SMS Relay Setup

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  1. garettap macrumors newbie

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    Got 8.1 and Yosemite GM. Flip the SMS Relay toggle from my phone and it wakes up the messages app on my Macbook Air, but there's no pop up with any code.

    I don't see a code anywhere at all!

    Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. tosbsas macrumors 6502

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    same here - to me it looks liek facetime and imessage server is down
     
  3. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    SMS relay isn't working at the moment. Apple are ironing out the bugs

    Expected to be fully up and running in October.
     
  4. aldoF macrumors regular

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    FWIW...it worked really sweet while testing in the early beta stages, I miss it....so looking forward to getting it back
     
  5. DanRyb macrumors newbie

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    Agreed! Loved being able to SMS Text from my MacBook or my iPad. Really convenient and I thought it worked beautifully. Guess they didn't lol. But either way, I'm really anxious to get this back!
     
  6. tomg2tg macrumors newbie

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    When it was working (and will be working) does it work through iMessage to relay the SMS or does it work through handoff?
    Basically what i'm trying to find out is if it could forward the sms to my other iphone without it having to be on the same wifi and in bluetooth range.
    I've heard conflicting information on how this will work.

    thanks!
     
  7. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Literally just SMSd my friend through my macbook :)
     
  8. garettap thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. garettap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you're not having the same issue. The code popped up for you?
     
  10. BasicGreatGuy, Oct 3, 2014
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    Try turning the text message relay toggle off and on. A lot of times, this will trigger the code popping up on your Mac.
     
  11. garettap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Been toggling all day hahah.

    My computer knows it's happening because Messages pops open, but there's no code to be found. :(
     
  12. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    SMS or iMessage? I thought text relay was still disabled on Apple's side.
     
  13. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    SMS was working this morning, guess I don't have enough android friends :)
     
  14. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure that in OS X, in the "Messages" preferences/accounts tab, the iPhone phone number is (also) selected. That prevented my Mac from popping up the verification message from my iPhone.
     
  15. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    sms. :)
     
  16. d21mike, Oct 4, 2014
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    d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Exactly where in Settings is the Toggle. Is it NEW with 8.1? I am on 8.02.

    UPDATE: I installed 8.1 and it is NEW under Settings / Messages / Text Message Forwarding - Had to enter code from both my Mac Mini and my Macbook Air. Works fine now.
     
  17. recklesslife85 macrumors 6502

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    Phones calls work for me but text relay does nothing. Tried everything so must be a problem Apples side.

    iPhone 6 Plus - 8.0.2
    iMac - 10.10 preview 4
     
  18. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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  19. garettap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried on another computer - same result - wakes up the messages app but no code to be found.
     
  20. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure you need 8.1 at this point. I installed it, got a prompt to set up relay automatically, entered the codes from both my Macs, and it's been working perfectly. Messages show up at exactly the same time on phone and computers, and it even handles group MMS + pictures without a hitch. Pretty impressed so far.
     
  21. aldoF macrumors regular

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    yes it will, at least it did....whenever they flip that switch as long as you're using iOS8 and Yosemite all iMessage and Text Messages will appear across all devices, this might not be everyone's cup of tea but I love it!
     
  22. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I had to put 8.1 on my iPad to get my iPad to work along with my 2 Macs which started working after I put 8.1 on my iPhone. Had to allow my iPad under iPhone Text Message Forwarding like I did for my Mac's. Working great so far.
     
  23. garettap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Driving me nuts.

    I've got Yosemite GM 2 and iOS 8.1 B2 and I still can't get a pop-up with the syncing code to appear.

    I think it's just not my time yet :(
     
  24. gamesetmatch macrumors regular

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    What's driving me nuts is that the calls received on my iPhone do not appear on my Mac as an alert/banner.

    I can start a call from my Mac and receive SMS/iMessages with no issues, so I guess everything is set up correctly.

    Myabe there's something wrong with the Notification Center preferences but I can't still figure out what the cause might be.

    Frustrating.

    All I want is my Mac to let me know when I'm receiving a call on my iPhone. Maybe I'm asking for too much.... or leave my request to the next iOS/OS X iteration. Or buy a new Mac.

    Time will tell.

    Mark.
     
  25. philipandrews macrumors member

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    I have toggled the text message forwarding switch on my iPhone to connect my iPad and the code never gets sent to my iPad. Anyone else seeing this?
     

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