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How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

iMessage can be used on all Apple devices but sometimes the sync might stop working. A lot of people contacted me about this issue after I published the iMessage on PC tutorial. In this post I will show you how to Sync iMessage across your Apple devices easily.

How to Sync iMessage across Apple devices

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to Sync iMessage between iPhone and Mac OS. This should work the same for iPod Touch and iPads as well. Sometimes Messages that you send and receive on iPhone don’t show up on your computer and vice versa.

Enable iMessage Sync on iPhone

First of all you will need to make sure that iMessage is setup and working on your iPhone. You may have several accounts attached to iMessage. Such as your phone number, Apple ID and other email accounts.

The problem happens when you have separate accounts synced on separate Apple devices. Like if you have iMessage Sync enabled on iPhone with your phone number and you Mac OS computer has iMessage Syncing with your Apple ID.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

  1. To enable iMessage Sync on iPhone, Open Settings and Go to “Messages” option.
  2. Now scroll down and here you will see a section called “Send & Receive”. Tap that to go inside this option.
  3. Next up it will show a list of all the phone numbers and email accounts that you have registered with your Apple ID.
  4. Last step is to enable iMessage Sync for all of your accounts. Just tap on all the accounts and make sure that all of them are showing a checkmark, as shown below.

Sync iMessages on Mac OS

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

  1. To Sync iMessage on your Mac OS computer, you will need to launch iMessage from the Launch pad.
  2. Now click the “Messages” option from top of the screen and select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu. Alternatively you can press “Command + ,” to do the same.
  3. Select the “Accounts” tab from the Preferences window and do the same as I mentioned for iPhone. Place a checkmark next to all of the accounts.

Last step is to restart iMessages on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Messages and turn Off and ON the iMessage toggle. Don’t forget to restart Messages on Mac OS as well.

As long as you have placed checkmark next to same phone numbers and email accounts on both devices, iMessage Sync should start.

If you want to Sync iMessage between iPad and iPhone, follow the same steps in that case and it should work.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

Suppose you 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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step #2. Toggle iMessage OFF on all devices.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

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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iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. You can turn on an iCloud feature to synchronize your iMessages across all of your devices. That way, when you send or receive an iMessage, that message will be viewable on all of your Apple devices.

Here’s how to set up your iPhone or iPad to sync iMessages across your other Apple devices:

From the home screen, tap Settings.

Tap your name, as shown below.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Tap iCloud, as shown below.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Tap the Messages slider to the on position, as shown below.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Any iMessages that you send or receive from your iPhone or iPad will now be synchronized across all of your devices.

Enabling iMessage Synchronization on a Mac

You can also enable iMessage synchronization on a Mac. Here’s how:

Open the Messages application.

From the Messages menu, select Preferences.

Click the iMessage tab, as shown below.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Select the Enable messages in iCloud checkbox.

Any iMessages that you send or receive from your Mac will now be synchronized across all of your devices.

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One of the advantages of Apple’s iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider shows you how to set up the feature and get messaging on your iPad, Mac and more.

Go into the Settings app on your iPhone, then scroll down until you find Messages. Assuming iMessage is on — which it presumably will be — the next step is to go into Text Message Forwarding.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Here you should see compatible devices signed into the same Apple ID, and you can toggle them on and off at will. This includes Macs and iPads, which of course don’t normally handle SMS messages.

Next, go back up a level in Messages, then select Send & Receive. Be sure to set your phone number as both an origin and destination, rather than just an email address. You may have to add an email address to “You can be reached by iMessage at” in order to see “Start new conversations from” appear.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

If you have an iPad, find the same Send & Receive menu within the Settings app, and make sure the information matches what was selected on your iPhone.

Mac owners should launch the Messages app itself, open up Preferences, and hit the Accounts tab. As long as you’re signed into the proper Apple ID, the only thing needed here is to once again make sure origins and destinations are the same as above.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Be warned that while you might like the idea of receiving texts across multiple devices, there are potential problems.

On a basic level, if all of your devices are in the same room or house, several simultaneous notifications can create a cacophony. You might also prefer answering on a specific device, and/or want others to be distraction-free. Then there’s the matter of privacy, since an iPad sitting on the couch might expose an otherwise private iPhone conversation.

Comments (14)

siretman

My iPhone does not have the text forwarding described for Messages in Settings. I have iOS 11.0.3. Why is that?

Dr.MORO

Great tips!
I use iCloud’s aliases to sort out which specific device gets and sends what. Use only a specific email alias per device, and add it to my address book with the device name.
I have setup forwarding so that my iPhone will receive most of the texts/messages/chats/calls/FaceTimes/etc, as well as the specific device it was send to, except for my better-half’s, that is.

BTW, I have been an iTools/.Mac/MobileMe/iCloud user since the beginning, and have created several aliases back then, which it seems that you cannot create as many anymore now.

I don’t see Text Message Forwarding in Settings->Messages either. I have an iPhone 6. Is Text Message Forwarding only available on later iPhones or is it a carrier thing? (I have At&T).

macgui

It could be the particular model of iPhone you have. Mine is a 5s and it doesn’t have that Text Message Forwarding option, nor the Show Contact Photos option show directly above it.

mobird

I don’t have this either. Running the latest Beta of IOS 11.1 that was released yesterday.
iPhone 6s.

By Rob LeFebvre • 10:44 am, January 8, 2016

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devicesMake sure you get your iMessages no matter where you are.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre

I’ve always loved being able to pick up an iMessage conversation that I started on my iPhone right on my Mac, and vice versa.

Unfortunately, I’ve been having an iMessage issue for the last few months — I can have conversations via Messages on my Mac and conversations via Messages on my iPhone, but my iMessages have stopped synchronizing across my devices.

Transfer Messages from old iPhone to new one without iTunes!

It’s like chatting with people from two separate devices, something that Apple’s Continuity feature should have solved.

Luckily, there’s a fix. Here’s what I did.

On your iPhone (or iPad)

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Send & Receive in Messages Settings.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and then tap through to Messages. Once there, swipe down to the section called Send & Receive and open that with a tap. Check off all that apply.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

You should see all the phone numbers and email addresses you’ve registered with your Apple ID. Tap on each one to check or un check them, depending on whether you want to use them for Messages or not. In my case, I needed to check my email address, since it had somehow become unchecked.

On your Mac

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Do the same thing on your Mac.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

On your Mac, launch Messages with a click and then open up Preferences, either in the Messages menu or with Command-Comma on your keyboard. Click on the Accounts tab at the top, and then do the same thing you did above — put a check by your phone number and any email addresses you checked on your iPhone or iPad.

Toggle Messages

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Power cycle this bad boy.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

After you’ve done all of the above, you might need to restart Messages. Hop into Settings on your iPhone and then turn iMessage OFF with the top toggle switch. Turn it ON again after a few seconds and see if that takes care of things.

If all goes well, you’ll be starting and continuing iMessage conversations across all your devices.

I have four Apple devices: iMac, MacBook Pro, iPad 2, iPhone 4. I manage mail with Mac Mail on all these devices. When I delete mail on one device and go to the next device, this action has not taken place and I have to do it all over again. Three times for each email, etc.

How do I sync Mail on all devices so that an action on one is recognized by all the others?

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 2:06 PM

If your Mail account is IMAP the sync is automatic.

If it is a POP3 it is impossible. In this case you need to leave the message on the server after read with one device to find it on the other. Thius is how it is working now.

If you wish you can select to delete the message from the server after read and they will not be downloaded to other (but not deleted if the have alredy been downloaded)

No way to see send messages from one device on the other.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 2:14 PM

Helpful answers

start using your @icloud or @me email on all devices (not the pop, remove it). Go to your pop account from the web and forward emails from there to your @icloud or @me email.

Now, when an email comes into your pop account, it will be forwarded to your @me or @icloud account. From there it will go to all your apple devices. If you read it, it will be seen as read on all devices. If you reply, you will see the reply on all devices.

pop is so 90’s. As the other person mentioned, moving from pop to imap will also fix the problem. You just need to setup the imap servers on all the apple devices.

Jan 31, 2013 2:56 PM

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If your Mail account is IMAP the sync is automatic.

If it is a POP3 it is impossible. In this case you need to leave the message on the server after read with one device to find it on the other. Thius is how it is working now.

If you wish you can select to delete the message from the server after read and they will not be downloaded to other (but not deleted if the have alredy been downloaded)

No way to see send messages from one device on the other.

Jan 31, 2013 2:14 PM

It is a POP. Do you know whether I can disable the account and then open it anew as an IMAP?

Jan 31, 2013 2:17 PM

You have to check with your Mail provider. It is in his hands. Some give you both protocols, but some have only one. You may found the necessary information on his web page.

Jan 31, 2013 2:30 PM

Okay. Thanks very much.

Jan 31, 2013 2:31 PM

start using your @icloud or @me email on all devices (not the pop, remove it). Go to your pop account from the web and forward emails from there to your @icloud or @me email.

Now, when an email comes into your pop account, it will be forwarded to your @me or @icloud account. From there it will go to all your apple devices. If you read it, it will be seen as read on all devices. If you reply, you will see the reply on all devices.

pop is so 90’s. As the other person mentioned, moving from pop to imap will also fix the problem. You just need to setup the imap servers on all the apple devices.

Jan 31, 2013 2:56 PM

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Jul 31, 2012 9:47 PM

I was wondering if there is a way of syncing the sent mail folder across my iPhone, iPad and MBA?

For instance if I send an email from my Air using OSX Mail and my Apple email address. I have no record of this email having been sent when I look at the sent mail boxs on my iPhone or iPad. And the same if I’ve sent the mail from the iOS device it doesn’t show up on the laptop sent mail folder?

Can’t see a trick around this, any ideas?

This solved my question by dawnrazor on Jul 31, 2012 11:39 PM

this only pertains to iCloud accounts

iOS devices SENT folder defaults to the device. So an email sent from your ipad will be kept on the iPad only. to change this you need to dig a bit.

open Mail preferences, select Accounts at the top and select your iCloud account. and select mailbox behaviour, tick the check box for sent messages, make sure the delete option is set to never.

okay on each iOS device:

settings / Mail,contacts, calenders / iCloud / account / advanced / advanced / sent mailbox

the default for sent mailbox will be on my ipad/iphone. Change this to Sent Messages.

do this on both iphone and ipad and now your sent mailbox will be mirrored across your ipad / iphone / laptop / iCloud website.

Easy when you know how.

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Feb 22, 2013 1:34 PM

I don’t know if this helps, but I thought I would document it here. I was having similar issues about trying to get all my Apple devices in-sync. Especially if I deleted mail and had to keep deleting all across the board. I am on IMAP so it should have synced. But I couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t.

Finally discovered the solution. In you iPhone and iPad device, you need to update the default settings for mail. Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendar ->select the email account -> Select Advance (at the bottom of form) -> Mailbox Behavior! Under behavior, you will notice that the default setting is to save on my iPad/iPhone. You need to change this to ON THE SERVER for each folder (DRAFTS, SENT, DELETED and ARCHEIVE.) This will keep your mail synced.

I think Apple uses that as their default as they aren’t sure if people are backing up their email. I know when I delete my messages, I want it gone.

Hope this helps future generations as well as you.

Sep 22, 2013 7:56 AM

I ran a biz providing tech support for over ten years, had over 150 business clients and supported both mac and PC.

To keep my mac users happy and minimize frustration, I would always hook them up with a hosted Exchange account. Google apps or gmail was also an OK choice. For the average user, however, these options will require some help to get set up properly if you want to use your own domain. Look for a local tech support company or check with Craigslist to see if there are any cheap techs in your area.

I have tried iCloud without great results: My clients wanted something that would synch email, calendar, contacts and sometimes notes. iCloud was fine for email I guess, but getting everything else coordinated was either a frustrating act or unavailable.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Apple has incorporated and implemented many standout options within its devices. One of them is the option to synchronize your iMessages across all your other Apple devices like an iPad or another Mac device.

When you sync iMessage across all your devices and if a person sends you a message, you’ll be able to receive and read that message on all of your devices simultaneously. This is indeed an unique feature. You can also transfer iMessages from iPhone to Mac/PC for backup.

But, in some cases, users have reported problems while setting up the iMessage synchronization option, mainly to do with not being able to synchronize iMessage across the devices despite of setting up and turning on the options as needed.

There are some quick and easy steps that will help you to set up the iMessage sync feature or fix it in case of any such problems.

  • Part 1: Set up your iPhone
  • Part 2: Set up your iPad
  • Part 3: Set up your Mac OSX Device
  • Part 4: Fix iMessage Synchronization Problems

Part 1: Set up your iPhone

Step 1 – Go to the home screen menu on your iPhone and select the Settings option. It will open up a lot of further options for you. Just select and open the Messages option. You will again find a number of options under the Messages tab. Select iMessage and turn it on by toggling.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 2 – Now, you have to go back to the Messages tab. Scroll down through the available options. Choose Send & Receive or tap on it.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 3 – It will open up a new screen or page. Under that menu, you will find your Apple ID at the top of that screen. You will also find all your phone numbers and your email addresses that you have registered with your Apple ID. Make sure that all the phone numbers and the mail addresses mentioned under that menu are correct. Check those numbers and ID, and tick them on.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Part 2: Set up your iPad

When you have successfully set up your iPhone for iMessage sync, you might now want to set up your iPad for that same purpose.

Step 1 – Go to the home screen of your iPad and choose Settings. You will now have to select Messages from the list of available options. Now, tap on iMessages and toggle it on.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 2 – Go back to the Messages menu and swipe down to the Send & Receive option. Now, tap on this option.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 3 – Just like on iPhone, you will find your Apple ID mentioned at the top of the new screen on your iPad. You will also see all your registered email IDs and phone numbers listed under that menu. Make sure that those are correct and then check them all.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Part 3: Set up your Mac OSX Device

Now, you have successfully set up your iPhone and iPad for iMessages sync. But, you might further want to set up your Mac device as a part of this synchronization too. Therefore, you have to follow the following steps:

Step 1 – Click on the Messages menu to open it up. Now you have to select the Preferences option. You can also get access to the Preferences menu with the help of Command +Comma on the keyboard of your Mac device.

Step 2 – Now, select the Accounts tab. It will open up a new screen containing your Apple ID, and your email addresses and phone numbers registered with that ID. Now, repeat the procedure that you followed on your iPhone and iPad. Just tap on Enable this account option mentioned under your Apple id. Then check all the email addresses and phone numbers.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

You will able to successfully sync your iMessages if you follow the aforementioned steps. Just make sure that all your email addresses and your phone numbers mentioned in iPhone, iPad, and the Mac devices are the same.

Part 4: Fix iMessage Synchronization Problems

You might face some problems in the case of iMessage sync across multiple devices even after setting up all the devices successfully. These problems can be solved by following some of the simple steps as given below.

iPhone and iPad – Go to your home screen menu of your iPhone. Now, select the Settings option. Under the Settings menu, you’ll have access to a number of options. Select and tap on Messages. Now turn off the iMessage option. After few moments, re-enable the iMessage option.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Mac – Now, you have to fix up your Mac device too. Click on the Messages menu. Now go to Preferences option. Then select the Accounts tab. Under that tab, uncheck the option titled Enable this account. Now, close all the menus. After few seconds, open up the menu and go to the Accounts tab and check the Enable this account option.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

You will have to follow these steps one by one. If the problem still persists, restart all your devices one by one. This will fix all the problems related to iMessage sync across all your iOS and Mac OSX devices.

iMessage is indeed an unique and convenient option to have access to all your messages on various devices. You just have to follow these simple steps to make your life more convenient and enjoy the gift of iMessage even more.

Чтобы впервые настроить синхронизацию, нужно подключить устройство к Mac через кабель USB или USB-C. Когда устройство подключено, его значок появляется в боковом меню Finder, а при выборе значка отображаются варианты синхронизации. Вы можете выбрать объекты для синхронизации.

Можно синхронизировать все объекты определенного типа (самый быстрый вариант) или выбрать определенные объекты (это дает более точный контроль), либо совместить оба варианта. Например, можно синхронизировать на устройство всю музыку, но лишь некоторые фильмы.

После того как Вы выберете контент для синхронизации, он будет обновляться при каждой синхронизации устройства с Mac.

На iPhone (c iOS 5 или новее) или iPad также можно настроить беспроводную синхронизацию с Mac, когда устройство и Mac подключены к одной сети Wi-Fi. Синхронизация контента с Mac на iPhone или iPad по сети Wi-Fi.

Синхронизация всего контента определенного типа

Подключите устройство к компьютеру Mac.

Устройство можно подключить через кабель USB или USB-C либо через Wi-Fi. О включении синхронизации через Wi-Fi см. в разделе Синхронизация контента с Mac на iPhone или iPad по сети Wi-Fi.

В Finder на Mac выберите устройство в боковом меню Finder.

Если устройство подключено к Mac посредством USB‑кабеля, но оно не отображается в боковом меню Finder, см. раздел Если устройство не отображается в боковом меню при синхронизации.

В панели кнопок выберите тип контента, который хотите синхронизировать.

Примечание. Если Вы пользуетесь Фото iCloud и Apple Music, Ваши фото и музыка автоматически синхронизируются через iCloud. При нажатии варианта «Музыка» или «Фото» не отображаются варианты синхронизации.

Установите флажок «Синхронизировать [тип контента] на [имя устройства]», чтобы включить синхронизацию объектов соответствующего типа. Например, установите флажок «Синхронизировать фильмы на [имя устройства]», чтобы синхронизировать фильмы.

Когда установлен этот флажок, при синхронизации на устройство переносятся все объекты этого типа.

Повторите шаги 3 и 4 для каждого типа материалов, которые хотите синхронизировать.

Полоса внизу окна показывает, сколько свободного пространства останется на устройстве после синхронизации. Наведите указатель на эту полосу, чтобы просмотреть подробные сведения о синхронизируемом контенте.

Когда будете готовы, нажмите кнопку «Применить».

Можно настроить автоматическую синхронизацию Mac и устройства при каждом их подключении друг к другу. Чтобы включить автоматическую синхронизацию, выберите «Основные» в панели кнопок, затем установите флажок «Синхронизировать автоматически, если [устройство] подключено».

ПРЕДУПРЕЖДЕНИЕ. При удалении автоматически синхронизированного объекта с Mac он будет удален и с устройства при следующей синхронизации.

О синхронизации отдельных объектов, а не всех объектов определенного типа см. в следующих разделах:

Apple has incorporated and implemented many standout options within its devices. One of them is the option to synchronize your iMessages across all your other Apple devices like an iPad or another Mac device.

When you sync iMessage across all your devices and if a person sends you a message, you’ll be able to receive and read that message on all of your devices simultaneously. This is indeed an unique feature. You can also transfer iMessages from iPhone to Mac/PC for backup.

But, in some cases, users have reported problems while setting up the iMessage synchronization option, mainly to do with not being able to synchronize iMessage across the devices despite of setting up and turning on the options as needed.

There are some quick and easy steps that will help you to set up the iMessage sync feature or fix it in case of any such problems.

  • Part 1: Set up your iPhone
  • Part 2: Set up your iPad
  • Part 3: Set up your Mac OSX Device
  • Part 4: Fix iMessage Synchronization Problems

Part 1: Set up your iPhone

Step 1 – Go to the home screen menu on your iPhone and select the Settings option. It will open up a lot of further options for you. Just select and open the Messages option. You will again find a number of options under the Messages tab. Select iMessage and turn it on by toggling.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 2 – Now, you have to go back to the Messages tab. Scroll down through the available options. Choose Send & Receive or tap on it.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 3 – It will open up a new screen or page. Under that menu, you will find your Apple ID at the top of that screen. You will also find all your phone numbers and your email addresses that you have registered with your Apple ID. Make sure that all the phone numbers and the mail addresses mentioned under that menu are correct. Check those numbers and ID, and tick them on.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Part 2: Set up your iPad

When you have successfully set up your iPhone for iMessage sync, you might now want to set up your iPad for that same purpose.

Step 1 – Go to the home screen of your iPad and choose Settings. You will now have to select Messages from the list of available options. Now, tap on iMessages and toggle it on.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 2 – Go back to the Messages menu and swipe down to the Send & Receive option. Now, tap on this option.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Step 3 – Just like on iPhone, you will find your Apple ID mentioned at the top of the new screen on your iPad. You will also see all your registered email IDs and phone numbers listed under that menu. Make sure that those are correct and then check them all.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Part 3: Set up your Mac OSX Device

Now, you have successfully set up your iPhone and iPad for iMessages sync. But, you might further want to set up your Mac device as a part of this synchronization too. Therefore, you have to follow the following steps:

Step 1 – Click on the Messages menu to open it up. Now you have to select the Preferences option. You can also get access to the Preferences menu with the help of Command +Comma on the keyboard of your Mac device.

Step 2 – Now, select the Accounts tab. It will open up a new screen containing your Apple ID, and your email addresses and phone numbers registered with that ID. Now, repeat the procedure that you followed on your iPhone and iPad. Just tap on Enable this account option mentioned under your Apple id. Then check all the email addresses and phone numbers.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

You will able to successfully sync your iMessages if you follow the aforementioned steps. Just make sure that all your email addresses and your phone numbers mentioned in iPhone, iPad, and the Mac devices are the same.

Part 4: Fix iMessage Synchronization Problems

You might face some problems in the case of iMessage sync across multiple devices even after setting up all the devices successfully. These problems can be solved by following some of the simple steps as given below.

iPhone and iPad – Go to your home screen menu of your iPhone. Now, select the Settings option. Under the Settings menu, you’ll have access to a number of options. Select and tap on Messages. Now turn off the iMessage option. After few moments, re-enable the iMessage option.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

Mac – Now, you have to fix up your Mac device too. Click on the Messages menu. Now go to Preferences option. Then select the Accounts tab. Under that tab, uncheck the option titled Enable this account. Now, close all the menus. After few seconds, open up the menu and go to the Accounts tab and check the Enable this account option.

How to sync your imessages across all your apple devices

You will have to follow these steps one by one. If the problem still persists, restart all your devices one by one. This will fix all the problems related to iMessage sync across all your iOS and Mac OSX devices.

iMessage is indeed an unique and convenient option to have access to all your messages on various devices. You just have to follow these simple steps to make your life more convenient and enjoy the gift of iMessage even more.