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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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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How can I set a preferred contact method in Messages

I have a contact with iMessage, AIM and Google Talk accounts. When using Messages to open a new chat with her, I'd like it to always default to Google Talk if she's online -- instead, it seems to pick ...
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iMessages - can one disable 'join/leave' messages in group chats?

Does anyone know where you can disable the join/leave messages in group chats in iMessages? In low-traffic chats it's utterly annoying to have scrollbacks full of 'xxx joined the chat.'/'yyy left the ...
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What are the Screensharing in Messages requirements?

I used to be able to screen share with my cousin using Messages. It is now broken. What does he need on his end to get screensharing to work again? I have an AIM account setup in Messages on my Mac ...
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Messages.app only shows replies

Mavericks (10.9.5) Messages app is only showing what other people are typing, and not what I am typing! Has anyone else seen/fixed this?
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Why is the number of unread messages in Messages negative?

Occasionally, and with no apparent correlation with what is going on on other devices where I have Messages enabled, I get a negative count for my unread messages in Messages on OS X: What could be ...
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iPhone log for actions like deleting text conversations?

I recently found one of my long-running text conversations cleared. I may have deleted it accidentally, but I would like to know when I did. Is there a system log that logs information at this ...
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How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?

In the "To:" box in the Messages app on OS X, when I start typing in a contact name, I get old "iMessage" contacts which I've long since deleted. They certainly don't exist in my contacts; the only ...
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How to sign in Messages app in Mac Mavericks from terminal

Is it possible to sign in Message app from terminal ? When I search for it, I only see on how to send imessage from terminal. Thus, how can I do that ?
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iMessage on Mac not working when using VPN

iMessage stopped working properly when I use VPN on my Macbook Pro (Mavericks), making me unable to send or receive messages. It says the user is not registered and highlighted in red/pink, but after ...
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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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Not receiving Text Messages after upgrade to iOS 7

Upgraded both iphone5s to ios7 approx two weeks back. Suddenly last Thurdays I cannot receive his texts. Phone calls and FaceTime yes. Texts no. He can receive texts from me. Any ideas?
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After sleep, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords

My MacBook will often sleep while I take a break, and when it wakes up, Messages doesn't consult Keychain for passwords. Instead, I'm prompted for all of my passwords again. Why is this? Is there ...
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Disable Notification for specific Account in Messages

Is there a way to disable the Notifications for a specific Account in Mountain Lion's Messages App?
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Messages.app asks for iChat every time I open it

Every time I open up Messages, it asks me to locate iChat. This is on a new machine that I migrated from an old one on Lion and then upgraded to Mt. Lion. I don't have iChat on this machine any more, ...
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iPhone-Android texting compatibility

Text messages from my iPhone to my friend's Android phone do not stay in the 160 characters as sent. Sometimes they appear as two or three separate texts when they are received.
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How to see the phone numbers a message was sent to?

I sent a message to several people, and one of them indicates that they never got the message. Is there a way that I can email a copy of the message showing all the phone numbers the message was sent ...
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How to keep Messages chats sorted manually

It is possible to keep opened chats in Messages in order i sort it manually? Because it always resorts it chronologically, so it's changing all the time and it's kind of confusig to me.
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imagent constantly sucking network bandwidth, won't die

Since installing Mountain Lion and configuring Messages, I've noticed a trickle of network activity that is basically constant. I installed Little Snitch and discovered that a process called ...
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Changing Notification Sound in Yosemite

the new "ding!" notification sound in Yosemite really gets on my nerves (and I don't like any of the default ones), I would like to add (or replace one of those with) a custom sound I have. I found ...
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Fixing iMessage/Message to not use email address (OSX and iOS)

How do I fix my little Apple ecosystem, iPhone (8.1) and Mac (Yosemite), to not associate any email addresses with my identity? Background: Years ago (may well have been before Mavericks), you could ...
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Is it possible to do a factory reset of iPhone 5 and keep iOS 6?

I have an iPhone 5 that is currently running iOS 6. I do not want to update the phone to iOS 8, but would like to back up the phone's texts, reset the phone, and restore the texts onto the phone. I ...
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How to get iMessages from receiver on OS X Mavericks?

By imessage, I can send and get message from another Apple ID. Message history is storing in /Users/username/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages (on my mac) In that directory, ...
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Where is the data for the “Messages” iMessage application stored?

Where is the data for the "Messages" iMessage application stored? I can't find it in "~/Library/Application Data".
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my iphone shows “sent as text message”

messages I send from my iphone 4 are showing as "sent as text message" I've read all the responses but no one mentions if my messages are actually being received. How can I tell if receipient is ...
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How can I backup or archive my iPhone messages?

I'm upgrading to iOS 8 and need to make some room on my phone. Under "Usage" (in Settings), my "Messages" is over 2 GB. I assume this refers to the Messages app, including iMessages and SMS. I don't ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Messages goes unresponsive a couple of seconds after launching - any fix?

I am running OS X 10.9 on a late 2009 iMac with 12 GB of RAM. Until a couple of weeks ago, Messages ran fine. But as of a couple of weeks ago it goes unresponsive (spinning beach ball) a few seconds ...
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Mis-Matched mesages from the Message app between two phones?

We have two iPhones running iOS7, and they share an iCloud account, but have separate AppStore accounts. Both phones are getting messages from the other phone. Why would this be? Is it something I ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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IPad 2 Messaging

When I engage the subject line in messaging, I am unable to send the message. The "send" button is not engaged. When I go to settings and turn the subject line off the message is sent. Why does ...
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Possible To Send Pop Ups To Other Router Users?

Guys is it possible to send router messages to other users on the same router? Like pop ups? If yes could you please tell me how it works and if it involves hacking then don't worry I am not scaring ...
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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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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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Messages and AIM confusion

My aim screen name is my email address. Lets call it foo@bar.com. It's the same email address that I have on my apple account for I messages. Occasionally - 3-4 times a week - a colegue will message ...
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iChat showing contacts from people I've emailed once

In my iChat (now Messages?) buddy list I have a lot of buddies that are not buddies but people I've emailed once. It used to not do this. Is there a way to go back to that previous list?
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Messages quit searching names

Recently the search function in text messages on my iPhone 4 quit searching the contact names and only searches the text of the messages. Now if I want to recall the latest message I received from ...
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Assigning more than one outgoing messages on iPhone 4

Can I assign more than one outgoing message for different contacts?
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Disable diacritics in iOS Messages app?

Some people have reported to me that messages that I send them that originally contained diacritics were garbled, or the diacritics are replaced by boxes/stars etc. Is there a way to make Messages ...
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Messages / iMessages notification routing

Having an iPhone and iPad lying on the desk while chatting with the new Messages beta app gets very annoying, as each device beeps separately. Is there any way to have the notifications only on the ...