Messages is one of the original iPhone (now iOS) apps shipped with the iPhone. It also now includes version of Messages shipped with OSX Mountain Lion.

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How do I unsync all apple devices for text?

How do I unsync my iphone messages so that those do not go to my ipad. I have unclicked the email address associated with my ipad on my iphone. Is there something else I need to do so other people ...
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How to turn on message notification while im on the phone call?

I'm using ios 8.4 When I'm talking on a phone, I hear a message notification, I immediately take the phone away from my ear to read the message but it never shows. So I only get the message sound but ...
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iPhone 5 not receiving certain texts

About a week ago my iPhone 5 stopped receiving texts from certain contacts. They receive my texts and can call me but cannot text me. I restored the phone and also reset network connections. Nothing ...
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Messages missing chat history - chat.db.incompatable files appear

For some strange reason, out of the blue (as in no significant OS updates or anything like that) the Messages app only shows one message (the most recent one) per chat conversation in it's history. ...
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Exclamation mark over messages icon

I have an exclamation mark showing over my messages icon on my iPhone and it wont let me access messages. Any idea how to resolve?
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iMessage not Sending, New Text Icon not Disappearing, Conversations Deleted

I'm having some really strange issues all of a sudden on my iPhone6 after updating to iOS 8.4.1. It seems to only occur with one contact, who has an iPhone5 also with iOS 8.4.1. Some problems are: ...
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Sync google chat across devices

I'm using my google account in messages.app on 2 different macs (a 2010 macbook pro running yosemite and a ~2013 mac pro running mountain lion) and an android and there are 2 major syncing problems. ...
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Restore iMessage conversation to iOS from OS X

I recently discovered on my Mac that I had a very old conversation saved between me and a friend. It was accidentally deleted off my phone many months ago, but now that I found it saved on Messages on ...
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How can I disable and/or uninstall “Messages” from OS X Yosemite?

This "Messages" application on my Macbook Pro, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 I would like to uninstall the "Messages" application entirely. How can I do this?
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What happens when someone sends me an iMessage/SMS during a restore?

The restore process can take some time. What happens if someone sends me a message during this time that my phone is unusable? Will I be able to see the message at the end of the whole process? It's ...
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How do I locate the entry in Keychain corresponding to an app-specific password?

I would like to resolve some issues I'm having with app-specific passwords for Messages and FaceTime, and need to see what entries in my Keychain are being used for app-specific passwords (if, in fact ...
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How to free up Message's “dead space” while preserving some conversations?

There are many reports that the previous versions of the iOS Messages app did not properly free up space when conversations were deleted and every subsequent restore from backup carries this "dead ...
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Some messages only appear on my Mac

I like being able to text off my MacBook. Sometimes the responses don't go to my phone so I miss messages and only get them when I open my Mac. Does anyone know how I can receive messages on my ...
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Missing a year of iMessages. How to recover without necessarily doing a restore?

I noticed that anything before near the beginning of this month all the way to the end of June last year is just gone. There are plenty of messages before all that, but the parts of conversations ...
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Why are some texts appearing in Messages (on my laptop) but not on my iPhone?

Messages is set to use only my phone number to send and receive. My iPhone is set to use both phone and email. Please advise.
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Iphone 6 lockscreen message preview

I just got my iphone 6 and everything works fine. It's just that whenever I recieve a text message, the notification on the lockscreen pops up and says who it's from and then "to you" right below ...
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Can iMessages be deleted permanently on my computer?

I saw the answer regarding "Disabling" but that doesn't DELETE the ability for one of my family members to enable my number and then see my texts. My wife found out about her "SURPRISE" 50th birthday ...
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Weird iMessage behavior on Yosemite

Something weird is happening with iMessage on my Mac. I can send and receive messages fine but when I close iMessage and reopen it, all my messages disappear. Also, if the app is closed and I get a ...
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How to transfer messages from one iphone to another [duplicate]

I got a new phone and a new icloud account instead of having the same account my family has but all my messages are on my old iphone so i need to know how to get it on my new phone. i need to transfer ...
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Applescript Producing Error when Sending Messages

I have this Applescript code that sends a message to a given contact. However, I get this runtime error: Can’t get «class pres» "a_name@gmail.com" of application "Messages". The important part of ...
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Will my old messages appear on a newly synced apple device?

If I sync my icloud to another apple device, such as an iPad - Will the messages that are already on my iPhone appear on the iPad or will it only be newly received or outgoing messages that appear? ...
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No iMessage since 8.4 update

I downloaded iOS 8.4 on my iPad and now I can't open Message nor can i open them in the setting menu. In addition, I can't scroll through the settings menu once it's opened. I have rebooted and reset ...
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iMessage: send from new number in ongoing conversations

In iMessage, I'm receiving at 2 numbers (and a couple of emails), but I would like to ensure that all messages sent out are only sent from one of them. As in its name, the setting "Start new ...
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Is there anyway to connect to IRC server via Message app?

I'm wondering is there anyway to connect to IRC server via Message default app in OS X. Could I do it over XMPP protocol?
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Have unread count Messages app in the menu bar or different app

Since I use a lot the Messages app in my mac and I have the dock hidden, I was looking for a way to have an unread menu bar icon or an "always stay on top" small window on my screen. Is there a way ...
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How to get deleted text messages back [duplicate]

How do I retrieve deleted text messages with out iCloud or comp? I deleted texts messages that I need to get back. How do I do that?
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Apple Watch sends texts to wrong person

My Apple Watch Sport recently has decided to send all messages targeted at one person to a different person. No matter how I send messages to person A (i.e. respond to their texts, send through the ...
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Messages going to the Mac from my iPod

Every time I have a message sent to me, it's sent to my family's Mac and my iPod. How do I get them to stop going to my Mac? I have already tried looking into Settings and "Send and Receive" but all I ...
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Privacy violation with sms and facetime [closed]

This happened today: I got a phone number and sent an sms there the person replied I suddenly had the person's apple id (mail address) I asked the person and she was not aware of it, she just ...
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iMessages -> Screen Sharing - is there some trick to actually making this work?

Every once in a while I'm chatting with a friend via iMessages on OSX, we're both on the same OSX version & all, and I decide to go "hey, let's share screens". I've tried this on and off with ...
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Messages: Setting to Always Display Time Stamp?

Is it possible to display the Time Stamp of messages by default in both the Desktop Messages app, and the mobile app? This is the default view: Obviously, the time stamps are viewable by ...
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Facebook (Jabber) Group Chats in Messages App in OSX Yosemite

I've successfully linked my Facebook account (Jabber server) with the Messages app on Yosemite, and I do get and receive individual (private) messages. However, group chats are still completely ...
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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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Is it possible to chat with a Facebook group using Messages app on OS X Yosemite?

I would like to chat with my groups on Facebook using a desktop app. So far I've tried: Adium, it is quite nice, but it doesn't support group conversations. Native Messages app doesn't seem to ...
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Unable to send messages from iPod to users with non-Apple devices

I have an iPod touch 5, and it won't let me send messages to non-Apple users. I've tried to find help in a lot of websites, but my iPod is still not letting me text non-Apple users.
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Missing Messages Preferences (Yosemite)

I have a new Macbook Pro (late-2013) with Yosemite. I am missing many Messages preferences, including the ability to set status. There are no options to set to away after a certain amount of time. ...
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Messages app crashing

I can't open Messages app on my iPhone 5S with iOS 8.3 (no jailbreak) - it crashes on start. I suspect a malformed message caused this, so I want to delete all messages from all senders to see if it ...
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Is there a way of executing the “share window” of Messages.app?

When opening the context menu by right-clicking a file, I can share the file via Messages.app. By doing so, this window appears: A similar window appears when sending a Message through the ...
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iPhone iMessages texts go to friend's group instead of himself

I have an issue when texting my friend's iPhone. It only started recently. When I text him, my text appears in a group chat he has with his family. When he texts me, I don't get anything. We both use ...
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File Transfers Failing in Messages for Google Chat / Hangouts

Has anyone had issues with file transfers failing between two users, both using Messages, both on Google Chat? All of the files I try to send to another Google Chat on Messages user fails. I'm ...
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iMessage stuck in Notification Center

I have this weird situation where I was using the reply-from-Notification-Center Messages feature and it got stuck in the write-the-message state, as in the screenshot below. The message was sent, ...
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Messages.app (Mac) does not play sound when message received

Why does Messages.app on my Mac (Yosemite) fail to play a sound when a message is received? On my Mac, I'm hearing sound from other apps. I hear a sound when I drag the "Output volume" in System ...
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Can you see old messages on a SIM card free phone?

Can you still see old messages on an old SIM card for an iPhone 4? Mine died a few months ago, AT&T techs took out the SIM card when they gave me my new phone, but now my parents are trying to ...
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MMS can not send to Android phone: gets iMessage error

This has happened twice, with two different Android recipients. Both have been Android phones since inception - read: never had iMessage, so Apple shouldn't be confused about iMessage. Anyway, we've ...
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Can I receive all the messages I missed whilst my iMessage was off?

I shut my iMessage off last night on my iPhone 5s. I turned it back on this morning. How can I get the messages I didn't receive?
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Is there a way to stop receiving iMessages on OS X when the Messages application is closed?

After I quit the Messages application, I will still receive my iMessages on my Mac. I don't want to disable my iMessages completely but I'd like them to stop bothering me when I've closed the ...
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Messages on OS X very slow to start

Latest OS X version 10.10.3 For the past few weeks my Messages app takes forever to open - about 20 bounces in the dock before it finally opens, if it was quit. Then it works fine until I quit and ...
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Where are the images for the Messages.app status bubbles located on filesystem?

I'm assuming Messages.app uses images for their status bubbles like other graphics in the app. Here are the bubbles I'm talking about: If my assumption is correct, then where are they located on ...
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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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Long message were splits into multiple

I'm not sure, if it is a right place to ask this question or not. I received one long message from my friend on WhatsApp, now I was trying to forward it to my other friends, when I did, I got popup ...