Questions tagged [messages]

Messages is one of the original iPhone (now iOS) apps shipped with the iPhone. It is included in macOS since OS X Mountain Lion. This tag also should be used for all iMessage questions.

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Deleted SMSs do not sync between Mac and iPhone

I have configured Messages app on my Mac. Any SMS that I receive on iPhone is synced on my Mac. If read the SMS from iPhone it is marked as read on Mac and vice-versa. But if I delete any SMS from ...
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Unable to authenticate iMessage on MBP, but working on iPhone/iPad [duplicate]

Yesterday, I tried to send a text through iMessage on my MBP 13" (2020) only find it not sent about 10 minutes later. I tried sending it again, the same outcome. I sent the message directly ...
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How do I disable message sending using the return key on Ipad or Iphone? While using a bluetooth keyboard

Using a Bluetooth keypad with my Ipad how do I compose a message with new paragraphs? Pressing Énter/return’ sends the message immediately and message is most often incomplete. I also experience ...
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Messages app signs in and then signs out

I have tried resetting NVRAM, deleting plist files, removing IDS credentials, and signing in and out of iCloud.
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Messages and FaceTime apps don't log in macOS Big Sur

Since the Big Sur Betas, I haven't been able to log in to messages or FaceTime on my MacBook. When I open either app, the login screen appears, I log in, for a while it appears that I've logged in ...
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How to prevent Messages interpreting the @ symbol as a contact's name (inside an email address)

With Messages in macOS Big Sur (and iOS 14), you can now 'mention' a person's name using the @ sign. This feature is described in Messages User Guide > Send messages > Use mentions in ...
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Messages not sending on MacBook Pro

When using ichat or iMessage on my MacBook Pro, suddenly a couple of contacts are not receiving my texts. Also, I don't get a notification as to the status of the text, whether it has or has not been ...
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Can I un-corrupt Mac Messages chat database that no longer saves new chats?

I am running 10.12.6. My computer was almost out of available space (a few gigabytes left) and then got unplugged and died. When it turned back on, it booted from safe sleep mode and then got ...
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How to prevent `Your computer was restarted because of a problem` window showing up?

After a reboot or direct shutdown I keep getting the following message: Your computer was restarted because of a problem. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a port [Q] I just don'...
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Where does Mac Messages store older Attachments?

I'm looking for one specific photograph, a jpg taken on my iPhone, which I know was sent to my partner over Messages, towards the end of 2019. I don't have it in what used to be Camera Roll on the ...
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iMessage photos not displaying

Bit of a weird one. I have a Mac running Big Sur 11.1 whose iMessage is displaying blank comment boxes instead of the photos and screen dumps that were sent and received in conversations. Up until a ...
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How can I create an option in the print PDF pop up menu with Automator?

I tried to create a print plug-in for pdf pop-up menu, where I'd like to open the PDF in messages so I can send as a text or iMessage. After a few trials it did launch the messages app but it didn't ...
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Restore delted messages from macbook to phone

I deleted all my texts from my GF by a mistake on my iPhone and i dont have it backed up by ICloud (Im dumb i know). I have all the texts on my MacBook under Messages. Is there any way i can get them ...
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Why don't I see a Messages icon in iCloud.com?

I have my Messages on my iPhone and MacBook backed up to iCloud. I accidentally deleted a convo on my phone and wanted to retrieve it. When I logged into iCloud.com I don't see an icon for Message. ...
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Creating a Shortcut to Call or Text using an Action Sheet

I am trying to make a simple Shortcut that will allow me to tap on a bookmark associated with a contact, then choose between "call contact" or "text contact". I've been able to ...
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Cannot view messages after hitting send

When I send a link or an image in messages in reply to another, and my message transmits, I am left only able to see that message. This messages interface gives me no means to return to view the ...
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iPhone iMessages don't arrive after restart and before entering passcode

This is the timeline: iPhone runs out of battery and powers off. Connect the charger to the iPhone. iPhone powers on automatically. I'm not paying attention to it so I don't enter the passcode yet. ...
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How to block contacts on iPhone messages but not on Mac

Previously, I had blocked contacts on my iPhone, but the messages were still going through to my MacBook. I liked this because the messages wouldn't show up on my phone, which I use more often, but I ...
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How do I seamlessly share iMessage from Mac OS X El Capitan to my Windows 10 PC?

I'm generally a Windows 10 user, but my family is all using iPhones, because of that I would like to be able to access my iMessage messages from my Windows 10 computer (and Android phone if possible), ...
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My Android no longer receives text messages from an iphone since signing in to imessages on my mac

I have a Mac, running Big Sur. I signed in to iMessages, and sent a message to my wife's iPhone. Now, messages from her iPhone no longer go to my Android, and I can find no way to stop it from sending ...
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Programmatically delete Messages conversations?

I have so many conversations, I want to delete those I haven't used in more than 30 days. Apple does not offer this functionality, so I want to write an app that does it. The App will need to run on ...
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How can I fix the fact reactions in a specific text message group are coming through as text on my iPhone?

There is one particular message group where any message reactions are coming through as text. For example: All of these people in the group are also iPhone users. I am on an iPhone xR on iOS 14.2 (...
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iMessage: How to tell which conversations sent from phone or email?

I have my phone and email activated on iMessage. Some of my conversations are sent from my email and some are sent from my phone. How can I tell which conversations are sent from which address (phone ...
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Mojave's changes to application states

Before I upgraded to Mojave, there were two Apple applications that remained open after I would close them. Now, their behavior has changed quite a bit. The applications are Mail and Messages. Until ...
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What happens to the mobile number used by FaceTime/iMessage on an iPhone when swapping the SIM containing a different phone number?

Assume the following: FaceTime/iMessage are activated on an iPhone - using both the phone number associated with the SIM card that's currently inserted in the phone, as well as the email address of ...
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How to export all Digital Touch sketches from Messages?

Over last couple years, my girlfriend sent me hundreds of her little pieces of the art, that she made using Digital Touch. I tap “save” every time I get one from her. Now I would like to export all of ...
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iOS 14.2 - No text notification when message is open but screen is off

I think this issue started after upgrading to the new iOS. iPhone 11 iOS 14.2 Steps to Reproduce: Open Messages. Open a specific person's message thread. Lock your phone screen without closing the ...
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Why are some SMS-recipients reachable through iOS but not macOS?

I can launch the Messages app on Catalina and send an SMS to anyone on my iCloud or Gmail contact lists, which gives me the convenience of touch typing replies, as well as seeing attachments on a ...
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Verizon message+ does not sync your own texts with iphone texts

My friends are using Verizon's Message+ app for a group chat. I would like to participate. The primary problem is that when I send messages from Message+, the messages that I send do not show up as ...
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Use iMessage on Mac without signing into iCloud in System Preferences?

I would like to use my iMac without iCloud syncing and backup turned on. The only app that I do use between my iPhone and iMac is Apple Messages with family. Before I begin toggling switches on my ...
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I can't send messages to anyone in my contacts except to myself

I cant send messages to anyone in my contacts except to myself and I can't add people to whom I can message and receive messages from. Anyone who can help?
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Why can I no longer reply from Messages notifications in macOS Big Sur?

I have recently upgraded to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 from Catalina 10.15.7. Now, when I receive a Message, I get the notification but I no longer reply through it. This used to work in Catalina. I found ...
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How to delete message from iPhone lock screen?

When a SMS come in, it is shown on the lock screen with part of its content shown. If it is useless, how to delete the message directly from the lock screen without unlock the phone? There are ways to ...
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Can iMessage send a video as-is, without converting it first?

If I share a video file via iMessage, the recipient doesn't get the exact file I've shared, but a converted version of the video, which has a lower resolution and lower quality (e.g. when I share a ...
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Messages restarts to login screen after a few seconds

I'm running Big Sur (11.0.1) on a Late 2014 Mac Mini, and the Messages app refuses to stay logged in. I recently created a child account for my eldest. Signed into her account on Mac Mini, I have ...
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Messages.app notification only shows contact number instead of contact names on macOS

After upgrading to macOS Big Sur (11.0.1), the notification of new messages only shows contact number instead of contact names. I can see contact name, profile pics in my Messages.app and Contacts.app,...
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When updating the password for an Apple ID, is it then necessary to sign out of and back into FaceTime and iMessage?

I was recently working with a user that decided to change the password for their Apple ID; this was changed directly within iOS. When the change was complete, they were prompted to change the password ...
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I can't unlock my Apple ID

I want to log in to Messages on my Macbook, but it says I need to unlock my Apple ID first. After clicking "Send to my email", I receive an unlock link, but after opening the link I can't ...
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Removing the “unread messages” indicator when messages were deleted by bug

So, I recently experienced what seems to be quite an old bug in the default Messages app for the iPhone: while I was typing a text message, my phone’s battery died, and when the phone was powered back ...
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Does “Messages in iCloud” include SMS?

The page on Messages in iCloud mentions keeping "all your messages" on iCloud. It then goes on to activate the functionality on the iMessage settings tab in macOS. Does it apply to SMS ...
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No longer receiving iMessages from an iCloud email address

I have just got a new (2020) iPhone SE, and having an issue with iMessages. I was previously in a group conversation - most of the recipients are phone numbers (with iPhones), but one is an iCloud ...
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How can I temporarily send SMS text messages instead of iMessages to a specific contact using Messages on Mac?

I have a contact that I text with regularly on my Mac with the Messages app (version 13.0). Usually we use iMessage. But they don't have an iPhone, so if they send me an SMS message, I know they're on ...
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How can I make sure texts from friends with iPhones don't go to iMessage instead of my Android phone?

I have always used an Android phone, but text messages from certain friends get hijacked by iMessage. How do I prevent iPhones and MacOS Messages from sending me iMessages? I need all messages to be ...
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Is there a way to see what time a message was sent?

There are many websites that incorrectly claim that you can do this by swiping left and holding within the Messages app, but this actually shows the times that the messages were received, not sent. I'...
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Why doesn't SMS spam go to the Unknown Senders tab on iPhone Messages?

On iPhone Messages, SMS text messages come through from political groups and all kinds of other nonsense. These are not phone numbers I interact with. Some of them are short codes? Why don't they ...
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Mark SMS messages to Junk

I have iPhone SE 2020 running iOS 14.1. In my Messages app I see a Junk folder. I receive a lot of spam SMS messages from senders like QP-BUYPRP. I need to mark these SMSs as Junk so that they are ...
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Dual SIM: How to choose phone number when replying to SMS message in Messages

I have an iPhone with an eSim and physical SIM and therefore 2 different phone numbers. There is a message thread in Messages that contains messages sent to both of these numbers. I want to know, when ...
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Forward iMessage

Situation: group chat needs to remain iMessage only, while other entities need the info. Question: how can an iMessage be forwarded by SMS or as an email? Further info: the iMessage can be received ...
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Forward text messages received on Android to Mac?

Is there any way to forward text messages received on an Android to a Mac (maybe as notifications or to the native Messages app)?
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How can I ensure that friends with iPhones send me SMS/text instead of iMessages? [duplicate]

I have an android phone and normally use the Google Messages app for sending and receiving SMS. Yesterday, I used the macOS Messages.app app for the first time to send a friend a link. I guess they ...

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