With iOS 8.1, iPhone customers could now send as well as receive SMS/ MMS on their Mac through the Text Message Forwarding attribute. Today we have a complete detailed guide on the best ways to stand up and also keeping up this awesome and handy perk.

Text message forwarding Mac iOS

Standing up and running with Text Forwarding is easy as can be. Simply adhere to the actions which we have actually laid out below.


  • Mac running OS X Yosemite.
  • iPhone running iOS 8.1.
  • iPhone and also Mac signed into the exact same iCloud account.

Enable SMS/ MMS Sending/ Getting On Mac

Step 1: Introduce the Messages application and head over to Messages > > Preferences.

Step 2: Click the Accounts tab as well as pick the proper iCloud account from the list revealed. (If your account is not there, click the ‘‘+’ button to include an iCloud account.)

Step 3: Make certain that the Enable this account option is looked for the account you wish to utilize along with your iPhone’s phone number.


Enabling SMS/ MMS Forwarding On iPhone

Step 1: Launch the Settings application.

Step 2: Scroll down and navigate to Messages > > Text Message Forwarding. (Note: You have to have an e-mail address along with your number established in iMessage. If you haven’t added that info,    you will not view this alternative.)


Step 3: As soon as you tap on the Text Message Forwarding choice, you will certainly see the list of devices efficient in getting as well as sending messages to as well as from your iPhone. This could possibly be your 2nd iPhone, an iPad or a Mac. Select the device(s) you desire your iPhone to send as well as obtain messages from.

Step 4: Once you have chosen your device, you will be triggered to get in a six-digit recognition code that must have been sent out to your selected device, for instance, your Mac, as received the screenshot listed below. Get in the validation code on your iPhone to partner both devices, enabling sending and also receiving of SMS and MMS messages.



Sending/ Receiving SMS/ MMS From Mac

Inbound messages will certainly look like Notification Center banners, which will certainly consist of the name of the individual which sent it, or just the telephone number, in situation the call isn’t conserved in your directory site. You can respond directly from this home window, or decide to open up the Messages app.


Oh and this likewise works excellent if you have numerous apples iphones at hand, each with various carrier SIMs, through which instance you likewise obtain the perk of getting SMS/ MMS from the other device to all your other devices, consisting of iPads. In brief, you do not have to lug 2 iPhones in your pocket to respond to an SMS/ MMS.

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