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 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 wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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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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How can I save and message slow motion video on iphone 6 / ios8?

I recorded a slow motion video and i can play it back on my phone but when I text the video to someone else they don't see the slow motion effect. Do i need to purchase another application for this ...
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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 having issues logging on recently on Yosemite?

Just within the last day or two I have had Messages go out on me. It happened with 10.10 and then the same is occurring with 10.10.1. I see that others around the web are experiencing the same or a ...
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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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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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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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Text box not appearing in a Messages conversation

I have a recurring problem in Messages on my Mac where, in one group conversation in particular, the text box occasionally disappears. Instead of having a text box at the bottom of the screen I can ...
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Disabling Messages on Desktop

I've tried following every instruction available to prevent my desktop mac from receiving my text messages or notifications that texts are being sent or received and can't get it taken care of so far. ...
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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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How can I use Siri to send a pre-made SMS?

So I recently discovered that most bus stops have a code. If you text that code to a specific phone number, you'll get a response telling you the ETA of the next bus to that stop. I saved the phone ...
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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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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 level?...
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iMessage to Mac when logged off

Quick easy question - if iPhone iMessages are synced to Mac, then somehow you get logged out of messages on the Mac, would any iMessages sent by your phone while you were logged out on your Mac show ...
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When I text someone, they receive it from 2 numbers

Whenever I text or iMessage someone, they recieve it from both my number from my old phone that I transferred over, and the number on this phone. How do I make sure only 1 number is in use?
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iMessage Alternative for OSX El Capitan, with iMessaging

I've been having problems with iMessaging on my Macbook Pro (iCloud account issues, which Apple support hasn't been able to fix over three support calls) for over a year. I really need to send texts ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photos disappeared from messages (iPhone 4s)

My iPhone 4s has suddenly deleted all photos that were in my messages. Instead I see a blank space with what seems to be a file number which is underneath a question mark. They have not gone into my ...
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Facebook Messenger App - Login Report

I have a question regarding the Facebook Messenger App regarding the multiple login on different devices and some kind of report of that. So here's what happened (I'll make it short): I have an ...
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My iPhone 4 won't send text messages!

My iPhone is not sending text messages through. It will take a long time to send (progressing the little bar at top very slowly), then it says "Message not Delivered". Why and how can I resolve this?
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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 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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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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Applescript to delete iMessages from Messages app

I have an Applescript that sends myself and colleagues iMessages when certain events happen. Some times hundreds of iMessages are sent in a short space of time to lots of people and the Messages app ...
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Text Stuck in Message Field

Using an iPhone 4 and within Messages, a previously sent message text is stuck within the text box! Whenever I open a new message window, the text box shows with the old message text pre-populated ...
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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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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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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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Unable to send/receive Messages and can not open Messages in Settings

I can not send or receive any messages. When I enter Settings and try to press Messages it won't let me. I tried turning my iPhone 4s off and back on but that didn't help. Even my toggle screen gets ...
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Is there an OS X Jabber client compatible with Cisco Jabber?

Is there any client or method to connect to Cisco Jabber in OS X? My company uses this and I hate to keep checking my RDP'd Windows screen just for Jabber when I'm working remotely. I know there's ...
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Yosemite Messages not receiving iMessages

After upgrading to Yosemite I am not receiving iMessages in the Messages app. SMS forwarding is working fine. The log file seems to point to a certificate issue. I'm seeing this in the logs every ...
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iPhone 6 iOS 8 - Group chat not working

I started using the iPhone 6 and my group chats haven't been working. Any new chat created with the new phone works, but all my old conversations show up as individual messages from the members of the ...
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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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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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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 ...