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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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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How do I get all of the messages on my girlfriend's iPhone to come on my phone? [closed]

I suspect my girlfriend is cheating. How can I catch my girlfriend and get all of my girlfriend's messages to come on my phone, without having to use her phone? I have looked up different applications ...
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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 ...
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Change color of balloons and text in Message.app

In previous versions of Message.app bundled with Mac OS X, we could change the font and color of the message balloons. In Yosemite I no longer can find such options. Am I simply failing to find the ...
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Why are messages from my iPhone to another iPhone being sent as SMSs?

When I'm on my home wifi, my messages to my daughter's (and others) iPhone sometimes show up in a green balloon. Sometimes, this happens when she's away from wifi, but it also happens when she's at ...
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Send SMS via Messages app script to all users in group

A few months ago there was a great script posted on here that would allow a person to send an SMS message using the OSX messages app to a single person: Programmatically send text message through ...
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I can’t log in to Openfire Server using OS X Yosemite's Messages

I'm using OS X Yosemite (Version 10.10.5 (14F27)) with Messages (Version 8.0 (4760) and I'm trying to connect to Ignite Realtime: Openfire Server, yet I keep getting following error Messages can’t ...
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Apple Watch pairing prompts for old Apple ID password

When I paired my Apple Watch with my iPhone it asked for me to login to my Apple ID. Later while configuring Messages on the watch it asks for my password again. However, the Apple ID in each is ...
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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 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 ...