Apple has created an amazing eco-system that helps you stay connected to all your devices. All the devices are closely interconnected with each other; iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and others. If you save anything on any one device, you can easily access the same from another device.

Moreover, you can easily change the device in the middle of your work with the help of Handoff feature. But there is one problem in setting up Handoff on Mac and iPhone/iPad. It works with multiple apps; so even if you don’t want to work on apps like Calendar, Keynote, and Maps, the feature will sync them automatically. For your information, Handoff works with apps like Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Maps, Messages, Mail, and Safari.

How to Sync iMessages to iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Suppose you want to want to sync iMessages across the devices, and don’t want to use Handoff, what is the solution? Well, you can follow this information and find the answer.

How to Sync iMessages to Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on Messages.

Tap on Settings Then Messages on iPhone

Step #2. Look for Send & Receive option from the list and tap on it.

Tap on Send and Receive in Message App Settings on iPhone

Your iPhone will show you all the phone numbers and email ids you have registered with Apple ID.

Step #3. Tap on each ID to check or uncheck.

Sync Messages to Other Devices from iPhone

During this process, please ensure that your email address is shown next to your Apple ID. You should sign in with Apple ID if the email id is not shown. Another important matter to look for is that your primary phone number should be selected under the section: Start New Conversations From.

Repeat above steps on other iOS devices; this will enable you to send and receive iMessages on iPhone, iPad, and Mac as well.

Now, let’s check how you can sync iMessages from your Mac.

How to Sync iMessages on Mac

Step #1. Open Messages app from Launchpad or Spotlight Search or Dock.

Step #2. Now click on Preferences menu.

Click on Preferences in Messages App on- Mac

Step #3. Click on Accounts button from the top.

Click on Accounts in Message App Preferences on Mac

You can see your Apple ID email address below the Settings button. If you don’t find, you can add by clicking “+” sign from the bottom.

Add AppleID To Messages App on Mac

Step #4. Click on your Apple ID.

Once your Apple ID is added, you can see similar options as you saw on your iPhone/iPad. Right below your Apple ID is a checkbox: Enable this account. Make sure that this checkbox is checked.

Click on Your Apple ID in Messages Preferences on Mac

At the bottom of this dialog box, check that your phone number is selected in the drop-down menu. The menu is given under “Start new conversations from“.

This entire procedure will enable you to receive iMessages on iOS devices and your Mac. If this doesn’t yield any result, there is a solution to this problem.

Turn Off iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on iOS device → Tap on Messages.

Tap on Settings Then Messages on iPhone

Step #2. Toggle iMessage OFF on all devices.

Turn Off iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Turn Off iMessage On Mac

Step #1. Fire up Messages from Launchpad or Spotlight Search or Dock.

Step #2. Now click on Preferences menu.

Step #3. Click on Accounts button from the top.

Step #4. Now uncheck Enable this account.

Turn Off iMessages on Mac

Now close the dialog box and open it back. Take your iOS device and enable iMessage again. Now come back to your Mac and follow the above steps to check “Enable this account” box. This should probably fix all the issues related to syncing of iMessage across all iOS devices and Mac.

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