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Why do some Unicode text messages crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via iMessage it ...
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How to tell Messages “I'm not at home”?

I leave my Mac running 24/7, but I'm not always sitting at it. Is there any way to tell the Mac, or Messages specifically, if my phone isn't on the local wifi subnet, don't take messages, leave them ...
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How to completely disassociate iMessage from my device?

I have an older iPhone that I was thinking about selling soon in order to get a new one. I've set up iMessaging on the device. Normally I would just erase the phone a couple of times and be done with ...
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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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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). ...
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How to save chat logs in Messages for Mountain Lion?

I always used to save my Chat logs because I use IM in the professional environment. Now I find that I can’t save chat logs anymore. That option is gone. Is there any workaround or hidden preference ...
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Export iMessages in human readable form for archival

I have a long (several months' worth) iMessage conversation with a contact. He lost these messages when he re-installed his OS, but I still have the archive. There is some important information ...
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How to transfer entire iMessage conversations to computer? [duplicate]

I am getting a new iPhone come next month. I want to save all of my nostalgic conversations for the future. Is there a way to transfer an entire chat log to the computer in plain text? Or will I ...
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How do I disable iMessage for a contact who no longer has an iPhone

A friend had an iPhone and when I added her contact I set it her number as "iPhone". She's recently got an Android device but my iPhone keeps trying to iMessage her, needless to say she's not ...
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Does deleting an iMessage on a device deletes it in all of the other iCloud synced devices?

If I have my iPad and my iPhone synced through iCloud and I can see that my text messages are being received/sent on both. If I send an iMessage on my iPad and immediately delete the entire text ...
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iPhone keeps trying to iMessage someone who no longer has an iPhone [duplicate]

My friend used to have an iPhone and we would talk via iMessage but when he switched to a droid it keeps trying to send him iMessages instead of SMS and the text messages take twice as long to send. ...
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How to get iMessages to sync across an iPhone, iPad and Mac automatically?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the fact that one can sync iMessages across iOS and OSX devices. I would really like to have a thread that I start on my iPhone automatically sync to my ...
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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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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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Is there an iMessage client for Windows?

My wife's iPhone has iOS 5 and hence iMessage installed. I would like to be able to chat with her using my Windows computer. What options are available for this? Is there a Windows client or any ...
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What happens to a blocked caller?

So I can block callers from iOS 7 now (Settings > Messages > Blocked) and I'm told it blocks voice, iMessages, and FaceTime. What happens when they try to contact me? Are they told the number is ...
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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now

This problem has been seen on mid-2012 MacBook Pros on Mavericks and on late-2014 Retina MacBook Pros on Yosemite. One day while using iMessage on the Mac, all the contacts turned red and messages ...
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Bulk Download Pictures from Messages [duplicate]

So unbelievably I have never cleared my history in SMS/iMessages/Messages. Ostensibly, I should be able to scroll up and eventually see my first text message from my first gen iPhone. This is, ...
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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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Contact switched to Android; how to send texts instead of iMessages?

My brother switched to an Android phone from an iPhone recently. When I attempt to text him, it still tries to send those messages as iMessages. Two questions: will he receive these iMessages, and ...
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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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Removing phone number from iMessage

I'd like to remove my phone number from my iMessage account, but still have my phone enabled to receive messages sent to my email address (also used on iPad, Mac). Is there a way of doing this?
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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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How to prevent iMessage syncing without access to device

I foolishly logged into someone's iPad with my Apple ID. This person is now receiving my full communications on iMessage. I know I can remove my account from that iPad but I don't have access to it. ...
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Why does Messages on OSX always show unread messages?

On my iMac running Mountain Lion, Messages is chronically showing that I have 2 unread messages in its Dock icon. However there are no unread messages at all. I've even gone through and clicked on ...
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How do you add more than one phone number on iMessage?

My sisters and I all have iPhones under the same account. I also have an iPad under the same account. I am trying to get the iMessage on my iPad compatible with my phone number, not email address. ...
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How to insert new line on return key press in iMessage on Mac OSX

Does anyone know if it is possible in iMessage on Mac OSX to set the return key to go to the next line instead of sending the message?
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My iMessage won't send

I have an iPad 2 and have used iMessages many times. For some reason now I can't message. The send button is not active. I'm trying to message a friend who has an iPhone and who I have messaged many ...
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Why does Messages app take up so much space?

I was recently inspecting the Usage tab in my iPhone's settings. The Messages app is #2 on the list with almost 700 MB. Anecdotal reports have it that the app can take up multiple GB of space. So what ...
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Disable iOS messages in-app sounds/vibration

When you are in the messages app (this also happens on Facebook app) and you recieve a new message a sound will play even if you're looking at the thread where the new message came in. How do I ...
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Maximum Data Size of iMessage

I was wondering how big a document (picture, voice, video) can be "iMessaged" from an iPhone. Also, would the iMessage data size be any different if you are iMessaging from within Mountain Lion.
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Multiple Apple devices under one Apple ID - iMessage issues

We have three iPhones and an iPad all assigned to one Apple ID. Anytime I try to iMessage my mum on her phone (from my iPhone), it appears on my brother's iPhone. Then, when he replies (thinking the ...
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Can I combine message conversations from one contact's different phone numbers?

My friend recently got a new phone number assigned to the same iPhone she's had for a while, and sent me an iMessage from it to let me know. Since I didn't have the phone number already, it of course ...
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What alternatives exist to FaceTime or iMessages to communicate with Android devices?

How can I contact my friends that have no Apple products (iOS or OS X)in similar manner to using FaceTime or iMessage?
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Is it possible to code a “reply” to Facebook Messages in Notification Centre in Maverick OS X?

Is it possible to edit some code in Notification Center to allow Facebook messenger notifications to have a "Reply" or "Close" similar to iMessage?
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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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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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How to get iMessages in sync across an iOS 5 iPhone, iPad and Mountain Lion Mac?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the Messages app - and the "fact" that all your Messages threads are consistent across all your devices. I would really like to have my the threads that I ...
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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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Need to print out iPhone text messages

I have a court case and have text messages on my iPhone I need to transfer to my iPad email for evidence. Every time I try it doesn't work, it will send them to my iMessage but not my email. I need ...
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How do I force text messages to send and receive via iMessage?

When I chat with two of my friends (say A. and T.), our iPhones use text instead of iMessage. It used to work using iMessage, but one day, it switched to text. A, T and myself otherwise use iMessage ...
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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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Messages on Macs don't work

I've tried every suggestion I could find on Apple forums. Deleted .plist files, removed message caches, reset passwords, coordinated sign on/offs between my iPhone and my Macs, reset iPhone and ...
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How to stop iPhone users from sending iMessages and send SMS instead [duplicate]

I used to have an iPhone, but I changed to an android (shock, horror!). Unfortunately Apple refuses to let me go and whenever friends message me the messages get sent as iMessages (unless they ...
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What causes an iMessage to be delivered as a text message?

Sometimes when I text other iPhone users, messages don't deliver as iMessages and say "Sent as text message". What causes this to happen?
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How do I stop my text messages and emails from showing on my 5yr old's iPad?

I am giving my 5yr old an iPad of his own. I'm happy to buy and share apps with him but how do I keep our text messages and emails separate?
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Imessage security

If someone has my Itunes password and phone number/email address, are they able to set-up their iphone/ipad to see my imessages without my consent? If so, is there a way for me to trace this?
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iMessage deleted by the other iphone removes it from my thread on my iPhone?

If someone I am iMessaging with on the iPhone-4S sends me a message and they delete it; will it also delete on my phone??
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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 ...