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

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Detecting typing in Messeges app using applescript?

In the new Messages app, which replaced iChat, you can see when another person is typing: And i've been scripting around the messages app and was wondering if there was any way to detect when the ...
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Ways to retrive deleted iMessages on iPhone

This may be a popular question, but I have not seen a very satisfying answer for it. It is unfortunate when one accidentally deletes iMessages because all of the history of that message is gone, and ...
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Problems with Group SMS

I have an iPhone 4S. Whenever I try to send a group message to people who have iMessage and people who don't, I either get replies from 1 person but I recieve it as an individual text message or I ...
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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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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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Not receiving SMS from fellow iPhone users

With Wi-Fi disabled on iPhone 4 with iOS7, or when out of range of a signal, I only receive text messages from other iPhone users as iMessage posts once the Wi-Fi is enabled, or am within range of a ...
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OS X Mavericks Mail & iMessages notifications not working

After upgrading to OS X Mavericks, Mail notifications appear a few minutes after getting the mail (including sound) and iMessages application does not receive push notifications and closes if not used ...
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iMessage on Mac works sometimes

I use Messages on mac to iMessage with contacts. Seems to be about 50% of the time I'll send a message and get the red exclamation mark, then click it and it sends. The other half of the time it ...
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Ipod 4th gen - Spoofed messages appearing from a contact

My kids each have an ipod 4th gen. Both have recently received what looks like a message from me that I didn't send, asking them to follow links or install apps. I need a way to resolve this and ...
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iMessage sign-in not working correctly after changing Apple ID

I wanted to sign up for Apple iMessage with a different email, so I created a new Apple ID and every time I try to sign in with that one, it asks me for the password again and again. This loop ...
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Changing name in iMessage on Mac Book Pro

My IMessage on the mac book show Jabber and i want to change it to my own name. Any idea how to change it
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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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iMessage Conversation Freeze

I was messaging a friend then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. Since then, my iMessage freezes if I go into that same message. I ...
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iMessage/Chat exit to see new message

iMessage started acting up today. If I get a message from someone and I am reading it in the "chat" window when that person sends me a new message, I have to click>Messages(1), exit the chat window ...
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iMessage thread deleted

In a conversation window with one of my friends on iMessage, all of the previous conversation in our thread is not available. Does this mean the other person deleted their thread and it's no longer ...
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iOS 5 now encrypts my text message backup?

I've always used MesaSQLite to open the SQLite database that stores my iPhone's text messages. I've also used python's sqlite3 module to programmatically do some things with my text messages. After I ...
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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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Unable to receive SMS from iPhones

My wife just changed from an iPhone to a non-iPhone, and now it seems she can only receive SMS messages from non-iPhone users on her new phone. She can send SMS to anyone fine, it's just receiving SMS ...
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How can I put my iMessage settings on my phone number instead of my apple ID?

I've just updated my iPhone 4s to ios 7.0.3 and I've set up a new apple ID but iMessage doesn't work on my phone even after I activated iMessage in settings. It used to work with my phone number ...
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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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My imessages won't send in all wifi

I have an iPhone 4s and imessages will not always send depending on what wifi I am in. When I am connected to my university's wifi, imessages will send without data being turned on however at my ...
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Create a public avatar for iMessage

How can I set an avatar photo for myself, so that when I send an iMessage, they don't see my initials, they see my picture? I've looked through settings for iMessage, and iCloud/contacts (on iPad) ...
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iMessage - set colors per person?

I've noticed since upgrading to Mavericks that when using iMessage, each person I get messages from has a different color. While I do like this change... is there any way to set specific colors ...
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Find email address from iMessage contact?

I want to send a gift on iTunes to a friend of mine. They text me using iMessage, but I need their email address to send a gift. Is there a way to get this from their iMessage contact or will I just ...
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iMessage saying “The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later.”

I'm unable to register iMessage on my MacBook Pro and get the message "The server encountered an error processing registration. Please try again later." What can I do?
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After upgrade to Mavericks, iMessages isn't showing pictures

I just upgraded my parents' computer (an iMac) from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. After signing in again with iCloud, iMessages no longer shows pictures from old iMessage threads inline - it just shows ...
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iMessage won't open and icon shows as paper

I have restarted my computer and went to open my iMessage, however the file has an icon of a piece of paper. What do I do?
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Messages in 10.8 and 10.9: “Buddies” window won't collapse

I've had an issue with the Messages app in both Mountain Lion (10.8) and now Mavericks (10.9) as well. I can't reproduce the issue on another Mac or in a different user account on the same Mac. ...
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I've received text messages from two numbers with same phone

My girlfriend and I were texting today and all of a sudden I got a text from her old number she doesn't use any more. She says it's because her iMessages were just turned on by her and her phone has ...
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Can't log in to iMessage in Mountain Lion

I have upgraded to 10.8 on my 27″ iMac, and I can not get iMessage to work. When I try to login, it says: Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again. I know that the ...
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iMessage Mac - Frozen By Smiles

I sent my friend an army of emoticons, and he sent them back, now my imessage is freezing and crashing. I deleted the chat.db and chat.db-* files (I deleted everything in that folder), but iMessage is ...
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What happens when some recipient do not have Group Messaging?

I'm confused about what participants see and where their messages are sent, when I send a message to multiple users. I understand that when everyone is on iMessage, all participants see all other ...
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Message to non-iPhone phones

I have an iPhone 4S and an iPad2 (both on iOS 7). I have an unlimited data package and loads of calls & text messages each month. I tether my iPad via hotspot using bluetooth. Is there a way I ...
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Is it somehow possible to merge iMessage history from two different iOS devices?

I have to different iPhones and planning to get rid of one but I would like to keep the iMessage/SMS history from that one. Is that somehow possible using a 3rd party application?
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iMessage going to different number

Whenever I use iMessage on my iPhone 4 or Macbook Air, some (not all) of the incoming messages go to another family member's number. This family member is not using my iTunes account and we have ...
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Identifying incoming calls

1.I would like to create an app that uses incoming call as a trigger. Meaning that once there's an incoming call (user has not asnwered it yet), the app will be notified. I have found ...
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Is there a way to still receive Messages on OS X Mountain Lion, but stop the Messages App from opening automatically?

I would like to keep receiving and sending messages from my Mac, but don't want the messages app to keep opening on it's own whenever I get a message. Is there any way around this or am I stuck with ...
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How to send email to iMessage being pushed up

is there any way to send a simple e-mail (Apple-ID used for iMessage) which will be then displayed in my (receiver) iMessage inbox. Additionally I will be notified via a push up notification. Thanks. ...
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iMessage shows the wrong name for a phone number

My iPhone 4 with iOS 6 is playing up in iMessage. For one person, it is showing their Facebook name (a pseudonym) instead of the name I entered in the contact list (their actual name.) Additionally, ...
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Text Lost before being sent

I just typed a long iMessage and before I hit the send button it just disappeared. Is it backed up or strorwd somewhere so I can retrieve it without having to re-type the entire message?
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texts that show as read when ive not read them

when I receive texts in IMessages and my phone is locked can it still show up on the person that sent the texts phone that ive seen the text even though ive not seen it?
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How to “merge” my Messages transcripts in OSX?

EDIT: Perhaps a better way to say all of the below, is this: Is there a way to restore my Message (iChat) history onto my iMac, from my iCloud backup? All of my iDevices have the complete chat ...
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My iphone died and wont update group messages

My iphone died, so i quickly ran to plug it in because im in an important group message. However, when it turned on, it wont update the group message and i am unable to send any messages. Help?
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iMessage expiration to non-delivered status?

If an iMessage is not delivered to the recipient for some time, does it go into status "not delivered", or it is "hanging" indefinitely until the recipient receives it? If there is an expiration ...
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iMessage crashing

I have and iPod 4g and was sending my friend a bunch of pics we took on it and then it crashed and every time I open it it loads for 15 seconds then crashes. It doesn't show the messages it comes up ...
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Message.app not saving font settings

I'm having a bit of a problem here. I set the sender's font to Lucida Grande while testing things and now it won't let me change it back to Helvetica. Every time I restart my Mac relaunch Messages, it ...
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iMessages showing up on iPad but not on iPhone

This problem didn't exist several days ago. Responses to iMessages, even those sent directly from from my iPhone, are only showing up on my iPad. I did not change settings, and made sure that all ...
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How to send text messages to non apple devices from an iPad?

i just bought my iPad mini for 2 weeks or more which has been jail broken. So since I'm using a weekly prepaid data plan, I need to renew the data plan again and again for every week. Hence I wanna ...
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How do I enable multiple phone numbers for iMessge and FaceTime?

I have a couple of active SIM cards in a couple of different countries. How can I set my phone up to receive iMessages and FaceTime calls from all those numbers, even though there's obviously only one ...
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How to chat with multiple Apple ID's?

I have two Apple ID's to have Messages chat sessions for work and private separated. Is it possible to use these both at the same time, on my Mac, at home? Now, I can only login with one Apple ID at ...