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

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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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How to stop my texts (iMessage) from showing on my Mac

Whenever I send or receive messages on my iPhone they show up on my MacBook also. I was wondering how I could get that to stop? It used to be that my texts wouldn't show up, and I could message ...
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Stop messages to my new iPhone from appearing on my old iPhone

I got a new iPhone, and I gave my old one to my husband. Naturally, I want to disable my Apple account and iMessage on the old phone. How do I do this without affecting my own account? Each time I ...
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How do I turn iMessages off in OS X?

How do I turn iMessages off on my MacBook? I have tried to go to settings but those were in the old version! I don't know how to turn it off in the new version.
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How can I hide my texts when my screen is locked?

I had that option before and the recent update messed all my settings up:( now I can't hide my texts. I don't want people at work seeing my texts. I have my phone locked but everyone still can read ...
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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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iMessage and FaceTime from complete stranger

I have had the same problem as the previous complainant. I received an iMessage from a @yahoo.com address saying "hi". I then asked who this was and the reason for the message and also how he obtained ...
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imessage not received until days after it has been sent

I have an iPhone 4S and am currently on a plan with no data therefore I can not receive or send iMessages when I am not in wifi. However, when I get back into wifi I do not receive any iMessages that ...
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How can I use Applescript or any other utility to send a daily text message to my bank?

I have searched and I find a lot of results for specific methods of sending an iMessage with Applescript, but they all seem to contain extraneous code for specific needs that I don't need. I'm ...
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How to text to an iPod

(Sorry about the title, I had trouble figuring out what to name it). Anyway, a few days ago, someone asked me if they could text me. I readily agreed but then discovered that they couldn't because if ...
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Setting up a new iPad with new Apple ID with an @icloud.com email address all works fine except FaceTime and iMessage

I can sign in to iCloud, iTunes and download from iTunes so I know the Apple ID works. I can Go in with my Apple ID and FaceTime, works fine. So I know then iPad, FaceTime, andiMessage work. But ...
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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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View/search iPhone text message history [closed]

How do I read and/or search the history of text messages from my iPhone? Some messages are SMS, others are iMessage, often interleaved within the same conversation. My understanding is that the phone ...
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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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iMessage help! my imessage has been hacked

My brother has checked all my past iMessages on his mac from my iPhone that have been deleted. How is that possible? Is there away there any way my iMessages can be permanently deleted so they cant be ...
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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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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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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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How can I tell whether my friend is using iMessage or Message to SMS me?

When I SMS my friend (iPhone 4 to iPhone 3), green messages mean that it's a Message and blue messages mean that it's an iMessage. However the messages that my friend sends me (iPhone 3 to iPhone 4) ...
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Cannot delete iMessages

Ever since updating to new operating system I cannot delete iMessages from my iPad. I had an Ipad 2 and bought a new iPad Air 2 today, but I still have the same problem.
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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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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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How can I send message as Text Message on purpose?

I have noticed that iMessages usually fail when outside a reliable data network area. Only after iOS attempts to deliver the message and fails does it offer to send it as a text message. Often the ...
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What does it mean when it says “read” under an SMS in Messages?

I have never seen the "read" tag before, however I have seen "delivered" and nothing. What does the "read" tag mean?
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Will signing in to iMessage on another device send an email to the Apple ID notifying of this?

I was told I could monitor my 13 year old daughter's messages on an old iPhone through Wi-Fi. I was told to set up message on the phone with her Apple ID and password. My question is will Apple send ...
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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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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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Slowness around Messages in iOS

I have a couple of different symptoms of extreme slowness in Messages which I think are related: Opening the Messages app itself sometimes takes 20+ seconds Opening a conversation within Messages ...
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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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iPhone 5 my iMessage doesn't work

I do not have a SIM card in my phone. Before my iMessage used to work even without a SIM card. But now it doesn't, why?
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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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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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How to keep imessage running/logged in on a macbook pro

I know I saw a link somewhere before but I can't find it on this site or in my bookmarks. For some reason, my iMessage or some accounts on my iMessage program on my MacBookPro (10.9.5) keeps ...
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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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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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How can I trouble shoot “Your message could not be sent. #### is not registered with iMessage”?

I used to be able to send txt messages from my computer through the native messages app on iOS. I recently updated and now I'm not able to send txt from my computer. When I updated my OS, it ...
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iMessages no longer mirrored on iPhone when phone is unavailable (and other device isn't)

The usually behavior for iMessages has always been (or always seemed to be striving towards) to mirror messages, even after they have been received by another device. For instance, if my Macbook is ...
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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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Lync alternatives on Mac

Is there a Lync alternative on a Mac such that I can still use my Microsoft contacts? Note that I desire to keep all my outlook contacts from Lync but simply using a different service to communicate ...
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Is there a way to send a text message via voice command in iOS after dictating it?

I know that there are voice commands for inserting a new line or inserting punctuation, but I was wondering if there's a voice command to send a text message once it has been dictated. I tried saying ...
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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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How to disable iMessage on a broken iPhone?

How can I disable iMessage for a phone number if the iPhone it's attached to has been destroyed? My sister dropped her iPhone in the bath, so she is now using an older non-Apple phone. Whenever I send ...
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Missing iOS iMessage showing in OSX Messages

This is the second time this has happened to me in the past couple of days so it starts to bother me: somebody sends me an iMessage, that I never get on my iPhone (4S iOS 8.2) but I do get on my ...
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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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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 ...
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iMessage message freeze

I have an iPod Touch 4G and my software is updated to iOS 6.1. I was messaging someone then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. ...
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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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iPod Touch 5th generation; iMessages and Facetime doesn't work

I recently got my iPod Touch, and a couple days ago, I was signed out of FaceTime and iMessage (not by my own doing) and I haven't been able to log back in. I have already tried changing my DNS to ...
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How to check if someone else has blocked me?

For various reasons, I believe that someone has blocked me in iMessage, but I am not 100% sure. Right now, it shows the message is delivered. Is there a way to see if they blocked me, or if they ...