An iMessage mystery...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hakr100, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

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    ...at least to me.

    I installed the iMessage beta on my Mac desktop. I'd like to be able to see "incoming" iMessages on both my desktop and my iPhone, no matter which device I happen to be using at a given moment. So, if I have iMessages out there on the desktop and then leave for a few hours, I want to see the responses on my iPhone AND on my desktop when I get back.

    Whatever settings do this are a mystery to me. Any advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. normanbates macrumors regular

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    iMessage needs to have 'receive at' set to your phone number and email address on your iPhone and your email address on your Mac
     
  3. hakr100 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have iMessage set to receive on my iphone at my iphone phone number and apple ID email address, and to my email address on my imac.
     
  4. normanbates macrumors regular

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    Delete all current threads off both devices then. I had the same issue with my iPhone and iPad once I deleted the threads off them both and received a new one it delivered to both. I think it has something to do which ID receives the message first.

    Like I had my iPhone for ages before my iPad and it was set to prefer my phone number for iMessage so when I got the iPad it wasn't delivering messages to it as each of my threads was a conversation via the phone number. I hope that makes sense (you only need delete the iMessage threads)
     

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