Mar 22, 1: Use this feature with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements.
Make sure that your devices are set up as follows:. Why does the name in my message turn red? More Less.
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I'm pretty sure I did disconnect it for a few months and when I reconnected it again, it was working. After a few answers, it would be good for James to edit in or explain if this issue is still happening. Lots of people are answering "Me too" so I'd like to get a thread with an accepted answer or something more definite than this thread. You could have helped improve the wording of his question in the time it took you to shut this down.
The question helped me solve my problem, and I am grateful to have found it. I didn't delete it, I just closed it against new posts. What benefit is there in reopening this?
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I disagree that I had time to improve it. To edit it takes 5 to 10 minutes to read, understand, curate and to close it was half a second of thought once I had skimmed. Worse, this was asked before general release so perhaps it should have been closed as off-topic. Feel free to edit this to remove the beta and it will enter the queue for reopening. Cheers and thanks for asking why this was closed.
This was the first time I have ever edited a question on StackExchange so I hope I did a reasonable job. One way you will get the red contacts is if the iMessages account is not enabled. Go to iMessages's preferences. And make sure the enabled check box is ticked.
This is a very basic solution. It's not the one I need, I'm past all the simple things.
I've tried the easy stuff, there's something way wrong with it. Thanks though. James , yes it is. But if you put more information in your question of what you have tried on your Macbook then you maybe you will not answers that include those..
The Cause: Messages Contact in Red on iPad or Mac
Please edit your question with such details. I've added details such as deleting files that were suggested to delete, I know how to be logged into something. You enable it, and then it gets activated and then your Apple ID and your number get listed. For a handful of others — or may be much more than that — iMessage is just pure mayhem. This can mean:.
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And of course, iMessage is activated. What do you do? Try sending iMessage now.
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You have both your number and email listed under your iMessage account. You have the option of starting conversations from your email ID or from your number. These include:. How-to iPhone.