Messaging App For Mac And Iphone

admin 12/13/2021

Messages for iOS is arguably the most-used app on my iPhone: I use it more than Mailbox, more than Camera+, more than Google Maps, and definitely more than Phone. And I’m probably not alone here. IMessage is the default messaging app for Apple iPhones. It allows you to send texts. Trillian is a free fully featured, stand-alone and one of the most popular standalone instant.

“I know that you can sync iMessages across all iOS and OSX devices. But my iMessages will not sync on my iPhone, iPad and Mac. I would like to sync all my messages across all three devices, so I can reply to messages easily from any device. How can I enable this feature so that iMessages remain synced across all devices?”

It is true that you can sync iMessages across all iOS devices and OS X devices . In this article, we show you various ways to ensure your iMessages are synced across your devices and are available on your Mac.

1. How to Sync Messages from iPhone to Mac

If your Mac is running Yosemite or older, you can get the text messages on your iPhone on the computer and by connecting the Mac and the iPhone to the same iCloud account should make it possible or you to get your iMessages on your MAC.

System Requirements: To sync messages from your iPhone to your Mac, you need to make sure the Mac is running OS X 10.1 Yosemite or older. That means, you are good if you have El Capitan or MacOS Sierra. On the other hand, your iPhone needs to be running iOS 8.2.1 or older.

Step 1: Sign into iCloud on iPhone and Mac

The first thing you need to do to receive text messages on your Mac is to log in to iCloud on both devices using the same Apple ID. Follow these simple steps to do that on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the settings app. Tap on iCloud and if you are logged in, you should see your ID at the top. If not, go on and sign in.

Step 2: Open System Preferences on your Mac. Tap iCloud and your email address should appear under the user icon on the left. If you are not logged in, take a moment to do that.

Step 3: To make sure you are logged into messages specifically on your Mac, open the messages app tap on “Messages” at the top. Select “Preferences.”

Step 4: Tap on the account that says “iMessages” and make sure you are logged in with the same Apple ID on both devices.

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Step 2: Sync Messages from iPhone to Mac

Now that you’re logged in, you need to set up text message forwarding on your iPhone to sync the messages. Follow these simple steps to do that.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and then tap “Messages.” In the resultant window, select “Send & Receive.”

Step 2: Under “You can be reached by iMessage at” check both your phone number and Apple ID email address.

Step 3: Go back to “Messages” and tap “Message Forwarding.” Toggle on your Mac.

Step 4: A popup should appear, asking for a code. Simultaneously a code should appear on your Mac in the messages app.

Step 5: Enter the code on your iPhone and tap “Allow.” And you should now be able to get your text messages on your Mac.

2. Transfer Messages from iPhone to Mac

Just as effective as syncing your text messages to your Mac, transferring the messages to your Mac can be one of the ways to create a backup of the messages. Whatever the reason, iMyFone D-Port Pro provides an easy way to get your iMessages and Text messages from your iPhone to your computer easily. The following are the program’s features.

iMyFone D-Port Pro iPhone Backup & Restore Tool

Key Features:

  • D-Port pro allows users to make a backup of all messages, WeChat data and WhatsApp data
  • You can also use to create a backup of all data on your device in a single click
  • Allows you to selectively restore data from an iTunes, iCloud or iMyFone backup
  • Extract data from an iOS device or a backup file

How to Transfer iPhone messages to Mac using iMyFone D-Port Pro

Begin by downloading the program to your computer and installing it. Then, follow these simple steps to transfer messages from your iPhone to your Mac.

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer and from the main window, select “Back Up & Export from Device” from the left panel. Click on “Export Data.”

Step 2: On the next window, you will need to select the type of data you would like to export. In this case, we select “Message” and then click on “Next” to continue.

Step 3: The program will then begin to scan the device or the data you’ve specified. Once the scan is complete, you will see all the messages on that device displayed on the next window. Select the ones you would like to export and then click on “Export.”

Restore Messages from a Backup to iPhone

You may also need at some point to restore the messages backup to your iPhone. In this case, iMyFone D-Port Pro can also be very helpful. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: launch the program on your computer and on the main window, select “Restore Backup to Device.” You should see a list of the backups on your computer, iTunes backups and iCloud backups that you may have downloaded to your computer. Choose the backup from which you want to restore the messages and then click “Next” to continue.

Step 2: Choose “Restore Partial Backup” since we only want to restore the messages and click “Next.”

Step 3: The program will ask you to select the type of data you want to restore. Select “Message” and click “Next.”

Step 4: The program will scan the backup for the messages. Once the scan is complete, you should see all the messages on that backup listed on the next window.

Step 5: Preview and select the once you would like to restore. Once happy with your selection, click “Restore” and the program will begin restoring the selected messages to your iPhone without affecting all the other data on the device.

Get started

  • Download the latest version of iOS or iPadOS for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Make sure that your device is signed in to the iTunes & App Store with your Apple ID.
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Find iMessage apps in the app drawer

The app drawer gives you quick access to apps that you can use in your messages. To see your app drawer:

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Swipe left or right over the app drawer to find the app that you want to use.

Here are some apps that are automatically in your app drawer:

Store: Download iMessage apps to use with Messages.

Photos: Quickly add photos to your messages right from the app.

Music: Share recently played songs from Apple Music.

Digital Touch: Use Digital Touch to send sketches, taps, kisses, heartbeats, and more.

#images*: Find hundreds of trending GIFs to add to your messages.

Apple Pay: Send and receive money with Apple Pay.*

Memoji: Create and share an animated Memoji that uses your voice and mirrors your facial expressions.*

Memoji Stickers: Create custom Memoji stickers to match your personality and mood.

*#images and Apple Pay aren't available in all countries or regions. If you find an issue or have a concern with content found in #images, you can report the content or remove the #images app. You need a compatible iPhone or iPad to use Memoji.

Download iMessage apps

You can find and download apps to use with iMessage in the App Store for iMessage. Here's how:

  1. To go to the App Store for iMessage, tap the Store icon .
  2. Tap the icon or the price icon next to the app, then tap Install. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to complete the purchase.
  3. Tap the gray line to return to your message.

After the app downloads, you can find it in your app drawer.

Some apps let you make additional purchases within the app. If you set up Family Sharing, you can use Ask to Buy to help control app downloads and in-app purchases. Learn more about in-app purchases.

Manage iMessage apps

You can add apps to your Favorites so you have quick access to them in the app drawer. You can also reorder apps in the app drawer, remove the ones you don’t want, and more. Here’s how:

  1. From the app drawer, swipe left and tap the More button .
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner to do the following:
    • To add an app to your Favorites, tap the Add button .
    • To remove an app from Favorites, tap the Remove button , then tap Remove from Favorites.
    • To reorder apps in the app drawer, touch and hold the gray lines , then move the apps in the order that you want.
    • To hide an app, turn it off.
  3. Tap Done.

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Delete iMessage apps

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap the Compose button to start a new message. Or go to an existing conversation.
  3. Swipe left over the app drawer and tap the More button .
  4. Swipe left over the app, then tap Delete.

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Use the App Store on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or computer to download apps.