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iMessage doesn’t sync on Mac – here’s how to fix it

One of the best features that every Mac device has is iMessage. It’s a messaging platform where you can use it to send text messages to another Apple user without charging for it. This Apple messaging platform is completely free. All you need to do is make sure you’re connected to the Internet.

As you may have noticed when setting up iMessage on your Mac, you use an Apple ID during the setup process. This allows iMessage to sync all messages between any Mac and an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad that can be used with the same Apple ID, allowing all Google app messages to sync and be the same on all devices.

However, this doesn’t always work as planned, and sometimes messages sent to the iPhone don’t make it to the Mac, and sometimes messages sent to the Mac don’t make it to the iPhone.

So, if iMessage doesn’t sync on your Mac, here’s how to fix it.

How to restart iMessage on Mac and iPhone

The first and the easiest thing you can do to solve this problem is to restart iMessage on your Mac and iPhone.

Here’s how to restart iMessage on Mac:

  • Open the “Messages” app on your Mac and click on “Preferences”.
  • Then, select “Accounts” and click “Sign Out”.
  • Finally, just wait a few seconds and sign in back again.

Here’s how to restart iMessage on iPhone:

  • Open the “Settings” menu on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and select “Messages”.
  • Disable the “iMessage” option.
  • Finally, wait a few seconds and enable this option back again.

Once the process is complete, turn on iMessage on your Mac and iPhone, and you can check to see if your iMessage syncs correctly.

How to check the iMessage settings on iPhone

In some cases, after updating iOS to iOS 15, some of your iMessage settings may change. So if you encounter a problem that iMessage isn’t syncing on your Mac, you may want to check all those iMessage settings. Moreover, you should check if you’re logged into your Mac and iOS device with the same Apple ID.

Here you can go to the “Settings” app, and then enter the “Messages” interface. Check your Apple ID under “Send and Receive”. You should also make sure that your phone number and Apple ID are checked under “You can be reached by iMessage at”.

How to check the iMessage settings on Mac

If you want to check the iMessage settings on your Mac, you have to follow these steps:

  • At first, open the “Messages” app on your Mac.
  • Then, go to the “Preferences” menu.
  • After that, click “Accounts”.
  • Under the “You can be reached for messages at” section, make sure the phone number and Apple ID match the settings on your iPhone.

How to sync the iMessage contacts on Mac

If your contacts are showing up as numbers on your Mac, it means that your iMessage contacts aren’t syncing. To fix it, you can follow these steps:

  • Click on the “Apple” icon in the menu bar.
  • Select “System Preferences” and open “Apple ID”.
  • In the iCloud section, make sure the “Contacts” checkbox is selected.

If the checkbox is already checked, click it to uncheck it and wait a few minutes before clicking it again. You can also exit Messages and open it again to see if the contact names have been updated. You’ll also need to make sure that syncing is enabled on your iPhone.

How to sync the iMessage contacts on iPhone

If you’re using your iPhone, you need to make sure that your contacts are synchronized with iCloud and with your smartphone. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Open the “Settings” menu on your iPhone.
  • Then, tap on your name and go to the “iCloud” menu.
  • Finally, ensure that the “Contacts” option is enabled.

Once you have completed these steps, your iMessage contacts will be synced.

How to make iMessage on a Mac work with Android devices

Maybe iMessage on your Mac can’t see Android phones. In order to fix it, you have to enable “Text Message Forwarding”:

  • Open the “Settings” menu on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and select “Messages”.
  • Then, tap on the “Text Message Forwarding” option.
  • Finally, enable the devices you want to send and receive message from.

If that still doesn’t work, go to the “Messages” settings on your iPhone and select “Send and Receive”. Make sure that both the phone number and email address are checked. This should help.

Keep in mind that for everything to work and sync correctly, you should always keep your devices up to date.

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