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How does Messages determine whether the SEND button should be green or blue?

When you send an SMS message to a turned off iPhone then check say an hour later and the SEND button is blue, does that mean the user at some point has switched on to check messages? Cause I tried to ...
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iMessage Security / Video Conferencing [duplicate]

Remember how on iChat you could block certain people or just allow certain people? Is there a way to do that on iMessage?
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How to get iMessages to sync across an iPhone, iPad and Mac automatically?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the fact that one can sync iMessages across iOS and OSX devices. I would really like to have a thread that I start on my iPhone automatically sync to my ...
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iMessage won't send?

My messages on iMessage won't send. It allows me to type the message and hit the send button but it won't deliver. iMessage is on in settings and I've tried reseting network settings on my recently ...
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iMessage on Mountain Lion disconnecting AIM and GTalk

I'm not sure what the cause is, but I never had this issue until I installed Mountain Lion. I had the iMessage Beta prior to installing Mountain Lion and I did not uninstall it after. However, I get ...
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Does iMessage cost extra if I have another device?

I have iMessage on my iPhone 5, and I signed in to iMessage on my iPad 2. Will it cost extra to have iMessage on my iPad 2? I think iMessage might be free but I'm still curious.
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How do you add more than one phone number on iMessage?

My sisters and I all have iPhones under the same account. I also have an iPad under the same account. I am trying to get the iMessage on my iPad compatible with my phone number, not email address. ...
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Can iMessages be deleted permanently or at least kept either on a phone or a computer, but not both?

I would like to stop messages on my Mac from loading up all the messages I have on my iPhone when I plug it in. Scenario: receive 10 iMessages on my iPhone during the day. I then delete them. So ...
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Imessage security

If someone has my Itunes password and phone number/email address, are they able to set-up their iphone/ipad to see my imessages without my consent? If so, is there a way for me to trace this?
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iMessage freeze and crash

I am having this problem where I open up iMessage on my iPod Touch 4th Gen iOS 6.0.1 and it freezes after 3 seconds. There is a specific message that is causing this. This app opens up at this ...
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iMessage User “is not registered with iMessage”

Recently bought an iPhone 5 & iPad Mini. Today tried to message a non-iphone user and got a red name icon in the addressee box that came up as "...is not registered with iMessage" that came up" ...
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Ways to retrive deleted iMessages on iPhone

This may be a popular question, but I have not seen a very satisfying answer for it. It is unfortunate when one accidentally deletes iMessages because all of the history of that message is gone, and ...
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When I intiate an imessage on my iPhone - not showing on my ipod touch

Same Apple ID on both devices - but if I initiate the imessage from my iPhone, it's not showing up on my iPod Touch. Can you tell me if this is a glitch or is this how it is supposed to work?
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How do I make Mountain Lion read iMessage texts as they come in?

On my MacBook Air in Lion with the iMessages beta I was able to set up iMessage to read all incoming messages automatically with text to speech. I can't find how to turn that on with Mountain Lion. ...
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How to quit from a group conversation iMessage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to “unsubscribe” from group texts in iOS 5? I am trying to quit a annoying iMessage conversation. You know, when someone send messages to multiple users, ...
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Can I use my girlfriends phone number on my iPad

My girlfriend and I both have iPhones and we both want to use my apple id but have separate numbers. I just bought her an iPad and it only has my phone number under iMessage. Can I add hers to my ...
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How do I set it up so when my child uses iMessage I can see the messages?

My daughter has an iPod and I have an iPad. We both have separate Apple IDs. How can I see her text message history on my iPad along with my own message history? If I change the Apple ID on my iPad ...
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Problems with Group SMS

I have an iPhone 4S. Whenever I try to send a group message to people who have iMessage and people who don't, I either get replies from 1 person but I recieve it as an individual text message or I ...
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Is it possible to turn on “read receipts” in iMessage for just certain contacts?

I am wondering if it is possible to specify which of my contacts will see if I have read their messages. I know I can turn on "send read receipts" in iMessage but that allows everyone to see if I have ...
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Permanently deleting iMessages in a Mac

I painstakingly delete all my iMessages from my Mac (Mountain Lion) but every time someone sends me a new iMessage all earlier messages of that person AND others get downloaded. Is not there a setting ...
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Stop iMessages from coming to my Mac

When I send messages from my iPhone (A) to another iPhone (B), the responses from B keep coming to my Mac and do not appear on my phone (A), even when I have iMessages closed. This is maddening. How ...
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iPod Touch 5th generation; iMessages and Facetime doesn't work

I recently got my iPod Touch, and a couple days ago, I was signed out of FaceTime and iMessage (not by my own doing) and I haven't been able to log back in. I have already tryed changing my DNS to ...
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Why have an email address associated with iMessage?

Seems to me like this only confuses, since conversations are separated by address/phone number. Are their any advantages, or is it safe to remove all email address from my iMessage?
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How to prevent iMessage syncing without access to device

I foolishly logged into someone's iPad with my Apple ID. This person is now receiving my full communications on iMessage. I know I can remove my account from that iPad but I don't have access to it. ...
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iMessage coming up as new thread in text instead of continuation

If a person adds a new e-mail account to imessage would it then come up as a different thread or contact in my iPhone? I received a message today from somebody I imessage and text daily, today when ...
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iPhone 4S keeps old numbers in Messages

The numbers that are no longer in my contacts still keep popping up when I try to compose a new message. Why is this happening? Is there a way to purge the contact list so no already-deleted-contact ...
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How can I delete the historical chain of imessages from someone?

If I delete an imessage from someone in IOS6, the moment i send them a new text/message, the entire chain of previous messages reappears.
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How can I convert .ichat logs to text files?

I'd like to export my iMessages logs into text files that can be read by people without the iMessages app. Simply opening the .ichat files in a text editor includes a bunch of additional strings and ...
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Can I assign a language for each iMessage contact?

I write iMessages in different languages, depending on who the message goes to. Text input is very difficult if auto-completion/correction is using the wrong dictionary. Is there a way to assign a ...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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Can the now expired iMessage app still work with Lion?

I want to use iMessage on an old Macbook which cannot be upgrades past OS X 10.7. Apple provided an iMessage beta software, but it has expired and no longer functions. I'm wondering whether there is ...
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Whole family uses same AppleID - can I block them from receiving my iMessages?

The whole family uses the same Apple ID. I have been told this is not good. Now, my kids and wife are receiving all my iMessages. Is there a way to stop this without having access to their devices? ...
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My iMessage froze up on my iPod 4th generation

So I was texting one of my friends and I sent him about 700 emojis characters and now whenever I try to open the app, it just freezes for 15 seconds and then crashes out. What can I do to make ...
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Why do we have multiple contacts for the same person on Mountain Lion Messages?

Me and a friend have Mountain Lion and iPhone with IOS 6. When I launch Messages on Mac, I have to select either his email or phone number to send a message. I don't get this. Why do I have to select ...
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iMessage Conversation Freeze

I was messaging a friend then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. Since then, my iMessage freezes if I go into that same message. I ...
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Not Receiving Standard SMS on iMessage for Mac

I have a new Retina Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and an iPhone running 6.0.1. On my iPhone I can send and receive text messages from my email test@example.com and +1 (555) 555-5555. On my phone ...
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iMessage: enable SMS and not MMS

I have an iPhone and obviously I always use iMessage with friends that have an iPhone. I want my SMS to be sent also if iMessage is not available, so I switched on "Send as SMS" option. Today I sent ...
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On the MacBook Pro, send file links via iMessage?

I have two Macbook Pros in my office. I would like to send a link to a file (specifying its path) to another user, using that other MacBook Pro. We have a commonly mounted network drive. So I would ...
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iMessage message freeze

I have an iPod Touch 4G and my software is updated to iOS 6.1. I was messaging someone then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. After ...
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How can I force Mountain Lion's Messages app to refresh a conversation?

Sometimes when an iMessage comes in and I switch to the Messages app, the conversation doesn't contain the new message. I know the message was received because an alert banner popped up with the ...
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Is Geotag Location Sent for iMessage Photos?

When I send a photo to a friend via iMessage and not MMS, will the geotag location be sent along with the photo? If so, is there any way to remove the location before the photo is sent for privacy ...
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iMessages app is missing after update of OSX to Mountain Lion

I have updated my Mac Mini to Mountain Lion. I had iMessages beta installed on OSX Lion but after upgrading it's disappeared and now I don't have any iMessages. I checked various sources for it with ...
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iPhone 4S/iOS 6: Every message received turns into Group MMS with me as a recipient

I have a annoying problem since I updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 6: when I sent a message to someone and I get the reply, the reply is not added to the normal conversation but a Group MMS will be ...
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Did iMessage beta on Lion finally stop working recently?

I tried to send a message using the iMessage beta that I installed on Lion ages ago. The message didn't send, and then I noticed the prompt looked like this: I tried to exit iMessage and restart ...
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Does deleting an iMessage on a device deletes it in all of the other iCloud synced devices?

If I have my iPad and my iPhone synced through iCloud and I can see that my text messages are being received/sent on both. If I send an iMessage on my iPad and immediately delete the entire text ...
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How to stop iPhone users from sending iMessages and send SMS instead [duplicate]

I used to have an iPhone, but I changed to an android (shock, horror!). Unfortunately Apple refuses to let me go and whenever friends message me the messages get sent as iMessages (unless they ...
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Deleting iMessages on iPad

My iPhone is synced with my daughter's iPad. My iMessage texts are appearing on her iPad. We thought we had deleted them from the iPad but they appear to be still there in some sort of "history" ...
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iPhone 3GS won't let iMessage show my number; only email

On my iPhone 3GS, iMessage recently started sending it via email. I've tried everything and I've checked Send & Receive and it won't even let me click on my phone number as an option. It also says ...
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iMessage on iPad with 2 iPhone numbers

Is it possible to use two different iPhone numbers for receiving iMessages on my iPad?
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Why do my iMessages get sent with someone else's information?

I have a new iPad and upgraded to iOS 6. When I send an iMessage, it looks like I sent it from another person's phone. The picture is not my profile picture. Why might this be?