Message not syncing to iPhone and Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by philipandrews, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. philipandrews macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    I have both my receive messages at set up to the same email, but when I send messages from my iPhone it does not show up on my mac. Not sure if this is just a time delay thing or if I have something set up wrong. Thanks
  2. imswimmin macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    I'm having the same issue... Can't figure it out. Not getting notifications in notification center.
  3. QandnotU macrumors newbie


    Jul 25, 2012
  4. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Booooo, I got the same thing going on. This was one of the few features I was looking forward to use on ML. I'd also rather have my name displayed, than my email. Or my phone number, no one really recognizes my email.

    I hope they fix this soon!
  5. bellis1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2003
    Messages not syncing

    I missed some important messages today because they were going to my computer but no longer to my phone. I hope there is a solution soon.
  6. momoz macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    I might be on to something..

    My Messages works perfect. Today I upgraded my MB Air and iMac to ML.
    for some reason I updated my apple ID account on the webpage trying to get it to work ( originally it didn't). an imessage sent to my PHONE# sends to ALL devices and when I reply the reply shows up on ALL devices. (MB AIR,iMAC,iPad,iPhone). My iphone uses phone# as callerID, iPad,ML both use AppleID).

    My wife's I can NOT make it work.. only when I set all "Caller ID" to her AppleID.

    What I noticed was different is on my AppleID account the phone number entries are different.
    Mine (working) has the Country code, areacode and phone separated.
    Screen Shot 2012-07-25 at 11.03.47 PM.png

    Hers does not and does not work..
    Screen Shot 2012-07-25 at 11.04.26 PM.png

  7. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    Until iOS 6 is public you won't be able to unify your phone number and apple ID. To receive messages on your computer make sure your email is also an option in send&receive on your iPhone. I found setting my caller ID as my email helped to make sure messages came on all devices
  8. philipandrews thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    I hope this a first for someone to post a question then bring about a solution. First you need to make sure that you have both emails set up for receive messages at. Then depending on the system, you need to first send a message from ML and after that the chat you are in with whomever will update across all devices. Hope this helps. :)
  9. ben824 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    Having this issue as well! Hope someone has a fix!
  10. shalasz macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2007
    Mine wasn't working either until...

    -I logged into my Apple ID account online and saw that my cell phone wasn't listed on my account.

    -Went to Messages>Preferences>Accounts and then logged into my Apple ID from there. Nowhere have I seen anything that tells you to do this. Once I logged in from here, all working fine.

    Hope this helps.
  11. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2011
    I had my mobile number one digit incorrect on my Apple ID account so maybe that's why I wasn't getting my messages on my iPhone but was still getting them on my Mac?

    I don't like the idea of using 3 different "addresses" to receive iMessage. I want it to be my mobile number across my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro - keep it simple.
  12. jttran74, Jul 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012

    jttran74 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    I set my caller id to my apple id instead of my phone. Also make sure your phone number is correct at It didn't work right away, but after about 30 minutes it started syncing just fine.
  13. DoomRider macrumors newbie


    Jul 26, 2012
    I found the following and did it all.
    Deleted messages - Turned off iMessage - Turned it back on - Activated Apple ID in Message settings (on iPhone and on Macbook) - Set Caller ID in Message settings on iPhone to email address NOT phone number - Then reset my phone (hold home and power button) and laptop.
    Voila! Now they both sync instantly. :)
    Here are the steps...

    Fix 1

    Activate iMessage on all your iOS5 devices using the same Apple ID. If you already activated iMessage, tap Settings > Messages then turn off iMessage. From there, open by tapping Messages app on the home screen to sign in with your Apple ID to activate iMessage.

    Fix 2

    Complete this process on each iOS devices you have. Tap Settings > Messages > Receive At. Receiving At settings is your cell phone number on your iPhone by default. Add the same e-mail address on all devices as another “Receive At” location.

    Fix 3

    Tap Settings > Messages > Receive At > Caller ID and then tap on the Apple ID (same ID on all devices) as your caller ID.
  14. imswimmin macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    Haha yup! The caller ID method worked for me! Funny how "not-straightforward" it is. Oh well, at least it works! :D
  15. docbigsky macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012
    Big Sky, MT
    Worked For Me!

    Doomrider's fix worked for me. Changed return to AppleID, turned iMessage off and back on on phone, restarted everything and voila. Thanks!
  16. ljx718 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2008
    does that mean when someone messages you at your phone number, itll snyc, but then when you respond theyll get a responce from apple id email?
  17. justwright macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2011
    San Diego, Ca
  18. MR1324 macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2010
    bump this thread because DoomRider's solution is the only one that really works.

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