Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to South Hadley Mass)
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Messages > Preferences > Accounts, make sure your phone number is checked when you select your account.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 26, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thank you for your help. I had done that process and it wasn't until I quit iMessage and restarted it that it worked.
My issue was with the iMessage Accounts page. It has a tab that only says to Add Email, but now realize you can put your phone number in that spot too. Very confusing that Apple didn't add that language there.
For those that have the same issue, I did the following on my Mac:
- Messages > Preferences > Accounts > You can be reached for messages at > Add Email > enter your cell phone number (this will usually be in addition to your iCloud email address).
- Quit Messages and then re-open Messages
- You should now have the ability to tic your phone number along with the iCloud email (and any others you have and have chosen).
Now I can receive a text (iMessage) to my phone while I'm on the computer and carry the conversation from there along with any other Apple device. I hope I described it well enough, but feel free to ask questions.