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 check my iCloud text messages?

Can anyone tells me how to view my text messages on iCloud? I know that iCloud will back up my messages on my iPhone 5S, and I am very curious about checking the iCloud messages. Is there any ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Weird iMessage behavior on Yosemite

Something weird is happening with iMessage on my Mac. I can send and receive messages fine but when I close iMessage and reopen it, all my messages disappear. Also, if the app is closed and I get a ...
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Yosemite Messages Screen Sharing Disabled

I'm trying to screen share on from within the Messages app with another iMessage user. We're both on Yosemite, and we've successfully used Messages's new screen sharing feature many times. One day, we ...
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How can I convert .ichat logs to text files?

How do you convert the iChat transcript files that Messages creates into human-readable text files that can be opened without the Messages app? For reference, these are the conversation files located ...
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Google Hangouts client/app which supports group chats

On OS X Yosemite, I'm using Messages.app to chat with my contacts. But I can not participate or read group chats from Hangouts within Messages.app, for that I have to use the Gmail/G+ page. So, ...
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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 to transfer messages from one iphone to another [duplicate]

I got a new phone and a new icloud account instead of having the same account my family has but all my messages are on my old iphone so i need to know how to get it on my new phone. i need to transfer ...
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Applescript Producing Error when Sending Messages

I have this Applescript code that sends a message to a given contact. However, I get this runtime error: Can’t get «class pres» "a_name@gmail.com" of application "Messages". The important part of ...
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Will my old messages appear on a newly synced apple device?

If I sync my icloud to another apple device, such as an iPad - Will the messages that are already on my iPhone appear on the iPad or will it only be newly received or outgoing messages that appear? ...
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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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No iMessage since 8.4 update

I downloaded iOS 8.4 on my iPad and now I can't open Message nor can i open them in the setting menu. In addition, I can't scroll through the settings menu once it's opened. I have rebooted and reset ...
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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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iMessage: send from new number in ongoing conversations

In iMessage, I'm receiving at 2 numbers (and a couple of emails), but I would like to ensure that all messages sent out are only sent from one of them. As in its name, the setting "Start new ...
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Is there anyway to connect to IRC server via Message app?

I'm wondering is there anyway to connect to IRC server via Message default app in OS X. Could I do it over XMPP protocol?
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Have unread count Messages app in the menu bar or different app

Since I use a lot the Messages app in my mac and I have the dock hidden, I was looking for a way to have an unread menu bar icon or an "always stay on top" small window on my screen. Is there a way ...
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How to get deleted text messages back [duplicate]

How do I retrieve deleted text messages with out iCloud or comp? I deleted texts messages that I need to get back. How do I do that?
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iMessages -> Screen Sharing - is there some trick to actually making this work?

Every once in a while I'm chatting with a friend via iMessages on OSX, we're both on the same OSX version & all, and I decide to go "hey, let's share screens". I've tried this on and off with ...
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Messages going to the Mac from my iPod

Every time I have a message sent to me, it's sent to my family's Mac and my iPod. How do I get them to stop going to my Mac? I have already tried looking into Settings and "Send and Receive" but all I ...
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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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Privacy violation with sms and facetime [closed]

This happened today: I got a phone number and sent an sms there the person replied I suddenly had the person's apple id (mail address) I asked the person and she was not aware of it, she just ...
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How can I get iMessage to verify my phone number?

iMessage won't verify my phone number. When I try to select my number for messages to be sent, it's greyed out. So I receive my iMessages over email which I don't want to do. I've tried: turning ...
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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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Facebook (Jabber) Group Chats in Messages App in OSX Yosemite

I've successfully linked my Facebook account (Jabber server) with the Messages app on Yosemite, and I do get and receive individual (private) messages. However, group chats are still completely ...
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Bulk Download Pictures from Messages [duplicate]

So unbelievably I have never cleared my history in SMS/iMessages/Messages. Ostensibly, I should be able to scroll up and eventually see my first text message from my first gen iPhone. This is, ...
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Unable to send messages from iPod to users with non-Apple devices

I have an iPod touch 5, and it won't let me send messages to non-Apple users. I've tried to find help in a lot of websites, but my iPod is still not letting me text non-Apple users.
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Messages app crashing

I can't open Messages app on my iPhone 5S with iOS 8.3 (no jailbreak) - it crashes on start. I suspect a malformed message caused this, so I want to delete all messages from all senders to see if it ...
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Missing Messages Preferences (Yosemite)

I have a new Macbook Pro (late-2013) with Yosemite. I am missing many Messages preferences, including the ability to set status. There are no options to set to away after a certain amount of time. ...
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Messages Crashes on Mac Upon Startup

Opened messages and the crash reporter immediately opened stating that the program crashed. In the reporter it stated: Sandbox Creation Failed: You do not have permission to save the file ...
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Unread message in Messages not being set as “read”

So, I have run into a bug where iMessage syncs my normal SMS-messages with Messages on OS X. The problem is that the message doesn't want to get read. I click on the sender (automatic SMS from a ...
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iPhone 5 (AT&T, ios8.3) Suddenly Can't Text One Number

I've been texting my wife's number from this phone for months. Suddenly today I am getting an error message telling me I need to use a ten digit number. The number the error thinks I'm trying is my ...
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Is there a way of executing the “share window” of Messages.app?

When opening the context menu by right-clicking a file, I can share the file via Messages.app. By doing so, this window appears: A similar window appears when sending a Message through the ...
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iPhone iMessages texts go to friend's group instead of himself

I have an issue when texting my friend's iPhone. It only started recently. When I text him, my text appears in a group chat he has with his family. When he texts me, I don't get anything. We both use ...
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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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File Transfers Failing in Messages for Google Chat / Hangouts

Has anyone had issues with file transfers failing between two users, both using Messages, both on Google Chat? All of the files I try to send to another Google Chat on Messages user fails. I'm ...
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iMessage stuck in Notification Center

I have this weird situation where I was using the reply-from-Notification-Center Messages feature and it got stuck in the write-the-message state, as in the screenshot below. The message was sent, ...
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Can you see old messages on a SIM card free phone?

Can you still see old messages on an old SIM card for an iPhone 4? Mine died a few months ago, AT&T techs took out the SIM card when they gave me my new phone, but now my parents are trying to ...
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MMS can not send to Android phone: gets iMessage error

This has happened twice, with two different Android recipients. Both have been Android phones since inception - read: never had iMessage, so Apple shouldn't be confused about iMessage. Anyway, we've ...
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Can I receive all the messages I missed whilst my iMessage was off?

I shut my iMessage off last night on my iPhone 5s. I turned it back on this morning. How can I get the messages I didn't receive?
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Is there a way to stop receiving iMessages on OS X when the Messages application is closed?

After I quit the Messages application, I will still receive my iMessages on my Mac. I don't want to disable my iMessages completely but I'd like them to stop bothering me when I've closed the ...
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How can I shut off the confirmation prompt when I delete conversations in Messages in OS X?

I receive a lot of messages on my MacBook Pro on a daily basis. Periodically throughout the day I need to delete multiple conversations in messages for clarity purposes. Each time I delete a ...
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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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Where are the images for the Messages.app status bubbles located on filesystem?

I'm assuming Messages.app uses images for their status bubbles like other graphics in the app. Here are the bubbles I'm talking about: If my assumption is correct, then where are they located on ...
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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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How do I get Messages on OS X to text to a phone number?

I recently rebooted an OS X machine on which I had an ongoing conversation in Messages via text with a phone number on a non-iOS phone. Now, though I am able to continue sending texts from Messages on ...
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Re-sync messages between iPhone and computer after period of not syncing them?

I have recently re-setup the message app on my iPhone to sync with the messages app on my MacBook. New messages are now appearing in both places, however messages that had occurred before syncing ...
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Messages with Adium or third party client

Is it possible to use Messages (Apple iMessage) with Adium or any other third party client.