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

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iMessage not working after changing MAC address

My iMessage is not working after I have changed my MAC address. I have restored my original MAC address, but it is still not working. My phone is an iPhone 4s, 6.1.3 jailbroken. I changed my DNS, ...
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Someone else gets my FaceTime calls — strange problem

Problem: Occasionally when someone tries to FaceTime me they get someone else (but the same someone else every time) I'm based in the UK but this person is in the US. My best guess is that they ...
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Mac Messages sending to Wrong Computer

I recently purchased a new mbp to replace an older one. However, I forgot to disable the imessages feature on the old mpb before giving it to a family member. That family member and I both discovered ...
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Can't get any non-imessage SMS

I am unable to send or recieve any text message that is not an i-message - I have set up the option in Settings to try to send by text if needed, although that's now the issue here. The Apple ...
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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. Please help! There was a previous answer that said you could ...
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iMessage and facetime not displaying my number

I have an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2, I recently turned off the iMessage and FaceTime and then ejected my SIM card and inserted SIM card of another network. After few hours I again switched my SIM ...
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iMessages - same message on two devices

I once bought a macbook for my friend. I logged into it using my own apple account to make sure it worked properly before delivering it to him. However, he now gets a copy of my iMessages. How can ...
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iMessage picture [duplicate]

So a friend of mine sent me a photo about two months ago and when I went looking for it after I saved it I found it in my June time line not October as it should have been. Does this just mean the ...
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iMessage with wrong contact information

My wife's iPhone received an text message with my contact information attached but the message was not sent from me. I have checked with my carrier and they have no idea why this occurred. Anyone ...
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Messages.app / iMessage hijacking text messages

Text messages to my number are received either by my phone or by Messages.app (iMessage), but not both. If I leave my computer on then I will inexplicably not receive texts on my phone (until the ...
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IMessage crashing after long message Ipad 4

i have a 16Gb IPad 4 IOS 8.1.1 , I sent a really long line of random sentences copied and pasted to one of my friends. Now I whenever I try to open imessage it loads for 10 minutes then crashes to ...
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Can my mum set my iMessages to be received on her phone if we have separate Apple ids?

Me and my mum have separate Apple ids, and I was wondering can she set it so she can see my messages? Because we used to share an Apple ID, and she could do it then. But with us now having separate ...
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Remove from recents

If you start to enter a phone number (a deleted contact) and it pops up with the options to call, FaceTime, send message... Under in red it says remove from recents. Does this mean that number has ...
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What determines the order of “recent” texts when you type +1 in the “To:” window?

I am trying to determine if these are the most RECENT texts or most FREQUENT texts. Dialing "+1" in the "To:" field of imessage, will bring up a "recent" list- even if the text thread and/or the ...
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How to prevent text messages from my iPhone to my iPad?

My text messages from my iPhone are appearing on our iPad, how do I stop that?
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iMessage out of whack… how to “reset”

I had iMessage working just fine with the latest iOS8 on my iPad, iPhone & Yosemite OSX on my MBP... then after a system restart on my MBP a week+ ago iMessage is all out of whack. It works fine ...
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Yosemite imessage not in sync with iPhone 6

I have latest software on both Macbook and iphone 6 plus. My imessage thread on Macbook is not in sync with the message thread on my iphone for a given phone #. For example, on a given day and ...
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iMessage from IMac to IPhone

I'm having difficulty with the iMessage app in the sense that I would like to be able to send an iMessage from my IMac @home to my IPhone @On the road? How do I do this without creating a different ...
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iMessage unread count on Mac

I use iMessage/SMS on my Mac linked from my iPhone, I have been having issues with it on my Mac lately with the unread count being incorrect. It says that there is a message unread when its been read ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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How to send text message when they also what imessage

My brother has a Windows Phone, and an iPad. Whenever I try to text him, it sends him an iMessage to his iPad, not a text message. Since he does not always have his iPad with him, he doesn't get my ...
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Yosemite Messages not receiving iMessages

After upgrading to Yosemite I am not receiving iMessages in the Messages app. SMS forwarding is working fine. The log file seems to point to a certificate issue. I'm seeing this in the logs every ...
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How to send/receive iPhone messages on iPod touch after having cancelled code confirmation once?

I recently got an iPhone. I already had an iPod touch, and used to use iMessages on it with my Apple ID(email only). Now that I went into iMessage on the iPod today, for the first time after setting ...
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Iphone 6 plus will not default to SMS when other user iphone is not on wifi

My iphone 6 plus will not revert to SMS when another iphone user is off wifi. No problems before when I had an iphone 4s full plan and hubby had iphone 3gs go phone (no data) the imessage app worked ...
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How can I sketch in the Messages app

Before iOS 8 was released, I remember watching an Apple demo where they sketched on a picture inside of the Message app before sending the message. Does anyone know how to do this? Was this ...
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What are the Screensharing in Messages requirements?

I used to be able to screen share with my cousin using Messages. It is now broken. What does he need on his end to get screensharing to work again? I have an AIM account setup in Messages on my Mac ...
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How to set up my iMessage account on my MacBook Pro?

I've been trying to set up my iMessage account so that I can receive my texts and messages to my computer. I've set up my iCloud, and my AIM, and my FaceTime, but I can't figure out how to set up my ...
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imessage not working

I have a iPhone 4s running ios 8. The problem is, I used iMessage on a mac and now, people receive my messages from my email instead of my number? The settings don't let me send and receive messages ...
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permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac

How do I permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac. I don't want to send/receive/view messages on my computer. I only want to use my phone for sending/receiving/viewing messages. ...
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Disabling iMessage while travelling

I will be travelling overseas without mobile data. International SMS will be set up, but I have iMessage linked to this mobile number. I have other iPhones, iPads and Macs which also receive iMessages ...
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SMS Relay – Hardware requirements?

I am unable to activate SMS Relay (aka Text Message Forwarding) between my iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 and (a) my iMac running Yosemite and (b) my iPad Air running iOS 8.1. Neither the iMac nor the iPad ...
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Messages having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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Identify if a text was sent using an iPhone

How can I find out if a text was sent via an iPhone instead of a Mac? I want to see if my kids are texting me from their iPhones or iPads to make sure they are where they say they are.
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Mac Keeps Messages Deleted From iPhone

When I delete messages from my iPhone, my Macbook Air keeps copies of the messages, is there a way to enable sync so that when I delete the messages from iPhone they delete on Mac and vice-versa?
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Difficulty sending iMessage

I'm having difficulty sending a photo (9.6 mb) through iMessage in OS X Yosemite from my Mac. When I check iMessage, it indicates "undelivered". Can anyone help me out?
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Why did I receive a text message on my Mac prior to my iPhone?

Since the Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, we can now receive our non-iMessages (SMS) messages on our Mac (more info). However, the following strange scenario happened to me: I was using my Mac and my ...
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Seeing SMS messages on iPad and iMessages on iPhone

I receive iMessages on my iPad and not on my iPhone. I receive SMS messages on my phone but not on my iPad. This is really bad and has caused me to miss 2 work leads in the last 24 hours. Where's the ...
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cant get my number to change from email to my phone number [closed]

I am need ing to know how I can use my cell phone number to send and recieve messages instead of my email address. When I go to my settings to change it my number is in grey and my email address is ...
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How to tell Messages “I'm not at home”?

I leave my Mac running 24/7, but I'm not always sitting at it. Is there any way to tell the Mac, or Messages specifically, if my phone isn't on the local wifi subnet, don't take messages, leave them ...
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Image Quality of Images Shared via Messages MMS

On iOS 8 on an iPhone 6, if I go to the Photos app, select one photo, and share via Messages, it will transfer at excellent quality. However, if I select 20 photos and share via Messages, it ...
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My iphone for the first time vibrate twice for one message

I was talking in face time with my husband and he sent me a message to I message, my phone vibrated but there wasn't a sms or notifications for the sms. After 3 seconds my phone vibrate again and ...
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Is there a way to selectively enable “Text Message Forwarding”?

Yosemite's new "Text Message Forwarding" feature is a great convenience for communicating with friends and colleagues who use SMS for texting, but it has the potentially to fatally* undermine 2-factor ...
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I do not want my text messages to sync between two iPhones

My text messages are also appearing on my husband's iPhone. How do I get them to not sync?
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How can I choose by keyboard the autocorrect suggestions?

I love the apple magic trackpad but, I don't like to use mouse to chose something while I'm typing. Is there a way, to pick the option using the keyboard? PS: Note that sometimes it may exist ...
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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...
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The phone number “is not registered with iMessage”

Right now I can't seem to send some text messages from my OS X. Here is a list of things I have done that will have caused the error: I fresh installed Yosemite about 2 days ago I updated my iPhone ...
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iMessages no longer working after Yosemite upgrade

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to OS X Yosemite, now iMessages is no longer working. I turned it off/on on both my computer and my iPhone, reset my Keychain, and a bunch of other stuff. ...
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How to keep messages after deactivating imessage?

I disabled imesseage (and removed the addresses) on my iphone 4. Afterwards, some old messages to some friends disappeared from my phone. I don't understand why. I restored imessage and the ...
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How to receive iMessages ONLY on the device you are currently using?

Is it possible to receive iMessages on the device you are currently using, and only that device. If so, how? Background: I don't want to receive iMessages on my iMac and Macbook Air when I'm not ...