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

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Rename iMessage group with AppleScript

While the new iOS 8 group naming can be great, if the people in the group aren't very mature it can be...very not great. How would I go about renaming a group in Messages.app with AppleScript? I ...
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imessage promt during imac start up [duplicate]

Every time I turn my iMac on, I'm immediately prompted to log into iMessage. Was initially not a big deal but it's gotten terribly annoying because despite aging no, it continues promoting me. It's ...
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iMessage prompt on iMac start up

Every time I turn my iMac desktop on, I'm prompted to sign into iMessage. That wasn't a big deal at first, but it's become a huge annoyance because I can't just click X to get rid of it, I have to go ...
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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now

This problem has been seen on mid-2012 MacBook Pros on Mavericks and on late-2014 Retina MacBook Pros on Yosemite. One day while using iMessage on the Mac, all the contacts turned red and messages ...
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Can not text message most people with iPhones since iOS 8 [closed]

We do not use iMessage in our house (we have our reasons). My son updated to iOS 8 and now he can not text most people with iPhones. His phone keeps telling him he has to use iMessage.
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How to limit kept text messages in iOS?

I'm not an iPhone user, but help support them at work. We have a user who has a large amount of SMS messages for having the same iPhone for quite a few years. He's trying to delete old SMS messages. ...
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How can I backup or archive my iPhone messages?

I'm upgrading to iOS 8 and need to make some room on my phone. Under "Usage" (in Settings), my "Messages" is over 2 GB. I assume this refers to the Messages app, including iMessages and SMS. I don't ...
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Changing my Apple account on iMessages on MacBook Pro

I am using iMessage on my MacBook Pro with Mavericks and on my iPad 2 with iOS 7.1.2. When I set up iMessage on the MacBook I choose another Apple account than on the iPad. Now I don't receive ...
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macbook pro black screen from sleep

My MacBook is a Pro Retina 15 inch late 2013, running 10.9.4. When bringing the laptop out of sleep it stays black for 20-30 seconds, showing a cursor only. I went as far as erasing the hard drive and ...
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Messages app stopped working

Your Apple ID "xxx" can't be used to set up iMessage at this time. iTunes and Xcode work without complaint. I refuse to give them $20 to have someone push a couple buttons and force the servers to ...
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How do I get iMessage to work on my iPod Touch 5th gen?

I've tried everything people have said and I just can't figure it out. It says I'm logged in but when I try to send a message, it says not delivered. My wifi connection is good and I've tried ...
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Move iMessages between accounts

I have two Apple IDs, because one of them is in the US App Store and the other is in the hungarian Store. I use almost every service of iCloud on the US account except for the iMessage. I still have ...
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Restore iMessages from Mac to iPhone

I was in the process of upgrading the software on an iPhone. For some reason in the process of updating this phone there was an error and the device completely wiped itself. Using the restore from an ...
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Set iMessage sender in applescript for a new message

Applescript allows you to send messages via iMessage and the command line, ie) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11812184/how-to-send-an-imessage-text-with-applescript-only-in-provided-service Is ...
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Messages from my phone show up on my macbook air

My Macbook air keeps getting my phone messages but since the computer is a school computer it doesn't allow me to go into iMessage. What should I do?
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Can someone be reading my iMessages?

Someone has told me they can read my messages I send through iMessage. Is what they are saying true? Can someone do this?
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iMessage with a broken phone

I recently broke my phone 5. I was trying to set up iMessage using my iPad but since I did not turn on iMessage through my phone I am not receiving the messages on my iPad. Is there any way that I can ...
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How can I keep my iMessage on iPhone, but stop them coming through on my Mac?

I don't want my private messages popping up on my Mac, so is there a way I can remove my account on my Mac, but keep it on my iPhone?
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My iPhone is sending iMessage from my e-mail, however its activated to send from my number?

My iPhone is sending iMessages from my e-mail, but when I go to change it to my number it's supposed to be sending from my number? When I send a text message it is from my phone but not my iMessage? ...
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Cannot log into iMessage or FaceTime from mac

I have two macs, and at some point one of them stopped being able to log into Messages ( just the apple account ) and FaceTime. The other mac worked fine, but was not using iCloud keychain ( at the ...
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iMessage sharing and changing AppleID

My husband and I recently split up. Both our phones and both our iPads were all on his Apple ID. Would I be notified on my phone if he were checking my iMessages? I have recently created my own Apple ...
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Email directly to iMessage?

I know how to send a message to X@txt.att.net and have it show up as a text message. I am wondering if there is a way to e-mail a message and have it go through iiMessage instead of SMS.
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Iphone 5s non connecting to internet

My iphone will not connect to the internet when out of the house ( connection to wifi iphone works ok ) I can make calls and send text but not imessages. Non of my apps work off wifi ;( I am on '3' ...
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Why do text messages not appear when off of wi-fi?

I have an iPhone 4 (iOS 7) with cell plan but no data. When texting with non-iPhone users, I get the texts to and from no problem. When texting with iPhone users, though, the messages will only appear ...
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Restricting/Disabling imessage capability on my teen's iphone

I would like to protect my teen daughter by eliminating the use of imessage on her iphone. We have placed proper limits on her texting and monitor her use through our carrier. Like any resourceful ...
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iMessage on Mac not working when using VPN

iMessage stopped working properly when I use VPN on my Macbook Pro (Mavericks), making me unable to send or receive messages. It says the user is not registered and highlighted in red/pink, but after ...
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4 devices on 1 Apple ID no have problems

We have 2 iPad minis and 2 iPhones on the same Apple ID when I text my husband it goes to all 4 devices including mine twice. When anyone messages from the other 3 devices it goes to all 4 including ...
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How to remove iCloud alias from iMessage

I created an alias for my iCloud email address and then added it as another address I could send and receive iMessages from. I have subsequently deleted the alias from iCloud email. However, the ...
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iPad sending to iPhone via iMessage

My iPad will not send an iMessage to 3 of my contacts. I have been iMessaging with them for years, they are family and all have iPhones and haven't changed anything with their carriers, usage, etc. ...
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Messages on Macs don't work

I've tried every suggestion I could find on Apple forums. Deleted .plist files, removed message caches, reset passwords, coordinated sign on/offs between my iPhone and my Macs, reset iPhone and ...
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Send text messages to iphone by email

I'm looking for a cheap hack to text myself alerts whenever my server is down. (I know there's services like Nagios etc, I don't want to get into that.) I'm already sending out emails, so I'm looking ...
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Cannot Log into FaceTime or iMessage

I am using VirtualBox to run OS X Mavericks. I cannot log into iMessage or use FaceTime. I have read online that it has something to do with the serial number not being present, but the problem is ...
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iMessage doesn't say “delivered” or “not delivered”

I sent an iMessage from my iPod touch to my friends iphone on Monday. It didn't say delivered or not delivered. It was just nothing. His phone is on (I know because my other friends are iMessaging ...
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Apple tool to print SMS Messages

I need to print some SMS messages for a legal action. What tool does Apple provide to print SMS messages with their time stamps and other metadata? This is similar to Need to print out iPhone text ...
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iPhone 4 iMessage keeps Sending

My phone keeps trying to send an IM to one of my contacts & I don't know which message it has issues with. I have sent messages since then & it says sending 2 messages. It sends the 2nd ...
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Cannot paste image in Skype, Line, or Facebook Messenger but pasting works in WeChat and iMessage

In iOS 7, we're able to paste an image into iMessage, WeChat, and Whatsapp, but not Line, Skype, or Facebook Messenger. Is this an app-supported setting? Thanks!
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iMessage Freezes/Hangs when sending screen shots

Worked fine sending 114k file of .png screen-shot; a 254k file freezes it dead. So bad that I couldn't open up a tab in Safari. I suspect Evil Forces, but would be amused to learn it's a known issue. ...
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Why are iMessages appearing on my iPad but not coming through on my phone?

I think I have everything set up correctly but randomly this week I have had a few messages appear on my iPad and they have never come through on my iPhone. So I didn't even knew I had a message until ...
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Why does my iPad always get an error when trying to send a message?

Whenever I want to send an iMessage on my iPad, an error shows up saying "Message Failure- message not sent". The odd part is that the message is sent. The receiver receives the message without a ...
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iMessage Pidgin plugin

Is it possible to use your iMessage to contact other people on Linux, Android or Windows systems? Maybe via another XMPP client (Adium or Pidgin ...)? What would I have to tell friends on Linux, ...
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How to make emoji bigger in Messages

I just upgraded to Mavericks 10.9.3 from Mountain Lion and the emoticons / emoji are quite small in Messages. Sometimes I can't even tell the difference between one and another emoji. When I open the ...
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Why aren't my sent messages from iPad and iPhone syncing?

I sent someone a message from my iPad through iMessage and I know that my devices always syncronise my iMessage stuff, so it should have popped up on my iPhone that I sent the message (as both were ...
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How to export iMessages from OS X app onto new iPhone?

Just got a new iphone 5s and I'd like to export the messages from the 'Messages' OS X app on my computer to the iPhone's messages app. Any idea how to do this?
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If I turn iMessage off, will I receive those messages when I turn it back on?

I am currently wanting to turn iMessage off, for unsaid reasons, but I want to read the messages people send me. They don't have iPhones, so iMessage is the best bet.
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ios push practicaly equals frequent requests to the servers? How iMessage push works?

I would like make sure, how push in iOS works. Is it just about frequent requests to the servers? Second question is how iMessage works? It is free of cost, works over the Internet (using the data ...
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Unable to sign into Messages on Mavericks

I'm unable to log into iMessage on my account in Mavericks. Here's what Console.log shows: 5/23/14 9:50:15.996 AM identityservicesd[343]: [Warning] *** Bad Request From Server *** 5/23/14 ...
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Refresh a contact's iMessage status

I've explained one of my contacts how to set his phone number as a recipient for iMessage. However, his name still appears as Text Message and not iMessage. How often does iOS check if a number is ...
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What can I do to stop imessage from engaging on a certain contact without an iphone? [duplicate]

I have a friend who used to have an iphone but has since gotten another phone. When I go to text him it automatically does an imessage which fails. I've deleted him and re-added him. I've turned ...
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iMessage sync with computer after deleting [duplicate]

If you send a text on your iphone and then immediately delete it while the synced Mac computer and ipad is off/not connected to Wifi, will the messages still appear in chat on the Mac when you connect ...
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Can't iMessage with a Samsung Phone

I am having trouble using iMessage with one of my contacts. I can send messages to iPhones without any issues. My contact's phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?