Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 31, 2013, 09:02 AM   #1
groberts1980
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
No Longer Receiving iMessages on MacBook Pro

While trying to figure out why I can no longer screen share with my brother who also has a Mac (whole other issue, "Share Screen" and "Ask to Share Screen" are grayed out on both computers now) I somehow lost my ability to receive iMessages on my MacBook Pro. When I go into Messages account settings, my Google Talk and iMessage accounts are there. When I highlight my iMessage account I see my gmail address (which is my AppleID) and that is checked. Also there is my iCloud address which I don't really use for anything. I used to see my phone number which was checked, and I used to get iMessages to my Mac when my number was there.

Can anybody help me get my phone number back into the iMessage account area of Messages? I am running the latest version of everything.
groberts1980 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 10:36 AM   #2
gwang73
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Francisco Area
Disable iMessages on your phone and re-enable it again. This will register it again with Apple. Wait a minute or two after your phone is registered again and then see if your phone number appears again on the Mac iMessages. If not, try disabling iMessages on Mac now and register it again. You may need to do the same with the Face Time app if you use it.
__________________
do re mi fa so la ti do
2012 rMBP, iPhone 5s, iPad Mini
gwang73 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2013, 12:56 PM   #3
groberts1980
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwang73 View Post
Disable iMessages on your phone and re-enable it again. This will register it again with Apple. Wait a minute or two after your phone is registered again and then see if your phone number appears again on the Mac iMessages. If not, try disabling iMessages on Mac now and register it again. You may need to do the same with the Face Time app if you use it.
This fixed it, many thanks! I'll remember that in the future. I disabled/reenabled iMessage on my phone and the next time I launched Messages it came up with a dialog saying my phone number had been added.
groberts1980 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 3, 2013, 09:40 PM   #4
gwang73
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Francisco Area
Great! Glad it fixed it
__________________
do re mi fa so la ti do
2012 rMBP, iPhone 5s, iPad Mini
gwang73 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2013, 02:22 PM   #5
MacMan988
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
I'm also experiencing a lot of problems with iMessage. It has been always moody on my computer. Some messages are appearing in only one device, but not in the other. Some times the messages are appearing out of order etc.
MacMan988 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2013, 02:53 PM   #6
groberts1980
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by MacMan988 View Post
I'm also experiencing a lot of problems with iMessage. It has been always moody on my computer. Some messages are appearing in only one device, but not in the other. Some times the messages are appearing out of order etc.
I also had an issue of not being able to do screen sharing, and that all came down to the conversation being in iMessage instead of Google Talk. You both have to have Google Talk accounts set up in Messages in order to screen share. Go into options, accounts in Messages and make sure your phone number is listed in the iMessages account.
groberts1980 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sending iMessages no problem but receiving them is LorenzMeir iOS 7 2 Jan 19, 2014 09:37 AM
Not receiving iMessages on my Mac sl33t Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Jul 1, 2013 08:10 PM
Receiving iMessages from iPhone and iPad grumpus88 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 3 Jun 5, 2013 06:49 AM
Lag in receiving iMessages. rtomyj iOS 6 2 Oct 5, 2012 05:17 PM
Is someone else receiving my iMessages? MVallee iPhone 4 Oct 1, 2012 09:44 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:11 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC