Send and receive SMS and Messages from his Mac, it’s still very convenient! The application messages on Mac to send iMessages between Apple devices. With your iPhone , you can use iCloud sync and SMS forwarding to use Messages on Mac as if it were your iPhone . So you can send iMessages, SMS or MMS from your Mac (or iPad) with the package of your iPhone .
Prerequisites

To use Messages on Mac with iOS synchronization, you will need to enable the SMS forwarding option that is available through the Continuity feature . Continuity is available under certain conditions:
If you have not received a notification, or have refused, check that the SMS transfer is activated on your iPhone.

1. Have a Mac under OS X Yosemite minimum;
2. Own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch under iOS 8 at a minimum;
3. Connect the different devices to the same iCloud account on Messages ;
4. Have the devices close to each other with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled.

Step 1: Enable SMS Transfer

Start by turning on your Mac and then the Messages app . If this is the first time, you will need to receive notifications on your other devices to ask if you allow the new device to use Messages with your credentials.
If you have not received a notification, or have refused, check that the SMS transfer is activated on your iPhone.
1.1. Go to Settings > Messages > SMS Transfer ;
1.2. Authorize your devices by passing the light to green;
1.3. You have activated 2-factor identification? All right, you can forget this step. Otherwise, a validation code will appear on your other devices, you will have to type it on your iPhone.

Step 2: Enable iOS synchronization with iCloud

Send messages from your Mac is good, synchronize them, it’s better! So we will use iCloud synchronization.
Start by setting up iCloud sync on your iOS device:
2.1. Open Settings > your Apple ID> iCloud > turn on Messages ;
1.3. You have activated 2-factor identification? All right, you can forget this step. Otherwise, a validation code will appear on your other devices, you will have to type it on your iPhone.
Step 2: Enable iOS synchronization with iCloud
Send messages from your Mac is good, synchronize them, it’s better! So we will use iCloud synchronization.
Start by setting up iCloud sync on your iOS device:
2.1. Open Settings > your Apple ID> iCloud > turn on Messages ;
then, on your Mac:
2.2. Open Messages ;
2.3. Go to Messages > Preferences ;
2.4. In the iMessage > Settings tab, check Enable Messages on iCloud ;
2.5. (optional) Click Synchronize to force the immediate synchronization.

Step 3: Use Messages

In order to receive and send messages correctly, you must make sure you are reachable. For this, you will need to verify that Messages is correctly configured.
1. Set up your devices to be reachable on your number or e-mail
On your Mac
3.1. Open Messages;
3.2. Go to Messages> Preferences> iMessage> Settings ;
3.3. Check the coordinates with which you wish to communicate;
3.4. At the bottom of the window, choose with which coordinate you want to start new conversations.
On your iPhone:
3.5. Go to Settings > Messages > Send and Receive ;
3.6. Choose the coordinates by which you can be contacted;
3.7. Set the default number or email address.
On your iPhone:
2. Send messages from your Mac
The Messages app works the same on your Mac as it does on your iPhone.
3.2.1. Create or join a conversation ;
To send a new message, you can choose:
3.2.1.1. Select a recipient (or group) by scrolling down the conversation thread;
3.2.1.2. Click on the icon at the top right of the search bar (or Command + N on Mac).
3.2.2. Set a recipient ;

If you have created a new conversation, your cursor will be automatically positioned where you need to indicate the recipient, at the top, next to the To:
You can insert:
3.2.2.1. An e-mail, if you are sure it’s an Apple ID, for the message to be sent in iMessage:
3.2.2.2. A phone number ;
3.2.2.3. The name of the person, provided that it is in your contacts, so these different coordinates will be proposed to you;
3.2.2.4. Or, click (or press) on the + , right, which will open a window containing a preview of your Contacts application .If you already have an ongoing conversation with this person (or this group of people), it will open as soon as you have selected their name.
3.2.3. Write a message ;
3.2.3.1. To insert text, you will need to click or press the bar all the way down, pre-written Message ;
3.2.3.2. You can insert emoticons with the button on the right;
3.2.3.3. You can right-click> Import from iPhone or iPad > Take a picture to take a picture with your iOS device and insert it into your message;
3.2.3.4. You can also drag and drop files (photos, videos, pdf …);
3.2.3.5. Send the message by pressing the Enter key .
3.2.4. Mute a conversation ;

You can mute a conversation , it means that you will not receive any more notifications from them. On the conversation, right-clicking> Do not disturb will activate the silent mode. A moon will appear next to the conversation. Repeat this process to disable it.

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