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How do I add my phone number?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by BlindSoul, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    Hello,

    I've upgraded now to OS X Mountain Lion and I still don't see here any feature which describes the option to add my phone number to iMessage, can someone guide me please?

    Thank you!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    #2
    Nope, but I will be interested to find out. It's the big thing I've been waiting for.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    #3
    Are you running iOS6? You need it.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    You don't have to. Your phone number is already associated with your Apple ID. Start iMessage and it will tell you that it's going to use your phone number and allow you to uncheck the option.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    #5
    Download iOS 6 then just turn off iMessage on your device then back on.

    Make sure you have your number has the primary sender/receiver then make sure you have your Apple ID on there. Log in with your Apple ID on iMessage on your computer
     
  6. polyh3dron, Sep 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    #6
    You need to set up iMessage again on your iOS device after updating to iOS 6 first, then you will see the options show up in your Messages app on your computer.

    Here's what your iMessage settings window should look like after setting up your iOS 6 device:

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  7. macrumors 6502a

    #7
    Does anyone know how to get to this screen in 10.8.2?

    [​IMG]

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    That did it!

    I turned off iMessages on my iPhone, waited a minute, then turned it back on, and I got a pop-up on my Mac asking if I want to associate my phone number with my apple id for use with iMessage and FaceTime.

    Good stuff. :)
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    #8
    I was kind of hoping that when I enabled this, then it would sync all the conversations from my phone. Is it not supposed to do this?
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    #9
    Probably not.

    It might, though, if you continue a given conversation. Worth a shot.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    dcorban

    #10
    It doesn't merge existing conversations, but new conversations will sync between all devices.
     
  11. macrumors regular

    dearfriendx

    #11
    I have no idea what's going on. On my iOS 6 iPhone I can't add my iCloud email. I use my iCloud email for iMessage on my Mac. So it seems there's no way I can sync my phone number with my iCloud email/Mac. This is the most infuriating issue at the moment. WTF :confused:
     

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