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Using phone number in messages app in Mac OS X

264 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 12, 2013 12:06 PM by Ralph Johns (UK) RSS
BGmail Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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May 11, 2013 2:33 PM

In Messages(on Mac) I have set up Start New Conversations to use phone number.  When I send text(to myself) I get notifications on ipad and iPhone.  However I was exepcting to get the Banner notifcation(as I configured) on Mac and I do not get it.


Ayn ideas as to why?  Does it have soemthing to do with using the phone# instead of email address?


Thanks and I look forward to your reply.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,835 points)
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    May 12, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to BGmail)



    I sometimes find that Notifications only work when the App is not the "front" app.


    Also, if you have Linked the Apple ID and the iPhone number during the process of setting up the Mac version and the iPhone and you are then sending to yourself (either to the iPhone Number or the Apple ID) then there is also no-one to notify as it will be synced back anyway.



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