SMS Relay working?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by avanpelt, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    Is SMS relay activated in Yosemite?

    I can make and receive phone calls via my Mac now that I've upgraded to Yosemite; but when I get a regular SMS, it shows up on my phone but not in the Messages app in Yosemite. Also, when I try to send an SMS to a number that's not registered with iMessage from the Messages app in Yosemite, all I get is an error that the phone number is not registered with iMessage.

    I've signed out and signed back into my Apple account in Messages in Yosemite and I still can't seem to get SMS relay to work. Any ideas?

    Edit: Nevermind. According to a Mashable article I just read, SMS Relay will be rolling out with iOS 8.1 on Monday.
     
  2. crazyman3005 macrumors regular

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    Same, doesn't seem to be working...When I try to pair my MBA and iPhone it says unsuccessful .... bugs already...
     
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I think I heard that it was disabled in iOS 8.02 and will return in 8.1.
    I know that it worked during the Yosemite betas and then recently stopped working so that sounds right to me.
     
  4. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Yep believe it will be working on Monday with 8.1 :)
     
  5. Jason Cox macrumors newbie

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    Heck, it was working in 8.0 GM and only stopped working the day Apple released it to the masses. :p
     
  6. BMW535i macrumors member

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    Is SMS Relay where you can send a text message to non-iMessage users from another device besides an Iphone? If not, what is it? Thanks.
     
  7. Playgear macrumors regular

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    It is sending SMS messages from your Mac through your iPhone to someone else.
     
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  9. duffman9000 macrumors 68000

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    It's working with iOS 8.1 beta but it was a PITA to get working again. I struggled to get it working again, but it's working at last.
     
  10. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    As soon as I updated to 8.1 Beta, it worked straight away. No problems.
     
  11. duffman9000 macrumors 68000

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    iCloud has been acting strange for the last couple of hours. My Mac first had to acknowledge my phone. Only then could my phone request a text forwarding code.

    I didn't see an option to use iCloud has my OS X log in like how I currently use Yosemite GM on another partition. I still can't use the same log in.
     
  12. InsideTJ, Oct 17, 2014
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    So after a morning of trying to get this working, it is not actually enabled yet? I installed yosemite last night. For a while I had an sms relay option on my iPhone 8,02 and could actually see some sms on my mac, but could not reply. after a lot more fiddling and resets, the sms option is gone on my phone?

    edit: i think i was seeing handoff. started an sms on phone, saw the handoff message popup on mac, tried to continue but it could not send.
     
  13. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    SMS Relay still won't let me initiate an SMS message from my Mac. Can someone confirm that this specifically is supposed to work?
     
  14. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    you have to go into your iphone setting/messages and turn forwarding on
     
  15. iterva macrumors regular

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    SMS Relay working?


    IOS 8.1 on iP6 and iPad, 10.10 on Mac -> sms relay (and voice calls) does indeed work.
    When enabling the relay on your phone, does your mac even display a pop-up with a pin..?

    http://9to5mac.com/2014/10/25/yosemite-ios-8-how-to-set-up-and-use-sms-relay/
     
  16. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    It does, yeah. I'm able to use SMS Relay to continue an SMS conversation that started on my iPhone. But I'm not able to initiate a *new* SMS conversation on my Mac. There has to be a preexisting thread started from my phone.
     
  17. cosminsel macrumors member

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    Works for me.
     

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