Hot answers tagged

31

For SMS to appear in Messages app in macOS, you need to have Text Message Forwarding turned on in your iPhone. It can be enabled by going to Settings apps → Messages → Text Message Forwarding on your iPhone and turning on the switch which appears against your macOS device in the list. The iMessage app on iPhone can send both an iMessage message as well as a ...


23

On your iPhone, I'd try going into Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding and then uncheck the switches by whatever is not receiving SMS messages and then check and then re-authenticate them individually, it should only take a couple of minutes.


23

You can send a message to yourself. I've used this when having trouble with messages. You'll have received messages on the left and the sent ones on the right just as it is with other people.


19

Text messages from your Mac are actually sent through your iPhone. On your iPhone go to the Settings app → Messages → Text Message Forwarding. You may need to re-do the setup by removing and re-adding your Mac in there.


18

To dissable iMessage on your phone (the one who has changed from iPhone to something else): http://support.apple.com/kb/ts5185 Since it’s not your phone that needs changing, Your friend is the one that needs to take action to Approve the request to de-register their iCloud/AppleID from their phone number - https://selfsolve.apple.com/deregister-imessage As ...


16

Yes, it is possible! However, you do need to set things up first. Follow these steps: Sign into iCloud on your Mac and iPhone using the same Apple ID On your Mac open the Messages app On your iPhone go to Settings > Messages > Text Messages Forwarding You should now see your Mac listed - tap on the toggle to enable it. You’ll see a prompt asking you to ...


15

In Settings > Messages, turn on Show Subject Field. The subject will display in bold when an MMS is sent.


13

Messages app on Lion or Mountain Lion supports Bonjour discovery which lets computers discover other devices using Messages app on your local network without needing a central server setup. Bonjour is not on by default, but you can find the option under Preferences, or simply ⌘+, to open up the panel. Select the account page, and you will find Bonjour in ...


12

This occurs because Apple still believes the phone number is using iPhone, but it can vary from device to device whether this impacts sending and receiving messages to that number (and how long it takes for that to resolve). The quickest way to resolve it is for your friend to read the Apple support article Deregister iMessage. The deregister process can be ...


11

Using: tell application "Messages" get name of every service end tell I noticed that I have "SMS" as a 4th option (yours may be different). So then I used: launch application "Messages" tell application "Messages" activate --steal focus set targetBuddy to "12345550123" set targetService to id of service "SMS" set textMessage to "...


10

You can also use netcat which is built into OSX and many *nix OSes to build a simple chat server: On your first box (server) type the following in terminal: nc -n -v -l 10001(or choose your own port here) On your second box (client) type: nc -n -v 192.168.10.1(IP address of first box) 10001(port chosen by first box) Edit: -l and -p cannot be used ...


10

No, you cannot use TOTP-authentication as implemented by for example Google Authenticator (i.e. RFC6238) with Apple-ID. The only supported system is Apple's own system, which works very similarly to TOTP. This hasn't got anything to do with the SMS-requirement at all. As a collary to the above, hardware-based OATH-TOTP solutions such as a YubiKey won't ...


9

Since your device didn’t assign the name, it came from caller ID Contact your carrier for details of how and why they vet those names or if they just let people feed data claiming to be whatever sender they want and easily spoof (Lie to) the caller ID system. Your carrier and national cell phone regulator would be the people to look at if and how SMS ...


8

There is quite a few good examples out there for using Applesccript to send iMessages. I haven't found one yet that will work to a number via sms, the below script only works with iMessage. Also it limited to the number(s) in your contacts(buddy list) and will error out if the buddy/number isn't in your contacts. Here's one that I use to send ...


7

When typing in a contact name whilst creating a new message in Messages.app, if the contact sheet for that person has more than one number (or email addresses too) it'll display a list of all numbers. From there you can select which number you'd like to send the message to for that specific contact. If you've already sent a message and wish to determine ...


5

I used CopyTrans Contacts for Windows (not sure whether it also operates on Mac) to export my iPhone SMS and iMessage text messages to my PC. Here is where I found out about the tool: How to export iPhone SMS I do not know the price as I used their free version to export all of my 100+ messages I think you have to pay if you want to export a really large ...


5

Try this: keep a text file you use for sending text in a folder on your desktop in Terminal run cat ~/Desktop/TRANSIT/this_message.txt | ssh user@remotehost "cat >> ~/Desktop/TRANSIT/this_message.txt" You can then also create an automator action that watches the folder, TRANSIT in my example that executes the above bash command every time you ...


5

send.scpt on run {phoneNumber, message} tell application "Messages" send message to buddy phoneNumber of service "SMS" end tell end run run from terminal like this: osascript send.scpt +48500123456 'hello andi!' this works both with iMessage and standard SMS when you have enabled on your iPhone the option Text Message Forwarding by setting ...


5

Your phone may not be on "Do Not Disturb," but that conversation is - it's a separate setting from your phone's "Do Not Disturb" setting. Just go into that conversation -> Details -> toggle the Do Not Disturb switch and you should have your notifications back.


5

Sadly, you can't select a single word from a received SMS. You're going to have to copy the whole SMS to a note (Or to the "reply" input), then select the part you want from that note. That said, if the sent code is numeric, a user can directly copy it. iOS will interpret it as a possible phone number, and allow several options when the number is touched &...


5

If the message is in a green bubble, it came as sms, if it's in blue, is came through Apple/iMessage. If you go into the Messages settings on your phone, you will see Send & Receive addresses and you should see how his message arrived. It will probably your apple id email there and he won't need your new phone number.


5

Firstly, you can't send a normal SMS using iMessage since they are completely different messaging services even if both can be sent from the iPhone Message App. iMesssage only relies on iCloud account and internet access (Wifi is sufficient) while SMS requires a SIM card that is functional and access to your carrier network (and not necessary GPRS, 3G, 4G...)...


5

I receive messages from BX-ZZZZZ where ZZZ is my bank's abbreviation. So some services can message under alphabets too. They need to get registered somewhere. Searching, I stumbled upon https://www.fast2sms.com/help/sender-id-create/ which claims to register you for a time period during which all your SMSs will be sent under your custom business ...


4

If you turn your phone sideways, the keyboard is slightly different and has a few different command keys on the sides. The one next to "return" will hide the keyboard. Then simply turn your phone back up and the keyboard stays hidden until you click for it to come back. I found scrolling up in the message will hide the keyboard. But this only works in the ...


4

There is no reason why SMS should be tied to your data package. Turning data roaming off, indeed just turning data off (if you are not currently roaming and merely want to prove this) should still allow you to send and receive SMS messages as these are sent through the voice connection, not the data one - it's exactly how phones have always been able to ...


4

There is and, in fact, I stumbled upon this the other day. Both my wife and I rejoiced! To view the time of your texts, simply swipe your finger gently to the left. While you hold down your finger, your texts will shift to the left, and time stamps will be revealed on the right.


4

There is currently no way to send SMS from a PC or a Mac. As you mentioned you can currently send iMessages from a Mac, and you will be able to send both iMessages and SMS from a Mac once OS X Yosemite is released (according to apple.com) EDIT: A quick Google search for "send iphone sms from pc" found this: http://www.myphonedesktop.com/


4

You may have accidentally muted the SMS conversation. To change this go to the SMS messages for that contact and click Details (top right) and make sure that Do Not Disturb isn't selected.


4

So, does the other person have an iPhone or something else? If it's something else, then it will automatically send as an sms. If the messages fails to send, and you try multiple times to send it, it will ask if you want to send as an sms instead of an iMessage (at least I think it will still do that). If anything else, you could always go into iMessage ...


4

This is still available but you first need to enable 'Send as SMS' under the global settings for the messages app. (I assume this is off by default, as I had the same trouble as the questioner.) Once you have enabled the option, then there is an extra menu entry when you hold down on the message (the reactions menu will pop up, and an action sheet at the ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible