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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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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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“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 ...
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My Apple ID is showing as an alternate contact on ex-wifes phone

My ex-wife recently noticed my Apple ID is an alternate contact for her imessages. This problem arose after upgrading to iOS 8.2. We used to share my Apple ID for iTunes. We do not know how this ...
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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 ...
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How to make emoji bigger in Messages

I just upgraded to Mavericks 10.9.3 from Mountain Lion and the emoticons / emoji are quite small in Messages. Sometimes I can't even tell the difference between one and another emoji. When I open the ...
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How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?

I recently rebooted an OS X machine on which I had an ongoing conversation in Messages via text with a phone number on a non-iOS phone. Now, though I am able to continue sending texts from Messages on ...
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How do I temporarily disable or mute Messages (iMessage) on OS X?

I use Apple's iMessage across several devices, including my (OS X Lion) Mac, using the recent Messages beta. However, the application has some undesired behaviour. When I quit Messages, it will ...
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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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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 remove an iMessage account from OS X (Yosemite) Messages app?

I added my iMessage account to my work MacBook and now I want to remove the account, but Messages won't let me. I Signed Out of the account and deleted the message history, but now when I start ...
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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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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" ...