iMessages ( Complicated )

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I don't understand the update

    iMessages sent to your phone number now appear in Messages on your Mac

    How do i get it working on my Macbook late 2009
     
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    heisenberg123

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    #2

    did you add it to your preferences?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    no option to add ( Phone Number ) Just add another email
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    got the same problem..
    not managing to make it work.

    got no option in iMessages preferences to add number or anything..

    :(
     
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    blueroom

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    Works on my 2010 MacBook Pro and iPhone 4

    You guys do have an iPhone running iOS6 right with iMessages configured on your iPhones right...
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    got an iPhone 4 running 5.1.1
    Do I need iOS 6 ?!
     
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    blueroom

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    Yes, whatcha waiting for?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    losing the jailbreak ? losing half of my life ?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Either it's because I have a late 2009 Macbook pro, or it's because somethings wrong..

    [​IMG]
     
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    blueroom

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    And you're on iOS 6 on your iPhone and you've configured it on the iPhone /settings/messages?

    ----------

    Pick one. What exactly are you going to lose?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    IOS6, Indeed.

    You can be reached by Imessage at:

    (Tick) +4478.......
    (Tick) Email Address

    Start New Conversations from:

    (Tick) +4478.......
    (Un Tick) Email Address
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    haha, I meant that the jailbreak IS my half life.
     
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    blueroom

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    How's that?
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    Set iMessages up again on your iOS 6 device first.

    Your iMessage settings window will change after and look like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    blueroom

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  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Disabled iMessages, Rebooted :) Worked thanks guys
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 iPhones both running on ios 6 already, Can you add both numbers im stuck at work and cant try.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i guess if you have them using the same apple id,
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Messages on my macbook pro still isn't giving me any options for using my mobile number. Have updated iphone to ios6, rebooted twice, disabled imessage and rebooted, enabled it and rebooted. Plus rebooted mac.

    Is there something else I need to do?
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    I'll try to put this a simple as possible...

    Does these update truly unify? I tried Messages when it was in beta and actually liked it. But when I would send them from my phone or MacBook, the people who would receive my messages would complain that my contact was coming up as my email (Apple ID) and the only way to fix it was to stop using messages on the Mac and unlink imessage from my Apple ID, then my regular contact name would show again. (Note all of this early this year) Does this "unification" Make it so my contact name will show regardless of what device I send it from?
     
  21. macrumors member

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    Seems to be a trend with people in the 2009 MBP camp who can't link their iPhone # to iMessage. If anyone figures it out, I bet a lot of people would appreciate a step-by-step complete with screenshots.

    I did a quick search for 'IMESSAGE' on Twitter and it seems many people are having the problem
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    My MBP is late 2011. All updates installed etc.

    Just wont bring up any options for linking phone number. It's damn frustrating.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    appleid.apple.com

    One important thing you have to do is go to applied.apple.com and log in. Then verify/add your mobile number. Once your mobile number is associated with your appleID, you should just have to reset and BAM!
     
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  25. macrumors 6502

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    I checked that already. My mobile number has been associated for ages. Makes no difference - still no options to link in Messages.
     

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