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Messages not syncing
#62781 11/07/22 03:59 PM
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Messages are syncing fine on my iPad and my iPhone (both iOS 15.7.1) but are no longer arriving on my iMac (OS 10.14.6). I have checked all settings and everything appears to be correct. Somewhere else I could look?

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Re: Messages not syncing
ryck #62782 11/07/22 05:44 PM
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No messages syncing on your iMac? I have observed that only messages that come from an iPhone will sync on my iMac.
Non-iPhone messages are received via cellular on an iPhone, and desktop Macs don't have cellular.


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Currently: 24" M1 iMac, 27" iMac, M2 Macbook Air, macOS 10.15.x and MacOS 13; iPhones, iPods (yes, still) and iPads.
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Ira L #62786 11/08/22 03:29 PM
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Both iMessage and SMS messages addressed using either a phone number or Apple ID associated with the same Apple account should appear on any Apple device logged onto that account. By the same token any device on that account with an internet connection can make or receive telephone calls. I make and receive phone calls and MMS messsages on my Mac every day. (The cacophony when a phone call is received and all three devices ring simultaneously can be nerve shattering). I am unaware of any setup other than logging all three devices onto the same Apple ID.

In view of my admitted ignorance on this topic I have two suggestions:
  1. On your Mac: Go to System Settings > Apple ID and sign out then sign back in again being careful to use the same Apple ID and password you used on the iPhone and iPad. If that doesn't get your messages back in synch then...
  2. Go here[ and chat with Apple Tech Support (no charge).


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joemikeb #62787 11/08/22 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by joemikeb
[*]On your Mac: Go to System Settings > Apple ID and sign out then sign back in again being careful to use the same Apple ID and password you used on the iPhone and iPad..
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Thanks. Where do I find System Settings? I have the System Preferences window but it doesn't have an icon for Apple ID.

Edit: There is an iCloud icon. Should I use it?

Last edited by ryck; 11/08/22 03:50 PM.

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Re: Messages not syncing
joemikeb #62788 11/08/22 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by joemikeb
Both iMessage and SMS messages addressed using either a phone number or Apple ID associated with the same Apple account should appear on any Apple device logged onto that account. …

Are you certain about SMS messages appearing on a desktop (no cellular service) Mac? I have yet to see them on any iMac or non-cellular iPad.


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Re: Messages not syncing
Ira L #62789 11/08/22 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Ira L
Are you certain about SMS messages appearing on a desktop (no cellular service) Mac? I have yet to see them on any iMac or non-cellular iPad.

Absolutely positive! I just deleted half a hundred texts from different candidates wanting money. tongue


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