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why don't my imessages on my macbook pro follow to my iphone, why don't my imessages on my macbook pro follow to my iphone

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Oct 18, 2012 12:25 PM

I just upgraded to Mountain Lion. I also just got a new iPhone 5. I was happy to learn about the iMessage feature of ML. However, my understanding was that the messages you type on iMessage would follow you to your iPhone. This is not happening. Please advise.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Kevin Neal Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)

    Are they both using the same apple ID? Have you added your mobile number to the messages account on your mac? Can you send messages from your mac ok?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)



    Have you also created a "Start Point" ?


    It may pay to Turn Off the iPhone and then turn it on again so that the iMessages server knows when to start syncing Messages from.


    In this case syncing only refers to the displaying the messages received by your Apple ID (or iPhone Number) to the devices that list them.

    It does not follow the changes you may then make such as deleting an individual part or whole conversation or sending replies.


    If the iPhone Number and Apple ID are not linked or synced properly then you tend to keep your iPhone Number conversations separate from the Apple ID ones.



    10:44 PM      Friday; October 19, 2012

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously


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