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 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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List of emoji substitutions for Messages in Mac OS X

I use the Messages application a lot on my Mac Book Pro. It is lovely! Since most of my friends uses iMessage I could send messages directly to them on their phones. I use emojis a lot. I know some ...
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New messages on Mac won't go to the top

My messages on my Mac used to work perfectly. I'm not sure what update I recently did, but after shutting down and restarting, I'm finding that when I get a new message it doesn't go to the top of the ...
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Can I get my text messages back from my lost iPhone?

I lost my iPhone so I bought a new one. I am now wanting to get my text messages back. Can I get my text messages back? If I get my old mobile number back will my text messages come back? Does iCloud ...
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Not receiving droid texts on iphone

I gave my granddaughter my samsung android phone when her iphone got broken. I now have an iphone. I have to send her texts using SMS (turned it on in settings) but when she answers I do not receive ...
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How to disable smart quotes

[OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)] I've disabled smart quotes in the keyboard settings, but whenever I type ' or " in Messages (old name: iChat), they get converted to ‘ and “. How do I disable this default ...
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Sound notifications from Messages, but not Thunderbird are muted when in full screen Citrix, but not full screen anything else

Because Thunderbird works fine, we know that Citrix doesn't cause everything else besides itself to be muted. There's something about Messages that it doesn't like. If the Citrix desktop is not in ...
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Messages (Mavericks): how to persist / autojoin chat?

I have Messages connected to my work jabber server. We use chatrooms for group chats at work, and I would like for messages to: autojoin this chatroom everytime I open up messages "bookmark" this ...
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iPhone 5C Messages crashing after showing no messages

When I open my iPhone 5C Messages, all that appears is a white screen that is frozen. It will close on it's own in a minute or so and it still appears as being open when you check to see what ...
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Messages.app not responding

My Messages decided to stop responding. Complete lockout. The only way to kill it is in the Activity Monitor with Force Quit. It consumes 100% of the CPU and is not responsive. The Force Quit ...
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OSX Messages shows contact accounts as invalid

I had Messages.app when I got my mac a year and a half ago and it worked great. However, since a few weeks ago all my contacts in my previous conversations appear in red (as if they do not have an ...
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Why does the message icon show only for one number

In one of my contacts I have added two phone numbers. I want to know why the message icon that let's me text to this number show up only for one of the two numbers as well as how can I fix this.
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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 to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Can I set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option? I have an iPhone 5c.
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When I text my friend who has my old iPhone I get the same text sent to my new iPhone as well.

I reset my phone settings, but I think my info is still on there. We already set up her information on the 4s. How do I fix this problem without going thru the same process? She also gets my photos ...
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Trouble sending mms

I can text my son from my iphone5 but cannot send pics. He has android without internet can send fine to others. I am able to send him pics from my husband's iphone4 with upgrade toIOS7.1.
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I have suspicion a Mac user has visibility to my text messages

Can someone I don't know, set up their Mac to receive text messages from my iPhone 4? I am having issues sending text messages; I send to a group and not all recipients receive the messages. I do ...
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Locked Macbook and iMessages

On the Find My iPhone app, I have locked my Macbook so no one else can get on it. I have the Messages app opened to receive my iMessages, but someone turned the Macbook on, it connected to wifi, and ...
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Set Messages app to show Names and Pictures by default for all conversations

I know I can set show names and pictures for conversations. How do I set this as default for all conversations? I set this and then exit messages and re-open it and it is back to only showing the ...
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How to text a message to a number on an iPhone?

On my iPhone 5, how do I text a message to a number? I am trying to send the words "HELLO WORLD" TO 888765?
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How can I call/message on iPad air with SIM?

I have purchased an iPad Air with cellular but I cannot send and receive messages. The name of the SIM company has appeared and I have connected it with my router. There is no icon for calling ...
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Complete shortcut in Messages on OS X

Found a "Complete" shortcut in Messages on OS X under Edit, I want to know what it does exactly, but can't find any info. Anyone knows?
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How to mass-delete text messages by partially matching phone number on iPhone?

Is there a way via an app on iPhone or Mac, to select and delete messages originating from a phone number that matches a pattern? Specifically, I get many text messages every day from my ZWave ...
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How do I show 'Names and Pictures' by default in Messages.app?

I am running the latest Mavericks version, 10.9.2.
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Is it possible to set Messages to always make the status “Available” if the logged in user is active?

My users often seem to set their status to away for whatever reason, despite being at their computer. I would like it to always show available if they are actually there. Possible?
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How is “Show alerts from my contacts” for Messages in iOS Notification Center supposed to work?

I've started using 2-factor authentication with a bunch of services. So, after I sign in, I get an authorisation code SMS'd to me. Now, if my phone is locked, I really don't want code appearing on the ...
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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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Backing up/Restoring Messages history on Mavericks

Is there some means of saving your Messages history on OS X and copying it to a new system without doing a full restore from a Time Machine back up? Doing some searching, I found the below and tried ...
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OS X Messages.app images are out of sync with Contacts

I synchronize my contacts on OS X under Internet Accounts. I have contacts selected under iCloud, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. I've updated contact images using this profile aggregation and it ...
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IOS messages - contacts with both IOS and text messaging

So my kids all have "dumb" phones and iOS devices (iPods, iPads). Currently, I only have one contact per person, with both their iOS device and regular phone number as part of their contact. ...
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Messages on OS X: control the default account for contacting a person?

For several contacts in my address book, I have both a Google Talk and an AIM handle. Messages on OS X (10.9.2) seems to always default to the AIM-based account for these people when they're signed ...
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Turn off login notification email for Facebook chat on a Mac

I have setup Facebook chat in Messages on my Mac. The problem is that every time Messages logs in to chat, I receive an email saying: It looks like someone logged into "Facebook Chat" on Sunday, ...
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How to transfer iMessages to the computer for archival?

My iPhone storage space is almost all used up, mostly because of my messages. I don't want to just delete all my conversations. Is there a way I can transfer my messages onto my PC?
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iPhone 4 Messages

I have an iPhone 4 and there is a new update for it but I have too little storage to download it, so I check my usage and it says that I have 3.9 GB of messages, I deleted all my messages but I still ...
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Messages.app OSX Bonjour Group chat

Is it possible to setup a group chat with messages app using mountain lion and bonjour? My option in the menu is greyed out, and not sure why.
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How do I “restore” my messages on my iPad?

My iPad always tells me that my storage is almost full. I checked the storage and it said that my messages app is using 26/32 GB. I don't want to restore my iPad because it is for school. I figured it ...
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How do I add a buddy to more than one group in OS X Messages.app?

When sorting buddies for XMPP services (not iMessage) into different groups in the contacts window in Messages.app for OS X I can click and drag one buddy from one group to another. However this ...
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How to send Google Chat invite from Messages?

I want to chat with a Gmail user. I added his address to my Contacts app. I went to the Messages app > New message. It only gives me the option to send him an iMessage. I don't know if he got the ...
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How can I prevent text messages going to my Mac?

I have just bought a MacBook Pro and all my text messages are coming through to it before coming through to my phone. I don't want this. I have followed help tips by opening Messages app but can't ...
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Shortcut key to send new Messages.app text

I was wondering if there is a way to have a system wide shortcut key to display Messages.app with the "New Message" window open so that I can quickly send messages. Something like the little popup in ...
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Why doesn't my messages icon on my iPhone 5 display the number of messages?

I don't know if I may have accidentally changed some settings, but now the icon on my Messages doesn't display the number of unread messages. However, my Mail app does, so I am not sure why this is. I ...
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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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Messages not working on macbook pro

I updated my macbook pro to OSX Mavericks and signed in to Messages app but it isn't working. My account is enabled but when I try sending a message it says cannot send message. Your iMessage account ...
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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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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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Can't send messages unless it's a group MMS

I am unable to send messages on my iPhone 5, unless I copy myself to the message. This has always worked before but now I can no longer reply to messages unless I'm in a group MMS.
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Delete previous recipients in Messages

I am running Messages on Mavericks. When I begin to type someone I wish to chat with, I get a list of suggestions. I wish to remove some people from that list. I have removed them from my Contacts ...
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Dates format in Message's chat.db

I'm working on improving my iMessages backup-script. /Users/Kyro/Library/Messages/chat.db has a table message with all the messages an some dates. Any idea what's the date format ? I first thought ...
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Can I receive messages sent and received from another iphone on my account?

Is there any way that I can make it to where I can receive the messages that are sent and received from another phone on my account?
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Fixing broken Messages on OS X Mavericks

I managed to break my Messages install trying to get it to work on my MacBook Air by deleting Library files that worked with it. Now when I try to open messages I get the error An internal ...