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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Messages shows my Status “offline”

I have Messages on my MacBook Pro running 10.13.3 and have received the odd message from my daughter. I tried to use to send and the icon in the Dock shows my Status "offline" and I can't seem to ...
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Anyway to “reset” a group imesssage?

I'm having a bit of and odd problem with a group message, likely due to a bit of weird history with this groupchat. Rough outline below (this may include extraneous data) I have a groupchat with two ...
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Sent messages from iPhone don't show on macbook messages

I use iMessage for my iPhone and Macbook. The problem: I can't see a message I sent from my iPhone on my Macbook, but I can see a sent message from my Macbook on my iPhone. How can I see sent ...
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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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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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Why is my message app not sorting by recent message?

Ever since I had a storage issue, my messages app no longer puts new messages at the top of the messages list. When i get a message from someone , sms or imessage it is added to their conversation ...
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Why can't I use iMessages using cellular data any more on my iPhone?

Why can't I use iMessages using cellular data any more on my iPhone? I can use it with wifi, but when I turn on cellular, the message keeps popping out that my cellular data needs to be turned on (...
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Disable Instagram Video Auto-Play in iMessage

My wife just forwarded me an Instagram video in the Messages app, and annoyingly, the video began auto-playing on my phone (though without audio). Every time I go back to that conversation, the video ...
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Does iOS 10 support geotags for MMS messages?

I am finding that MMS messages are consistently not containing geotag data using iMessage. This occurs for iMessage on iOS 10.0.2 and MacOS 10.11.6. When I am within the iMessage app (either on my Mac ...
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iOS 10 Messages sending the incorrect music track

Me and my friend just updated to iOS 10. I've sent him a music track via iMessage. He says that the sent track is a different track from the same artist. When I tap the Play button to play the ...
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What's the secret to getting screen sharing to work with Messages in OS X 10.11?

I have a client who is only moderately comfortable in Xcode, and regularly has problems building the app I'm developing for him, or git conflicts, or other things that are very painful to figure out ...
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Why all previous SMSs are deleted after receiving a normal SMS on my iPhone4/iOS 7.1.2?

I received a normal SMS (GSM SMS, not iMessage) from my friend on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2. There were lots of messages (more than 10K) in that chat thread before the last message received. When ...
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Any way to send / receive iMessages from / to email?

I get and send a lot of iMessages every day, but I find it inconvenient to use my iPhone (with its small screen). I was wondering if there was any way to have iMessages be sent as email threads to an ...
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iMessage off, deregistered, still cannot receive SMS

I am trying to turn iMessage off on an iPhone. I tried repeatedly all the steps here http://www.cnet.com/how-to/three-steps-to-disable-imessage-and-not-lose-your-mind/ or here http://www.ianswerguy....
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Applescript Producing Error when Sending Messages

I have this Applescript code that sends a message to a given contact. However, I get this runtime error: Can’t get «class pres» "a_name@gmail.com" of application "Messages". The important part of ...
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Apple Watch sends texts to wrong person

My Apple Watch Sport recently has decided to send all messages targeted at one person to a different person. No matter how I send messages to person A (i.e. respond to their texts, send through the ...
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How do I enable multiple phone numbers for iMessge and FaceTime?

I have a couple of active SIM cards in a couple of different countries. How can I set my phone up to receive iMessages and FaceTime calls from all those numbers, even though there's obviously only one ...
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iChat showing contacts from people I've emailed once

In my iChat (now Messages?) buddy list I have a lot of buddies that are not buddies but people I've emailed once. It used to not do this. Is there a way to go back to that previous list?
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Messages / iMessages notification routing

Having an iPhone and iPad lying on the desk while chatting with the new Messages beta app gets very annoying, as each device beeps separately. Is there any way to have the notifications only on the ...
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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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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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How to change my phone number on Facetime and iMessage?

So I have already changed my number on my Apple ID and on my Gmail, but when I log in with my Apple ID on Facetime and iMessage it still has my old phone number.I restarted my phone but still the same....
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Friend with Android phone and Mac computer defaults to iMessage in Messages

I have a friend who uses an Android mobile phone and also a Mac. My iPhone contact page for him shows a FaceTime icon which I suppose is correct because it would go to the Mac when available but if I ...
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iPhone not sending / recieving links

I've noticed that when I send a text with a link to or from my iPhone, the recieving phone does not display the link, but displays all other text. I'm not sure if this is affected by iMessage. In any ...
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All my iMessages were deleted

My iPod Touch ran out of battery and died for a short time. When I plugged it back in and it turned back on, all of my conversations on iMessage had been deleted. I still have the contacts but all of ...
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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 ...