1. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yesterday I decided to pick up a MacBook Pro and retire the Air and in doing so I have finally connected handoff and iMessages (disabled all that on the air).

    The problem I have is the MBP is taking over my notifications on my iPhone and Apple Watch. This is fine when I'm sitting in front of the MBP but if I am in another part of my work or home I have no idea any messages came through.

    Is there a setting to make message notifications play on all devices or at least stop the MBP from taking them all? Or is there a way to just disable everything and still use the MBP for iMessage and FaceTime? I can put the 11.3 beta back on my iPhone and use iCloud messages to keep them in sync.
    03-10-2018 10:12 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I was under the impression that whichever device you're currently using is the device that will get the notification.
    03-10-2018 07:58 PM
  3. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I was under the impression that whichever device you're currently using is the device that will get the notification.
    Ive been reading a bit on this today and it seem like a bug in High Sierra thats been a problem since October.

    Its supposed to give a notification on both the phone and the Mac at the same time like it does when a FaceTime call comes in. The issue is if you leave the Mac open or you use an iMac that is always on you won't ever know you got a message if you are away from the computer.

    This got me today when I was outside and the MBP was on in the house. I wasn't using it but it got the notification so I never knew I had a message until my phone rang asking if I was ever going to answer the persons question.
    03-10-2018 09:40 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Ive been reading a bit on this today and it seem like a bug in High Sierra thats been a problem since October.

    Its supposed to give a notification on both the phone and the Mac at the same time like it does when a FaceTime call comes in. The issue is if you leave the Mac open or you use an iMac that is always on you won't ever know you got a message if you are away from the computer.

    This got me today when I was outside and the MBP was on in the house. I wasn't using it but it got the notification so I never knew I had a message until my phone rang asking if I was ever going to answer the persons question.
    It must be intermittent then because for phone calls, I get notifications on both devices and with iMessages/SMS messages I typically get the notification on the device I’m presently using, although I’ve gotten notifications on both simultaneously on occasion. To be honest, I’ve really never thought about until your post.
    03-10-2018 10:27 PM
  5. Blackcash's Avatar
    My iMac stays on all the time. I always get my notifications on my Watch or iPhone.
    I'm on 10.13.3 on the iMac and 11.2.6 on iOS.
    03-10-2018 10:31 PM
  6. TylerLV76's Avatar
    It must be intermittent then because for phone calls, I get notifications on both devices and with iMessages/SMS messages I typically get the notification on the device I’m presently using, although I’ve gotten notifications on both simultaneously on occasion. To be honest, I’ve really never thought about until your post.

    It only affects iMessage.

    What happens if you leave your computer on, but don't use it for a few minutes, and have your phone sitting down with the screen off? Does your notification for iMessage come to the phone or the computer?
    03-10-2018 10:31 PM
  7. TylerLV76's Avatar
    My iMac stays on all the time. I always get my notifications on my Watch or iPhone.
    I'm on 10.13.3 on the iMac and 11.2.6 on iOS.
    And you have iMessage on the iMac setup with your phones number as well as notifications?
    03-10-2018 10:33 PM
  8. Blackcash's Avatar
    And you have iMessage on the iMac setup with your phones number as well as notifications?
    Yes. I have my phone number as well as the email address I use as my Apple ID set up.
    03-11-2018 09:21 PM
  9. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Yes. I have my phone number as well as the email address I use as my Apple ID set up.
    Well thats interesting.

    Ill have to play around with it some more at work tomorrow. I think it has something to do with the proximity of the devices. Earlier today I had the MBP open in the kitchen and I was across the house and my watch gave me a notification which is good. Once I got near the MBP though it took over the notifications.

    I guess I need to see if I can turn that off somehow.
    03-11-2018 09:24 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I've noticed my notifications haven't worked properly for some time. Never worried about it though. The only thing that comes to my MBP is phone calls.
    04-20-2018 05:44 AM

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