7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 23, 2012 1:42 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
105437 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I feel like I have all settings correct but I'm not getting any text message notifications in Notification Center. If I wanted to start over and reset everything from scratch, where do I start?


MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,775 points)

    Your computer can't receive text messages it can only receive iMessages via the Messages application. Do you have your iCloud account set up in the Messages app? Then open Notification Center Settings and make sure you have the Messages app enabled.

  • 105437 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I am currently signed in and setup with my iCloud account in the Messagesa app on my MacBook. Under my Notification Center prefs, Messages is selected to display alerts.

     

    I was under the impression that I could receive text messages within the Notification Center because when I first installed Mountain Lion I had an iPhone 4S. Any text message that I would send or receive would always show within the Notification Center as a conversation. The iPhone 5 came out, I upgraded to it and from that point forward these conversations of text messages no longer showed in my Notification Center.

     

    While on my MacBook do I have to have the Messages application running before these text messages will show the notification Center?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,500 points)

    Hi,

     

    In the Notification Center it depends on whether you user Alerts or Banners.

    Alerts display more of the incoming Message and do not  disappear from view until dealt with.

     

     


    10:27 PM      Thursday; October 18, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     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

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 105437 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Ralph, I'm using Alerts for Messages. Do these only show up when I'm sending/receiving text messages with another iPhone user?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,500 points)

    Hi,

     

    The Messages app has Alerts in the Messages Menu  > Preferences > Alerts.

    The top item is a drop down of Actions.

     

    The next line starts with a  Play Sound box to be ticked and then a drop down of Sounds

     

    There is then the Box for causing the icon in the Dock to bounce.

     

    For the Invite variations Dialogue boxes do appear on the desktop in different places depending on the type of chat.

    Test Chat ones tend to be top right of the screen.

    Video chats are top centre.

    Audio Only chats  are to the right but below the Text invite spot.

     

    This is where the Incoming ones appear.

     

    You obviously don't get the invite box with out going stuff but the Chat is often where you left the last outgoing chat.

     

    So you can set a sound to a particular actions and in some cases those could be the incoming invites.

     

    They will work with iMessages and other IMs on AIM or Jabber accounts that you may have.

     

    The Notifications is part of the System Preferences panes and has the options to have different types of notifications show up for some of the actions.

    The items can be "Alerts" or "Banners" ( or None).

    The so called Notification Center is top and far right in the Menu Bar where Spotlight used to be.

    This can reprise old notifications for  specific apps.

     

     

     

     

     


    8:03 PM      Tuesday; October 23, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     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

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 105437 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Ralph, this is all great info and appreciated but my issue is much more narrow than this. I simply need to know if I can read & respond to text messages that are sent to my phone from my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. Thanks

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (69,500 points)

    HI,

     

    If you have Mac OS X 10.8.2 (and therefore Messages 7.0.1) and iOS 6 on your iOS devices the answer is yes.

     

     


    9:42 PM      Tuesday; October 23, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     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

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously