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I had the same problem of phone numbers & not names to identify messages. I deleted the texts. Then clicked on new text. Found the name I wanted to send text to wrote text & sent. Now that name appears instead of number.


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launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.imagent.plist .. this WILL break your ichat/messages application though, so to put it back do: launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.imagent.plist


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In TextEdit, I typed a sentence. I then brought up the Character Viewer (I don't seem to be able to get to emoji any other way, though using Mavericks 10.9.3 on a 2014 iMac), and placed an emoji character into the sentence--the bactrian camel, in this instance. I then selected the emoji in the sentence I wrote in TextEdit and went to the Font Size menu in ...


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I experienced this problem in 10.8.5 Messages caused by mistakenly entered filtering rules in LittleSnitch. After I disabled deny rules for the following services, the login problem went away: apsd, fpsaud, and ubd.


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The answer to my non-syncing contacts in iMessage was to ensure that the international dialling code is added to all of my contacts as this is what our local network (Vodacom) uses. The system then successfully matches the number the network uses with the number in my contacts and then displays the name and picture successfully. Thank you for your help ...


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Ok, so this is the solution that worked for me. No guarantees it'll work for you, but it's worth a shot compared to having to recreate your account. First off, open Terminal. You can do this by either typing Terminal in the Spotlight, or going to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app. From there a window will open and you will type sudo chmod 755 ...


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Usually I activate the Guest account and use that to test issues like you're describing. If you try with the Guest account and you're successful, it is an indicator that you've got permission problems with your files. Unfortunately, Apple's Disk Utility doesn't fix users' files. I've generally found it is quickest to go into the terminal.app and look for ...


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iMessage is designed to prefer sending a message over Apple's servers vs sending via the carrier's SMS system. When you send a message, iMessage checks to see if the recipient is registered with Apple's Messages server. If the target you are messaging is not registered with Apple's Messages server (ie they use an Android phone), your iPhone will send the ...


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As your device is registered with iMessage, their devices will attempt to send iMessage first. They need to change their setting to send as SMS if iMessage fails (Settings → iMessage).



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