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How to Fix iMessage Not Syncing Between a Mac & iPhone/iPad

Aug 9, 2012 - 36 Comments

As you probably noticed when configuring iMessage on a Mac, you use an Apple ID during the set up process. This allows iMessage to sync all messages between any Macs and any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad you may have using that same Apple ID. But this doesn’t always work as intended, and sometimes messages … Read More

Delete Text Messages, iMessages, & Conversations from iPhone

Jul 18, 2012 - 6 Comments
Delete entire text message threads from iPhone

Want to delete a text message or conversation thread from an iPhone? Maybe it’s a regretful SMS, a security risk, or just an embarrassing iMessage conversation from after you had too much to drink, whatever it is you can quickly delete an entire conversation or even selectively delete only certain parts of a message thread, … Read More

Hide SMS & iMessage Previews from the Lock Screen on iPhone

Jul 10, 2012 - 3 Comments
Disable message previews on the iPhone lock screen

The lock screen of an iPhone (or iPad, iPod touch) defaults to showing a preview of all received Messages and SMS, showing both the senders name and the content of their text message. That can be very convenient, but it also has the potential for oversharing private information and dialog between others, which could lead … Read More

How to Forward a Text Message on iPhone

Apr 16, 2012 - 9 Comments
Forward text message SMS from iPhone

Forwarding text messages from one sender to another is made very simple on the iPhone. The process is the same whether it’s a text, SMS, MMS, or even an iMessage: From the Messages app, open the text message you want to forward Tap the “Edit” button in the upper right corner Tap the message you … Read More

Send Video VoiceMail Messages from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Mar 14, 2012 - 8 Comments
Send video message

If you’ve ever had to explain to someone that iPhone visual voicemail does not literally mean video voicemail, you know the potential disappointment that comes with it. What the user probably envisioned was the ability to record a quick video message and leave that as a video voicemail for the recipient to watch when they … Read More

Clear iMessage Chat History in Mac OS X

Mar 5, 2012 - 23 Comments
Clear iMessage Chat History

iMessage keeps track of chat history, providing you with a lengthy record of conversations in a scrollable chat log. Unlike iOS, there isn’t an in-app method to delete the chat history in OS X (yet), instead you will have to turn to the Finder or command line: Quit out of Messages for Mac Hit Command+Shift+G … Read More

Enable (or Disable) Read Receipts in iMessage for Mac

Feb 29, 2012 - 3 Comments
Read Receipts in iMessage for Mac

Read Receipts show the sender of a message that a message has been delivered these are enabled by default in iMessages for iOS, but they are disabled by default in Message for Mac. If you’re interested in having the read receipts sent along with each message received on your Mac, you can toggle a setting … Read More

Find iMessage Users & Contacts Easily from iOS or Mac OS X

Feb 25, 2012 - 14 Comments
Find iMessage Users

iMessage is a great addition to iOS and OS X that lets you send unlimited text messages, pictures, videos, documents, and even files, between other iMessage users. Though you probably know at least a few people who are using iMessages, chances are good that more of your contacts have set it up and you just … Read More

Send Any File to an iOS Device from Mac OS X with iMessage

Feb 19, 2012 - 7 Comments
Send Files to iOS from Mac with iMessage

A little-known feature of iMessage lets any Mac send files to another iMessage user (or yourself) using an iOS device, and vice versa. Yes, this means iMessages can function as a full-fledged file transfer app for both OS X and iOS users, providing for simple transferring of files, pdf’s, text and rtf documents, movies, pictures, … Read More

How to Uninstall Messages and Restore iChat to Mac OS X

Feb 17, 2012 - 18 Comments
Uninstall Messages and Restore iChat

Alright so you downloaded iMessages for Mac beta and decided it was a little too beta for every day use, and now you want to use iChat again right? As you probably noticed, when you install Messages it replaces iChat, but that doesn’t mean that iChat is gone for good, and uninstalling Messages Beta is … Read More

Download iMessages for Mac Beta Right Now

Feb 16, 2012 - 21 Comments
Messages for Mac

Messages is the all new iChat replacement coming to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, it provides for the same unlimited messaging features that iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users have right now, but brings this right to the Mac desktop. With Messages, you can send photos, videos, attachments, contacts, locations, and more, without any … Read More

Send SMS Text Messages to Cell Phones from iChat

Feb 16, 2007 - 10 Comments

The title says it all, you can send and receive SMS text messages through iChat by following these simple instructions. If you are so inclined, there is even a simple bash script allowing you to interface with iChat through the command line for such purposes. This is a great tip, and apparently the ability to … Read More

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