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How to get text messages on your Mac

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Receiving and sending iMessages and text messages with your Mac is a convenient and useful feature. Let’s look at how to make sure it’s all set up and running properly.


There are a couple of steps to making sure you have functionality with both iMessages and SMS messages (standard text messages) on your Mac.

If you’re not already signed in with your Apple ID in the Mac Messages app, you’ll need to do that first. If you are, skip below to make sure that Text Message Forwarding is turned on your iPhone to receive them on your Mac.

How to get iMessages on your MacIf you’re launching Messages on your Mac for the first time, sign in with your Apple ID when the app prompts youIf you’ve previously launched the app, click on Messages in the menu barClick Preferences… → Accounts → iMessageEnter your Apple ID and password

Here is a more detailed look at the above process:

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