I recently updated to OSX 10.8.2 and I want to link iMessage with my iPhone number but I can't. I add as an email my phone number with country prefix plus + sign but I do not receive any sms or code verification. I read that this process shall be done automatically but this is not my case. So, how can I add phone number to OSX 10.8.2 iMessage? Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for your time.
This worked for me just now. Several steps, and maybe they're not all necessary. The goal is, when in Messages (not iMessage anymore!) preferences, to have the option to select your mobile phone number. Don't bother trying to put the mobile number in the email field:
1. Add your mobile number to your AppleID (appleid.apple.com). Make sure it's in the Mobile field, not Phone or something else.
2. On your iPhone go to Messages settings. Remove email addresses if there are any. Turn off messages entirely.
3. Go to your 10.8.2 Mac. Try Messages preferences. Hopefully the number is there.
And actually there was a lot of waiting, repeating, and restarting in and around each step here. Messing with the iPhone was the last thing I tried. When I went back to Messages on the Mac for the 23rd time the mobile number was there.