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

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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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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 with iCloud mail aliases?

Is it possible to use an iCloud email alias as the Caller ID for iMessage? When I try to enter an alias on "Receive At > Add Another Email..." I always get an error popup titled "iMessage Activation" ...
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iMessages no longer working after Yosemite upgrade

I just updated my MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to OS X Yosemite, now iMessages is no longer working. I turned it off/on on both my computer and my iPhone, reset my Keychain, and a bunch of other stuff. ...
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SMS not working from MBP with Yosemite and iOS 8

I have updated my mid 2012 MBP to yosemite, and my iPhone 5s is running iOS 8.0. My wife called me last night, and sure enough the call popped up on my MBP. I answered the call, and it works fine. ...
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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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iMessage: Receiving at two devices

I got a new iPhone 4S, but I had upgraded my old iPhone 4 to iOS 5. On Wi-Fi, I get iMessages on both the phones. I want to receive them only on my 4S and not the 4.
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How to keep messages after deactivating imessage?

I disabled imesseage (and removed the addresses) on my iphone 4. Afterwards, some old messages to some friends disappeared from my phone. I don't understand why. I restored imessage and the ...
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How to receive iMessages ONLY on the device you are currently using?

Is it possible to receive iMessages on the device you are currently using, and only that device. If so, how? Background: I don't want to receive iMessages on my iMac and Macbook Air when I'm not ...
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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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Same machine registered multiple times with iCloud and iMessage, need to remove extras

I have and iMac and a MacBook Air. Somehow, they are registered multiple times in iCloud and I can't find the way to remove them. Apple support says they can't do it on their end! This came up during ...
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iMessage won't activate!

I have had my iOS 7 update for about a week now. Today I noticed I couldn't send or recieve messages. It says "Waiting for Activation" and iMessage won't turn on! It also won't let me press my phone ...
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How to login to message app with different Apple IDs

I have several Apple IDs, so how can I login with all of these Apple IDs to iMessage on my iMac at once? I want to send imessage from many apple ID simultaneously. By message app, I sign in my apple ...
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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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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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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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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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iMessage on iPad: how do I know when the message is an sms or not?

I've upgraded to iOS8. I have an iPad and an iPhone. I'm chatting with a friend through his phone number with my iPad. I guess the iPad is using the iPhone carrier to send the sms. All works good. ...
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How to get iMessages from receiver on OS X Mavericks?

By imessage, I can send and get message from another Apple ID. Message history is storing in /Users/username/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages (on my mac) In that directory, ...
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iMessage SMS fallback with iPad/Mac on my account

I've been having issues with iMessage when I don't have a data or wifi connection on my phone. I can send an SMS to my friend in that case, but I won't receive any SMS messages from him. To my ...
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Receiving a copy of text messages I send to other people after iOS 8 update

Why am I getting text messages I send to other people? It comes in as a new message to me. I checked the setting and I do not have it on BCC even though I think that is for group messages anyway. ...
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How to sign in Messages app in Mac Mavericks from terminal

Is it possible to sign in Message app from terminal ? When I search for it, I only see on how to send imessage from terminal. Thus, how can I do that ?
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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 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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What does it mean when an iMessage doesn't say “Delivered” nor “Not Delivered”?

I sent an iMessage to a friend, and at the bottom it doesn't say "Delivered" as it usually does. It doesn't say "Not Delivered" either, it just doesn't say anything at all. What does it mean when an ...
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Mark phone number as 'cannot receive iMessages'

iOS 8 & 7, iPhone 5S I have one phone number my iPhone insists ought to be iMessage-capable. The system is actually an automated response-counter I need for work to confirm I have received job ...
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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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how to achieve messages in osx server from message app in mavericks

I am using message app in mac mavericks and I also have osx server. Messages are achieved when users in osx server send message to each other from PC, iphone,etc. Is it possible to get messages ...
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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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“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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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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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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Three dots but no message in iMessages

When I text another iPhone user I see the balloon with the three dots but sometimes no message appears after the three dots. Is it possible they are typing a text to a different user?
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iMessage comes from a different (unknown) phone number? Possible to change own number?

I finally talked my mum into updating her iphone to iOS5, however now there is a hitch. When she sends a message to me (also on iOS5) it does come through as an imessage, but from a totally different ...
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How to restore iMessages from Macbook Pro to Phone?

I just updated to iOS 8.0.2, and it really screwed up my phone to the point that I had to restore my phone from a backup. Now, my iMessages on my iPhone are only up to the date of my last backup, ...
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iMessage time stamping even though deleted

Using iMessage on an iPhone 5, and in iOS 7, if I deleted an individual text, then the timestamp of the conversation would be reduced to the last time stamp shown. Now in iOS 8, if I delete a text ...
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iPod and iPhone iMessage inquiry

Okay, so my iPhone and iPod are both connected therefore the iMessages that I receive on my iPhone are also sent to my iPod, but earlier by mistake I disconnected my iPod through my iPhone settings. ...
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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 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 to use message with OSX server in mac mavericks

I am new with osx server in mac mavericks. I want to send message locally between users I create in server. I have searched for solutions in google and apple documents, but I not yet found solution.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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iPod touch 3rd generation takes a very long time to send iMessages

My iPod touch 3rd generation takes a very long time to send iMessages. I recently sent a iMessage to my friend, it took about three hours to send. What's going on and how can I fix it? I did try ...
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iMessage sent to one phone is going to another phone instead

My brother in laws daughter is intercepting all his iMessages on her iPhone. Someone sends him an iMessage and instead of going to his phone, it goes to hers???? This started right after she updated ...
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iMessage on old iPhone

So in the past few days I just retired my old iPhone 5 and upgraded to the new iPhone 6. Once I took the SIM out, I expected just standard carrier calls and texts to stop working (for obvious ...
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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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iMessage has stopped working on MacBook Pro

I have a 15-inch macbook pro that is mid-2012. The latest version of Mavericks is when the problem started, but it wasn't after the update to it. Just happened one day. My problem started randomly ...
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Can the now expired iMessage app still work with Lion?

I want to use iMessage on an old Macbook which cannot be upgrades past OS X 10.7. Apple provided an iMessage beta software, but it has expired and no longer functions. I'm wondering whether there is ...
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iMessages sent when iMessage is off do not get delivered until the next day

When my iMessage is off, And my friends send me a text using their iMessage, when I turn my iMessage back on, I still don't receive any message from them till the next day
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iMessage coming up as new thread in text instead of continuation

If a person adds a new e-mail account to imessage would it then come up as a different thread or contact in my iPhone? I received a message today from somebody I imessage and text daily, today when ...