Text Message Forwarding

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  1. applewatch macrumors 6502

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    I just updated to iOS 8.1 and I tried enabling Text Message Forwarding in the Messages settings on the iPhone 5 and I get this pop up on my iPhone:

    Yet, the code never shows up on my MacBook Pro.

    What's up with that?
     
  2. simps100 macrumors regular

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    Same problem here :(

    When i open the messages app on my iPhone i see the messages icon pop up in the dock so i know the 2 are communicating, but like you when i enable text message forwarding the code never appears on my iMac.

    Just tried on Mac Book Pro and have same issue.
     
  3. richard69 macrumors newbie

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    You need to put the code on your phone not in ur mac.
    When you open the messages app it will ask if you want to enable the feature, then a code will popup , just type it on ur phone, easy !!!
     
  4. applewatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I opened the Messages app and still nothing pops up. I'm aware that I have to type the code into my iPhone.
     
  5. chasescott66 macrumors member

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    I can't get it to show a code on both my MacBook Pro and iPad. Not sure what the problem is.
     
  6. thiswho macrumors member

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    Took a minute for mine to work. For some reason, I see 3 different of the same computer too. No idea why.
     
  7. iphnhelp macrumors regular

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    Anybody running the public beta/Gm Yosemite vs the public release?

    i have public beta and not seeing the text forwarding pop up
     
  8. chasescott66 macrumors member

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    Do I need to be connected via bluetooth? I was thinking it was just WiFi, but may I am wrong.
     
  9. applewatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So what does this magical pop up look like on the mac? Also did you keep toggling the Text Message Forwarding switch on the iPhone?
     
  10. Markiie macrumors 6502

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    Of course this wasn't going to work without issues....

    Working on this software for months.....still can't get it right.
     
  11. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

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    Same issue here. Both my 2011 iMac & 2013 rMacBook Pro the code just doesn't show up. Even after reboots etc.
     
  12. Maetzle macrumors regular

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    Turn it on and off a few times and waited each time on my Phone, after the 4th try the number showed up - working without problems now.
     
  13. simps100 macrumors regular

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    Still no luck here- if i quit the messages app on my iMac and attempt to turn this on, Messages opens on my iMac but don't see any code!
     
  14. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    here's how it worked without problems for me on the first try.
    (i had bluetooth and wifi on both devices enabled)

    1. i opened the message app on OSX.

    2. i opened the message app on the iphone

    3. message app on OSX asks me if i want to activate this feature (i say "activate" of course)

    4. iphone shows me popup and asks me for the pin i see on OSX.
     
  15. Divegent macrumors member

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    Try this: Go to your iPhone Messages settings and turn off iMessages and turn it on again. Then go to the iMessages Settings on your Mac and do the same. After that it worked for me. Also make sure to activate your telephone number in the iMessages settings on your Mac.
     
  16. menano macrumors regular

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    Worked with no issues for me. Just opened messages on my Mac Pro and it instantly warned me it could now forward sms from my phone. Gave me the code right away, I just had to unlock my iPhone 5 and it asked for the code. Inserted, tested, and it works!
     
  17. applewatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why does my MacBook Pro and iPhone 5 hate me?
     
  18. simps100 macrumors regular

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    Tried this still no luck :(

    Every time i try to turn it on it opens the messages app on my iMac so it looks like it will work but don't get the popup with this code!
     
  19. applewatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At least you and I are on the same page...
     
  20. graywolf323 macrumors member

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    I got it to work on my MacBook at least but no go on the iPad Air :confused:
     
  21. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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  22. juicexct macrumors member

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    This worked for me...

    - Close out of the messages on iPad, Mac, and iPhone

    - On the iPhone go to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding
    (iPad & Mac using the same iCloud account should show up there)

    - Turn the slider to On
    (a message should appear telling you to enter the code shown on your iPad or Mac)

    - Open the message app on your iPad or Mac and wait until the code shows up

    - Enter the code that appears on your iPhone for each device and it should connect

    If you turn the slider on and off multiple times because the code doesn't appear at first on your other devices, there is lag between the devices and the code that appears is a onetime use code that was sent for the first request so it won't match up
     
  23. applewatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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  24. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

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    That sort of worked. It opened up messages on my iMac but no code appeared :(
     
  25. WJKramer macrumors 6502

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    Just making sure....you guys having trouble have both devices on the same WiFi network right?
     

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