How do I add my phone number?

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

  1. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2010

    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. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2007
    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
    Nope, but I will be interested to find out. It's the big thing I've been waiting for.
  3. imacken macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2010
  4. SuperRob macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    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. MCRunning macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    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

    polyh3dron macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2007
    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:

  7. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Does anyone know how to get to this screen in 10.8.2?



    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. mactumors macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2008
    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. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Probably not.

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


    Oct 29, 2007
    It doesn't merge existing conversations, but new conversations will sync between all devices.
  11. dearfriendx macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    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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