How to Sync iPhone Messages to Mac (The right way)

    With the iMessage app, Apple has made messaging easier between iPhone, iPad, and Macs, as you can easily sync messages from one device to another. So, whenever you are out and want the messages which are there on your Mac or iPhone or visa-versa, can be checked on the device which you have with you.

    Do, you know how to sync iPhone messages to Mac? If yes, then it’s great, but if you don’t know or you’re unable to sync messages to Mac then don’t worry, we share steps on how to set it up in the right way.

    How to Sync iPhone Messages to Mac

    Usually, this happens, when you have done a mistake while setting up the iMessage. In this blog post, we will share with you a step-by-step guide, so everyone can understand it easily. 

    So, let’s get started and sync iPhone Messages to Mac. The post is divided into two sections, first, we will set up the iPhone and then Mac.

    Setup iPhone

    Open Settings on your iPhone.

    Scroll down and look for the Messages app and open it.

    Open messages app in iPhone

    Here, you need to make sure iMessage is turned ON

    iPhone Text Message Forwarding

    On the same screen, you will see an option of Text Message Forwarding, tap on it.

    Next, you will see a list of all the devices that you have added already. Here, you need to make sure that the slider is turned on for the device on which you want to send and receive messages

    List of device available for Text message forwarding

    If it is not, then turn on the slider of the device.

    From now onwards, all of your iPhone messages will appear on your Mac device.

    Setup Mac

    Open the Messages app from the Dock available at the bottom of the screens.

    open iMessage from dock on mac

    If you can’t find it there, then click on Launchpad and open the Messages app. 

    Now, it will ask you to enter your Apple ID and password, enter the same ID password you use on your iPhone.

    login in iMessage app on mac

    Click on the Next and this will launch iMessage app on your Mac.

    Message preferences in iMessage app

    Here, on the upper left corner of the screen, click on Messages and then select Preferences from the menu.

    Doing this will instantly open a new window that will appear where you must switch to the iMessage tab

    You can be reached for message at in iMessage app

    Here, go to the “You can be reached for messages at” section, and check whether your iPhone is checked or not. 

    Addition Tip – If you want to sync your old messages to Mac that are available in iCloud, then it’s also possible. Follow the below step:

    On your Mac, click on the Message menu > Preferences > General > iMessage.

    enable message in icloud - iMessage app

    Here, you need to check the box for “Enable Messages in iCloud“.

    Congratulations, everything is activated on iPhone and Mac. This is how you can Sync iPhone Messages to your Mac. 

    How to Sync iPhone Messages to Mac

    In case, you have any query related to steps discussed above, then feel free to ask us in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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