iMessage on Mac & iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by mattjackson, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. mattjackson macrumors member

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    Mar 11, 2014
    #1
    I've just for the first time signed into iMessage on my Mac, having only previously used it on iPhone. I'm just trying to get my head round it so I don't start missing messages - for example, if I'm away from my desk and I get a message, it alerts me on my Mac, but will it also alert me on my iPhone? At times I leave my desk for 30 mins/an hour and don't want to get back to my desk to find I had a load of messages but they didn't notify my iPhone!
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Feb 13, 2011
    Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
    #2
    If Messages is the "frontmost"/active application on your Mac the iMessage/SMS ecosystem will consider the message "read" in the conversation that is showing.

    So...when you leave you desk you should either quit Messages, hide Messages, or make a different app the active application.
     

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