iMessage App Doesn't Sync with iPhone iMessages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ma1nstr3am, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Is there a reason for this? If I'm sending and receiving from the same email on both my Mac and my iPhone, my messages don't sync. I thought that even if the Mac is turned off, once I reopen the iMessage app, all previous conversations should download and sync.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have your cell phone number added into the Messages preferences on your Mac? If the number is not in your iMessage profile of your accounts linked to Messages, you may not get all of the ones from your phone, depending on how your phone is set up (i.e., what email or phone number your message defaults to as "coming from").
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    I dont know if it is related but my "Messages" for Mac wont load anything and keeps disconnecting from iMessage and saying (inactive) next to all the messages... Just started today...
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    28Gauge

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    I am having the same issue on my iMac for a few days now. Let us know if you find a solution.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I have both my number and email selected on both devices.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    So I quit all my apps and restarted my Mac and that fixed it. I had to re-login to iMessage within the messages app after restarting but that got it.
     

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