Messages app SMS Relay not showing contact names, just numbers...

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by frosty001, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. frosty001 macrumors member


    May 14, 2011
    Hi all.

    Anyone know how to fix the problem with Messages SMS Relay only showing some of my contacts names.

    iMessages do have my contact name in the details field, but SMS Relay messages do not. Like the feature, but this little bug is annoying.

    any ideas...
  2. stringent macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2011
    Depends how your contacts are stored on your local Mac. Make sure they are either all in iCloud and that is enabled and downloaded. Also where are you saving your contacts to in your phone. Make sure whatever service you use is on both Mac and iPhone. I use Google and keep a copy in iCloud.
  3. APlotdevice, Jan 6, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2015

    APlotdevice macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    I was having this problem too. It turns out that out of area contacts have to include a long distance prefix (eg. 1 in the US) for forwarding to recognize it, despite the iPhone and normal iMessage service working fine without it.

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