Messages Couldn’t Send the Message to xxx [How to Resolve]

Posted by Mayank on July 31, 2012 in iPad,iPhone,Mac

Congratulations! You gave into all the positive news around OS X Mountain Lion and got yourself one. Readers of this website suggest that Messages is one of the most sought after feature of OS X Mountain Lion.

Messages or iMessage lets you can send messages to anyone who has an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later, or a Mac with Mountain Lion. Nice feature, but it doesn’t work as smartly as you believed it would. You will have to wait a little longer till iOS 6 comes out later this year.

Till then let’s see what all Messages can do for you.

As of now, you can send iMessages to a phone number or to an email address associated with an Apple ID. Read it once more – you can send iMessages to a phone number or to an email address associated with an Apple ID. So, you can not send imessages to an email address or a phone number, which is not associated with an Apple ID.

Good News – You can associate multiple email addresses with your Apple ID. If your friends also do so, you can start iMessage to a lot of people.

To add another email ID to your Apple ID, start Messages and go to Messages -> Preference ->Accounts. In your iMessage account towards the bottom you’ll notice a plus sign (+) using which you can add alternate email IDs to your Apple ID. Once you add an email address, you will have to verify the same as well.

Messages Couldn’t Send the Message to xxx

You can now start using iMessages. If you get an error like “Messages Couldn’t Send the Message to xxx”, it might be because:

  1. You’re not signed in to your Apple ID in Messages
  2. The address you’re sending a message to is not a phone number or email address associated with an Apple ID.

As of now, when you send a iMessage to an Apple ID, it will deliver message to all the devices registered with that Apple ID. You can register up to  5 devices with your Apple ID, so you will get the same message on as much as 5 devices!

 

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