I want to forward all SMS and iMessages received on my iPhone to my e-mail address. I have tried IFTTT, but can't see a way to do it. Has anyone else managed to do this?


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you need to have your email address turned on for iMessage on your iPhone in order to enable Text Message Forwarding. If you don’t, the numeric access code will not appear on your iPad or Mac during the setup process. As soon as you enable your email address for iMessage (you only need to do this on your iPhone) the numeric access codes appear as expected. Once you have text message forwarding setup you can disable your email address again in iMessage as it seems to only be necessary for the numeric access code setup step, not the actual text message forwarding itself.`

To enable your email in Messages, grab your iPhone and head to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive. There, you’ll find all of the addresses at which you can be reached via iMessage. Enable your iCloud email address by tapping on it, then head back to your Mac or iPad and again request the pairing verification code from the Messages app. This time, you should see a box appear on your iPhone in which you can enter the code.

Source: http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/sms-relay-configuration-fix/

  • What about SMSes? (no iMessages here)
    – Pacerier
    Feb 11, 2017 at 17:48

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