How to Connect iPhone to Macbook Messages

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of connecting your iPhone to your MacBook Messages app. By doing so, you can seamlessly send and receive messages from your iPhone using your MacBook. Let’s get started!


  • An iPhone running iOS 8.1 or later
  • A MacBook running macOS Yosemite or later
  • A stable internet connection

Step 1: Sign in to iCloud on both devices

To begin, ensure that you are signed in to the same iCloud account on both your iPhone and MacBook. This is essential for synchronizing messages across devices.

Step 2: Enable Messages on iCloud

On your iPhone, go to “Settings” and tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen. Then, select “iCloud” and toggle the switch next to “Messages” to enable it. This will upload your messages to iCloud.

Step 3: Set up Messages on your MacBook

Open the Messages app on your MacBook. If you haven’t used it before, you will need to sign in with the same Apple ID used on your iPhone.

If you have previously signed in:

  1. Go to “Messages” > “Preferences” from the menu bar.
  2. Select the “Accounts” tab.
  3. Check that your Apple ID is listed under “iMessage Account”. If not, click on the “+” button and sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Ensure that the checkbox next to “Enable this account” is selected.

If you are signing in for the first time:

  1. Open the Messages app on your MacBook.
  2. When prompted, sign in with your Apple ID that is used on your iPhone.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

Step 4: Enable Text Message Forwarding

To enable text message forwarding from your iPhone to your MacBook, follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to “Settings”.
  2. Select “Messages. “
  3. Tap on “Text Message Forwarding.

  4. You will see a list of available devices. Toggle the switch next to your MacBook to enable it.
  5. A verification code will appear on your MacBook. Enter this code on your iPhone to confirm.

Step 5: Start Messaging!

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your iPhone to your MacBook Messages app.

Now you can send and receive messages seamlessly across both devices. Any messages sent or received on either device will be synchronized.

Note: Make sure both devices are connected to the internet for proper synchronization of messages between devices.

In conclusion, connecting your iPhone to your MacBook Messages app allows you to conveniently manage and reply to messages from either device. Enjoy the seamless messaging experience!

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