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

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iMessage inquiry to ease my mind

I have discovered that at certain times, my iMessages are delivered as SMS instead; which is perfectly ok with me, considering I have it set up to do so. My question is, under what conditions are the ...
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Why no Deliver notice?

When I text 1 person (who also has iphone) the message never says Delivered but the person does get the message. Why doesn't it say delivered like it does to anyone else I text with iMessage?
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How can I get Messages app?

I deleted my Messages app but I'm not sure how to re-install it. What can I do? I'm on 10.9.1 by the way.
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How to forward iPhone messages to Macbook or iPod?

I'm currently studying abroad in England. I have an iPod touch, iPhone 5, and Macbook Air. I recently took the SIM card out of my iPhone and received a UK Sim card so I can use data and texting here ...
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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Turn off message sending from iCloud?

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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Shortcut key to send new Messages.app text

I was wondering if there is a way to have a system wide shortcut key to display Messages.app with the "New Message" window open so that I can quickly send messages. Something like the little popup in ...
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How can I put my iMessage settings on my phone number instead of my apple ID?

I've just updated my iPhone 4s to ios 7.0.3 and I've set up a new apple ID but iMessage doesn't work on my phone even after I activated iMessage in settings. It used to work with my phone number ...
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iOS 7 Messages app reverts from iMessage to SMS at random

I am having an issue with the Messages app on iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) whereby on conversations that were previously all SMS and the other person purchases an iPhone, Messages reverts from sending ...
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How to show subject line for new messages in OS X Messages.app?

Mavericks, if that matters. On the iPhone, there is a separate subject line before the main message, and on the Mac it shows (as on the phone) in bold at the top of the balloon. But when I want to ...
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Group chat iMessages now being received through email

I'm in a group chat with my friends and all of a sudden one of my friends text messages now go to my email (I use my iCloud email for iMessage). It's from an email address ***705@vzwpix.com and the ...
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Compose Message Shortcut

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open Notification Center and begin an iMessage as seen below?
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Not receiving SMS from fellow iPhone users

With Wi-Fi disabled on iPhone 4 with iOS7, or when out of range of a signal, I only receive text messages from other iPhone users as iMessage posts once the Wi-Fi is enabled, or am within range of a ...
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OS X Mavericks Mail & iMessages notifications not working

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, Mail notifications appear a few minutes after getting the mail (including sound) and iMessages application does not receive push notifications and closes if not used ...
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When changing email address associated with Apple ID, does this create new imessage account?

So I have a few people I'd prefer not to get messages from in future, basically I'd like a 'fresh start' with my imessage account. If I change my Apple ID to a new email address, will those people ...
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iMessage on Mac works sometimes

I use Messages on mac to iMessage with contacts. Seems to be about 50% of the time I'll send a message and get the red exclamation mark, then click it and it sends. The other half of the time it ...
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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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Deleting pictures sent in a iMessage?

When you send a picture via iMessage on the iPhone or computer and ask that person to delete it, is there a way to know they have? If I delete the picture on my iPhone, will it be deleted on their ...
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Detecting typing in Messeges app using applescript?

In the new Messages app, which replaced iChat, you can see when another person is typing: And i've been scripting around the messages app and was wondering if there was any way to detect when the ...
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Lost my iPhone 5s, can I get non-iMessage texts back after I replace it?

I recently lost my iPhone, and have some important non-iMessage texts from android devices on it -- is it possible to restore these after replacing the phone, or am I out of luck here?
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iChat sends out connections to an IP address when configuring camera and mic settings

Using LittleSnitch I noticed that Messages (iChat) tries to connect to 17.154.239.222 over udp when I open the audio and video preferences for the application. Apple owns that IP address but does ...
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Can an old iPad see my iMessages/emails after resetting content and settings?

I gave my old iPad to an ex, and before doing so, I deleted all content and reset. I think she may be seeing my iMessages and e-mails. Is this possible? I used to use the Wi-Fi in her apartment for ...
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Will a deactivated iPhone still receive iMessages and emails?

I lost my iPhone, I say lost because I don't have it. I suspect someone I know of taking it to check up on me. I tried "Find my iPhone" but it said my phone was offline (off?) I never turn my phone ...
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An iPad using my email address

I received an notice on my iPhone saying, "iPad is now using ####@hotmail.com". This is my email address but I don't have an iPad. What does this mean? Thank you.
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Why can't I message on my Ipad?

When I try to text to someone using my Ipad, it won't go through. What is "iMessage" and is that the problem?
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Deleting Message cache

Trying to delete all SMS and iMessage cache. Other forums and research indicates a SYNC will do this. Have tried, but old messages keep showing up in Spotlight search. I want them deleted for good. ...
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Is it possible to code a “reply” to Facebook Messages in Notification Centre in Maverick OS X?

Is it possible to edit some code in Notification Center to allow Facebook messenger notifications to have a "Reply" or "Close" similar to iMessage?
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How do I backup iMessages to my PC for free?

I'm getting ready to wipe and sell my old 4th-generation iPod touch, and I'd like to get a human-readable copy of all of my iMessages before I do so. So far, I've found two solutions, but ...
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How do I disable iMessage for a contact who no longer has an iPhone

A friend had an iPhone and when I added her contact I set it her number as "iPhone". She's recently got an Android device but my iPhone keeps trying to iMessage her, needless to say she's not ...
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Ipod 4th gen - Spoofed messages appearing from a contact

My kids each have an ipod 4th gen. Both have recently received what looks like a message from me that I didn't send, asking them to follow links or install apps. I need a way to resolve this and ...
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How can I send iPhone to iPhone messages rather than SMS messages?

My friend has an iPhone the same as mine, but when we message each other they get sent as SMS messages not iPhone to iPhone messages? This of course costs us more money through our telephone provider. ...
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iMessage with shared Apple ID

I was recently notified that my ex boyfriend signed into iMessage on his laptop using my email address. I have since then changed my Apple ID password and was immediately asked to enter my new ...
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iMessage no longer able to reach a specific contact

My friend H. is on assignment in Asia. We iMessage a few times per week. Last Thursday an iMessage I sent him got rejected: This only happened when I iMessaged him, and he was still able to ...
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How do I make the Messages that are sent to me stop going to my Mac?

Ok, so at my school, everybody was supplied with a Macbook Pro. I set up the Messages app and it was all great until the county decided to block it. Now, instead of receiving text messages on my phone ...
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Contacts in Mavericks Messages display phone numbers instead of contact names

Since updating to Mavericks the Messages app doesn't display the contact names for people I've been communicating with iMessage, it shows their phone number instead. My messages thankfully still stay ...
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How to send the entire iMessage conversation to a friend? App to take a screenshot of the whole conversation?

Is there an app for that? I want to send the entire iMessage conversation to a friend, organized, so he can understand the conversation. Not just the text in there. Is there a way to do that?
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iPad air - text messages won't send

I have a new iPad air wifi no cellular and set up iMessage but I cannot send messages to non iPad or iPhone users from Messages. It always tries to send the message but every time, it just stops and ...
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No more notification for iMessage with Mavericks

I did the upgrade to Mavericks few days ago. I noticed a problem with my iMessage app : I don't get any notification when I received a new message (neither alert, nor badges on the icon in the Dock). ...
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Export iMessages in human readable form for archival

I have a long (several months' worth) iMessage conversation with a contact. He lost these messages when he re-installed his OS, but I still have the archive. There is some important information ...
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iMessage won't open and icon shows as paper

I have restarted my computer and went to open my iMessage, however the file has an icon of a piece of paper. What do I do?
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Why does Messages app take up so much space?

I was recently inspecting the Usage tab in my iPhone's settings. The Messages app is #2 on the list with almost 700 MB. Anecdotal reports have it that the app can take up multiple GB of space. So what ...
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Cannot send iMessage from MacBook Pro

I have been using my MacBook Pro for nearly 2 years. I have no problem using iMessages both on my iPhone and Mac. However, today, I can't seem to be able to send any messages out from my Mac. There is ...
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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 ...
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View/search iPhone text message history [closed]

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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...