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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Migrating iMessages to new MacBook Pro

I'm trying to migrate my old messages from my old MacBook Pro to a new one I just bought. I tried copying over the old Messages folder, including chat.db, chat.db-shm, and chat.db-wal. I then ...
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I'm not getting notifications from only one contact

I was getting all notifications from one contact but all of a sudden it just stopped giving me notifications. Also it automatically opens the text and it doesnt say that I have read the message but ...
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Is there any alternative to the now-missing “AppleScript handler” option in Messages that allows playing custom sounds depending on sender?

In the Messages app, starting with the MacOS 10.13.4 upgrade Apple has removed the "AppleScript handler" option, which I had formerly used to play custom notification sounds when new messages were ...
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How to find which of several numbers for the same contact I sent a message to

For a contact with several phone numbers, how do I find which number I sent a message to? I am trying to find which of the contact's numbers to try next, because I'm not getting a reply. The ...
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Using imessage deleting message

When deleting imessages on my mac, I want to press space bar so that i can quickly click on "delete" however tab doesn't work and I can't seem to focus on the pop up that has two options "cancel" and "...
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Can I access contact names in chat.db?

I've been playing around with the chat.db file in Library/Messages to look at my messages from a sql perspective. I'm wondering if it's possible to see contact names in this db, specifically somehow ...
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FaceTime, iCloud and iMessage in China

Can one use FaceTime on an iPhone 6 without being billed international rates? I have a iPhone 6 bought in U.S. and I am going to China to visit family for six weeks. The iPhone region is United ...
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Does activating text forwarding between Apple devices forward old messages?

If I turn text message forwarding on my iPhone to forward to Mac, how far back does it forward? In other words, does it only send to the Mac what was sent/recieved via text from the date the ...
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See messages search matches in OS X High Sierra

I do a search in the messages application on High Sierra and it lists the conversations that have matches. But it only shows one match on the screen even it says there are multiple matches. How can I ...
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Why do messages not get collapsed into a single chat?

This is so annoying, and so baffling, that I feel compelled to ask about it here. I have an iPhone and a mac, my wife has an iPhone and a mac. Her iPhone is set to start all conversations from her ...
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Messages App acts like its disembodied

I use my iPhone and the app Messages interchangeably for sending and receiving messages. They are both connected to my apple account and for a long time they worked in sync. However, recently Messages ...
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iMessage to myself is received in different chat than it was sent from?

This is very strange but I hope readers can follow. My phone is an iPhone SE running iOS 11.2.6, mac is a 2011 iMac running macOS Sierra (10.12.6), iPad Mini 2 is on iOS 10.3.4. I often send myself ...
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Did Apple remove the “AppleScript handler” option in macOS High Sierra?

I wanted to make a little script involving messages on my Mac and after some research I discovered it was indeed possible. The only problem is that the "AppleScript handler" option in Messages>...
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Running 10.13.4 Beta (17E182a), what is “Messages in iCloud currently disabled” message I am getting?

See picture below. I am seeing "Messages in iCloud is currently disabled. Repair Account." The "repair account" is not clickable. I have enabled Messages in iCloud and I have tried to sync several ...
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Why do my iMessages (green bubble) don't appear on my iPad 2? but only on my iPhone

I have what appears to be the same iMessages on my iPhone 6 and iPad, 2nd generation. Yet, when someone writes me a message, it only appears on my iPhone and not my iPad (although I have a whole list ...
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My SMS are not displayed in macOS Messages app anymore

I use to have my SMS displayed in the macOS Messages app but it doesn't work anymore. I check this Apple support document and my configuration is well set up: Use Messages with your Mac. Any idea ...
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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 ...
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iPhone Messages app delete confirmation

Whenever I attempt to delete a conversation thread in the Messages app on my iPhone, why is it asking me for confirmation? It used to be just swipe left and delete.
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Can I use Messages on OS X for two different iPhones with two different Apple IDs?

I have two iPhones (one personal and one business), each with a separate Apple ID, so I can keep these logically separated. Ideally, I'd like to use Messages on OS X to be able to send and receive ...
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Messages on Mac displaying “Not Delivered” but message is being delivered

I've tried logging out and back into my Apple ID account on my Mac, but some (not all) messages are showing the red exclamation point and "Not Delivered", but when I go to the same thread on my phone ...
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Can't activate iMessage or FaceTime on any device

I can't activate iMessage or FaceTime on any Apple device. It keeps saying that it could not be activated and I should try again later. I'm on the latest version of macOS and iOS and the date and time ...
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Not receiving Messages on macOS

I'm not receiving new messages in the Messages app on macOS (High Sierra). I do get notifications of new messages there (delayed many minutes from when I receive them on iOS). And I can send messages ...
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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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Why won't my Macbook remember any Messages chats anymore?

Can't figure out what's going on here, but my Macbook Pro (mid-2011, macOS Sierra) no longer remembers anything new in Messages. Every time I quit and relaunch Messages, the history is right back ...
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iOS 10, Messages has bifurcated chat history with my wife

I can't figure out what's going on here, but my wife appears twice in Messages on my phone (iPhone SE, iOS 10.3.1) and I appear twice in her Messages on her phone (iPhone SE, iOS 9.3.4). There are ...
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iPhone 7 is not showing notifications for a incoming messages in Messages application

I have iPhone 7 running iOS 11.2.5 iMessages (Messages) application is not displaying any notifications for the messages that is coming from bank. I checked all the settings for notifications and ...
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Managing old iMessages keys

Let's assume the following situation: My device gets stolen and my keychain keys (including iMessage encryption and signing keys) I reactivate my iMessage account and new iMessage keys are generated. ...
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How to tell which email/phone number an iMessage was sent from

I've got a few addresses that I can be reached at, one phone number and two email addresses. I know which address new conversations are started from, but how can I tell which of my phone number/emails ...
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Is it possible to activate iMessages without phone number on iPhone? [duplicate]

I have iPhone with a SIM card and a phone number. I would like to activate iMessages, but only for my Apple ID's e-mail address, and not phone numbebr. Is it possible to do this?
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Activation of iMessage and FaceTime fails (error during activation)

Trying to activate iMessage and FaceTime on my MBP (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015; macOS 10.13.3) keeps returning "An error occurred during activation. Try again." I have gone through the suggestions ...
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Cannot text from iPhone to friend on Note 8

This is essentially a repost of a previous question I asked a while back, but a few things have changed and I never got a working answer, so I thought I should post again. My friend has been on ...
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messages keeps asking for password for jabber account

Apple messages keeps asking for password every time I try to log in to my jabber account. The password is correctly saved in the keychain (in fact I just go and copy it from there each time). Save ...
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Can I text from iPad with only an email address?

My wife has a wifi-only iPad. She'd like to be able to send and receive texts from it, but it has no phone number, and she has no other Apple device to send/receive texts through. She's configured ...
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Contact names not showing in Messages on High Sierra

I have my contacts stored on iCloud, so they sync between my iPhone and my MacBook Pro. On my iPhone, the Messages app displays the Contact Name, however on my MacBook Pro it does not. It just ...
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Can messages be intercepted?

I’ve sent several text and voice messages to my daughter with no reply. Is it possible that her husband has a way to receive these messages and delete them before she sees them?
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Change iMessage account on iPad

My partner gave me his iPad mini but I cannot use iMessage as it is linked to his account and I cannot change accounts. Is there any way of doing this?
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How to Sync Messsages Between Android and MacBook?

I'm having a difficult time getting texts to show up on the Messages app on my laptop and my Android phone. It's really weird because some texts appear on my phone while others get sent to the ...
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iMessage access

We have a 14 year old daughter we are trying to monitor her texting. We use a third party app that captures deleted texts but it’s not real-time not user friendly. How do I set up our phones wher all ...
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Can't log into iMessage on MacOS [duplicate]

I recently stopped receiving iMessage and SMS messages on my Mac. I suspect it's to do with the fact that I recently upgraded to 10.13.2. I've reset my NVRAM, logged out of iCloud, logged back in, ...
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Messages app gives an upgrade notice but never finishes

When I launch the messages app on my iMac I get a notice that the Messages database is being upgraded. The notice, shown below, tells me to wait while it finishes or relaunch later. This just started ...
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How can I export an iMessage conversation to .txt or .pdf from Mac?

I need to export the chat history of an iMessage chat to either a text or PDF file. I realize this is a common question, but I ask it again because preferably, each message should have beside it a ...
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Message reply on Mac goes to wrong person

3 people at my office send me messages from their iOS device. If I read and reply from my iOS device, all works well. If I read and reply from my Mac, the replies get mixed and and the wrong person ...
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Set up iMessage on iPod touch without erasing all data

My dad has been trying to set up iMessage on my sisters iPod touch so my sister can text me. How do I sign in to iMessage on my iPod? People have said to clear out all of the data, but we have not ...
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conversation numbers corrupted after restoring

I restored my new Phone from the itunes back up using the iSkysoft due to lack of storage (selective restore). After restoring I wasnt able to send messages to anyone, later turned out that numbers ...
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Unable to send text messages after restoring iPhone

I restored my new iPhone using a third party app iSkysoft. It uses iTunes backup and restored my phone. I used it as needed to selectively restore my phone due to storage problem. Now, after restoring ...
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Messages is unusable due to unresponsiveness!

Messages on High Sierra has become increasingly unusable for me. I get frequent (every dozen words or so, at least once per message) long (5-20s) lags when typing — which seem to occur most often when ...
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received an sms from my stalker after changing number

If anyone is experienced with iphone imessage and sms, please enlighten me. There is someone stalking me by keep calling and texting even though I told him not to. It's been going for too long. The ...
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Restore a conversation in messages

I accidentally deleted a conversation just now in Messages on iPhone. Is there anyway to undo this action or restore the deleted conversation in iOS 11? The conversation still exists on my iPad but I ...
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How can I view message timestamps in iOS 11? [duplicate]

I have the newest version of iOS 11 on an iPhone SE. I am having no luck figuring our what time text messages were sent or received. Is there any way to do this?