I recently bought a new iMac running Catalina and I used Migration Assistant to load some of my old stuff on my new computer. This appears to have worked well and my new computer is running fine. There is a problem however. I have several contacts that I text with a few times a week. One contact however doesn't work. I always get a return notice on the messages I send. I can use this contact on my iphone and my iPad and the messages go thru. But it doesn't work using my computer. The other contacts I communicate with work fine from my computer. So I'm lost on what to do. I've tried restarting Messages and restarting my iMac. Neither helped. I also made a new contact card but that didn't help either. Does anyone have an idea of what I can try to do to fix this? thanks.

  • Hmm, long shot it’s forwarding for a contact that’s only SMS?
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 18:31
  • Woah! So glad. No harm in answering here so you can make a check mark. Different people will search for this issue with different words, so no harm in having a few questions to cover the issue.
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 30, 2020 at 21:14

1 Answer 1


I found the answer from bmike. It is given here and here. In words the method to solve the problem is:

From you iphone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Messages
  3. Tap on 'Message Forwarding'. Ensure that all the devices are selected.

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