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iChat stopped working last night on iPads and Mac

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Oct 4, 2012 12:20 PM

Last night, while using iChat (beta) on my MBP to a friend's iPad, it studdenly stopped sending.  She called me to tell me that she suddenly couldn't send from her iPad, so I tried from mine.  She can't use iChat on her iPad, I can't on mine, I can't send to iPads or iPhones through iChat on my MBP, but I can use it and chat fine to a PC with a google account.  It stopped working, then briefly, it worked, then it stopped again, and hasn't worked for any of us since.  iPhone to iPhone works fine.  I've gone all through the forums here and haven't seen any buzz about something being down.   Any clues?

iChat, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)

    HI,

     

    iChat beta was the first AV version of iChat back in 2002

    It came on the PPC version of the Mac OS at the time.

    It cannot run on a MacBook Pro  (As these need Intel written softeware)

     

    Messages had a Beta for Lion (OS X 10.7.x)

    This could send iMessages over Apple's iMessages servers in addition to the things iChat could do.

    This uses a mix of Apple IDs registered for iMessages and iPhone Numbers on iOS devices.

    Both the Mac OS and the iOS have different versions of an app called Messages but they are compatible with iMessages service.

     

    Try removing your Apple ID from the iPhone's set up.

    This will give you a warning about deleting it on all Devices  if you are on iOS 6.

    When you have done this reboot the iPhone

    Turn the iPad Off as well.

    Also close Messages on the Mac.

     

    On restarting the iPhone Add the Apple ID again

    Restart Messages on the Mac.

    Can you now send to your Own iPhone ?

     

     

     

     

     

     


    9:55 PM      Saturday; October 6, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)

    Hi,

     

    Glad to have helped.

     

    I know nothing of iCal.  I have never used it.

     

    I am sure though that it involves something to with chickens or bones rather than singing arias

    I take it in Mail, Contacts and Calendars > iCloud account that  iCal is Enabled ?

    In the iCloud section the iCal app is included for Syncing ?  (I have no idea why it appears in two places)

     

    If it is in two places is there anywhere in iCal that needs to be set to also "Share" over iCloud ?

     

     

    Random ideas courtesy of "two heads are better then one" productions.


    11:32 PM      Saturday; October 6, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    Oct 10, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to DecafMocha)

    HI,

     

    iPhoto  - Photo Stream.

     

    I had a dial up email account that has been my Apple ID for a long time.

    Last year I used this to create an iCloud ID for my iPhone as it went to iOS 5

     

    This gives me two "names" to access the account if I use iTunes or the App Store.

     

    They work as individual Names for iMessages and FaceTime.

     

    I am the person in our house that inherits the old  phones at update time

    I gained a second iPhone 3GS and I did have the two names split between the two phones.

    With iOS 6 I did get the offer to include the Apple ID (iCloud version) to be added to Messages on the Mac (along with the second iPhone Number) I thought I had declined but it does actually appear in the Messages Accounts for the iMessages account although Unticked.

     

    This led me to check which iPhone was using which part of the Apple ID's "Names" and I found one phone was not syncing iPhoto's Photo Stream.

    I had thought it was because I had messed up the name somewhere.

     

    I have checked whilst writing this and have had to time Machine some folders back that went missing in iPhoto (only my Daughter's wedding !!!).

    Seems it is something I did on my Mac ??

     

    I thought I was on to something that was going to be more helpful.

     

     

     


    8:31 PM      Wednesday; October 10, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

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