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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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Unable to see latest text and receive any phone calls on MacBook

When I first logged into my MacBook, I was able to receive phone calls as well as text messages on the system. But now I cannot receive any, on top of that MacBook doesn't even show up my iPhone in ...
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Missing Messages from chat.db

Hi so I can't currently create a minimum reproducible example but I am missing texts that I know I sent and appear in the search on the iMessage app but aren't in chat.db My python code below import ...
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Send iMessage from Firefox

Ubuntu + Firefox has become my daily driver. I would like to be able to send iMessage from Firefox. I am able to login using my Apple ID in Firefox. Is there a URL that can enable me to send iMessage ...
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iPhone sends messages by itself after sim swapping

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 10.3.1. I use two sim cards and when I swap them, I noticed that the balance gets lower, every single time. This looked fishy, so I contacted telecommunications company,...
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Text messaging has stopped working on my iMac

I have an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6 and an iphone 6 running ios 12.2. For the past several years i've been texting a group of friends using either my iMac or my iphone! Messages texted on one ...
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How to disable “Group MMS” in iOS 12

Previously, you could disable Group Messaging. But I don't see this option in iOS 12. Does anyone know how to turn off Group MMS messaging without disabling MMS entirely? "Group MMS" is described ...
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Gap in Apple Messages sent/received during macOS reinstall

I backed up my Mac with Time Machine, erased the drive, and reinstalled 10.14.4 from USB. After the install process was complete, I restored my data from the Time Machine backup I had made a couple ...
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How to find a Message from 2012 that my replacement iPhone 6s now says failed to send?

I recently had my iPhone 6s replaced (strictly speaking, a battery repair). Since I restored my backup to it (iOS 12.2), every time the phone reboots I get an alert about a message that failed to send ...
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How do I get notification first on active device?

I hear my iPhone chime upon the arrival of a notification. Minutes later it shows up on my Mac, even when I am working actively on the Mac. Is there a way to tell the notification to arrive on the ...
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How do I disable this red warning appearing in every new conversation in iMessage?

Every time I get a text-message from a new number, I get this big, red message: WARNING: Apple will never ask you to open Terminal or execute a command on your Mac, click a link, visit a website, ...
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Texts from husband show as from myself

I receive a notification indicating I have a new text from my husband - showing his name/contact. After clicking on the notifcation from him and reading the text, my Messages show the text came from ...
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How to turn off sounds in the Messages app on the Watch?

One of the great features of the Apple Watch is its unobtrusiveness: I can receive a message, look at it, and respond to it without disturbing the people around me with a series of beeps or vibration ...
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Is it possible to send notification to Apple Watch but show alert on iPhone?

I want to receive notifications for Messages.app on my Apple Watch (so that I can see the notifications in the control center), but I don't want my watch to vibrate every single time I get a message. ...
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Replace Messages app with something else and have it use my phone number?

Is there a way for me to use a different app to send/receive SMS messages on my iPhone, and still use my same phone number? It'd be great if it could become the default for sending messages on my ...
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MacOS iMessages can send text but not images using SMS via iPhone

I have until recently been able to send both text messages and images to SMS-contacts from my Mac (10.14.3) over my iPhone (12.1.4). (They have never had iPhones). Recently this stopped working, now ...
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If you deactivate an iPad from your Apple ID, will it still receive iMessages?

I recently went on the iTunes store and took my Apple ID off of my iPad. Will text/iMessages that I receive on my iPhone still go to the iPad?
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iPhone imessage hijacked by “Puss N. Boots”

When I tap imessage icon animated GIF comes up with 2 serial pages with a lot of animation "! Share your GIFs", then moves on to page "2 Copy & paste stickers" with a lot of complex animation. Of ...
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Make sure iMessage is going through

I have read so many different answers and really just need a truthful answer. My ex-boyfriend and I both have iPhones. I been trying to send him messages but it doesn’t say 'Delivered'. It doesn't ...
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macOS Mojave Reinstall Old Message Client

I was using the mac chat client with Jabber for internal office chat and they amazingly took this feature away in Mojave. Now iMessage is solely for iPhone messages. I've since tried other clients ...
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iMessages sending tiny versions of images/GIFs

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm sending a personal photo, a GIF, or a video taken straight from iMessage, they're all sent to the recipient as super tiny versions of what I see them being sent as. ...
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Send current location in Messages app running iOS 12

In older versions of iOS, the Messages app had an i character in a circle which allowed us to send our current location to the other person. The location could be one-time snapshot of location, or a ...
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How to fix SMS only on Mac but iMessage on iPhone

I'm having a problem where when I'm texting this particular person I'm sending my messages as an SMS via Mac but it's sending as iMessage via iPhone. I have text forwarding on and I was wondering how ...
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Is it possible to only store messages for 30 days in iCloud?

My iPhone, iPad, and MacBook all have the Keep Messages setting on 30 days. When I turn on iCloud for Messages though, it changes to Forever and my iCloud storage fills up (I only have 5 GB). I can ...
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Would enabling Messages in iCloud (on newer iOS) allow 2 iPhones with previously separate SMS, iMessages, Attachments to Sync up & get Unified?

Would enabling Messages in iCloud (on newer iOS e.g. 12.x) allow 2 iPhones (one i5 and one i6) with previously separate SMS, iMessages, Attachments to Sync up & have a unified copy/ history? Or ...
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How can I get Mac Messages to stay in sync while the Mac is asleep or off?

iOS 11.3, macOS Sierra At night after about 9PM, my iMac is either asleep or powered off. If during that time I receive any messages to my phone, they will not appear in the Mac message history when ...
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Spam on iMessage - What are my options?

A person unknown to me got hold of my Apple ID (email) which is registered with iMessage. While as I understand, there should be no harm in some stranger having access to my email address (apart from ...
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Can't delete text messages

I want to delete certain texts within a coversation on my Iphone 8+ version 12.1.2. I've rebooted my iphone and i am still only getting "copy" at the bottom of the screen instead of "more." I do I ...
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Why is IMRemoteURLConnectionAgent contacting a Charter IP address

I never use iMessage. I never use iCloud. And yet I happened to check my Mac's current network connections and I found this: IMRemoteURLConn 33557 me 7u IPv4 ... 0t0 TCP 192.168.1.198:57996-&...
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Messages on macOS has wrong phone number in group chat

I have a group text chat with some people – call them Alice, Bob, and Carol – and it got misconfigured. For some reason, the message is going to Alice's work phone number instead of her cell phone ...
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iPhone merged two contacts and their messages into one

My girlfriend had two contacts for me - one only an e-mail, and the other a phone number. We would mainly send iMessages to each other, but when she didn't have internet access, she would send a ...
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iPhone SE, can't start conversations from my email address

When I'm using iMessages I always prefer they be sent from my email address and not my phone number. For some reason now however, my phone will not allow me to select my email address to send ...
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How to automatically resend iMessage when Internet is accessible?

When using Messages, if I don't have an Internet access for some reason and the message does not send, I have to manually go back and resend any unsent message. Is there any way to do this like ...
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How to exchange simple text files with Messages, WhatsApp with any recipient

I often have to send simple text files to recipients working on Mac, iPhone, PC running Linux, Windows, mobile running Android. These files are slightly formatted (just tabs and returns) to be easily ...
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Old iMessages not transfered to newly setup iPhone

I just got a new iPhone and decided to start fresh and not restore it from an old backup (old one is cluttered with tons of apps I don't use anymore). Everything is working just fine except from ...
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Emergency Bypass for SMS message

I am involved in psychology study, where I am trying to set up a setting for one specific contact where, on Emergency Bypass, messages from the said contact will lead to a vibration notification. ...
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Emojis appear on some parts of apps but show as question mark in other parts

For example, on Messages.app, the sidebar with recent contact list displays Emojis but the message pane does not: In Safari, some Emojis appear on sites but not other sites. Furthermore, on sites ...
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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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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/iMessage via command line, to avoid having to go into system preferences. Is there a way I can manipulate settings for Messages to enable/disable an account?
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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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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 ...