Cant receive texts on imessage on laptop

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by betsy simson, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. betsy simson macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    i set up my imessage but still cant receive on computer, only on iphone.
    if i send out a message on the laptop it goes out under my email address and when they reply it goes to my phone not my laptop.
  2. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    Try this on your iPhone:

    Settings -> Messages -> Receive At

    Make sure your e-mail address is listed under "You can be reached for messages at" (your phone number should be there, too), then:

    Caller ID -> (Select your e-mail address)

    This will result in future iMessages you send from or receive to your iPhone to be registered under your e-mail address rather than phone number, meaning you'll start new message threads. The old threads won't be removed, you'll simply have two threads from each person you've used iMessages with. But it should also make those future messages appear on your laptop, since now both your iPhone and computer are using your e-mail address as the Caller ID.
  3. betsy simson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012

    when i try to put my phone in it won't let me.caller id remains email not phone.
    not sure if thats the problem but i cant get messages directly into laptop unless i initiate the conversation.
    so the message come to my phone not my laptop.
  4. ic2 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Rickmansworth, Herts.
    Have you signed into icloud on the laptop?
  5. techocd macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    Just to clarify, it will only do iMessages not normal texts. The real problem is the system is balk implemented. Ideally you want people who iMessage your phone number to show on your Mac/iPad. This feature is coming in iOS6, and I assume it will also be implemented in ML then as well. Until then, it's possible to receive them only if they use your iMessage email.

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