How to set up and use iMessage on a Mac computer, and sync it with your iPhone or iPad using iCloud



a hand holding a remote control: It's easy to set up iMessage on a Mac to send and receive messages from your computer. Aleksey Khilko/Shutterstock


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It’s easy to set up iMessage on a Mac to send and receive messages from your computer. Aleksey Khilko/Shutterstock

  • After a short set up, it’s easy to send and receive iMessages straight from your Mac computer, instead of having to use your iPhone or iPad.
  • We recommend you set up iCloud message sharing between your Mac and iPhone so no data is lost, and you can be sure you’re responding to the most recent message.
  • Syncing your iMessages to iCloud also allows you to download them to a new device at setup.
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