How to Get Text Messages on Your Mac

Probably the best thing regarding Apple’s Messages is that your messages are accessible across all of your iOS devices. At least for the time till you are logged in similar Apple ID on all of the tools. Most of us wish that everyone must use iMessage, but still text messages have an identity of their own. Everyone doesn’t have an iPhone.

Are you well known of the fact that you still can get text messages on Mac? Just have a look at this article to get it up running.

Ensure that Messages on Mac are set up correctly before you start.

Follow this to Turn the Text Message Forwarding to On.

On your iPhone and Mac, Make sure that you have logged in to same Apple ID.

  1. Go to the Settings on your phone.
  2. Choose Messages.
  3. Click on the Text Messages Forwarding.
  4. Swipe the switch to the On mode.
  5. Swipe right “the switch for any other devices like the iPads”.

For the time that your iOS smartphone is “on” and is connected to Wi-Fi or any of the cellular network, whenever you receive any MMS or SMS is passed on to the chosen devices. Reply to these messages can also be made with the help of Mac. All of your messages history is kept in the iCloud. It is all updated and available for all the Apple devices of yours.

Enabling Messages in iCloud

Ensure that you have logged into a proper Apple ID on any of your iPad, iPhone and Macs.

  1. Go to the Settings on iPhone.
  2. You will find this at the top, Click on Apple ID account;
  3. Choose “iCloud”.
  4. For the Messages, Swipe the On/Off switch.
  5. Open Preferences for the messages on Mac.
  6. Tap on iMessages in settings.
  7. Enable Messages in iCloud by tapping checkbox to option.
  8. Now your messages could be accompanied across various devices with just a single Apple ID.
  9. Just Tap Sync Now in messages.

What to do if the messages syncing and the text forwarding isn’t working

Facing issues with syncing in the messages? Follow these steps:

You may have collected many messages. Messages in the iCloud only need a little extra time to upload everything. Just cut down on file size for helping process getting fast.

  1. Open iPhone Settings.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Click on iPhone Storage.
  4. Look for Messages.
  5. Choose the kind of media that you need to get rid of.
  6. Click on Edit to select files.
  7. Tap the Delete button.
  8. Ensure that you have exact Apple ID on the Mac and iPhone. Using different accounts won get it done.
  9. Turn off the text messages on iPhone.
  10. Toggle again and ensure it is with same Apple ID.
  11. Ensure that your iPhone is connected to an enable Wi-Fi.
  12. You can’t get any messages.
  13. Swipe off the Wi-Fi and then back to first.
  14. This can fix some connectivity.
  15. Toggle Wi-Fi off and on again. Reconnect to network and open settings, search Wi-Fi and click on I button.
  16. Tap Forget This Network.
  17. Reconnect normally.
  18. Reset ‘Network Settings’ if nothing mentioned above works well.

Raven Cross has been writng books and magazine for different book publishers and print media before shifting to digital media in 2007. He writes about Internet, latest changes in Antivirus softwares such as McAfee.com/Activate, Artificial Intelligence and robotics on his different blogs.

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