How to Sync Messages From Mac to iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Do you often find yourself switching between your Mac and iPhone to check and respond to messages? It can be quite inconvenient, right?

Well, worry no more! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sync messages from your Mac to your iPhone seamlessly.

Step 1: Update macOS and iOS

Before we begin, ensure that both your Mac and iPhone are running on the latest versions of macOS and iOS. This will ensure compatibility and smooth syncing of messages.

Step 2: Enable iMessage on Mac

To sync messages between your devices, you need to have iMessage enabled on your Mac. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Mac.
  2. Go to Preferences by clicking on “Messages” in the menu bar and selecting “Preferences.”
  3. Select the “iMessage” tab if it’s not already selected.
  4. Sign in with your Apple ID, or if you’re already signed in, make sure that iMessage is enabled with the correct Apple ID.

Step 3: Enable Text Message Forwarding on iPhone

Now let’s set up text message forwarding on your iPhone so that messages can be synced with your Mac:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to “Messages.”
  3. Select “Text Message Forwarding.”
  4. Toggle the switch next to your Mac’s name to enable text message forwarding.
  5. Enter the verification code displayed on your Mac if prompted.

Step 4: Sync Messages on Mac and iPhone

With iMessage enabled on your Mac and text message forwarding set up on your iPhone, you’re now ready to sync messages:

  1. On your Mac, open the Messages app if it’s not already open.
  2. On your iPhone, open the Messages app as well.
  3. You should now see a conversation thread that you’re actively using on both devices. This indicates successful syncing of messages.


Keep in mind that syncing messages between your devices requires an active internet connection. Additionally, synced messages will only appear in the Messages app on your Mac and not in other messaging apps.

In Conclusion

By following these simple steps, you can easily sync messages from your Mac to your iPhone. Say goodbye to the hassle of constantly switching between devices just to stay updated with your conversations!

Remember to keep your macOS and iOS updated for a seamless syncing experience. Enjoy the convenience of having all your messages in sync across devices!

That’s it for this tutorial! I hope you found it helpful. Happy messaging!

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