1. Rafagon's Avatar
    I messed something up and I cannot seem to fix it. I would like to add my number to Messages on OS X so that I can send SMS texts to non-iPhone users from my iMac.

    Need to add my phone number to Messages on OS X-needtoaddmyphonenum.jpg

    Thats my screen right now how can I fix it so that I can add my phone number for both the Start new conversation from: section and also the You can be reached for messages at: section?

    Thanks in advance for any help, guys!

    Rafagon
    07-24-2016 08:07 PM
  2. Rafagon's Avatar
    It’s even worse than I thought. Even my iMessages aren’t in sync on my iPhone and on my iMac.

    On my iMac, Messages > Preferences > Accounts lists my iMessage account and my Bonjour account (I’m not using the Bonjour account at all).

    I would like to sleect the iMessage account and click on the “-“ (minus) button, so that I could then re-add the iMessage account, but the minus button is greyed out!

    I have clicked on the Sign Out button and then signed back in, but I still cannot add my phone number to either the “You can be reached for messages at:” or “Start new conversations from:” section.

    This is absoutely ridiculous. And I consider myself a seasoned OS X user who can handle most problems, but this one is totally kicking my ***.

    Help, please!
    07-24-2016 08:19 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Make sure you have your iPhone set to forward text messages to your Mac in Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding.
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    07-24-2016 08:20 PM
  4. Rafagon's Avatar
    Thank you. I think you’ve just solved the problem for me. I bow humbly before you.

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    07-24-2016 09:46 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Thank you. I think youve just solved the problem for me. I bow humbly before you.

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    No reason to bow, but I'm glad I could help!
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    07-25-2016 09:38 PM
  6. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Enable imessage
    09-30-2016 11:17 AM

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