OS X Yosemite :: Get IMessage To Sync Old Messages
Dec 3, 2014
I took my computer in for servicing, cleaning, etc. Now that it's back, it's "stuck" on the last message I received on it, which is from November. I've receiving my messages on my iPhone, but I'd love to sync them and get them "caught up" on my MacBook Pro.
Im currently using OS X Yosemite Version 10.10 (14A379b), this has only happened when I upgraded Messages will not complete sending any messages and will not keep received messages. If i quit out of it it will say "Are you sure you want to quit? Some chats have messages you haven’t read." When the message has be received by the person receiving the message and has replied back.
I'm running Yosemite on Mac and iOS 8.1.1 on iPad and iPhone. When i setup Messages on my Mac a couple of months ago all conversations were synced up between all 3 devices. i've continued many of those conversations on my iPad and iPhone but when I opened Messages on my Mac today i noticed that they had stopped syncing about 2 weeks ago. Now when i try to send a message from my Mac it sends it as SMS not as iMessage. how to correct both the SMS issue but more importantly the sync?
I changed my apple password - BIG mistake. Now iMessage will not deliver any messages from my mac. I have tried everything, even unregistered my phone yesterday and switched iMessage back on today only to find the problem still exists. It is a great new feature of Yosemite but if it doesn't work then it's pointless and I will have to turn off iMessage permanentely
I couldn't log into my iMessage account in the Messages application on Mac OS 10.8.5 on my Macbook Pro. At first it would try to log in, then I get a window saying that I couldn't log in and to contact support, . And this was the "validation code" - 2759-9329-5430
I called support, they said that there was probably just a glitch and it'd be fixed in an hour... it's been about 4 days. Still can't log in. After I received that first message that took me to this page, then is just started saying "can't log in." .I'm back to getting that "validation code" page link again... Who spilled a beer on the iCloud server again?
How do I receive alerts of unread/new on the iMessage on my macbook air? Currently, I have unread messages but the icon on the dock of the laptop does not indicate (with the red bubble) the number of messages I have received that are unread/new.
Just downloaded it right now and it's excellent! However, I notice a possible flaw in which whenever I receive a message from someone, it will notify me on both my Mac AND my iPhone! As you might imagine, it's pretty annoying given iMessages are flying through on my Mac. I was wondering if anyone knows how to stop iPhone notifications when messaging on Mac. I hope this feature will be added in ASAP from Apple if it doesn't exist yet!
I purchased my Macbook Pro (late 2013) Retina last month and it was fine to send and receive messages through imessage.I will see a notification for the message, but when actually going into the imessage, the message is shown after maybe 5 minutes.
My iMessage stopped receiving messages sent to my phone number. I can only send and receive using my apple ID which is my email address. It use to be where my phone and laptop were completely synced now its either have a conversation on my phone or on my computer.
My iPhone 5c is receiving the same messages that I've already read on my Macbook Pro and I would like to stop connecting my phone number to the computer. Is there a way to fix this? I am using IOS 1.7.2 if this problem has anything to do with my phone and that has any relevance.
Edit: I would not like to turn iMessage off on my phone, as I use it because a lot of the area I live in does not have service while we have wifi.
I use iMessage on my iMac, iPhone and iPad. I am signed into iMessage using the same Apple ID on all three devices. I also have the same phone numbers and email addresses activated within iMessage on each device.
When I send or receive messages, iMessage syncs the messages among the three devices. All good so far. But if I delete a conversation on one device, the deletion does not sync to the other two devices. So I have to manually delete the conversation from the other two devices. How to sync conversations within iMessage across devices?
iMessage, or message whatever it's called. It's message app but when I try to login shows iMessage screen.Up till last night messages was working fine on my Yosemite Mac, iPod touch and my old iPod touch.
I did the 8.1.2 update on my iPod and when I started my Mac up it asked for an iMessage log in, never did this before. Typed the correct password and it just sits there with the gear wheel spinning beside my Apple id, tried changing DNS, deleted keychain passwords, switched messages off/on on the the other devices as well as iCloud. The other devices still work on the same router. Tried switching from wired, which it usually operates on to wi-fi only and deleted iMessages preferences, nothing.
A few days ago my macbook pro stopped getting iMessages. Interestingly I still get SMS from all of my non-apple friends. I have checked to make sure everything looks right, logged into iCloud account, etc. Double checked on my iPhone as well. My iPad and iPhone still communicate with each other and receive all messages. Running most current OS on all three devices.
trying to set-up iMessage (Messages version 8.0) on my new MacBook Air iOS Yosemite and it keeps saying "Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again." What can i do to get this to work so i can connect it to my iPhone?
I have an iPhone 4s with IOS 8, an iPad 2 with IOS 8, and a mid-2011 iMac running Yosemite. All are updated. The iMessages on my three devices do not sync. An example: This morning I sent an iMessage to a friend from my phone after she sent me a message from her Android phone. The messages do not appear on my iMac or iPad, just on the iPhone. I completely deleted said contact from my contacts on all devices, but when I added her back, the same message/no message situation existed. I read the following about "continuity" on the apple website:
With OS X Yosemite and an iPhone running iOS 8, you can send and receive SMS text messages right from your Mac. So when friends text you — regardless of what phone they have — you can respond from your Mac or your iPhone, whichever is closest.2 All the messages that appear on your iPhone now appear on your Mac, too, so your conversation is up to date on all your devices. You can also start an SMS or iMessage conversation on your Mac by clicking a phone number in Safari, Contacts, Calendar, or Spotlight.
Is there a shortcut for creating a new iMessage from anywhere in OS X? I know it doesn't take a long time to open messages and start a new conversation but it would be nice if there was a shortcut that allowed a new conversation to be started from anywhere. Here is an example of what I am looking for. I accessed this by clicking the messages icon on someone's contact page.
I upgraded from Yosemite 10.10 to 10.10.1 a bit over a week ago. I am using a Mac Pro (Mid-2010). iMessage worked fine after my upgrade from Mavericks 9.5 to Yosemite 10.10. When the 10.10.1 upgrade came out, I upgraded. Now, I cannot activate iMessage. I get a message that basically says my Apple ID is not recognized. The same Apple ID and iMessage work fine on my rMPB (late 2013) running the upgraded Yosemite 10.10.1. I have not, in all my attempts to activate, received the error code that some folks mention.
Yesterday my iPhone abruptly shut off. I thought it was dead but when I plugged it in it said it had battery. Now it will only turn on when I have it plugged into the wall and if I unplug it it'll immediately shut down. Also when it turns on it won't connect to Wifi and cellular service just says "Searching..." so its essentially useless. I'm wondering if theres a way to get my messages on iMessage on my Mac if I don't have it connected to my number yet and I can't access my phone to connect them.
I just noticed that in iMessage, delivery and read receipt times are displayed in 12 hour am/pm clock, even though I have setup the system to use a 24 hour clock. I cannot find a setting in iMessage application to change to 24 hour clock. Have I glossed over a setting or is it not possible to use a 24 hour clock in iMessage?
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
I have been using imessage on my laptop, ipad and iphone for months and they were all working fine. However today, I was unable to send any messages on my mac but still could do so on my ipad and iphone. After resigning into my account and restarting my computer, i could receive and send messages again and they all sync to all three of my products. However, the previous messages on my laptop have disappeared. All that I have left are the most recent messages that I've sent to one person. The messages between me and other contacts have disappeared as well. Can I easily recover these messages?
Info: MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
My problem is related to the iMessage app on my iPhone 5 and MBP Retina. I have not been able to find a suitable answer to this problem in the Apple discussions, however there are discussions relating to syncing of messages, or the lack thereof, but that's not my problem. My problem has to do with deleting messages from one device and then those message being deleted on the other device.
Both devices, iPhone 5 and 15" MBP Retina are up to date (iOS 8.1.1 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.1).
I can send and receive iMessage and SMS texts from both my iPhone as well as the Mac. The synchronization works beautifully!
My problem is this. When I delete a conversation from the message app on the MBP it DOES NOT get deleted on the iPhone iMessage app. Likewise a conversation that is deleted from the iPhone DOES NOT get deleted from the MBP message app. I have tested this by sending a message to myself, which showed up on both devices. I could converse all day long with myself (bad habit!) from both the iPhone and MBP, but when the message was deleted from one device it did not get deleted from the other device. Very annoying!
As an additional issue, under Settings>Messages>Text Message Forwarding my MBP appears twice and only one can be turned on at a time. How can I delete the other device? I can't find where that is set up.
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)
Why can't I open and answer an instant imessage notification using just one key(such as enter key)? If I shouldn't, what's the use of answering right from notification? I can instead, move my mouse to the app, right?
Ever since upgrading to Yosemite OS X on my MacBook pro, I've been unable to view pictures that I send or receive via SMS Text and iMessage on my phone, and receive via AIM, within iMessage on my computer.
All images show up as their file name only, and cannot be viewed or downloaded (see attached screen shots.)
I can view the images fine on my phone, just not on the computer. I've played around with iMessage settings and nothing seems to work.
My Browsers are not able to access the Internet after returning from sleep. This effects other browsers (Firefox & Chrome) as well. The connectivity from mail and iMessage is working fine. I am also hardwired and not using WiFi.
I have a 2012 macbook pro, OS X yosemite 10.10...I've had it for around a year. Originally, the messages app worked fine, but then within the past 10 months or so, it hasn't been working. It lets me sign in, and shows my messages from last January, but all of the contacts are red. When I go to preferences and try to log in to my iMessage account, it says, "Your Apple ID can't be used to set up iMessage at this time."
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)