iMessage on Mac & iPhone

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

  1. mattjackson macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2014
    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 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    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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