1. John Flud's Avatar
    I have an iphone 6 plus now running iOS 8.1

    Apparently you're supposed to go to settings>messages>messages forwarding and then turn it on and select compatible devices.

    when I go to messages, I don't see a message forwarding option. what's the deal here?

    similarly how do I get continuity to work?

    10-21-2014 03:54 AM
  2. Nanci's Avatar
    This is how mine looks. The device listed is my MBA. Where is text forwarding?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1413889581.867431.jpg
    10-21-2014 07:06 AM
  3. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Yep that is how mines look also. I have my iPad and my MBP set
    10-21-2014 07:12 AM
  4. detfan's Avatar
    I can't seem to get the code to come to my iPad.
    10-21-2014 08:34 AM
  5. fayeav's Avatar
    Try to restart every device you have. That worked for me! I also didn't see the option at first. I have iPhone 5 thought!
    10-21-2014 09:17 AM
  6. tharley46's Avatar
    Hey fayeav, I tried restarting my iPad, (3rd generation) and there's no text forwarding on there and I don't get a code. I have text forwarding on my iPhone 6 and tried to activate it but I don't get no code on my iPad. What now??

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    10-21-2014 10:35 AM
  7. Quis89's Avatar
    I got the code on my iPad but when actually trying the feature I continued to get a failed message.
    10-21-2014 10:37 AM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    To enable "Text Message Forwarding", both (all) devices must be signed into the same iCloud account and connected to the same WiFi network. You set the SMS Message Forwarding from your iPhone:

    1. Make sure both (all) devices are signed into the same iCloud account
    2. Make sure both (all) devices are on the same WiFi network
    3. Make sure both (all) devices have the iCloud account (email address) checked (active) in the Send & Receive setting
    4. Go to Settings > Messages
    5. Tap Text Message Forwarding
    6. Turn on forwarding for the computers/tablets that you want to use
    7. Each computer/tablet will get a popup with a 6 digit code
    8. Enter that code on your iPhone to activate the Text Message Forwarding on that computer/tablet
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    10-21-2014 10:41 AM
  9. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    This is by far my favorite feature. Having iMessage on my Mac was/is great but now not having to continually flip back and forth between my iPhone and Mac while doing school work (or any other work for that matter) is awesome.
    10-21-2014 10:54 AM
  10. tharley46's Avatar
    Thanks HankAZ, I followed your steps and it worked perfectly, thank you so much

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    10-21-2014 11:30 AM
  11. tharley46's Avatar
    One other question, once you have text forwarding setup, do you have to keep both your iPhone and iPad on Wi-Fi or can I turn off Wi-Fi on my iPhone and stay on Wi-Fi on my iPad for it to work???

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    10-21-2014 11:34 AM
  12. fayeav's Avatar
    Both need to be on the same wifi and the same icloud account and the imessage need to have your phone number also! :-)
    10-21-2014 11:40 AM
  13. John Flud's Avatar
    okay so I'm guessing based on reading this thread, that the option isn't appearing because my comuter and phone aren't both on the same icloud. thats a possibility. unfortunately my computers settings app freezes and goes spinning beach ball everytime i click the icloud button to check on that.

    not sure what to do about that. maybe I'll try rebooting in a bit or tomorrow and see what happens then.
    10-21-2014 10:01 PM
  14. John Flud's Avatar
    did a reboot and made sure both devices were on the same iCloud and the problem is solved. thanks. now how do I get handoff and continuity working?
    10-22-2014 10:36 AM
  15. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    I installed Yosemite on my Mac and iOS 8 on my iPhone and iPad last night. In the short time I've been using the new systems, text forwarding is my favorite new feature. Last night I was watching the World Series and doing work on my Mac. Several text messages came through and I was able to answer them from my computer. As long as some of my family and friends use devices other than iPhones, text forwarding will be invaluable.
    10-22-2014 10:45 AM

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