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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
2answers
114k views

Why does my iMessage say I'm sending from my email instead of my phone number?

I have an iPhone 4. I just updated my phone to the most recent iOS (7.03). My iMessage won't let me send from my phone number, and people are receiving my messages from my email. The phone number is ...
1
vote
2answers
59k views

View/search iPhone text message history

How do I read and/or search the history of text messages from my iPhone? Some messages are SMS, others are iMessage, often interleaved within the same conversation. My understanding is that the phone ...
0
votes
0answers
381 views

I've received text messages from two numbers with same phone

My girlfriend and I were texting today and all of a sudden I got a text from her old number she doesn't use any more. She says it's because her iMessages were just turned on by her and her phone has ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

How To Remove iMessage Icon On Toolbar (MacBook Pro)

How would i remove this icon in my toolbar on my MacBook Pro? I have never really used it and would like to remove it from the toolbar. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Message send failure on iOS 7

I recently bought a iPod touch 5th generation and installed iOS 7. Whenever I try to send messages, I get a message failure notice. I checked Settings, Contacts, changed the DNS to 8.8.8.8 but nothing ...
7
votes
4answers
8k views

What setup to use with in a famliy with 2 (or 3) Persons?

I get all confused about all these different IDs I have and need to use the iOS devices/iTunes. I want to use our devices in the family the best way. We are three people: me -- currently the only ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

iMessages split between different devices.

I have a bunch of Apple products. iPad, iMac, iPhone etc. And lately I've been noticing that some of my iMessages show up on one device and not the other. For example: when my parents text me, I ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

imessage won't send or receive on my mac

I am trying to link up with my wife at home (send IM). I am on a platform in Brazil and am hooked up to the platform network via an ethernet cable. When I try to send to my wife's mac I get a red ...
1
vote
3answers
13k views

My 4S won't see my wife's new 5S as iMessage-capable — how to fix?

I have a 4S at iOS 7.0.2. My wife had a 3G (yes, that old :) and today received her 5S which has been updated to iOS 7.0.2. When I send a message to her phone number it is continuing to be sent as ...
2
votes
1answer
249 views

iMessage Security issue: Typing Status Indicator Actually sends what you are typing?

I have a iPhone4 (iOS 5.0.1 [9A405]), and I noticed that from time to time instead of the typing indicator (...) I can see the part of the future message that I'm just about to receive. Is this a ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

iMessage Problems with Computer

When I updated iOS7 to my iphone, it somehow changed my settings on my computer. So now, whenever I text someone off my Macbook Pro, it sends the message from my email address. How do I change that ...
1
vote
2answers
784 views

iMessage won't send on iOS 7

With my iPhone 5 with iOS 7.0.2 on Wifi or on 3G my iMessages won't send (Progress bar stuck in the middle of the screen). Rebooting or Airplane mode won't change anything.
1
vote
2answers
14k views

iMessage won't activate!

I have had my iOS 7 update for about a week now. Today I noticed I couldn't send or recieve messages. It says "Waiting for Activation" and iMessage won't turn on! It also won't let me press my phone ...
0
votes
1answer
13k views

Can I use iOS 7 blocking to block iMessages between Apple IDs instead of phone numbers?

I have iOS 7, which provides the ability to block calls and messages. Can I block someone texting me on iMessage from their Apple ID to my Apple ID? …or can I only block based on phone numbers (not ...
4
votes
1answer
640 views

iMessage routing with multiple devices - Forcing SMS delivery

I have a relative who is currently travelling abroad. They are not using data roaming on their iPhone, but occasionally grab some hotel of coffee shop WiFi. I have a problem communicating with them ...
0
votes
0answers
432 views

What happens when some recipient do not have Group Messaging?

I'm confused about what participants see and where their messages are sent, when I send a message to multiple users. I understand that when everyone is on iMessage, all participants see all other ...
8
votes
1answer
63k views

What happens to a blocked caller?

So I can block callers from iOS 7 now (Settings > Messages > Blocked) and I'm told it blocks voice, iMessages, and FaceTime. What happens when they try to contact me? Are they told the number is ...
0
votes
0answers
137 views

Message to non-iPhone phones

I have an iPhone 4S and an iPad2 (both on iOS 7). I have an unlimited data package and loads of calls & text messages each month. I tether my iPad via hotspot using bluetooth. Is there a way I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

iMessages showing up as seperate user when coming from Mac vs iPhone

I have a Mac running Mountain Lion and an iPhone5 running iOS7 I have confirmed that the Apple account setup in messages in my Mac and iPhone are the same account. However when I send a message to ...
2
votes
4answers
20k views

How do I copy photos from an iMessage chat to the iOS Camera Roll?

When I long press on a photo someone shared with me in an iMessage chat I get three main options: Copy, More..., and Speak. More only presents options to delete all, or select some messages to forward ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

iMessage with iPad and iPhone 5

My iPad was linked with my iPhone with iMessaging. If I change my apple ID on my iPhone, will that prevent my messages from appearing on my iPad? Or will it automatically change the account info on ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

iPhone 4S cannot send messages

I recently unlocked my iPhone 4S from AU KDDI to one of the carriers here in my country. I can make calls, receive messages but i cannot send messages. I checked the registered number under ...
1
vote
0answers
351 views

iMessage sign-in not working correctly after changing Apple ID

I wanted to sign up for Apple iMessage with a different email, so I created a new Apple ID and every time I try to sign in with that one, it asks me for the password again and again. This loop ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Why do only some images received via iMessage have GPS data?

I've noticed that only some of the images I receive from a friend of mine (who also has an iPhone 5) have GPS data. (I test this by saving the picture and using a photo app to read the metadata.) I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

iMessage no longer working on Mac after AppleID change

I recently just got my first MacBook Air. I already have an iPad mini and I just changed my Apple ID. I had everything set up before I decided to change it and iMessage was working perfectly on both ...
1
vote
1answer
763 views

Turning off text to speech in iMessage

How can I turn off the "text to speech" feature in iMessage? I don't mind iMessage bouncing in the dock when a message comes in, but I can't have iMessage speaking the message. Not only is this ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

iMessage sync with the computer?

I know that if you have an iPhone and an iMac computer/laptop, you can text off your iPhone, then once coming within a certain radius of your computer, iCloud uses Wi-Fi and sends the conversations to ...
2
votes
4answers
17k views

Three dots but no message in iMessages

When I text another iPhone user I see the balloon with the three dots but sometimes no message appears after the three dots. Is it possible they are typing a text to a different user?
2
votes
1answer
6k views

Skype integration in OSX Messages

Just curious to see if there is any possible way to do this but is it possible to get Skype chats to work in OSX Messages? Since I already use 3 other chat methods in Messages (iMessage, Facebook and ...
0
votes
0answers
217 views

iMessage going to different number

Whenever I use iMessage on my iPhone 4 or Macbook Air, some (not all) of the incoming messages go to another family member's number. This family member is not using my iTunes account and we have ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Exclamation Mark in iMessages

Sometimes, after i send a message to a specific person, there is an exclamation mark inside a little black bubble down on the lower right corner by the status info. What does that mean?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
291 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
416 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Changing of iMessage account

I want to make a new iMessage account and stop using my old Apple ID for messaging. I need to know if it will change my apple id from which I download my apps?
0
votes
3answers
20k views

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: ...
2
votes
5answers
46k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
449 views

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, ...
2
votes
3answers
827 views

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). ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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?
-1
votes
3answers
8k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
226 views

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
3
votes
1answer
9k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
5k views

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.
0
votes
1answer
137 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
817 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

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?