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iMessages Beta not working with some contacts

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by -MRB, May 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    When trying to send a message to a contacts mobile number that's on iOS5 - It says that they're not available for iMessage.

    Do you need their email address for it to work?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Do they have ios devices
  3. macrumors 6502

    Yup, as I said in the OP he is on iOS5 and uses iMessage on his iP4 to message other iPhone users running iOS5 just fine.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    No you don't need their email address, you can just send it to their mobile number. I believe by default iMessage is not turned on in iOS5, you may need to tell your friend to turn it on.

    I have to text a few friends and ask then to turn it on.
  5. macrumors 6502

    But that's just it.. It IS on. There were about 6 people with iOS5 in my living room using iMessage on their iPhones.

    I messaged everybody from my Macbook other than one person which said he's unavailable for iMessage (Even though he was using it right there and then)
  6. macrumors newbie

    Anyway, try to add e-mail address of your contacts, because time to time Messages can't identify just by phone number. I passed this issue and since I've added e-mail address to contacts it's just works. Miracles don't happen :)

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