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How to sync messages from iPhone to Mac? 

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For iPhone and Mac users, you may want to sync your messages across both devices. This lets you access messages on both devices and keep your conversation going.

In this article, we’ll explain how to sync messages from iPhone to Mac and why you should do it.

Sync messages from iPhone to Mac

Follow the steps given below to sync messages from iPhone to Mac:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone and then tap on Messages.
  • Next, tap on SMS Forwarding and turn on the toggle before your Mac’s name.

On Mac, open the Messages app in the Applications folder and sign in with the same Apple ID you used on your iPhone.

You will see a ‘Device Added to Your Account’ notification on your iPhone. Tap on OK to finalise the process.

Step 1: Now, return to your Mac and click on Messages > Settings.

Step 2: Now, click on iMessage at the top. Check that your Apple ID is the same on your iPhone and Mac. Now, head to the ‘You can be reached for messages at’ section and check mark your phone number and email details.

Next, head to the ‘Start new conversation from’ option at the bottom and select your phone number.

That’s it. Now, your iPhone and Mac are synced, and you can receive messages from your iPhone on your Mac. In the next section, we’ll understand why you should do so.

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Why should you sync messages from iPhone to Mac?

In today’s world of fast communication, even a slight delay can significantly lose value. So, keeping in touch constantly is the need of the hour.

Syncing messages from iPhone to Mac has many pros, such as:

  • Firstly, looking at and replying to a message on a bigger screen is easier. You can also quickly type in your response or query on the keyboard.
  • Moreover, you can easily save and download attachments or other files on your Mac, saving some memory on your iPhone and leaving more space for photos.
  • The third advantage of syncing your iPhone to a Mac is that even when your iPhone is not available due to battery or some other issues, you can easily access messages on a Mac.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: