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

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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 ...
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iMessage on Mountain Lion disconnecting AIM and GTalk

I'm not sure what the cause is, but I never had this issue until I installed Mountain Lion. I had the iMessage Beta prior to installing Mountain Lion and I did not uninstall it after. However, I get ...
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Does iMessage cost extra if I have another device?

I have iMessage on my iPhone 5, and I signed in to iMessage on my iPad 2. Will it cost extra to have iMessage on my iPad 2? I think iMessage might be free but I'm still curious.
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How do you add more than one phone number on iMessage?

My sisters and I all have iPhones under the same account. I also have an iPad under the same account. I am trying to get the iMessage on my iPad compatible with my phone number, not email address. ...
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Can iMessages be deleted permanently or at least kept either on a phone or a computer, but not both?

I would like to stop messages on my Mac from loading up all the messages I have on my iPhone when I plug it in. Scenario: receive 10 iMessages on my iPhone during the day. I then delete them. So ...
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Imessage security

If someone has my Itunes password and phone number/email address, are they able to set-up their iphone/ipad to see my imessages without my consent? If so, is there a way for me to trace this?
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iMessage freeze and crash

I am having this problem where I open up iMessage on my iPod Touch 4th Gen iOS 6.0.1 and it freezes after 3 seconds. There is a specific message that is causing this. This app opens up at this ...
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iMessage User “is not registered with iMessage”

Recently bought an iPhone 5 & iPad Mini. Today tried to message a non-iphone user and got a red name icon in the addressee box that came up as "...is not registered with iMessage" that came up" ...
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Ways to retrive deleted iMessages on iPhone

This may be a popular question, but I have not seen a very satisfying answer for it. It is unfortunate when one accidentally deletes iMessages because all of the history of that message is gone, and ...
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When I intiate an imessage on my iPhone - not showing on my ipod touch

Same Apple ID on both devices - but if I initiate the imessage from my iPhone, it's not showing up on my iPod Touch. Can you tell me if this is a glitch or is this how it is supposed to work?
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How do I make Mountain Lion read iMessage texts as they come in?

On my MacBook Air in Lion with the iMessages beta I was able to set up iMessage to read all incoming messages automatically with text to speech. I can't find how to turn that on with Mountain Lion. ...
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How to quit from a group conversation iMessage? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to “unsubscribe” from group texts in iOS 5? I am trying to quit a annoying iMessage conversation. You know, when someone send messages to multiple users, ...
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Can I use my girlfriends phone number on my iPad

My girlfriend and I both have iPhones and we both want to use my apple id but have separate numbers. I just bought her an iPad and it only has my phone number under iMessage. Can I add hers to my ...
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How do I set it up so when my child uses iMessage I can see the messages?

My daughter has an iPod and I have an iPad. We both have separate Apple IDs. How can I see her text message history on my iPad along with my own message history? If I change the Apple ID on my iPad ...
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Problems with Group SMS

I have an iPhone 4S. Whenever I try to send a group message to people who have iMessage and people who don't, I either get replies from 1 person but I recieve it as an individual text message or I ...
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Is it possible to turn on “read receipts” in iMessage for just certain contacts?

I am wondering if it is possible to specify which of my contacts will see if I have read their messages. I know I can turn on "send read receipts" in iMessage but that allows everyone to see if I have ...
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Permanently deleting iMessages in a Mac

I painstakingly delete all my iMessages from my Mac (Mountain Lion) but every time someone sends me a new iMessage all earlier messages of that person AND others get downloaded. Is not there a setting ...
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Stop iMessages from coming to my Mac

When I send messages from my iPhone (A) to another iPhone (B), the responses from B keep coming to my Mac and do not appear on my phone (A), even when I have iMessages closed. This is maddening. How ...