Apple has always supported and enabled seamless syncing between its devices such as their iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and others. So, if you want to view, send, or receive messages on your iPhone or Mac, you’ll be able to do it very easily. Here in this informative article, we will share everything there is on how to sync messages from iPhone to Mac.
Find out how to sync messages from iPhone to Mac
With this method, you’ll be able to view all your messages by syncing your iMessage on Mac and iPhone. You’ll even find the “Messages” app on your Mac already preloaded. So, here in this section, we will share a step-by-step process on how to sync iMessages from iPhone to Mac.
Step 1: learn how to sync messages from iPhone to Mac
In order to connect your messages from your iPhone to your Mac, you need to enable the syncing process from both devices. So, here we will find out how to enable iMessage syncing on your iPhone.
Step 2: Enable syncing iMessage on Mac
As you have set up the iMessage syncing on your iPhone, you need to do the same for your Mac. And here’s how:
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With the release of iOS 11.4 and macOS 10.13.4, Apple has included the “Messages” app in your iCloud. So, now you can seamlessly sync your messages between your iPhone and Mac, provided they are connected to the same Apple ID.
As a result, you may access your messages, whether they are iMessages or SMS messages, from your Mac or iPhone. So, to be able to do this, you need to enable the “Messages” app for iCloud sync on both your iPhone and Mac devices.
Here’s how to enable Messages for iCloud on iPhone
Before you may proceed, there are a few tasks you must complete. First of all, you need to log in on your iPhone with an Apple ID, and it should be the same one for your Mac. Secondly, you need to ensure a stable WiFi connection for the first-time syncing process as your messages will be uploaded to the iCloud.
After you’ve completed those steps, you can start the Messages iCloud synchronization process on your iPhone.
Steps on how to turn on Messages on iCloud from your iPhone:
Here’s how to enable Messages for iCloud on Mac
Just like you did for your iPhone, you also need to do the same things for your Mac if you want to sync the Messages on iCloud. You need to be signed in on your Mac with the same Apple ID that you had for your iPhone. Also, you need a WiFi connection for the first-time syncing process.
After you have made sure these couple of things, you can now proceed further with the iCloud Messages syncing process on your Mac.
Steps on how to turn on Messages on iCloud from your Mac:
If you don’t find the Enable Messages in iCloud option, then don’t freak out. This means you have previously added the Messages on your iCloud.
For instance, when you first sign in with your Apple ID. You had to click on the Apple menu > System Preferences > sign in with your Apple ID. After that, you can enable iCloud and select the Messages app to add it.
After the first syncing process on both your iPhone and Mac devices, you are messages should now be synced. Meaning any incoming and outgoing messages should appear on all your linked devices. And any deleted message(s) on one device should also disappear on all other linked devices.
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When you are syncing your messages from your iPhone to your Mac, you are only enabling iMessages, not text messages or SMS. They cannot be synced because SMS or MMS are sent because of the sim card on your iPhone, whereas iMessages require the internet to transfer.
Nonetheless, you can also send or receive your text messages on your iPhone with your Mac with the Text Message Forwarding feature.
Here’s how to forward text messages on your iPhone to your Mac
There are a few things you need to do first before you can move forward with the following steps. First, you need to sign in on your iPhone and Mac with the same Apple ID. In addition, your iPhone must be linked to both WiFi and a cellular network.
Why are my iMessages not syncing properly between iPhone and Mac?
So, in theory, your messages should sync perfectly if you have followed the above-mentioned methods. However, due to some issues, your messages might not be syncing properly. And here, we’ve shared with you some of the major reasons why such syncing problems occur and their solutions.
Not using the same Apple ID
You need to sign in with the same Apple ID on your iPhone and Mac for the syncing of messages. So, a reason for not proper message syncing could be you might mistakenly log in with the wrong Apple ID. To check your Apple ID on your iPhone: Settings app > [your name and image] Apple ID. And to check your Apple ID on your Mac: Messages app > Messages menu > Preferences > Apple ID.
Not enabled all or some of your numbers or email addresses
You need to ensure that you have selected all your phone numbers and emails during the setup process. Not choosing a number and/or an email address could be a reason why your messages haven’t synced properly. To select your numbers and emails for syncing on iPhone: Settings app > Messages > Send & Receive. And to choose them on your Mac: Messages app > Messages menu > Preferences > You can be reached for messages at.
SMS and iMessage are not the same
iMessage is an instant messaging service by Apple and SMS is a standard text message sent between phones. On your Messages app, you can identify an SMS by a green bubble and an iMessage by a blue bubble. In addition, you can only sync your iMessages to your Mac. However, with your iPhone’s Text Message Forwarding, you can send or receive SMS from your Mac. We’ve also shared the steps for this method above.
We’ve covered everything there is on how to sync messages from iPhone to Mac. Be it your iMessages or SMS text messages; you can send or receive them from your Apple devices. The most common requirement for syncing messages is that you need to sign in with the matching Apple ID on your iPhone and Mac.
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