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

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How long are text messages saved in the iCloud server?

..and how can I get rid of them before they are subpoenaed?
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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iMessage from iPad wont send to texts to my husband, but I can send them to other iphone users without issues

Recently, without any settings changes, my iMessage on iPad began failing every attempt I made to message my husband. I can still message other friends from my iPad without any other issues. I can ...
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Sending SMS through iPad Air's iMessages

How do I send text messages to non apple devices with my iPad Air with cellular? I have the iMessage worked out but can't figure out SMS.
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Resend iMessage

Is there a quick method to resend an iMessage? The particular, I send an iMessage (stop and bus number) to the transit service. In cold weather, the multi-step copy, paste re-send is cumbersome. The ...
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Turn off iMessage on computer but not on iPhone

I've recently bought a new Mac. iMessage is on it. I'd rather not have it on my computer. I want my texts to be kept private. How do I keep it on my iPhone and remove it from the Mac?
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Synchronization: iMessages on Mac not iPad

How to turn off iMessages on iPad but turn on them on Mac? And If I turn it off on device, does sync happen after I turn it on? Situation: I have an iPad and Mac. I want to turn off iMessages on ...
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Unusual iMessage received from my mom, who wasn't aware she sent it

I received a iMessage via my mom's locked iPhone 4 while simultaneously calling her. I stated I just received a message from you. She was confused because she doesn't use or know how to use this ...
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Messages on OS X stopped working after iOS 7.1 upgrade

After upgrading my iPhone 5 to iOS 7.1 the Messages app on my OS X 10.9.2 installation can no longer send messages via iMessage to other iMessage users. Sending messages via other services such as ...
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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
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Some of my text contacts appear in red on Ipad/wont send

Have a new iPad Air. When I try to send a text, some of the contacts come up in red instead of blue and I cannot send a text message. Any ideas?
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Messages On Macbook

I tried to set up my iMessage account but it still is not working. It won't let me add my phone number and I can't start conversations. What am I missing?
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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). ...