why can't iMessage sync using your phone number?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sir42, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    Right now iMessage syncs messages between devices using your email address. Unfortunately, everyone sends me iMessages to my phone number and hence they don't sync from my iPhone to my iPad.

    Wouldn't it be easier if we could use our phone numbers to sync iMessages?
     
  2. falcora macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem here. Has anyone found a solution for this. It would be way convenient to reply to and send "texts" from my mac. Even if those "texts" are really iMessages. I don't want to have to tell everyone to start messaging me using my email instead of my phone number.
     
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Just set it as your reply address....problem solved. That's what I've done.
     
  4. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    How do you set it as your reply address?
     
  5. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    The "Caller ID" Messages setting on your phone, I believe.
     
  6. bigdawg1192 macrumors newbie

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    You would still have the problem as you cannot set it as the "caller ID" on the computer...ugh if only you could
     
  7. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    That is hardly a solution to the problem. The minute the other person deletes the thread and starts a new one based on your phone number it's broken again.
     
  8. falcora macrumors 6502

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    the answer is as i've feared. it seems only logical that you should be able to tie your phone number to your apple id for iMessages on the mac and iPad. That should be standard.

    If Apple really wanted to overachieve, they would let you send and receive real text messages from your iPad or Mac using a proxy on your iPhone.
     

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