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Question: Messages for Mac isn't working with new iPhone X

Any idea why Messages for Mac isn't working with new iPhone X. It will send texts to other iPhones but not non-iPhones.

iPhone X, iOS 11.2

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Dec 13, 2017 2:16 PM in response to rkearbey1 In response to rkearbey1

Hi rkearbey1!

It sounds like you are unable to send SMS messages from your Mac using your iPhone X, and I'm happy to help. Here are instructions for setting up that feature:

Set up SMS and MMS messaging

Use this feature with any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that meets the Continuity system requirements. Make sure that your devices are set up as follows:

  • Each device is signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. Make sure that the Apple ID at the top of the screen is the same Apple ID that you're using for iMessage on your other devices. Add a check to your phone number and email address, so that you can be reached by iMessage at both. Do the same on your iPad or iPod touch.
  • On iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding, then choose which devices to allow to send and receive text messages from this iPhone. If you're using two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, a verification code appears on each of your other devices: enter that code on your iPhone.
  • On Mac, open Messages, then choose Messages > Preferences. Click Accounts, then select your iMessage account. Make sure that the Apple ID shown here is the same Apple ID that you're using on your other devices. Add a check to your phone number and email address.
Use Continuity to connect your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch


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Cheers!

Dec 13, 2017 2:16 PM

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