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Unable to send iMessages to my iPhone and iPad via OSX Messages app

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Nov 13, 2012 8:05 AM

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this forum post.


The problem I am having is this.


I am unable to send iMessages to my other IOS devices (iPhone & iPad) via the OSX Messages app. I have tried signing in and signing out of my Apple ID, but to no avail.


I have also changed my Start new conversations from settings from my mobile number to my other email address a number of times, but to no avail.


Is there a way to completely remove the OSX Messages app and totally start from scratch

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • keg55 Level 5 Level 5 (5,585 points)

    You might try this.....


    Sign out of your Apple ID on Mountain Lion Messages and your iPhone Messages.

    Sign back into your Apple ID on your iPhone Messages. Make sure you have all the addresses you want to use for messaging (e.g. phone number, email address, etc.).

    Sign back into your Apple ID on Mountain Lion Messages. Make sure you check all the same addresses as you did in your iPhone Messages.


    The above should sync your devices and you should receive notifications in Mountain Lion and/or iPhone that the addresses you chose will be used. Check both Mountain Lion and your iPhone Messages to be sure both have the addresses checked that you want to use. Test the result by sending an iMessage from Mountain Lion Messages to your iPhone and reply back.


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