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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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If iMessage is off, and someone sends a message as iMessage, will she be able to receive it once she turn iMessage on?

My friend doesn't have an Apple ID so she uses mine sometimes to just download apps. But me and my mom were talking about some really private stuff and we're using iMessage since she's living in ...
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iMessage sending to my mac and phone

I am receving messages from my phone to my mac and I would like to turn it off, can anyone help? I am new to mac and really just can understand how to make my messages go to my phone and mac I would ...
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Preventing an iPhone to send automatically as SMS only when it's to a foreign number

I have a friend who is currently in China. We talk a lot using iMessage. The problem is that sometimes the iMessage isn't delivered and my iPhone sends it automatically as an sms (= fee !!). I ...
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How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?

I recently rebooted an OS X machine on which I had an ongoing conversation in Messages via text with a phone number on a non-iOS phone. Now, though I am able to continue sending texts from Messages on ...
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How do I remove an iMessage account from OS X (Yosemite) Messages app?

I added my iMessage account to my work MacBook and now I want to remove the account, but Messages won't let me. I Signed Out of the account and deleted the message history, but now when I start ...
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How do I turn iMessages off in OS X?

How do I turn iMessages off on my MacBook? I have tried to go to settings but those were in the old version! I don't know how to turn it off in the new version.
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Stop messages to my new iPhone from appearing on my old iPhone

I got a new iPhone, and I gave my old one to my husband. Naturally, I want to disable my Apple account and iMessage on the old phone. How do I do this without affecting my own account? Each time I ...
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How to text to an iPod

(Sorry about the title, I had trouble figuring out what to name it). Anyway, a few days ago, someone asked me if they could text me. I readily agreed but then discovered that they couldn't because if ...
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How can I use Applescript or any other utility to send a daily text message to my bank?

I have searched and I find a lot of results for specific methods of sending an iMessage with Applescript, but they all seem to contain extraneous code for specific needs that I don't need. I'm ...
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Setting up a new iPad with new Apple ID with an @icloud.com email address all works fine except FaceTime and iMessage

I can sign in to iCloud, iTunes and download from iTunes so I know the Apple ID works. I can Go in with my Apple ID and FaceTime, works fine. So I know then iPad, FaceTime, andiMessage work. But ...
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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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Cannot delete iMessages

Ever since updating to new operating system I cannot delete iMessages from my iPad. I had an Ipad 2 and bought a new iPad Air 2 today, but I still have the same problem.
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How can I send message as Text Message on purpose?

I have noticed that iMessages usually fail when outside a reliable data network area. Only after iOS attempts to deliver the message and fails does it offer to send it as a text message. Often the ...
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Will signing in to iMessage on another device send an email to the Apple ID notifying of this?

I was told I could monitor my 13 year old daughter's messages on an old iPhone through Wi-Fi. I was told to set up message on the phone with her Apple ID and password. My question is will Apple send ...
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Slowness around Messages in iOS

I have a couple of different symptoms of extreme slowness in Messages which I think are related: Opening the Messages app itself sometimes takes 20+ seconds Opening a conversation within Messages ...
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iPhone 5 my iMessage doesn't work

I do not have a SIM card in my phone. Before my iMessage used to work even without a SIM card. But now it doesn't, why?
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How can I trouble shoot “Your message could not be sent. #### is not registered with iMessage”?

I used to be able to send txt messages from my computer through the native messages app on iOS. I recently updated and now I'm not able to send txt from my computer. When I updated my OS, it ...
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iMessages no longer mirrored on iPhone when phone is unavailable (and other device isn't)

The usually behavior for iMessages has always been (or always seemed to be striving towards) to mirror messages, even after they have been received by another device. For instance, if my Macbook is ...
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Lync alternatives on Mac

Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate ...
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Missing iOS iMessage showing in OSX Messages

This is the second time this has happened to me in the past couple of days so it starts to bother me: somebody sends me an iMessage, that I never get on my iPhone (4S iOS 8.2) but I do get on my ...
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Backup And Restore iPhone Text Messages

I have an iPhone that I need to wipe because I need to send it to Apple for the Lock Button Replacement Program. The only issue is I need to restore my iPhone and I don't want to lose my text ...
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Will iMessage be re-delivered when the recipient attains wifi access?

I went into Settings > Messages > Learn More and it says that iMessage only works in Wifi mode. I am on Wifi and I have been trying to send iMessages to another person. Each time I send it "delivered" ...
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Not receiving iMessages when on 3G

I have only had this phone (iPhone 5s) a few days and transferred my number. The problem is when my phone is on 3G it's no receiving iMessage, I have missed important messages. Can anyone help?
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Mac OSX iMessage Won't Send to numbers

On my mac I used to be able to send to other mobile devices from my iMessage but now it won't send to phone numbers. It sends to iMessages and emails but not non-iOS phone numbers. I've tried to ...
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How do you text people from your number and not from your Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I've recently went to an Apple store and the guy reset all my settings. Lately, whenever I text people with iPhones, they tell me that I don't text from my number anymore, but from my Apple ID email. ...
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On iPhone, can I tell if group text messages were delivered?

The question is in the subject. Iphone 6 plus - ios 8. I know I can tell for individuals, but not for groups - or at least not obviously. Can I?
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Why did iMessage stop working after upgrading to iOS 8.2?

After updating to iOS 8.2 I got a message saying "Your SIM sent a text message." Then I tried to send someone an iMessage and it sent an SMS instead even though that person is able to send and receive ...