMessage “Not Delivered”

I updated to Yosemite a while back, but yesterday iMessage started sending the error message "Not Delivered". I can send messages to non-Apple devices (SMS?) just fine, but not to Apple clients (Apple ...
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iPhone text messages never get delivered

Text messages are disappearing when sent between two iPhones. The issue of iMessage losing messages sent to users who have switched to non-apple devices is well documented, but in this case we're ...
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How do I send a group MMS from the Yosemite Messages App when one user has iMessage?

I'm trying to send a group MMS message to a group of friends from my mac. Some are Android users and some are iMessage users. I can add all of them to the conversation from the mac, but as soon as I ...
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can you change iMessage settings by contacts on iPad Air?

I would like to be able to get texts on my iPad running iOS 8.1.3 from some people (work contacts) and not others (Wife). Is this possible? or is it an accept all or none feature?
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iMessage stopped working after yosemite update

iMessage stopped working after I updated my Mac to Yosemite. I am unable to send message to anyone in my contact, including people with whom I had talked earlier. Even the Apple support is not able to ...
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Receive iMessage on my lowtech phone

I use iMessage on my mac so now many of my friend and coworker uses it like if it was SMS. I would like to know if there is a way to redirect my iMessage on my generic mobile device (not apple nor ...
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iMessage / iCloud via SSH Port forward to get through firewall

What ports does iCloud and iMessage use and is it possible to use SSH port forwarding via a proxy to use them on a network that blocks the services?
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My iPhone is not sending messages to a iPhone user and it is erasing the message from my iPhone as well

My iPhone is not sending text messages to another iPhone user. The messages that I sent that day were all erased on my iPhone when I typed the message, within ten seconds of me typing them. Making it ...
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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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Is there a way to send a text message via voice command in iOS after dictating it?

I know that there are voice commands for inserting a new line or inserting punctuation, but I was wondering if there's a voice command to send a text message once it has been dictated. I tried saying ...
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What time stamp will show when an iMessage is received while phone is dead/turned off?

An iPhone is dead. While off an iMessage was sent at 3:45pm. The phone was recharged and turned back on at 5:00pm. Will the iMessage come through as being sent at 3:45pm or 5:00pm?
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Unread message in Messages not being set as “read”

So, I have run into a bug where iMessage syncs my normal SMS-messages with Messages on OS X. The problem is that the message doesn't want to get read. I click on the sender (automatic SMS from a ...
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Complete mess with iMessages and SMS messages and different devices…help

I wonder if anyone on this amazing site can help. I have an iphone (have had for years). Recently it went automatically to 'blue' imessages as default. This caused problems as it requires me or the ...
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Changed AppleID Password and now iMessage and Facetime get Activiation Errors only on 1 of 5 ipads

I have an appled ID in the proper format XXX@gmail.com. When trying to login to "manage my appleID", I was forced to change my password to a "stronger password" which I was trying to avoid since I ...
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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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iMessage speech (applescript) timing out after upgrade to yosemite

When I receive an iMessage, chat or Message on my desktop (iMac), it is read out loud. After the upgrade to Yosemite it does not work. I continue to receive the message that "AppleScript timed out." ...
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iMessage on Mac but not iPhone

I recently swapped my iphone for a samsung galaxy but still have imessages on my macbook. I was hoping to still be able to use imessages on my macbook, however, I am unable to sign into imessages with ...
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Who is able to access iMessage on Apple's servers?

I understand that iMessages are stored on Apple's servers regardless of whether my iCloud is switched on or not. Can the messages stored on Apple's servers be accessed either by myself, or by anyone ...
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Force Messages to send as SMS on Yosemite

I have an iPhone with iOS 8 and a Mac with Yosemite, which means I can send SMS messages from my Mac (which I absolutely love). However there are some special cases that it doesn't handle as I would ...
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How to remove imessage from ipod from computer [duplicate]

I sold my iPod on Gumtree and the guy that wanted it gave it to his 9 year old sister for Christmas. On Christmas Eve it got a phone call from him and he said that he was still receiving messages ...
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How to text, as a blind carbon copy, multiple phone numbers at once? [duplicate]

http://ipod.about.com/od/phonefeatures/ht/multi_sms_iph.htm explains as it claims in its title: 'How To Send Text Messages to Multiple Recipients Using iPhone'. However, what do I do if I want to ...
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Messages sound effects playing when waking machine for old messages

I'm on Yosemite and I have my Messages app linked between my iPhone so I get text messages and iMessages on both devices. When I wake up my machine from sleep after a day if I had Messages running, it ...
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iMessage not working after changing MAC address

My iMessage is not working after I have changed my MAC address. I have restored my original MAC address, but it is still not working. My phone is an iPhone 4s, 6.1.3 jailbroken. I changed my DNS, ...
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Someone else gets my FaceTime calls — strange problem

Problem: Occasionally when someone tries to FaceTime me they get someone else (but the same someone else every time) I'm based in the UK but this person is in the US. My best guess is that they ...
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Mac Messages sending to Wrong Computer

I recently purchased a new mbp to replace an older one. However, I forgot to disable the imessages feature on the old mpb before giving it to a family member. That family member and I both discovered ...
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Can't get any non-imessage SMS

I am unable to send or recieve any text message that is not an i-message - I have set up the option in Settings to try to send by text if needed, although that's now the issue here. The Apple ...
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Having an issue texting other iphones

I'm having an issue texting other iPhones. I recently got a new iPhone I've never used one before so it could just be a settings issue. I have these problems when I'm in an area with no wifi. For ...
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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. Please help! There was a previous answer that said you could ...
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iMessage and facetime not displaying my number

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2, I recently turned off the iMessage and FaceTime and then ejected my SIM card and inserted SIM card of another network. After few hours I again switched my SIM ...
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iMessages - same message on two devices

I once bought a macbook for my friend. I logged into it using my own apple account to make sure it worked properly before delivering it to him. However, he now gets a copy of my iMessages. How can ...
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iMessage picture [duplicate]

So a friend of mine sent me a photo about two months ago and when I went looking for it after I saved it I found it in my June time line not October as it should have been. Does this just mean the ...
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iMessage with wrong contact information

My wife's iPhone received an text message with my contact information attached but the message was not sent from me. I have checked with my carrier and they have no idea why this occurred. Anyone ...
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How to get a deleted iMessage chat from synced Mac back to/on my iPhone?

I accidentally deleted an iMessage conversation on my iPhone6's messages app (iOS8.1.1). For god's sake the conversation still exists on my MacBook in OS X's messages.app (Yosemite). How can I get ...
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Messages.app / iMessage hijacking text messages

Text messages to my number are received either by my phone or by Messages.app (iMessage), but not both. If I leave my computer on then I will inexplicably not receive texts on my phone (until the ...
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IMessage crashing after long message Ipad 4

i have a 16Gb IPad 4 IOS 8.1.1 , I sent a really long line of random sentences copied and pasted to one of my friends. Now I whenever I try to open imessage it loads for 10 minutes then crashes to ...
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Can my mum set my iMessages to be received on her phone if we have separate Apple ids?

Me and my mum have separate Apple ids, and I was wondering can she set it so she can see my messages? Because we used to share an Apple ID, and she could do it then. But with us now having separate ...
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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? [on hold]

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 ...