2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 12:50 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
rachiec9 Level 1 (0 points)

They don't automatically show up when someone texts me.

For my friend, when she gets a text on her iPhone and if her computer is open, it automatically pops up on her computer.

How can I get mine to do this?

  • LousyFool Level 4 (2,645 points)

    On your Mac, launch Messages app, then -> Preferences -> Accounts.

    Make sure an account for your Apple ID exists and is enabled, otherwise add it.

    Under the addresses which you can be reached under, your iPhone's phone number should show up, and you should check the box to select it, too.

    It then might make best sense to "start new conversations" from that number as well to not confuse people with multiple conversations started due to you using different sender numbers or email addresses.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (70,520 points)



    Your iPhone and the Messages app on the Mac need to be using the same Apple ID.



    8:50 PM      Tuesday; November 13, 2012

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


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     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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