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

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Disable chat room notifications for OSX Messages?

In the Mountain Lion Messages app, is there a way to disable notifications for chat room messages, but still have notifications for private messages? (this is the default behavior in Adium)
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disable iMessage on one or more devices but not all

I have an iMac, iPad, a MacBook Air, and an iPhone. I want iMessages to work only on the iPhone. How can that be accomplished?
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iMessage and FaceTime from complete stranger

I have had the same problem as the previous complainant. I received an iMessage from a @yahoo.com address saying "hi". I then asked who this was and the reason for the message and also how he obtained ...
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Contact switched to Android; how to send texts instead of iMessages?

My brother switched to an Android phone from an iPhone recently. When I attempt to text him, it still tries to send those messages as iMessages. Two questions: will he receive these iMessages, and ...
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iMessages on Mac consistently disappearing

I use iMessages on both my iPhone (6.1.2) and my Retina Macbook (10.8.3). Generally, it works pretty well, but on a somewhat consistent basis messages that I've sent from the Mac will disappear, but ...
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How can I determine if I've set up my phone improperly or if someone is just sending me messages for someone else? [closed]

Hi Iv been having a problem with my iphone 4s. i have recieved 2 messages from my ex partners phone it did not come up as an imessage only a normal message. He did not send the messages we believe ...
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iMessage delivery status different on iPhone and iPad?

I sent today an iMessage through my iPhone, and on the iPhone there is still no "delivered" status, but when I checked on my iPad which is on the same AppleID there is status "delivered" indicated ...
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iMessage Alerts

When using iMessage on a Mac and an iPod Touch, we get alert for every message in each device. That means, getting double alerted at a time. For example, a new message comes and both Mac and iPod ...
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iPhone 4S iMessaging to a iPad and iPhone - compilation of message threads

I have an iPhone 4s. When I have conversations via iMessage to friends with an iPad a new message thread is created for the conversation, however when I iMessage their phone another message thread is ...
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Imessage delivery status

When an imessage doesn't display delivered or not delivered beneath the message, will it update if and when the recipient is able to recieve iMessages again?
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What are the reasons that an imessage would send as a text message instead?

I think my girlfriend is using facetime to talk to an ex-boyfriend so that it does not register as a call on our joint phone bill. (Or I'm the one worried about my secret relationships being spied ...
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How to send text messages to non apple devices from an iPad?

i just bought my iPad mini for 2 weeks or more which has been jail broken. So since I'm using a weekly prepaid data plan, I need to renew the data plan again and again for every week. Hence I wanna ...
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iMessages not showing up on iPhone [closed]

Since last thursday (when iMessage was down), all of my iMessages aren't being received by my iphone. They'll be on my Mac and iPad, though. This includes stuff sent directly to my phone number. ...
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How can I get iMessage to verify my phone number?

iMessage won't verify my phone number. When I try to select my number for messages to be sent, it's greyed out. So I receive my iMessages over email which I don't want to do. I've tried: turning ...
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“# is not registered with iMessage” error

Let me clearly establish that I am not trying to send a sms to a non-iPhone user. On my OS x Mountain Lion macbook pro I was sending iMessages from the Messages application just fine until all of a ...
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iMessage, FaceTime, Back to my Mac not working (Mountain Lion clean install)

After doing a clean install of Mountain Lion on my MacBook Pro (13" unibody, MacBookPro5,5) and upgrading to 10.8.3 I'm having trouble with iMessage, Facetime and Back to My Mac. I am running Little ...
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Is there any way to tell if someone is reading my iMessages?

I think someone may be reading my iMessages on another device? Is this possible? Is there any way to find out?
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How to transfer entire iMessage conversations to computer?

I am getting a new iPhone come next month. I want to save all of my nostalgic conversations for the future. Is there a way to transfer an entire chat log to the computer in plain text? Or will I ...
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Can't switch iMessages on

I can't switch iMessages ON anymore (it was ON). When I try to flip the switch from OFF to ON it instantly returns to OFF (I don't see any message like "activating...", it just doens't flip). So I ...
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How to selectively force Siri to send iMessage instead of SMS?

In this question, I asked how to have Siri specifically send an SMS message to a person who does not have an SMS-capable iOS device registered with Apple, but does have iMessage on e.g. an iPad. The ...
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Selectively force Siri to send SMS instead of iMessage

I carry an iPhone. On occasion, I will use Siri to send a quick text message to a person, e.g. "Text Alice I'm on my way." My problem is that Alice has a non-Apple phone and an iPad, and I've used ...
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How do I enable multiple phone numbers for iMessge and FaceTime?

I have a couple of active SIM cards in a couple of different countries. How can I set my phone up to receive iMessages and FaceTime calls from all those numbers, even though there's obviously only one ...
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Ensuring replies to group messages go to the whole group rather than just the individual who sent the original

When I send a group text - I get back replies as individual messages all in their individual conversations and no one else can see the reply - this is fine if I want them private. But I have once ...
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Do not show iMessages on iPhone when using Messages on Macbook

Is it possible to somehow temporarily disable iMessages on iPhone when using Messages app on Macbook, I don't like my iPhone to vibrate and wake up on the table all the time when someone sends me a ...
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How do I use iMessage when my number is disconnected?

Recently canceled cell service for iPhone 3GS (iOS 6) but have still been using it to iMessage. Today I got a message from someone I didn't know apparently AT&T reassigned my phone number to ...
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iMessage conversations changed to Bonjour; how do I change them back?

Within the iMessages app on OS X 10.8.2 all of my iMessage conversations have switched to Bonjour. So instead of showing the usual blue bubble it's red and people's phone numbers are shown instead of ...
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Removing phone number from iMessage

I'd like to remove my phone number from my iMessage account, but still have my phone enabled to receive messages sent to my email address (also used on iPad, Mac). Is there a way of doing this?
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How do I make messages on iPad stop interrupting my music

I use messages on my mac and enable it on my ipad as well. When I play music (spotify) on ipad, it keeps getting interrupted by the iMessage. The interruption is the dimming of the sound. This is very ...
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iPhone possible hacking

My young daughter tried to contact her friend via iMessage. Her friend's account is set up via her father's email address. My daughter later received unsavoury texts back. She deleted these straight ...
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How to separate iMessages with shared Apple ID?

My son and wife both have iPod Touches and I have an iPhone. We all used the same Apple ID and turned on iMessage. Both my son and wife were getting texts from my friends and my work on their iPods, I ...
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iMessage not working between two specific devices

iMessage works perfectly between my iPhone and my iPad. It works perfectly between my iPhone and my girlfriend's iPod touch. But it does not work at all between my iPad and my girlfriend's iPod touch. ...
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Multiple Apple devices under one Apple ID - iMessage issues

We have three iPhones and an iPad all assigned to one Apple ID. Anytime I try to iMessage my mum on her phone (from my iPhone), it appears on my brother's iPhone. Then, when he replies (thinking the ...
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Does iCloud require any telephone land line infrastructure to send messages?

If all phone lines are down (meaning a local or national phone line outage) and with all cell phone towers being down, is there a way that I could send a iMessage (or an SMS) to other iPhone users by ...
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Can I combine message conversations from one contact's different phone numbers?

My friend recently got a new phone number assigned to the same iPhone she's had for a while, and sent me an iMessage from it to let me know. Since I didn't have the phone number already, it of course ...
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Is there an alternative to Messages?

I'm having the problem of synced iMessages appearing out of order in Messages on my Macbook. I've even had messages sent to wrong people. I can't find any alternatives through Google. Is there a ...
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iMessage group members visibility

I'm curious how the group visibility works with iMessage. I have a hunch that when sending with iMessage to a group of people, all these people will see each other in the group. Is my assumption ...
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Does receiving spam iMessages / FaceTime calls indicate my account is compromised?

I have a question and a story, since things aren't completely clear in my mind how iMessage and FaceTime work. If someone sends me an iMessage / FaceTime call, does it mean they have other contact ...
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How to chat with multiple Apple ID's?

I have two Apple ID's to have Messages chat sessions for work and private separated. Is it possible to use these both at the same time, on my Mac, at home? Now, I can only login with one Apple ID at ...
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iMessage frozen/crashing

I have an iPod Touch 5th gen and I sent a really long emoji message to my friend and both our iPods froze! Now everytime I try to open it, it goes to the conversation menu, freezes for about 10 ...
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How do I delete a phone number from iMessage or facetime on ipod 4th gen?

My son has an iPod touch 4th gen. My mother in-law has a new iPhone. He logged into his iTunes account with his grandmother's phone so he could download a song for her. After that, she began receiving ...
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Are group messages sent over iMessage when possible?

When I select multiple recipients, both iPhones and other phones, they are all marked with the green color, as if the message will be sent as an SMS. Will the message be sent over iMessage to those ...
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Adding my iPhone number to the list of allowed accounts in Messages.app

When I enter my Messages.app settings for my iMessage account, I can see that I can receive iMessages on the two emails that I have entered. Is it possible to add my iPhone number to that list too? ...
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What happened to my iChat account?

Having recently upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion, I realized that there is no iChat app anymore and that everything ended up into the Messages app. I've been using a @mac.com account specifically ...
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Some clarifications about Messages.app in Mountain Lion

After the update to Mountain Lion I see that I have four accounts in my Messages app (see this question for more information). I am a bit confused about what happened here, namely: The @mac.com ...
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Recovering access to @me.com account

I've just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I've realized that in my Messages app I have 4 accounts: A @mac.com account which I remember creating and using with iChat (I haven't used it for anything ...
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“User is unregistered with iMessage” error message

I use an iPod 4th gen and I text my boyfriend on iMessage to his iPhone- either his number or email. Everything was all good until it came up with a red exclamation mark, I deleted the conversations ...
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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 ...