iMessage on Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattjackson, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. mattjackson macrumors member

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    Hi. I've used a Mac for a while but never bothered using iMessage on it, only used that on my iPhone. I decided today to give it a go though. So I signed into iMessage on my Mac. The messages/conversations that I have in my Messages app on my iPhone haven't synced/appeared on my Mac, is this right? Will I only get new messages come through to my Mac? I was expecting that everything I had in Messages on my iPhone would sync.

    Cheers
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    You will only get new messages. There is no syncing.
     
  3. mattjackson thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah OK thanks. How does the notification system work, i.e. my Mac now notifies me (when it's on) when I get a message, but the notification doesn't seem to appear on my iPhone. The message is there in the Messages app, but no notification. Is this right? Sometimes I leave my desk for 30 mins-1 hour but my Mac's still on, so this could be annoying.
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    That's odd. You should still get the notification on your phone.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    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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