How to Seamlessly Work With iMessage on Your Macbook and iPhone


When you are doing important work on your Mac, the first thing you do is put your phone away as it hinders concentration and productivity.

But, what happens if there is an essential incoming text that you miss? It may be from your girlfriend or your wife, and ignoring their text can cause a massive problem for you no matter if you are working or having fun.

Especially for iPhone users, sharing messages with their friends and family has become a way of life. It has become so embedded in our lives that we cannot live without it. So what should you do? How can you stop ignoring the crucial information that your loved ones want to share with you while texting you in this app called iMessage?

The answer is right in front of you. Your Mac is fully capable of presenting without messages that you receive on your iPhone. Yes, you can read your conversations on your working device without losing your deep train of thought. But, the first thing you’ll need to do is learn how to connect your iMessages with your MacBook so you can access it.

In this short and straightforward guide, you’ll find an easy way to connect your iMessage app with your Mac seamlessly. Read on and find out what’s in store for you.

Step-By-Step Guide to Set up iMessage on Your Device

With iMessages on your Mac, you not only receive messages from other people, but you can also send unlimited messages to any Apple device such as iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that has iMessage installed on it. Here; you’ll find many reasons why using iMessages on your Mac is a good idea for you.

The instructions mentioned below will show you how you can set up iMessage on your device.

Step #1

Start by launching the iMessage app on your device. You can easily find it on the dock of your Mac’s desktop. In case you can’t see it there you can look for it in the Applications folder.

Step #2

After launching the app, you’ll be asked to enter your credentials. Enter the same credentials you use with your Apple ID on your phone.

Step #3

Many Mac users have enabled two-step authentication on their Apple ID, starting with entering the verification code.

Step #4

Now, go to Select Messages > Preferences you see in the menu bar.

Step #5

Here you’ll select the iMessage tab and get started.

Step #6

Check the box you see right next to Enable Messages in iCloud (it will keep your messages

perfectly in sync between your iOS devices and your computer).

Step  #7

Here you’ll see a list of numbers, check the phone number and email address to which you want to connect with.

Step #8

You can also use the dropdown menu under Start a new conversation. Once again. Select the phone number of the email address you want to connect with and start a conversation.

Now you are all set, close the message window by clicking on the red light in the top-left corner and close the window.

From here and now, you can use iMessage on your Mac and check and reply to the conversations directly from your computing device.

Just in case you are afraid of losing all your conversations. Here’s how you:

Create a Backup of iMessage With iCloud

Creating a backup of your meaningful conversations of your iMessages that syncs with your every Apple device are another beneficial feature you should take into consideration. Many Apple users are already using this method and getting the most out of their Apple’s messaging app. To use this feature, you’d have to use iCloud to sync and backup all your iMessage conversations.

Follow these instructions, and you are good to go: Open Settings and preferences > click on your name > select iCloud and ensure that you turn on the Messages feature you see in front of you.

However, be assured that you’ll be deleting a message or conversation from any of your devices if you are deleting it from all other devices you own. Also, you may or may not have selected to keep the backup of your conversations for only 90 days. After that time, your chats will automatically be erased from all your devices.

In case you are getting cluttered with too many messages. The next set of instructions is for you:

How to Block Numbers, Hide Notifications from iMessage

Reading this article, you must have understood that to send and receive messages on Apples’ messaging app is not rocket science. But, for a busy fellow like yourself, getting too many notifications can become a little annoying. So, you’ll have to take a rigorous step, which will help you focus more at work.

For instance, you can mute a conversation that you do not want to carry on at the moment. It can be quickly done by left swiping on the conversation and selecting Hide Alerts. It can be a good plan, especially when you are a part of a chatty group who can not stop talking about the latest TV series they have all been watching.

Also, do not forget to take advantage of the new search feature Apple has just introduced. With its assistance, you can find a particular conversation by just typing the keywords related to that conversation. All you have to do is open the app and tap on the search bar you see at the screen’s top.

The Bottom-Line

This short guide can improve your productivity at work, without ignoring your friends and family. There are many ways in which you can use the messaging app effectively and efficiently on your Mac. The set of instructions mentioned above will help you take advantage of the features iMessage has to offer you.

The more you work with it, the more adaptable it’ll become for you. After a while, it will become second nature to you, and you won’t get distracted by the incoming messages. Take advantage of this guide and make your conversations easy.

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