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Why is my phone number not showing up in iMessage?

256 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 3:27 PM by mrmopar5287 RSS
mrmopar5287 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 6, 2012 7:42 PM

I have a MacBook running 10.8.2 and iMessage does not have my iPhone number as part of the account.  I'd like iMessages sent to my iPhone to also show up in iMessage on my MacBook.  How do I get my phone number to show up in my Apple account on my MacBook?


I tried logging out of my Apple account on my MacBook, then logging out of the same account on iPhone, then disabling iMessage on iPhone, then enabling iMessage on iPhone and logging back into the Apple account, then logging back into the Apple account on my MacBook.  That didn't bring my phone number into iMessage on my MacBook.

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,235 points)

    Is your iPhone running iOS 6?

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,235 points)

    Well, that's your problem.  The "official" support requires iOS 6 and OS X 10.8.2.

  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,235 points)

    I'm not sure why technically this is, but there's something about the iCloud tweaks necessary for the coordination that it requires iOS 6 and 10.8.2.  I know that as soon as I updated my iPhone to iOS 6, my phone # showed up in 10.8.2's Messages app.


    And, to be fair, Apple is making it very easy for people.  Well, everyone but jailbreakers ;-)

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)



    Actually that is not true


    The Message Beta app Synced Apple ID iMessages but not iMessages sent to the iPhone Number.

    This effectively made those iPhone to iPhone conversations private.


    It did seem the Mountain Lion advertised that the iPhone Number syncing would happen on release but we had to wait to OS X 10.8.2 and iOS 6


    I dis the Mac OS first and then the iOS devices.

    I got pop up messages to say the Message app on the Mac would be using the iPhone Number (with Accept or Not options)

    I was able to keep my second iPhone Unlinked from the Messages app.


    I know some people are waiting on updating the Mac OS for some non Apple Apps to be updated.

    Others are waiting on the iOS front for something to replace Maps with.






    9:46 PM      Thursday; November 8, 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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