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I used to be able to get text messages on the Macbook simultaneously when the iPhone received it. Now I no longer get the messages on the Mac. Also the AOL Instant Message app on the Mac keeps asking for my password and telling me that password is incorrect!!!!!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Nov 16, 2017 9:34 PM in response to BBG46 In response to BBG46

Perhaps your Mac isn't able to share content any longer if it hasn't

an update to Mac OS X; or if the iPhone iOS is older. They get to a

point if they're too far apart, they cannot share content anymore.


Because this 'systems information' is lacking in your post, others

may only guess. However, I've four different Apple products, two

iOS Devices on their last upgrade ( cannot go further.) As well as

four other Macs with differing Mac OS X; from 10.5.8 to 10.11.6.


Between settings, even if these iOS devices and Mac OS X ones

should be able to 'see' the other. If your Mac can 'see' iPhone in

the Find My Mac app (or vice-versa) that's one of a few tell-tales.


Can you check your iCloud settings to see if the devices and Mac

are able to sync or share? Sometimes this is not important, but if

you prefer that some do not share (such as mobile bookmarks in

your Mac version Safari; I've seen this, and don't like it) there may

be other settings or things to check.


Certain obsoleted systems or marginal feature ones go wanting at

some point; so if the issues are not 'settings based' the hardware

or system may be out-of-date. Sorry to not be more helpful.

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Good luck in any event...! 🙂

Nov 16, 2017 9:34 PM

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