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how do I install iMessage on a macbook air


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iMessage was removed on our school-issued laptops and I was given permission to reinstall it but I have no knowledge on how to do so


New member
Aug 14, 2015
Welcome to iMore!

The messages app comes as part of whatever OS was on the computer originally. It is not just a simple install of the app. You will need to reinstall the OS as new. Here is a guide by Apple on how to restore your OS to new.


New member
Jun 7, 2014
Would you not be able to take it to the schools IT support and get them to remove the restriction? If they can do that, then iMessage should be reenabled.