Notifications not working on iPhone while on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Waterman316, May 27, 2019.

  1. Waterman316 macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2018
    Just got a new iMac, and have come to realize that whenever I am on the iMac, my phone won't alert me that I have a new text/iMessage. I have all the notifications for the messages turned off on the computer, so not to annoy the rest of the family when their using it, but still want to be able to be alerted when I have a new message. Is there any fix for this, or is it kind of a thing like it is with the  watch, where it will only play the notification in one place?
  2. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Set up separate user accounts on the iMac for your family to use.
  3. Waterman316 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2018
    I was afraid that was the only choice I had. Thanks for the reply.
  4. wardie macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2008
    That’s a good idea anyway for other concerns such as privacy, security, means each person gets their own bookmarks etc
    Plus I’d recommend having none of the accounts you regularly use having administrator rights. Set up a separate account to be an administrator. That way the damage any malicious installations can do is limited without explicitly entering the separate admin one.

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