Messages always running in background?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by stark4, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

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    I just want to know whether the messages is always running in the background? i mean do i need to open the messages app every time i login to my mac in order to receive imessage or is it automatically running in the background like "FaceTime"

    Thanks
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    Background. I think all these messaging services like FaceTime and iMessages come through a process that handles all Push services. That service gets a message and it'll pass through to the relevant app.
     
  3. Badrottie Suspended

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    That is good to know…Thank you :apple:
     
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  5. stark4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info guys.. i just tested out and i can confirm that you don't need to run the "Messages" in order to receive iMessage or FaceTime call... If someone send you a message you will get it automatically... it's pretty cool.
     

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