How to Send SMS Messages on Your Mac

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While many Mac users already enjoy getting and sending iMessages on their MacBooks and iMac, it's easy to add SMS messaging to your Apple computer. This adds a ton of convenience to your messaging, allowing you to issue and answer messages without your eyes leaving your Mac's display.screenshot 2016 07 26 14.22.58

It's also useful when you're at home as it allows you to text without detaching your iPhone from its charging cable. Here's how to get SMS texts on a Mac: 

1. Open Messages on your Mac. If you've already signed into Messages on your Mac, skip to Step 4.sms mac01

2. Sign in with your Apple ID.sms mac02

3. On your iPhone tap OK.img 1204

4. On your iPhone, tap Settings.img 1198

5. Tap Messages.img 1202

6. Tap Text Message Forwarding. You'll now see the Macs, iPads and other devices connected to your Apple ID.img 1205

7. Turn on the switch next to a device.img 1206

8. Find the code that appears in Messages.sms mac03 2954781469629834

9. Enter that code on your iPhone and tap Allow.img 1209

You're now receiving SMS texts on your Mac!machowto2

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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