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« on: November 05, 2014, 03:00:27 pm »

How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac

<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-receive-text-messages-your-iphone-your-mac' title="How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_brw/public/field/image/2014/11/sms_relay_mac_iphone_6_hero.jpg?itok=XgTJpBQR' />[/url]</p> <p>SMS relay is part of Continuity in both iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite and lets you receive messages from all your green bubble friends. Yep, you heard that right! The Messages app on your Mac is no longer <a href="http://www.imore.com/imessage" title="activation, help, and how-to">iMessage[/url] exclusive. All you've got to do is activate SMS relay and you're good to go!</p> <!--break--> <p>Before continuing, remember that you'll need to meet the following requirements in order to be able to use SMS relay on your Mac.</p> <ul><li>Your iPhone must be running iOS 8.1 or later and have an active carrier plan that supports text messaging</li> <li>Your Mac must be running OS X Yosemite</li> </ul><p>There are not model requirements. As long as your iPhone and Mac can both run the aforementioned versions, you can use SMS relay.</p> <h2>How to start receiving regular texts on your Mac with SMS relay</h2> <ol><li>Make sure you are signed into <strong>iCloud</strong> on both your Mac and your iPhone via the <strong>Settings app</strong>. </li> <li>On your <strong>iPhone</strong>, launch the <strong>Settings app</strong> and tap on <strong>Messages</strong>. </li> <li>Tap on <strong>Text Message Forwarding</strong>. </li> <li>Turn <strong>On</strong> the option for your Mac — keep in mind you won't see it unless you've got it linked to your iCloud account. </li> <li>The <strong>Messages app</strong> on your <strong>Mac</strong> should now give you a code you need to enter on your <strong>iPhone</strong>. </li> <li>Enter the code when it appears. </li> </ol><p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-receive-text-messages-your-iphone-your-mac' title="How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2014/11/sms_relay_enable_mac_howto_1.jpg?itok=18T-PseH' />[/url]<a href='http://www.imore.com/how-receive-text-messages-your-iphone-your-mac' title="How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2014/11/sms_relay_enable_mac_howto_2.jpg?itok=bXfV2ENY' />[/url]</p> <p>That's it! You will now start receiving messages from all your green bubble friends on your Mac. The only requirement? Both devices have to have an active data connection. You don't even have to be in the same location.</p> <p>Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!</p> </div></div></div><div id="comment-wrapper-nid-28142"></div><img width='1' height='1' src='http://tipb.com.feedsportal.com/c/33998/f/616881/s/4026eab0/sc/4/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/>

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