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

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How to untangle Multiple iOS devices sharing one Apple ID for iMessage

I pay all our Internet bills and iPhone bills (3)/ just so you know when I ask this q I am not trying to get use off someone else's account. We have a Mac, a Mac mini and MacBook When I recvd my ...
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How do I send someone a normal text if they also use iMessage?

My brother has a Windows Phone, and an iPad. Whenever I try to text him, it sends him an iMessage to his iPad, not a text message. Since he does not always have his iPad with him, he doesn't get my ...
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iCloud Services (iMessages/FaceTime/Continuity) Very Broken on my Mac

I'm having the most frustrating problem with iCloud on one of my Macs. Firstly, the Mac (a late 2012 iMac) was working flawlessly with all iCloud services up until a few days ago. Now, I am able to ...
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Can I receive all the messages I missed whilst my iMessage was off?

I shut my iMessage off last night on my iPhone 5s. I turned it back on this morning. How can I get the messages I didn't receive?
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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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Apple Watch won't send iMessages

When I go to send a text message on my Apple Watch, whether it be through Siri or the messages app, it always tries to send a text message (green) rather than a iMessage (blue). I have tried turning ...
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Stop iPhone from sending iMessages to OS X [duplicate]

I recently got an iMac and I set up that my photos and music from my iMac get downloaded to my iPhone. But now my messages on my iPhone are getting sent to my iMac. I went on my iPhone and clicked ...
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Is there a way to stop receiving iMessages on OS X when the Messages application is closed?

After I quit the Messages application, I will still receive my iMessages on my Mac. I don't want to disable my iMessages completely but I'd like them to stop bothering me when I've closed the ...
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The phone number “is not registered with iMessage”

Right now I can't seem to send some text messages from my OS X. Here is a list of things I have done that will have caused the error: I fresh installed Yosemite about 2 days ago I updated my iPhone ...
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text message delete trash can disappears I can't delete specific text messages

Normally,when I want to delete parts of a text messages, I press on the message and "copy/more" is displayed, I press on "more" and tick the relevant text messages to delete, the trash bin appears in ...
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iMessage no longer working on Mac after AppleID change

I recently just got my first MacBook Air. I already have an iPad mini and I just changed my Apple ID. I had everything set up before I decided to change it and iMessage was working perfectly on both ...
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Signatures in iMessage

Is there a way to add a signature to automatically show up in the text box in iMessage. I know that you could create a keyboard shortcut to type in everytime you text but there are two problems with ...
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howto prevent text messages from my phone to my ipad

My text messages from my iphone are appearing on our ipad, how do I stop that?
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How to set up my iMessage account on my MacBook Pro?

I've been trying to set up my iMessage account so that I can receive my texts and messages to my computer. I've set up my iCloud, and my AIM, and my FaceTime, but I can't figure out how to set up my ...
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New iPhone 4 does not receive regular text messages, only iMessages

I have a new iPhone 4s. Friends were asking, why I wasn't responding to their messages. It seems that I do not receive regular text messages from other iPhone users (the green screen - when we looked ...
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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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Don't play iMessage notification sound on Mac if read on iPhone

I'm happily receiving and sending iMessages on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.3) and iPhone 4S (iOS 8.3). When I've read a message on one device it notifies about receival (after 30 seconds or so) on 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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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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Why are my iMessages showing as coming from my email address when I've set my Caller ID to my phone number?

When iOS 5 first came out, I added my @me address to my iPhone and iPad. People could iMessage me at my email address, and I'd see it on both devices. This wasn't always perfect, and recently I ...
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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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Yosemite Messages Screen Sharing Disabled

I'm trying to screen share on from within the Messages app with another iMessage user. We're both on Yosemite, and we've successfully used Messages's new screen sharing feature many times. One day, we ...
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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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Need help disabling imessage?

I recently changed from iphone to android and i have been having trouble recieving messages from my iphone friends since my iphones screen is broken i cant do anything on it. Any way to fix this ...
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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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why are iMessages appearing in my iPad Air 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 air and they have never come through on my iphone? so i didnt even know i had a message ...
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iPad Air & iPhone 5 w IOS8 suddenly won't text (iMessage BAD) send is gray or Red?

After I had to change my email associated with my Apple ID, both my iPad & iPhone have gone berserk. Both are iOS 8. I have already repeatedly: Rebooted, signed out, clean the cache, reset all ...
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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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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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“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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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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controlling how often I get notifications

Is there a way for me to set how often I get notifications? Either thru 3rd party apps or stock settings. Background : if I'm texting my friend and they text me back say five times, my phone will ...
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How do I setup iMessage to correctly deliver to multiple devices?

I have an iPad, an old iPhone 3GS and a new iPhone 4S. When someone sends an iMessage to me it appears simultaneously to both my 2 iPhones but does not appear on the iPad. When I respond from the iPad ...
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Show read instead of delivered on my device for messages I send

All my friends and I have read receipts turned on, and on their phones, delivered turns to read, but mine never does! Can anyone tell me why and how to sort it so mine turn to read as well?
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Email and Messaging difficulties

I'm struggling to log out of iMessages and Mail. iMessages has no Preferences tab as everyone has said. How can I log out of both?
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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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How can I convert .ichat logs to text files?

How do you convert the iChat transcript files that Messages creates into human-readable text files that can be opened without the Messages app? For reference, these are the conversation files located ...
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iMessages and Mail Google sync very slow

This is a little annoying. Recently my Mail and Messages App are getting very slow at fetching stuff from the Google servers. I've waited minutes thinking there was no emails or replies, but when I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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I selected to send SMS instead of iMessage to a contact once, and it won't switch back, Why?

I sent an SMS text instead of using iMessage to a family member when I had bad cell service about a week ago. I have FaceTime-d with them since and even deleted and recreated their contact info, but ...
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How can I turn off receiving SMS (not iMessages) on os x mavericks?

Is there any way to turn off receiving SMS on Mavericks but still get iMessages? I find it a security flaw for SMS code login for secure websites, if somebody gains access to my computer they could ...
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Unread message in Messages not being set as “read”

So, I have run into a bug where iMessage syncs my normal SMS-messages with Messages on OS X. The problem is that the message doesn't want to get read. I click on the sender (automatic SMS from a ...
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Messages.app not downloading messages send/received on iPhone

I've been recently trying to fix an issues with Messages.app. My iPhone sends/receives all of the messages fine, on my Mac Messages.app will display these messages if the Mac is switched on. However, ...
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iMessage sending to my mac and phone

I am receving messages from my phone to my mac and I would like to turn it off, can anyone help? I am new to mac and really just can understand how to make my messages go to my phone and mac I would ...
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If iMessage is off, and someone sends a message as iMessage, will she be able to receive it once she turn iMessage on?

My friend doesn't have an Apple ID so she uses mine sometimes to just download apps. But me and my mom were talking about some really private stuff and we're using iMessage since she's living in ...
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Preventing an iPhone to send automatically as SMS only when it's to a foreign number

I have a friend who is currently in China. We talk a lot using iMessage. The problem is that sometimes the iMessage isn't delivered and my iPhone sends it automatically as an sms (= fee !!). I ...
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Can I view iMessage history from an iPhone set up as a new device?

I set up a new iPhone as a new device (not from a backup) but using my same Apple ID for iCloud and so on. Can I view my old iMessages on this phone? If I restore from backup, the messages appear. I ...
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Message send failure on iOS 7

I recently bought a iPod touch 5th generation and installed iOS 7. Whenever I try to send messages, I get a message failure notice. I checked Settings, Contacts, changed the DNS to 8.8.8.8 but nothing ...