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How do I sync my iPhone to iChat on mac?

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shl93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 14, 2013 7:46 AM

I downloaded iChat for my mac, but can only log into my Gmail account.  How can I sync my iPhone so that I can text my contacts from my computer?  Thank you!

iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.3
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Nov 15, 2013 2:05 PM (in response to shl93)



    You have to have  Computer running Mountain Lion (and therefore Messages 7.x.x.) or Mavericks and Messages 8 to be able to Sync the iPhone Messages app when it send iMessages to the Mac in an iMessages account set up in Messages.


    To make it a little clearer.

    iChat become Messages in Mountain Lion.

    As well as the AIM and Jabber option and their variants such as some Apple IDs being valid AIM Screen Names  and the Google Talk and Facebook chat option as Jabber variants the app has as iMessages account added.


    The iMessages account on the Mac app is then set up using the same Apple ID as used on the iPhone and iMessages can then be synced (display on All devices).







    10:05 pm      Friday; November 15, 2013


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mavericks 10.9)
     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


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