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how to register with iMessage?

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  • chris6565 Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to brittnaaay7)

    When I set up my iPad I clicked the button to use iCloud but that didn't actually enable anything in the iCloud settings. I had to go into settings -> iCloud and individually enable mail, contacts, calendars, etc. Things are working much better now

    I hope this helps someone

  • Samandjas Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to western electric)

    When I go to settings, I don't see messages?

  • eliejean Calculating status...
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to western electric)

    Thanks worked like charm!!

  • eliejean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to Samandjas)

    IMassege will work on IOS 5 only

  • K120 Calculating status...
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    Apr 14, 2012 10:01 PM (in response to DJ3011)

    Nobody knows the answer of how to register for iMessage?  Are apple people monitoring this site?

  • western electric Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2012 1:55 AM (in response to jimi96)

    You enable iMessage in the Settings > Messages.  It will ask you to sign in with your AppleID.  It will also ask you to set up the email addresses you wish to be linked to your iMessage account.  That is how you do it.

  • Mr. Goob-Mart Calculating status...
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    Apr 23, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to brittnaaay7)

    Here is the office article for iMessaging troubleshooting.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2755

  • sidney0526 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 10, 2012 9:43 AM (in response to brittnaaay7)

    I believe I understand how iMessage works and the requirement of it.

    1. iMessage only works among users who have registered an iMessage Caller ID. Basically, you are messaging (through Apple iMessage server) against the iMessage caller IDs.

    2. To register an iMessage caller ID, you must have an Apple device that is running iOS5 or above. You also need an Apple Store ID and password to log into the Apple iMessage server. Your default iMessage caller ID is your phone number (if an iPhone), or Apple Store ID (email account), or other email account you added in the Setting ->Message -> Receive at setup. You can also change to not use the default from the same place, when you have phone number and/or added multiple email accounts.

    3. If you have multiple iOS5 devices and all use the same Apple Store ID, you would want to make sure their iMessage caller ID not to be overlapped.

    4. Without a device with iOS5, you are not able to register an iMessage Caller ID and can not participate in the iMessage exchange.

    5. When iMessage others, select their iMessage Call ID (be it iphone number, or email accout - depends how their iMessage caller ID are registered) from your contact.

    6. Because the iMessages are exchanged through the Apple iMessage server, not SMS of the cell carrier, not relevant to how you connect (3G or wifi, etc) to Apple server either, it does not work with none Apple device.

     

     

    Hope this helps.

  • Amber141 Calculating status...
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    May 14, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to brittnaaay7)

    thnx for the help i needed it and umm yah

  • jay cfromportland Calculating status...
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    May 25, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to sidney0526)

    Thanks, this was the information I needed. Now I have to figure out how to keep two devices from overlapping.

  • Neesha.P Calculating status...
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    May 28, 2012 5:50 AM (in response to bertina fromhuntersville)

    Hi, to add contacts you go to the contacts app on your iPod touch.

    If you want to message someone who has an iPhone you can use their number or the Apple ID they use for iMessage.

    If you want to message someone who has an iPod touch you use their Apple ID ONLY.

    Hope this helps

  • crtum Calculating status...
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    Jun 24, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to sidney0526)

    So basically iMessege is only useful between Apple devices with a register Apple ID?

  • ilimustafa Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to brittnaaay7)

    Try this everybody.

     

    Go to your Address Book on your device (iPad, iTouch, etc.). Now find the person in the list that you wish to make contact with. Add, to this contact, the email he is using as a username to his Apple ID.

    Note: the person you are trying to contact needs an Apple ID and iMessage in the first place for you to send messages to him through your device.

     

    So say for example, I have an account with Apple - along with it is my Apple ID and my password. My Apple ID is my email address ili*******m@gmail.com. This email address is also used to sign into my iMessage as everything of Apple is connected via one account. So then you are trying to contact me through iMessage. We both have iMessage and an Apple ID. You go into your address book, find my name, and add my email address (my Apple ID). Upon saving, you go back to iMessage, compose a new message. Click on the blue plus sign in the circle, click on my name, Ili Mustafa. And from there, you are given a choice to send it to my mobile number or my email. Click on my email. VOILA!! Type in your message and click send!!

  • Sedat Tombul Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to western electric)

    Thank you so much. Your explanation was very good.

  • dr mishadog Calculating status...
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    Jul 26, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to crtum)

    Disappointingly this seems to be the case, and, if it remains so, makes iMessaging pretty useless for a wider world of contact.  Right now I have no one else who has ML installed or who is likely to install it for some time. I need messaging that allows me to talk to anyone through all systems and platforms. So we have yet another limited use  Apple app to languished unused on our laptops.

    OS X Mountain Lion

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