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

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How many people can you add to an iMessages group?

I was curious what the limit was on the number of people you can add to an iMessages group. Assuming everyone was on iMessages (i.e. everyone shows up as blue).
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What does “when iMessage is unavailable” mean?

In the settings for the iOS 5 Messages app there is an option to send messages as SMS "when iMessage is unavailable". Under what conditions is this the case? Is it merely the obvious (no data ...
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If i am not on 3G nor WiFi, do iMessage get sent via SMS?

How does iMessage work? I had messaged one of my friend with iMessage, and he replied to me. However, I had disabled 3G and was not on a WiFi network. Were the subsequent replies routed via regular ...
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Does iMessage fallback to SMS on a per message basis?

As we know, the messages app in the iPhone will detect if the party you are texting to is iMessage compatible or not, and will then send an iMessage instead of an SMS. This is great, and works as ...
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Where is the video my sister sent to me on iMessage? I clicked save and can't find it

I have an iPhone 3GS. I just did the software update to iOS5. My sister took a cute video of my kid and sent it to me on iMessage. I tried to save it to my phone so I could upload it to the ...
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iPhone can send iMessages without a SIM card?

I gave my old iPhone 3GS (iOS 5.0) to a friend, and after removing the SIM card, we noticed a peculiar behavior. My friend is able to send texts via iMessage from the old phone number. Likewise, I can ...
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Is there a way to “force” an iMessage to “come from” an e-mail address?

When I send an iMessage from my phone, it appears to come from the phone number for that phone, and as a result, when it is replied to, the replies (and the conversation) appear only on the phone; but ...
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Is there an iMessage client for OS X?

Apple's new iMessage sends messages between accounts associated designated e-mail addresses (as well as certain phone numbers). Apple's iChat also sends messages between accounts associated designated ...
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Has iMessage changed anything about how texts are forwarded from iChat to offline users?

For some time it has been possible to configure iChat accounts so that iChat messages sent when one is offline are forwarded to a mobile number. This conveniently allows iChat-to-moble conversations. ...
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iMessaging an iPhone from an iPad

I am trying to iMessage an iPhone 4S using its phone number. When I press send, the sending progress runs to ~90% and pauses. Then, after about 1-2 minutes, a red exclamation point appears. This ...
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Can I send an iMessage to a iPad user from my iPhone?

I'm amazed I can't figure this out - my friend has an iPad running iOS5. He can send me an iMessage to my phone using my AppleID. But (outside of replying to his message) there is no way for me to ...
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iMessage message routing

I had a question on how iMessage message routing works. Assume this setup: Thing1: iPhone 555-555-5555 Apple ID: thing1@me.com Thing2: iPhone: 999-999-9999 Apple ID: thing2@me.com If Thing1 sends ...
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Where is the sender name for iMessages set? I need to change it on an iPhone 4 (iOS 5)

The sender id as it displays on the recipients iMessage is what I would like to reset. However, I cannot find where it is set on the sending device (iPhone 4). It seems to be device dependent as ...
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iOS 5 OTA sync went over 3G instead of wifi

I upgraded my iPhone 4 to iO 5 last night, setup iCloud and went to sleep. In the morning, I noticed that my fully charged phone had completely discharged and my Mac iTunes was showing a notice that ...
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Can I send my location in an imessage directly from the messages app?

I know I can go to the Maps app, and then click on the pin for my current location, and then select to share it, and then pick to send a message (vs. an email etc.) But I can't find any way to send ...
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Why do I have an “iMessage” and an “SMS” thread for my contact?

I recently updated to iOS5, One of my friends messaged me through iMessage, the sender name was his @gmail.com address. The message appeared in a seperated thread to the existing SMS messages I had ...
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How to look up your contacts and see who can I talk with iMessage?

How can we quick look at our contacts and see how is having iMessage or not? So we can easily contact them, instead of going through all contacts one by one to check them.
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How does iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device?

When you send a message using the Messages app, iOS seems to magically figure out that the recipient is on iOS 5 and automatically switches over to iMessage (blue messages instead of green SMSs). ...