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

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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 ...
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Issues with Texts Sending Through iCloud [duplicate]

I'm having issues where my texts are sending through my iCloud. I've read the other threads in here and tried the following: Go to Settings → Messages → Send & Receive However, under "you can be ...
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iMessage on my MacBook Pro does not show current texts from my iPhone

My iMessages on my MacBook Pro have stopped being current as of a month ago. It's now the end of June and it only shows texts from the middle of May. I noticed my Apple ID was logged out just now (in ...
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What information is accessible through iCloud? Can the administrator on my home PC access these files?

Recently my texts were accessed somehow and I'm not exactly sure how this person did it. We share the same PC at home but have separate user accounts with passwords on them. My iCloud and iTunes also ...
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iMessages -> Screen Sharing - is there some trick to actually making this work?

Every once in a while I'm chatting with a friend via iMessages on OSX, we're both on the same OSX version & all, and I decide to go "hey, let's share screens". I've tried this on and off with ...
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Messages: Setting to Always Display Time Stamp?

Is it possible to display the Time Stamp of messages by default in both the Desktop Messages app, and the mobile app? This is the default view: Obviously, the time stamps are viewable by ...
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iPad messaging problems

I am trying to set up iMessage correctly, but I see no SMS / MMS options. I do not see an option to use my phone number associated with the Apple ID. Am I missing a simple step in the set up?
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Bulk Download Pictures from Messages [duplicate]

So unbelievably I have never cleared my history in SMS/iMessages/Messages. Ostensibly, I should be able to scroll up and eventually see my first text message from my first gen iPhone. This is, ...
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Can my messages be synced when I sign in on another iOS device?

I have an iPhone and an iPod and I was using the same Apple ID on both devices but I changed my password on my iPhone. If I sign in on my iPod, will my messages from my iPhone be synced to my iPod?
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I can't 'Screen Share' on my MBP with OS X Yosemite

Specs: Macbook Pro Mid 2012 OS X 10.10.4 I'm not able to Share my screen with my friends. I want to connect with my friend's Macbook (which is not in my network, different city) for troubleshooting ...
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Unable to send messages from iPod to users with non-Apple devices

I have an iPod touch 5, and it won't let me send messages to non-Apple users. I've tried to find help in a lot of websites, but my iPod is still not letting me text non-Apple users.
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Imessage / apple ID

My wife and my children have iphones under her apple ID , I have an android Galaxy Note 3 ... today my wife sent a couple inappropriate texts to me and I responded ... later today one of my children ...
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iMessages not synced between Mavericks and Yosemite

I have two Macs, one with Mavericks and one with Yosemite. Ever since I’ve upgraded to Yosemite, iMessages are no longer in sync between the two. I use the Mavericks one as my primary machine and when ...
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Clear all messages on iOS 8

Due to the effective. Power bug, my iMessage app CAN open, but if I scroll down to a particular conversation (the recipient name won't load without crashing) the app suddenly closes. As well as fixing ...
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How to stop messages appearing on phone but still on laptop

So, I have a Macbook Air and I use it to talk to people through iMessage, but the messages appear on my iPhone 5c as well. How can I stop the messages coming through my iPhone temporarily but they can ...
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Don't see messages from one specific sender any longer

I am having a problem with Messages. Suddenly my iPhone stopped showing messages from a single contact (messages from other contacts are receiving fine). I did tried restarting my iPhone couple of ...
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I have an Iphone 6 and I dont have the Start New Conversations from option

I do not have the start new conversation from option, I was close to fixing this issue following your direction, and then I hit this issue. Its just not there it ends with the "add another email..." ...
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When I use iMessages, is a copy of all messages retained in iCloud?

When I use iMessages, is a copy of all messages retained in iCloud (on Apple's servers)? If yes, how can I delete them?
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iMessage spam injection from known contact - possible sources?

I was texting with my father (a known contact!) using iMessage on my Mac. He was using his iPhone. In one of his messages to me, a strange message and link appended itself to what he was writing and ...
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iPhone iMessages texts go to friend's group instead of himself

I have an issue when texting my friend's iPhone. It only started recently. When I text him, my text appears in a group chat he has with his family. When he texts me, I don't get anything. We both use ...
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Ipad mini won't register for imessage

My wife and I just bought two Ipad mini 2's. We each have our own Apple IDs but when we try to use Imessage to send each other a message it states that the other's ID is not registered with Imessage. ...
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Why do some Unicode text messages crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via iMessage it ...
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Can I download .m4a files from iMessage with my iPad mini?

A friend of mine posted a .m4a file on iMessage, and I was wondering if there was any way I could save this to my iPad.
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How to recover iMessages sent to main phone number when using a different SIM card overseas?

I am a U.S. AT&T customer with an unlocked iPhone 6 plus, but am currently travelling through Spain and using a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card. One major problem I've run into: After inserting the ...
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iMessage conversations dissapearing

So just as of yesterday, I noticed that my messages started dissapearing in iMessage. I scroll up and anything from about 12 hours ago is just gone and a message from 4 or 5 months ago is there. Yet ...
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MMS can not send to Android phone: gets iMessage error

This has happened twice, with two different Android recipients. Both have been Android phones since inception - read: never had iMessage, so Apple shouldn't be confused about iMessage. Anyway, we've ...
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Can I receive all the messages I missed whilst my iMessage was off?

I shut my iMessage off last night on my iPhone 5s. I turned it back on this morning. How can I get the messages I didn't receive?
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Stop iPhone from sending iMessages to OS X [duplicate]

I recently got an iMac and I set up that my photos and music from my iMac get downloaded to my iPhone. But now my messages on my iPhone are getting sent to my iMac. I went on my iPhone and clicked ...
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Is there a way to stop receiving iMessages on OS X when the Messages application is closed?

After I quit the Messages application, I will still receive my iMessages on my Mac. I don't want to disable my iMessages completely but I'd like them to stop bothering me when I've closed the ...
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Signatures in iMessage

Is there a way to add a signature to automatically show up in the text box in iMessage. I know that you could create a keyboard shortcut to type in everytime you text but there are two problems with ...
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Apple Watch won't send iMessages

When I go to send a text message on my Apple Watch, whether it be through Siri or the messages app, it always tries to send a text message (green) rather than a iMessage (blue). I have tried turning ...
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Don't play iMessage notification sound on Mac if read on iPhone

I'm happily receiving and sending iMessages on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.3) and iPhone 4S (iOS 8.3). When I've read a message on one device it notifies about receival (after 30 seconds or so) on the ...
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Need help disabling imessage?

I recently changed from iphone to android and i have been having trouble recieving messages from my iphone friends since my iphones screen is broken i cant do anything on it. Any way to fix this ...
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iPad Air & iPhone 5 w IOS8 suddenly won't text (iMessage BAD) send is gray or Red?

After I had to change my email associated with my Apple ID, both my iPad & iPhone have gone berserk. Both are iOS 8. I have already repeatedly: Rebooted, signed out, clean the cache, reset all ...
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Show read instead of delivered on my device for messages I send

All my friends and I have read receipts turned on, and on their phones, delivered turns to read, but mine never does! Can anyone tell me why and how to sort it so mine turn to read as well?
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Email and Messaging difficulties

I'm struggling to log out of iMessages and Mail. iMessages has no Preferences tab as everyone has said. How can I log out of both?
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I selected to send SMS instead of iMessage to a contact once, and it won't switch back, Why?

I sent an SMS text instead of using iMessage to a family member when I had bad cell service about a week ago. I have FaceTime-d with them since and even deleted and recreated their contact info, but ...
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Messages.app not downloading messages send/received on iPhone

I've been recently trying to fix an issues with Messages.app. My iPhone sends/receives all of the messages fine, on my Mac Messages.app will display these messages if the Mac is switched on. However, ...
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How can I turn off receiving SMS (not iMessages) on os x mavericks?

Is there any way to turn off receiving SMS on Mavericks but still get iMessages? I find it a security flaw for SMS code login for secure websites, if somebody gains access to my computer they could ...