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.

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Does iMessage have BCC?

Does iMessage have the ability to send a message as a BCC (blind carbon copy) to a group, like email services do (Gmail and Apple Mail)? Sometimes I have a message that I want many people to receive ...
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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 report spam that appeared in Messages on my iPhone? - In particular, the kind marked, “Text Message”

How do I report this spam that appeared in Messages on my iPhone? My carrier is AT&T. As I understand it, we can tell from the screen shot (because of the "Text Message") that my carrier delivered ...
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I don’t get a notification when I get a new text message (iPhone 5, iOS 12)

For some time now I have not been receiving notifications when getting a text message on my iPhone. Notifications for all other apps work fine, and I have checked that notifications for messages are ...
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iOS 12.2 unknown words can be dragged around, but why?

By accident I've discovered the following: I open the messages app and write some text in the message area I write a word that the phone doesn't have in its dictionary and it gets a red dotted ...
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Iphone not showing delivered message but imessages on my mac shows delivered message. Which is it?

I sent a message from my iphone and it is not showing any type of delivered notification. When I get on imessages on my mac, the same message shows as delivered. Trying to figure out if it was ...
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How can I know that iMessage is active?

If I see such keyboard (please, take a look on the image below), am I right with that: iMessage is active?
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Messages brings macOS to its knees with soagent and callservicesd

When I launch Messages on macOS and attempt to do anything at all with it (or even, it seems, if I just wait a while until a message is received) the two processes soagent and callservicesd start ...
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Only Messages not restoring on new iPhone (DEP device)

In my firm we enroll iPhones via our DEP programme, and manage them through a MDM server. Our colleagues receive a pre-configured iPhone, but they are allowed to use a personal iCloud account to ...
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Persistent Beachball in Messages

A few days ago, I was chatting via Messages and because the phone I was tethering off of went dead, and I reconnected after connecting to the wireless network of the hotel I was in, which is...dubious ...
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On iPhone, can I tell if group text messages were delivered?

The question is in the subject. Iphone 6 plus - ios 8. I know I can tell for individuals, but not for groups - or at least not obviously. Can I?
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View only unread messages in macOS Messages

Is there any way to view only unread messages in Messages.app in macOS? The behavior I'd like is basically the same behavior as a Mail.app smart mailbox showing on unread emails. The volume of texts ...
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Transferring Messages from old Mac to new Mac

I have a new Mac and I didn't use the Migration Assistant to move my data. I want to now transfer my old messages from my old Mac to my new Mac. It appears all the old messages are in buried in the ...
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Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp not opening the WhatsApp app on iPhone

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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Copy entire chat in Messages in macOS Mojave

I'm trying to copy and paste a chat from Messages.app into an email (macOS Mojave 10.14.5, Messages 12.0 (5500)). When I go into Messages and select all using command+A, the entire conversation is ...
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macOS Mojave Messages problems

Has anyone been experiencing weirdness with Messages since Mojave? I have two issues: Closed conversations re-open when I quit and relaunch Messages. Stuff I've previously typed reappears in the text ...
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iPad: Sending iMessage messages from e-mail [duplicate]

When I send message on iMessage, it’s sent from my e-mail, which I am logged in iCloud with i.e. my Apple ID, not my phone number. In Settings → Messages → Send and Receive(?), is not my number, just ...
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Will “Auto Delete Old Conversions” delete my messages from all of my devices if using iCloud?

My wife's iPad is constantly out of space. Most of the space is used up by Messages, where her iPhone Messages sync with iCloud, and her iPad sync with iCloud, and thus, she copies all those large ...
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How to keep all attachments downloaded all the time in Messages app?

I am using Messages app in iOS 12 and also forwarding them on to my Mac running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. I exchange photos with my friend and we discuss edits etc., sometimes on very old ones. When I go ...
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iMessage workflow for incoming texts from someone?

Are there any ways to start any sort of workflow based on incoming iMessage texts? When I'm at work, I usually have my iPhone on silent mode. But when my wife texts me, I'd like to figure out some ...
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Android message merge with iCloud Message history

I had an iPhone, and used iMessages with iCloud enabled. Then I switched to an Android for a while, which contains new messages. I've now switched back to an iPhone, and am trying to migrate these new ...
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How to disable smart quotes

[OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks)] I've disabled smart quotes in the keyboard settings, but whenever I type ' or " in Messages (old name: iChat), they get converted to ‘ and “. How do I disable this default ...
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Messages: Online status or Last seen time

Is there any method for me to know if a user registered with Messages is currently online? Or, is it possible for me to determine when they were last seen? If not is there a way to find out using ...
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I can’t remove my old phone number from iMessage or FaceTime

I had an old phone number on my iPhone 8 carrier free. I recently switched to another carrier but I cannot use my new phone number to activate iMessage. Furthermore, I cannot remove my old phone ...
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Block unwanted Gmail Texts

Yesterday a person texted my phone through a Gmail account and I thought it was just an accident or a bot or something. I reported it as junk and it deleted their initial “Hi.” But since then they’ve ...
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Sending iMessage that supposably does not get delivered

My niece has an iPhone 8 which is acting up. When she sends an iMessage to another user, the message gets sent and received. She however does not see a status (i.e. delivered or read). Instead, after ...
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iMessage screen sharing is greyed out

Why is the iMessage screen sharing option not available? What causes it to be greyed out? (see screenshot, green arrow)
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Messages app on iPhone do not play alert/vibrate for SMS received from some numbers

I get no sound (or vibration) in my iPhone when a I receive a message from certain numbers. The number is not listed in my Contacts, it's a very short number sent containing SMS sent by my bank with ...
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iMessages on macOS showing showing prior sent message in the text field

Sometimes when I open iMessages on my MacBook I'll find that a previously sent message is still in the text field as though I haven't sent it. It's inconsistent, I don't know how to reproduce it. I'm ...
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How do I get my MacBook to stop sending iMessages to non-Apple devices?

This behavior just started randomly today, with no discernible connection to an iOS update. Though it was around the time I began to sync my iMessages to the cloud. Using my MacBook iMessage, which ...
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AppleScript to clean spam in Messages

I get a lot of spam in my iMessage, such gamble, sex etc. On my iPhone, it can be filtered into a separate column. But on my Mac, there is no way to filter messages from unknown senders, which is ...
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Don't see messages from one specific sender any longer

I am having a problem with Messages. Suddenly my iPhone stopped showing messages from a single contact (messages from other contacts are receiving fine). I did tried restarting my iPhone couple of ...
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How do I restore deleted Messages from a Time Machine backup?

My father deleted all his text messages from his iCloud account yesterday. By the time I found out about it, it was too late to restore them from the iCloud backup. Is it possible to restore them from ...
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Email directly to iMessage?

I know how to send a message to X@txt.att.net and have it show up as a text message. I am wondering if there is a way to e-mail a message and have it go through iiMessage instead of SMS.
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How to reset Apple Mail on macOS Mojave without deleting and adding back Internet account?

I'd like for Apple Mail to start fresh and download and index all of my emails from scratch across multiple email accounts. I read that I might be able to go into internet accounts and delete all of ...
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I don't want to use iMessage on an iOS 11 phone. How do I turn it off?

How do I turn it off? When I sent to Settings, Messages and turned off iMessages. But then I am unable to SMS people with iPhones. Error dialog pops up: iMessage needs to be enabled to send this ...
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MacOS Message.app is messing up the display of emoticons

My MacOs MacBookPro has all updates applied. For a while now when an emoticon is displayed in a message window (iMessage/SMS etc.) it is displayed as a box with a question mark. You can see that in ...
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Why does the Messages app request access to your heart rate?

In health.app, under the Sources tab, one of the apps that use health data is the messages app. It only has asked for the ability to read my heart rate data which is enabled. I would like to know ...
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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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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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iMessage: How do I search for keywords in an individual message thread?

I have a 5-year conversation going on with my wife on iMessage. Every once in a while I want to find something like a restaurant she messaged me about. I want to search for the word "restaurant" and ...
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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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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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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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Arabic letters being cut on iPhoneX

I've bought an iPhone X about 3 months ago, 1 month later I started facing a problem where some Arabic letters and words are being cut and not shown in the messages in Messenger, Facebook, Line and ...