You may not realize that you can send and receive your iMessages right on your Mac desktop. This is especially handy if you are busy working or just playing around on the big machine and do not wish to have to search for or grab your iPhone. You can also have iCloud message sharing set up between the iPhone and the Mac so that you never lose anything. This also ensures you are responding to the newest messages. By syncing your iMessages to your iCloud account, you can quickly download them all to any new devices you purchase during initial setup.
Being able to get iMessages on all of your Apple devices makes it one of the top reasons to own them in the first place. Let’s go ahead and get down to the business of figuring out just how to do this.
Getting iMessages on the iMac
- Open your Messages app from the dock – the menu bar where your apps reside. If for some reason it is not there, use the Finder open it from the “Applications” folder.
- Sign in on the desktop app with the Apple ID you are using to send messages on your iPhone.
- Up at the top, select “Messages” from the menu bar, then choose “Preferences”.
- Select the ”Accounts” tab.
- Enter the phone numbers and email addresses you wish to allow to receive messages for on the Mac. For instance, you might only want to use your primary phone number and main email addy, or you can choose to add all of them. This is entirely up to you.
- Next, you will need to decide which phone number or email you just entered people will see when they receive a message from you.
Voila! You can now send an iMessage right from your Mac to anyone else using iCloud.
What other Apple device questions do you have for me? I’m always happy to talk about their awesomeness!