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Messages is one of the original iPhone (now iOS) apps shipped with the iPhone. It is included in macOS since OS X Mountain Lion.

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“Sign In to iMessage” popup randomly

I get a random popup from an unknown program asking for my password. What is this? how do I stop it. It doesn't show in the doc. Macs don't even have iMessage so this makes zero sense. I don't have an ...
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Messages and Facetime on macOS [on hold]

So when i try logging in Messages and Facetime both say contact support on macOS. but when i use another apple id it works fine i tried everything icloud singing in sign out clear nvram checking if ...
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Mac OS Mojave 10.14.2 - can't see Messages from iPhone

MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 was installed onto my MacBook Air (2015) a few days ago and now can't see Messages from my iPhone and can't send Messages from the MacBook. I can send and receive to/from iPhone ...
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Running AppleScript without activating the window

I have a python script to read from Messages database and forward some specific new messages to specific contacts. It works but the AppleScript below to send message is making Messages.app appear. I ...
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Is there a way to disable a Messages account via command line?

I'd like to stop/start receiving SMS/Apple messages via command line, to avoid having to go into preferences. Is there a way I can manipulate settings for Messages to enable/disable an account?
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Are iMessages with effects free

If I send an iMessage to someone with an iPhone, if I send it using digital touch or an effect will I be charged for it?
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Will iMessage receiver on iPad see my iPhone number?

I have had an older iPad with no cellular but recently I got an iPhone as well. I would prefer people not seeing my phone number. If I message them from my iPad will they now be able to see my ...
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Unresponsive iMessages and FaceTime on Mojave

I have this issue with Messages, FaceTime when it gets unresponsive on start. Same issue was with Contacts, but following some recommendations on the web i've reset the Contacts database and it works ...
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How do I extract and combine messages from Time Machine backups of ~/Library/Messages?

I have many backups that contain versions of ~/Library/Messages. Each one contains 3 files and a directory similar to this: XYZ:Messages user$ tree -a -L 1 . ├── Attachments ├── chat....
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macOS High Sierra, Messages won't search at all

I just got a new 2018 Macbook Pro, so I'm in the process of migrating from my 2013 MBP to the new one. I don't trust the Migration Assistant due to numerous bad past experiences, so I do this kind of ...
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My iPhone show delivered for hours for a message, then shows read but read from hours before

I sent a message to a contact at 2:46 PM, and for hours it showed delivered. When I checked the message at 9 PM it shows it was read at 2:46 PM. I tried searching for the answer on Google with no ...
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Images not showing up in my messages on Mac [duplicate]

I'm running a late 2012 MBP with MacOS Mojave and i've encountered a problem where when i went in to my messages on my mac that date back to 2016-2017, all of these images and attachments are no ...
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Is iMessage open source?

My Google searches didn't turn up very many results on the subject. If it is open source, can someone link to the documentation?
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Can old deleted iMessage threads be restored setting up a new Apple device?

Just out of curiosity, was reading through old forums and came across this thread: Q: How long does apple keep messages in imessage? I've established iMessage on a new device, did not restore from ...
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iMessage notifications not appearing for a contact (Hide Alerts is not enabled)

I am not getting notifications for text messages sent by one of my contacts. I have not enabled Hide Alerts for them. What else do I need to do to ensure I get notifications?
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Delete iMessage chat history from work MacBook

How do I delete all the iMessage chat history and logs from my work MacBook but still have them on my iPhone (they are synced). The Mac is running macOS Mojave 10.14.
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Can't send messages with iPad Pro

I am having trouble sending SMS messages using my iPad Pro. I can send a blue iMessage to another iPad user but that's it - no SMS. Friends I regularly text using my iphone or iMac can't be reached ...
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Removing Messages from iCloud (but not locally)

How do I remove my Messages from iCloud only? I want to keep them on my local devices (where I have plenty of space), but remove them from iCloud (where I'm low on space).
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Can I tell Messages to use a specific number for a contact?

I have a contact who has a cell phone number and a mac.com email address. When I use the Messages app to send him messages, he doesn't always receive the messages. (I've been using the app on macOS ...
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Can I avoid phishing messages using sender ID to fool me?

I've just received a phishing message on my iPhone that uses a fake sender ID of "Qantas". The message appears alongside legitimate messages coming from Qantas. The scam is described by Qantas on ...
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iPad Messages and FaceTime

I recently got a new phone and made a new Apple ID (which had my new phone number connected to it). I then logged into this new account onto my iPad, but then when I went to ‘send and receive’ in ...
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Transfer google contact photos to iCloud

I recently switched from an Android to an iPhone. In the Messages app, it only displays the contact's initials, rather than their picture. Is there a way to transfer these pictures from google into ...
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I sold my old iPhone and it says “offline” will texts messages still show up in it?

I sold my old iPhone to my boyfriends ex girlfriend, I think I went in settings and reset all content and settings. Will my old texts still be on it? And could it still be receiving my text and ...
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Messages and soagent making CPU spike - any solutions?

I've had my MacBook for 3 years and have never had this issue... Recently (maybe a month ago?) Messages and soagent are making my CPU spike. It sounds like my MacBook is about to take off into outer ...
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Constant “Not Delivered” errors in iMessage

I am getting incredibly frequent "Not Delivered" errors when sending messages on my Macbook. They're iMessage messages (as opposed to SMS messages), and I just get spats of them where it seems like ...
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Why Mac and iPhone sent message are separated?

I am logged in on Mac and iPhone to my iCloud account. When I am sending message from them, receiver has two different conversation from different sources / devices. Why?
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Why can I only send iMessage and not SMS for some contacts?

For most contacts, if iMessage is not available (no internet, iMessage disabled in settings, etc), I am able to send a SMS txt message instead. But I have a couple contacts that will not attempt an ...
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Cannot find drafts of messages started in photos on iphone

Twice now, on my iPhone I have been in "photos" after taking a picture, started a message, gotten a buzz, left that focus, and attempted to come back, but there's nothing there. Is it "somewhere" ...
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How do I automatically store photos from emails or texts directly to the Camera roll?

My son tried to explain the process to me, but I'm not able to figure it out.
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Wrong number text that resulted in Maybe? [duplicate]

I got a text from a wrong number saying "This is Adam...off tomorrow". Why did my phone say Maybe: Adam?
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With Mojave (macOS 10.14), why does the Message app close itself?

I've noticed an annoying behavior with Mojave (macOS 10.14). I use the Messages app all the time. Previously I would just hit the red X to close it when I was done messaging for the moment. The ...
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Is there a way to suppress notifications for “Tapbacks”?

Is there a way to suppress notifications for Messages "Tapbacks", without surpassing other Messages notifications? I'd like to continue receiving notifications for messages as I currently have them ...
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How can I change the Messages notification sound

I'm trying to change notification sounds for apps like messages. I've tried to copy the .caf files using terminal, but it gives me "Operation not permitted" Does anyone know a way around this? I'm ...
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iMessages show not delivered on mac, but show as delivered on the same thread in my iphone

I've tried deleting the messages cache (if that's what it's called. The history through the library). It fixed the problem temporarily, but it started doing this again.
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ios 12.0 how can I delete specific plug in applications within the Message app?

I don't want Message apps except for photos to show up in the bottom when I'm composing a message. How can I delete them from Message so I can't tap them accidentally or see them?
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Merge old iChat transcripts to Messages app

I have some old iChat transcripts from the pre-2012 days (prior to the Messages app). They all end with the .ichat extension which is the same as what messages uses and they are stored inside folders ...
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How do I use Messages with Google Hangouts on MacOS Mojave?

After upgrading to MacOS Mojave, Messages no longer allows me to sign in to Jabber / Google Talk. Previously, if the Jabber account was offline, it offered a dropdown to sign back in. Now, that ...
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iMessage “delivered”

I sent my friend an iMessage about 4 hours ago, and the blue bubble appeared, but delivered text never appeared below the message bubble. I assume this means that the recipient did not receive the ...
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iMessages content is automatically marked as read without notification

I'm using iMessage on iPhone iOS 11 and my MacBook. Since a while all incoming messages are automatically marked as read, without displaying any notification on lock screen, and either no ...
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iPhone 6 contacts messed up

My contacts act really strange when certain people are with me. The contacts will all look normal and they seem to have the correct numbers associated with them. At least they appear to be normal. But ...
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No Text Notifications or Sounds from One Contact

So this is an issue that I’ve had for a few months: On my iPhone 7, currently running iOS 11.4.1, I’m not getting any sort of notification from one specific contact in my phone. No ringtone, no ...
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How do I know which message is from which person when their initials are the same?

This is a really dumb question, but unless I add a picture to a person's contact card, how am I supposed to know which person a message came from in a group thread when their initials are the same? ...
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FaceTime with 2 Phones (work and private) & 1 Apple ID

I have 2 phones, one is for work and one is private. I use the same Apple ID on both as I don't want to pay for my movies, apps & music twice. When I'm on the plane/train to another one of our ...
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How can you schedule messages on an iPhone?

I am looking for an app that lets me schedule messages to have them sent at a specific time? I do not mind paying as I know this is not something offered for free, but the ones I have tried so far (...
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Old iMessages are changing colors?

In Messages I have a thread of sent messages that showed up as blue at the time of sending. These old texts remained blue until about 15 minutes ago; now they’re green. I know sending the messages ...
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Forwarded SMS messages are split into two threads

I have SMS messages forwarded from my iPhone to my iPad and Mac. I mainly message people in my contacts. My iPhone has a Japanese number, and all of my SMS messages are sent to Japanese numbers. On ...
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How to save iPhone Messages photos and videos and create free space?

We have an iPhone that has run out of space. Most of the space is taken by Messages. We don't want to delete all those old photos and videos. We'd like to save them to our Photos app. The latest ...
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Is there an app/solution to quickly send text snippets/links/images from Windows pc (clipboard) to your iPhone?

I constantly have the problem that I want to push a text snippets/links/images quickly from my Windows pc to my iPhone, without it being plugged or on the same Wi-Fi. Every time, it seems to be a ...
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Receiving text alerts on Macbook but not iPhone

I have an iPhone 7. I only recently synced it to the Messages app on my computer. At first, I received text alerts on both devices, but now, when I have the computer open (not the computer's Messages ...
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Prevent text messages from being sent to recipient's email address

Recently when I sent a message to an iPhone recipient, it was sent via SMS, presumably because one of us couldn't connect to iMessage. However, the strange thing is that my iPhone sent the text ...