SMS Forwarding not working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ineel, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. ineel macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    Hi, I have Yosemite and just installed iOS 8.1 on my iPhone 6. When I go to Settings > Messages > Message Forwarding > (turn on my mbp), it asks me to enter the code that is shown on my mac. No code is shown on my mac and thus i cannot activate sms forwarding on my mac. I've tried restarting my mac and my iPhone but no code is showing up on my mac. Anybody else having this problem?
  2. CoilTap macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2014
    Just to verify - do you have bluetooth enabled on both devices?
  3. ineel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    Yes, wifi and bluetooth are on on both my mbpr and iPhone 6
  4. smithy12 macrumors member

    May 29, 2012
    Try logging out off iMessages then back in ....also make sure your mobile number has a tick next to it
  5. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    You have to make sure you also have an email address enabled for iMessage on both the phone and the computer, not just your phone number and then it will work.
  6. Königsblauer macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2014
    Add a mail-address as an alternative to receive messages alongside your number on every device. This worked for me.
  7. iapplelove macrumors 68040


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Works great for me! But now I can't use the excuse I only had my iPad on me when I don't get back to my gf right away.
  8. ineel thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2010
    Thanks so much! I just had only my phone number selected and I listened to your advice and ticked my email as well on both my laptop and phone and now SMS forwarding works! Thanks so much!
  9. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    Yes! You have to have the phone number AND email address for SMS handoff to work!
  10. zakarhino macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2014
    Bay Area, CA.
    I have enabled it successfully from what I can tell but the Mac Messages app has not updated to display all the conversations/threads that I have on my iPhone messaging app.

    Is this intentional? How do I sync the conversations?
  11. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    It'll probably only sync going forward, not back sync all your messages that aren't iMessages.
  12. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    It's not going to sync old threads. All this is doing is forwarding any new messages over to the iMessage servers to show up on your devices. Old stuff is just that, Old.

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