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

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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 http://www.ianswerguy....
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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 ...
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How to free up Message's “dead space” while preserving some conversations?

There are many reports that the previous versions of the iOS Messages app did not properly free up space when conversations were deleted and every subsequent restore from backup carries this "dead ...
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How do I tell other users/contacts my iMessage is turned off?

How do I tell other users/contacts that my iMessage is turned off? I frequently turn my son's data plan off mid-month because he eats up most of our shared data. When I do this, however, he no ...
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iOS 9 iMessage notifications show sender's number, not name

After some annoying wifi problems with iOS 8.3, I tried out iOS 9 public beta 2 (now public beta 3) on my iPhone 5 (Edit: in the UK). When I receive a text message (iMessage/SMS), the lock screen/home ...
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How do I send an iMessage on an iPad using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard only? [duplicate]

I found another question on this site, with a similar problem, but doesn't seem to be answered. I'd like to be able to type an iMessage and hit "send" when using an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad ...
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iMessage “Not Delivered” on my Macbook Pro Mid 2012

For starters here is my current setup: I have an iPhone 5s and a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model with OSX 10.10.4. Recently I changed the storage to an SSD and with that change I started to set up ...
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iPhone not sending / recieving links

I've noticed that when I send a text with a link to or from my iPhone, the recieving phone does not display the link, but displays all other text. I'm not sure if this is affected by iMessage. In any ...
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Can I disable iMessage on an a computer I no longer have access [duplicate]

I recently left my ex, he still has access to my iMessages on the Mac we shared. How can I remotely disable his access to my messages?
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iPhone 6 iMessage doesn't work with my number in Ecuador anymore

I'm in Ecuador. I always come here and people text me through my number from the U.S to here but now I can only text from my e-mail and my iPhone won't let me iMessage from my number because it's in ...
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How do I send text messages to non-iPhone owners using the iMessage app on a Mac or the Messages app on an iPad?

TL;DR I was on ATT for years and could text iPhone and Android users with the iMessage app on my Macs and the Messages app on my iPad. I switched to T-Mobile (and ported over the same phone number) ...
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Please help me fix my messages

I have an iPhone 5c, when I send iMessages my contact receives them as coming from my email address. I went to Settings to change this but my phone number is greyed out and my email address is in ...
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How to insert new line on return key press in iMessage on Mac OSX

Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage on Mac OSX to set the return key to go to the next line instead of sending the message?
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Missing a year of iMessages. How to recover without necessarily doing a restore?

I noticed that anything before near the beginning of this month all the way to the end of June last year is just gone. There are plenty of messages before all that, but the parts of conversations ...
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Can I use someone's Apple ID Email to Text Them on Their iPad if I Don't Have an iPhone?

Can I send a text to a friend's iPad if I use their email address as their Apple ID? I have an Amazon Fire smartphone. Will the message get to them from my phone?
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Remove search box within imessage

How do you get rid of the search box within the imessage app at the top? I enabled it by doing the following: In the Messages app, back out to the main view that lists all conversations. Scroll to ...
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My MacBook Air is receiving messages from my parents' phones. I want it to receive messages from only my phone though!

My whole family has the same Apple ID to prevent confusion. It has worked in the past, however whenever we add a new device we struggle with this problem. And as if that wasn't frustrating enough, ...
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Texting iPhone 5 to iPhone 5 (roaming)

I am ready to pull my hair out. My boyfriend and I both have iPhone 5's and live in Canada. When he is here, there is no problem. But when he travels (which is very often) to the States, he is not ...
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Weird iMessage behavior on Yosemite

Something weird is happening with iMessage on my Mac. I can send and receive messages fine but when I close iMessage and reopen it, all my messages disappear. Also, if the app is closed and I get a ...
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Change the behaviour of Enter key in iMessage

I keep sending iMessages from my mac before I have finished typing them by accidentally hitting the return key. Is there a way to change the behaviour to send on Cmd-Enter instead?
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IMessage on my iPad is not working

I keep getting "unable to send message" when using the message app on my iPad Air. I discovered that I could turn off the subject field and was able to send one message successfully. Then I try to ...
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iMessage: send from new number in ongoing conversations

In iMessage, I'm receiving at 2 numbers (and a couple of emails), but I would like to ensure that all messages sent out are only sent from one of them. As in its name, the setting "Start new ...