SMS and phone calls

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by kurolap, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. kurolap macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2014
    Hi guys just installed Yosemite and do I have to somehow enable the sending of sms messages and phone calls? When I highlight a number there is no call option and when I try to send a text message there does appear a "text message" icon beside phone number but #1. The name doesn't come up, just the number and #2. It tries as iMessage and fails.

    Running iOS8 as well.
  2. dBeats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    I was able to get/receive green bubble texts, but so far the calling feature hasn't worked for me...
  3. kurolap thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2014
    Whenever I text someone from my phone it shows up on my messages but I cannot reply or create a new text, always gives me the red exclamation mark
  4. danieldriessen macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2014
    Yes, you have to enable the "Continuity"-feature. Somewhere in the system settings. Sorry but i can't remember where to find it exactly.
    But i guess if you have a look at each settings panel you will be able to find it.
  5. ProphetX macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2011
    I was actually getting errors while trying to send sms messages. But today it just started working. I honestly think is something on apples end.
  6. iGawain macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012
    London UK
    It's in System Preferences>General "Allow Handoff..."

    More likely an issue with your iPhone's signal, in which case it will not send SMS.
  7. kurolap thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2014
    You're right it was off, I turned it on though, restarted both devices and still doesn't work. When trying to send a text it still tries to send a blue bubble even though I wait till in the compose box it says "text message" but then it fails.

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