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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Messages no longer allows me to transfer images using AIM

For about 10 years my colleagues and I have used iChat, then Messages to exchange images for work (we use AIM). A year or so (maybe longer) we could no longer transfer images back and forth. The ...
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Is it possible to have only one notification for a text message until the message is read?

I've been looking for a while but I cannot find out if I can limit it so that I only receive the first notification and no others until I've read the message. There is a notification setting that ...
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Prevent the “Your Message Could Not be Sent” Error Window when Messages Isn't Running

I've just started using Messages in El Capitan (10.11.1) for both iMessages and SMS through my iPhone, which is great. The only major annoyance is that when I'm away from my computer, and Messages is ...
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How can I create a new contact from Messages & add it to a specific Group in Contacts?

When I receive an SMS message, I can create a new contact from the number. Works great, very useful. Lots of business folks must do the same. What I want to do is create the contact in my business ...
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What's the difference between chat.db, chat.db-shm and chat.db-wal

There are 3 files used to save Messages on Mac. chat.db chat.db-shm chat.db-wal What are each of them for?
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How do I automatically save messages on my Mac, even after deleting the conversation

I tend to delete my conversations from Messages to keep it neat, but some messages I don't actually want to be gone forever. How can I have my messages save somewhere in a folder automatically even ...
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How to seek to very old text messages

I have a conversation that likely has tens of thousands of messages sent over the past year. I want to find texts 6 months ago in August. How can I go about getting back to August and scrolling ...
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how to Turn off the function of sending txt pressing return on my iPad?

yes, I saw that people had ask for to turn return key to send txt but none asked how to turn off? any ideas? I tried the idea with international keyboard... but no luck many thanks
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How can I restore the El Capitan Messages notification sound (chime) to the old sound?

I've noticed when I receive messages in the Messages app in El Capitan, it plays the "Chime" sound from iOS 9. I recall that in the previous version of OSX, or perhaps the one before it, the ...
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How to prevent changes on the iPad

I have an iPad with iOS 9 that is used by technological illiterate people of my family. These persons use basically facetime, messages and safari. They manage that relatively well but if for some ...
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iCloud Issue After El Capitan Update 10.11.2

After updating my MacBook Pro to 10.11.2, I am having huge issues with iCloud. Thus far, I am noticing that: I can no longer use Messages. I cannot use FaceTime. I cannot authenticate into ...
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Does the “messages from iphone” icon only appear in the dock when my messages are opened from my iPhone?

I was working the other day on my Macbook and this icon popped up. My phone was not with me. Does that mean whoever had my phone just went through my messages? Is it safe to accuse them? I didn't ...
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How do I backup Messages from Macbook?

I want to delete all of my messages off my Macbook and iPhone but I'd like to back them up before I do so. How do I go about doing this?
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How can I stop my old broken phone getting my text messages?

My iPhone cracked its screen and presently i cannot get past the locked access screen. Got a new phone but the old phone continues to show me my new text messages. I cannot get into old phone to ...
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How do I show people wanting my Yahoo! authorization and respond to them in Messages?

I cannot figure out how to respond to Yahoo! Authorization requests in Messages in El Capitan Someone is trying to add me as a buddy but I don’t see any way to accept or decline. I have a popup ...
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How to get back all iMessages into newly installed OS X El Capitan?

This is not related to the broken Messages app. After I formatted my drive, installed El Capitan clean and received a code on my iPhone I can send iMessages from my Mac. They are received by my ...
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Recover Messages content after clean install of El Capitan

I've done a clean install of El Capitan. I do have a raw file back up of my home folder, containing the messages archive. This was created when I was in Yosemite. I grabbed the entire contents of ...
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Do all iMessages always get pushed to Messages on the Mac?

Hypothetical situation: Connected on different internet connections. If there are active conversations on my Macbook, and I get a text from one of the conversations not listed there, will it always ...
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New emojis don't show on Mac, only on iPhone

The new emojis don't appear as a valid character. They appear as a rectangle in Messages on my Mac. On the iPhone I can see the emoji fine. My software is 10.10.5. How can I download the new emojis ...
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Messages not syncing across devices

Since updating to iOS9, iPhone messages seem not to sync, or at least not for some IDs, from my MacBook Pro running latest OS -- and vice versa. Possibly related problem: Siri will not create messages ...
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Applescript - Getting Property of an Object Not Working

The dictionary for Messages states that the application has a "chat" element which has the property "updated". My goal is to get this property, and here is my code: tell application "Messages" ...
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How can I locate an iMessage from 1-2 months ago? Possible?

I am trying to find/locate iMessages from a certain day back at the beginning of October. Is this possible? Scrolling back on the history on my iMac in Messages goes back to 10/19/15 but no further. ...
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Is Messages.app supposed to update all Macs & iOS devices with the same conversation?

My iOS 8/9 devices generally all get updated with every message in every conversation in the Messages app. But my Mac usually fails to receive any messages sent via the iOS devices. Is this normal? ...
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Text Messaging Forwarding code not showing up on macbook pro

On my macbook, I successfully set up iCloud and can view all my contacts and such in the Contacts app. On my iPhone6, I went into settings -> Text Messaging Forwarding and turned on the indicator for ...
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Messages App conversation screen doesn't refresh OSX 10.10.5

The actual conversation transcript screen doesn't refresh regardless of which conversation I select from the previews on the left. The actual conversation transcript does not update regardless of new ...
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AppleScript, Mail, & Outgoing Message Visibility

Here's a simple AppleScript for creating and sending messages. tell application id "com.apple.mail" repeat with i from 1 to 5 set newMessage to make new outgoing message at ¬ ...
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How can I send an SMS message from my Mac?

I want to know how I can send a SMS message (not an iMessage) from my Mac. I don't have great Wi-Fi right now, so I need to send a text message in order for it to go through. I know to send one on an ...
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Block Bonjour Chat

Is anyone aware of a way to block bonjour messaging in a network? I'd like to see how much more productive employees would be without having messaging available to them as a distraction from work
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Why can I no longer send messages to non iMessage users from my Mac? Their names appear in red

I had no problem with this until today. And I read that I should go to Settings -> Messages -> Text Message Forwarding but i don't see Text Message Forwarding.
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How do I make Siri send text messages to a specific number?

How do I make Siri send text messages to a preferred address? I & someone else both have iPhones, and the other person often uses Siri to send text messages to me. I generally send text messages ...
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Messages app stuck on blank screen on iPhone

After upgrading from iOS 9.0.x to 9.1 the Messages app no longer works. When I open the app all I see is a blank screen. I tried force-quitting an app by double-tapping the physical belly button, ...
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Applescript unable to get the participants for every chat

I'm trying to access the chat participants for every chat in Messages. Currently my script is this: tell application "Messages" to get participants of every chat However, the result is a missing ...
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SMS messaging not available on iPad - how to enable?

I am unable to text to anyone other then other iOS users... I want to enable "allow SMS messaging when iMessage is unavailable" but it is not an option - how do I set this up?
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Archived Apple Messages - How to print or reactivate

Is there a way to print or reactivate text messages that have been archived? I can view the archived messages just fine in the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages directory.
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SMS messaging when tethered to phone in Yosemite, not just iMessages

Ive got facetime on my laptop working with my phone which allows me to make and receive calls (these are phone calls as opposed to facetime audio calls). Ive also got messages on my laptop but with ...
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“Messages” Account theme or logo

I am using "Messages" app for the first time. I have configured multiple accounts (google and jabber) in it. Now I want to be able to group the buddy list by account type. Right now all my contacts ...
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How does one NOT save Messages history upon new login in El Capitan on iMac?

"save history when conversations are closed" That is a preferences option in Message app on El Capitan. I do NOT have this box checked, yet every time I log into Messages EVERY conversation from at ...
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Showing phone number label in Messages

I have multiple contacts that carry an iPhone for work, as well as an iPhone for personal calls, each with a different number. This can make it kind of confusing to differentiate between the different ...
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Where are the alert tone audio files located in OS X?

In what directory on OS X are the sound files located for the alert tones in Messages and in FaceTime? I'm not talking about the alert sounds in System Preferences; I mean the ones that are also on ...
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iPhone sends iMessage, but doesn't show that it was “delivered”, even though it is

So after switching to my new iPhone 6s, I have been sending messages through iMessage. I haven't had any major issues. What has occurred though is that the messages send with the blue bubble ...
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shadow box on text messages

I am getting a shadow box in my text message area. It is very annoying. You can turn the phone off and on and it goes away but it just keeps happening again. It started when I installed the update ...
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Sign out of messages on Mac (iMessage)

I logged into my iMessage account on a friend's Mac but now I can't figure out how to sign out. How can I secure my messages from appearing on that computer?
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Deleting single messages?

I've got an iPhone 5C running iOS 8 and I can't delete single messages in acoversation, even after tapping and holding, then selecting 'more', after I press more at the top left hand corner it only ...
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Apple Script to Send Message to Most Recent “Messages” Conversation

Starting with the following line: set _message_ to "Example message" I am looking for a way to send _message_ to my most recent conversation in Messages. This means the conversation I most recently ...
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How can I pause animated GIFs in Messages.app on OS X?

I have a group message where my friends and I enjoy sharing animated GIFs. Sometimes, when one of these stays on screen for a long time, it will eat my CPU and cause my fan to spin up/make noise. I ...
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iMessages sent from email address and not received by iPhone

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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Contact name in sms chat doesn't display

For example I have sms from my cell carrier. Sender in those is "Megafon" (name of my carrier), not particular phone number. Even though I can't put characters into the phone number field in contact ...
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Persistent Beachball in Messages

A few days ago, I was chatting via Messages and because the phone I was tethering off of went dead, and I reconnected after connecting to the wireless network of the hotel I was in, which is...dubious ...
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Messages on iPhone, iPad and Macbook. One persons messages not on iPad

I have an iPhone, iPad and Macbook and have the messages set up for all and it works great and everything goes to all devices, except for messages from and to one contact. Messages to him and from him ...
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How to save a lot of attachments in the Details section of a conversation

I had a question about exporting pictures from individual conversations in an iPhone/iPad. I'm aware that you can go into details and view every attachment sent in a specific thread, but what if there ...