On the iphone check the apple id account you are using is the same. You may very well already be logged into icloud on both devices but let s make sure real quick.
I started using the verizon messages app several years ago to have text messages synced across mutliple devices only one of which is a verizon mobile device.
How to get the messages app on your mac. Click on messages in the menu bar. Setup sms messaging on mac in case you have an iphone with an active cellular plan you can setup the messages app on your mac to send and receive carrier supported sms and mms messages from your mac. Launch messages from your desktop dock or applications folder.
By default the messages app will use your apple id to log you in. I use the verizon messages app on my phone tablet a windows computer and a mac the latter being the corporate computer. It may take a few steps but as long as you follow the instructions and have all the right tools with you there shouldn t be too many issues.
Open the messages app by clicking on the messages icon in the dock of your mac. Go to settings icloud. Now assuming you have an iphone you can easily get messages on your mac by connecting the two.
Imessage is the apple messaging service you get automatically with your apple id. To receive text messages on a mac from your iphone you ve got to log into icloud using the same apple id on both devices. It s usually the same apple id that you use for icloud the itunes store the app store and the account you created when you first set up your mac.
If messages asks you to sign in use the same apple id that you use with messages on your iphone and other devices. On the mac go to system preferences icloud and sign in using your apple login details. In case that doesn t happen enter your apple id email address and password.
Open the messages option on your mac find the messages icon on your mac or simply search for.