How to Fix iMessage Not Syncing on Mac

The issue with iMessage Not Syncing across Mac as well as iPhone is caused by the user’s mistakes and also to software issues that stop iMessages from synching on Mac. Let’s look at ways to fix this problem.

Fix iMessage Not Syncing on Mac

One of the best features of iMessage is the fact that it lets you to send and read messages both on your iPhone as well as your Mac. If, for instance, it is a message you received from iMessage from your iPhone and Mac, you’ll be able to locate the identical message on your Mac.

But, iMessage has been notorious for its quirky times and it’s not unusual to see messages being received through the iPhone but not showing up on your Mac.

Below are some options you could try to solve the problem of iMessages not synchronizing with your Mac.

Check Apple ID and Email Addresses On iPhone and Mac

To allow the the synchronization of messages to iPhone and iPad you must make use of the identical Apple ID for each iPhone as well as Mac. It is impossible the feature will function when you’re using different Apple IDs for both your iPhone as well as your Mac.

If you’ve added additional Email Addresses to iMessage along with those associated with your Apple ID Email, you should ensure that the emails are activated to iMessage as well, on both your iPhone as well as your Mac.

1. On your iPhone go to settings > messages.

2. On the Messages screen, click on Send and Receive.

3. On the next screen, check that the Email that you are using to send iMessages is visible beneath “You can be reached by iMessage At” and has a checkmark (See the image below)

Also, review of Apple ID and make sure that it’s the same Apple ID that you are using on your iPhone.

Then, go to the Mac to follow the instructions below to verify that you’re using the identical Apple ID and the same Email address under the “You Can be Reached by iMessage At” section.

1. Open the Messages App on your Mac

2. Next, click on the Messages tab located in the upper-left corner on the Mac after which click Preferences within the menu dropdown.

3. On the next screen, select the Accounts tab. Make certain that your Email that is listed under the subsection “You can be reached for Messages At” is marked with an asterisk and corresponds to the Email Address which is in use for iMessages on the iPhone.

In general, it is important to ensure that you’re using the identical Apple ID on both devices as well as the identical Email address under the “You can be Reached For Messages At” section.

Send An iMessage From Mac

Although you’ve got the identical Email address and phone number set up in iMessage to your iPhone and Mac You may encounter the issue of iMessages being sent to your iPhone without issue, however, those messages are not syncable onto your Mac.

In this case, it’s likely that iMessage gives prioritization to messages sent to your iPhone ahead of your Mac sending messages to your iPhone first and then delaying or not sending those messages on your Mac.

The easiest solution to this issue is to make an iMessage on your Mac.

1. Open the Messages App on your Mac

2. Send an iMessage via the Mac to someone whom you already know.

Once the Message has been received, you’ll shortly see all the messages appear on your Mac like you were using the messaging App in your Mac was seeking an indication that you are present and active in your Mac.

Sign-out and log-in to iMessages on Mac

As the issue is surfacing on Mac it is recommended to first log out of iMessage to Mac and then sign back in. This will help to fix any technical glitches iMessage is experiencing on Mac could be experiencing.

1. Open the Messages App on your Mac

2. Next, click on the Messages tab located in the upper-left corner on the Mac and then click the Preferences tab in the menu drop down.

3. On the next screen, select the Accounts tab. Sign out of the iMessage app by clicking on the Sign Out button.

4. After a few minutes, you can open your Messaging App within your Mac by pressing the Messages icon on the dock.

5. Whenever prompted, sign in using the Apple ID Email Address and Password.

Turn iMessage ON/OFF on iPhone

If you’re not sure if logging off of iMessage and then logging back-in to Mac was not enough Try the same procedure for your iPhone.

1. On your iPhone Tap on the Settings menu > Messages.

2. On the Messages screen, disable messages on iPhone by shifting the toggle next to iMessage to the off position (See below for an image)

3. After a few minutes, switch iMessages back on to your iPhone by switching the toggle in the next iMessage to the ON position.

Deleted Messages Still Appearing

In the method iMessage operates, you’ll experience iMessages showing up on your iPhone even though you have deleted the iMessages from your Mac. Similar happens when you have to have to go through the deletion of iMessages on your iPhone and then find them on Mac.

This is because iMessage creates various encryption keys to both your iPhone as well as your Mac and uses these keys to send messages onto the Mac as well as your iPhone.

In essence, iMessage syncing only makes the iMessages show up on both devices, and it is not able to function like traditional sync.

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