How to Add Phone Number to Imessage Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to add a phone number to iMessage on your Mac. Adding your phone number to iMessage allows you to send and receive messages from your Mac using your existing phone number. This is a convenient way to stay connected and manage your messages across multiple devices.

Step 1: Open Messages App

To begin, open the Messages app on your Mac. You can find it in the Applications folder or by using Spotlight search.

Step 2: Sign in with Apple ID

If you haven’t already signed in with your Apple ID, click on “Messages” in the menu bar and select “Preferences”. Then, click on the “Accounts” tab and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3: Enable iMessage

In the same “Accounts” tab, make sure that “Enable this account” is checked for iMessage. This will allow your Mac to sync messages with other devices using the same Apple ID.

Step 4: Add Phone Number

To add your phone number to iMessage, click on the “iMessage” tab next to the “Accounts” tab. Here, you will see a list of email addresses and phone numbers associated with your Apple ID.

Note: If you don’t see your phone number listed, make sure that it is linked to your Apple ID. You can do this by going to “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad, selecting “Messages”, and then choosing “Send & Receive”. Here, you can add or remove email addresses and phone numbers associated with iMessage.

If Your Phone Number is Listed:

  • Select the checkbox next to your phone number to enable it for iMessage on your Mac.
  • Close the Preferences window to save the changes.

If Your Phone Number is Not Listed:

  • Click on the “+” button below the list of email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Enter your phone number in the provided field and click “OK”.
  • Select the checkbox next to your phone number to enable it for iMessage on your Mac.

Step 5: Verify Phone Number

To ensure that your phone number is successfully added, you may receive a verification code via SMS. Enter this code when prompted in the Messages app on your Mac.

Note: If you don’t receive a verification code, make sure that your Mac is connected to a cellular network or Wi-Fi with SMS capabilities. Alternatively, you can choose “Send an SMS code instead” during verification and enter a different phone number where you can receive SMS messages.

You’re Done!

Congratulations! You have successfully added your phone number to iMessage on your Mac. You can now send and receive messages using your existing phone number across all devices connected to your Apple ID.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process. Enjoy seamless messaging across all of your Apple devices!

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