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Settings --> Notifications ---> Messages Then just click the "Show on lock screen" button to turn it to off mode (no green showing). Edit: As far as I know there is no way to turn off this feature with stock iOS. You may be able to find a specific app to change this feature with a jailbroken iPhone.


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you can choose where your message will go: click on the little down arrow right to the recipient's name, and select the destination Message or iMessage (or even other chat system like jabber or bonjour).


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First make sure the "Save history when conversations are closed" is checked in "Preferences-->General" to have an archive of conversations in the future. Second the Messages.app history and archives are saved to a couple locations in Yosemite. ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages/ ~/Library/Messages/ Backup the files in the folder ...


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You should also ask your remote person to do this: open Messages on the menu, make sure Video/Screen Sharing Enabled is checked Stupid and obvious, I know, but I just wasted an hour helping someone before I remembered that that option existed.


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Check out my project that will take all of your conversations and convert them into one readable text file. It won't convert just a single iMessage, but it will collect all of your messages and attachments, back them up, and put them into a human-readable format. https://github.com/PeterKaminski09/baskup


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This assumes the storage in your user account is to blame, there could be other reasons. Log into the affected account. Ensure Messages.app is not running by quitting it from the Messages menu. Activate Finder, select Home from the Go menu, select Get Info from the File menu. Click the disclosure triangle next to Sharing & Permissions if it isn't ...


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I found that going onto system preferences/icloud then selecting the Contacts to uncheck it then selecting it again helps to sync it!


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Try Jitsi for OSX, it supposedly handles voice for Google Hangouts, but to be honest... The best way I have found to do this is just to use the following Chrome extension called Hangouts, by Google: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hangouts/nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd?utm_source=plus The thing is that Google Hangouts is no longer a open ...


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This happens with the phone is unable to send the message via iMessage, so it will fall back to standard SMS text messaging. If they got the message? Only sure fire way is to call the recipient I suspect.


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"synced" can mean differnt things and is slightly ambiguous. However if you "backup" your phone via iCloud or iTunes, then you can restore the backup to another device and your iMessages and SMS texts will have been transfered. More info here: iCloud: iCloud storage and backup overview


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The settings menu issue happens to my iPad when it is critically short on disk space. In those cases, I have to delete something (an app, or a video) and reboot the iPad to get it to work.


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There's an important detail missing in this answer, for those of you/us who are "click challenged". The menu shown above (Forward...,Copy, Delete...) only shows up if you are clicking in the correct part of the message. If you click over any of the words, you'll get a menu that looks like this If you instead click on an area of the message that has NO ...


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Sadly, you can't change the conversation that the number is coming from with out deleting the conversations. Also, the only way to tell what number or email a conversation is coming from is to ask your friend what number it is coming from. The way they can tell what number its coming from is by either looking at the control bar at the top of the screen or, ...


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This option doesn't exist in my messages app. I only see initials for contacts, sometimes pictures. How can I revert?


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No the Messages app won't work as an IRC client. You have to use another app. Here you can find a list of good apps supporting IRC.



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