How to Update Messages on MacBook for iPhone Syncing

How Do You Update Messages on Your Mac? In Messages, select Preferences under the Messages menu. Alternatively, press Command + , (comma) on your keyboard. Choose the iMessage tab. Make sure the box next to Enable Messages in iCloud is checked. Click Sync Now. ... Your Messages app should sync, and new items will appear.

Have you ever experienced issues with your iPhone iMessages not working or syncing with your MacBook? If so, you’re not alone. Many Apple users struggle with this problem, but luckily there is a quick and simple fix for it.

Start on Your Phone

To begin with, start on your phone and make sure that you can turn off and on a setting. Go to Settings, then Messages, and turn off and on messages to reset the network setting. Wait for activation before moving on to the next step.

Send and Receive Messages

Next, ensure that you can send and receive messages by making sure that your phone number and email are both checked off in the “You can receive messages and replies to” section. Also check that at least one of the options for “Start new conversations” is checked off.

Finally, ensure that your Apple ID on your phone matches the one you’re using on your MacBook, and that at least one option is checked off. Once you’re done, exit out of the settings.

Move to Your MacBook

Now, it’s time to move to your MacBook. Open up the System Preferences on your Messages, and make sure that everything is enabled. Ensure that everything matches your phone, including your phone number, email, and Apple ID.

Once you’ve made sure that everything is the same, sign out to reset your settings. Resync it and you’ll be good to go. That’s it! You can now use your iPhone iMessages on your MacBook.

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How do I sync my Messages from iPhone to Mac?
On your iPhone, go to Settings >, Messages.Tap Text Message Forwarding. ... Turn on your Mac in the list of devices.If you're not using two-factor authentication, a six-digit activation code appears on your Mac, enter this code on your iPhone, then tap Allow.
Why isn't my Messages updating on my Mac?
Sign out of iMessages and retry Try signing out of iMessage on your iPhone and Mac. Then, sign back in and check if your messages sync from iPhone to Mac. You can also try sending a new message.
Why aren't my text messages showing up on my MacBook?
On your Mac, open the Messages app, then go to preferences by clicking Messages in the menu bar. Under iMessage, make sure that "Enable Messages in iCloud" is checked. If you aren't receiving SMS messages on your Mac, make sure that Text Message Forwarding is enabled on your iPhone.
How do I get my Messages to update on my Mac?
After you turn on Messages in iCloud, your messages stay up to date automatically. If you want to make sure a new change takes effect immediately, choose Messages >, Settings, click iMessage, click Settings, then click Sync Now.