How To Text From Your Mac Using Your Number

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Are you tired of only being able to text from your iPhone? Well, good news – you can now text from your Mac computer too! With the Messages app on your Mac, you can send and receive messages with any other Mac, iPhone, or iPad user who has iMessage enabled.

So how do you get started? First, make sure that your software is up to date. You can learn how to update the software on your Mac by going to the Apple menu. > System Preferences > Software Update. It’s also important to make sure that your Mac is connected to the Internet.

Next, go to Settings > Messages and make sure that iMessage is turned on. Once this is done, tap Send & Receive and add your phone number in the “You can receive iMessages to and Reply From” section. Once this is done, you’ll be able to send and receive messages from your Mac using your phone number.

To start messaging from your Mac, open up Messages. The first time you do so it will ask for permission for Notifications and Accessibility settings. Make sure these are granted so that all of the features are enabled. Now sign into your Apple ID if it doesn’t automatically sign you in – either with a password or using Face ID/Touch ID if available on your device.

Once signed in, select the Compose button or hit CMD + N on the keyboard (or CTRL + N if using a Windows keyboard) and start typing out a message as usual. To send SMS/text messages rather than iMessages just click on the small arrow next to their name/number at the top of the message box and select ‘Send as Text Message’ instead of ‘Send as iMessage’ (if available).

It’s also worth noting that as long as you’re signed into the same Apple ID on both devices (your iPhone or iPad and Mac), you’ll be able to send and receive those blue-bubbled messages from both devices without having to re-enter any details each time – making it even easier for you to stay connected when switching between devices!

So there we have it – an easy way for you to stay connected with friends and family no matter what device you’re using! Give it a try today and see how easy it really is!

Inability to Text from a Mac Using a Phone Number

If you are having trouble sending texts from your Mac, it could be due to a few different factors. First, make sure that your Mac is running the latest version of the software, as this can help ensure that all features are available and functioning properly. Additionally, make sure that your Mac is connected to the Internet so it can access the necessary services for sending texts. Finally, if you’re still having difficulty sending texts from your number on your Mac, it’s possible that the service provider associated with your number does not support text messaging from a Mac. If this is the case, you may have to contact them directly to see what options they have available.

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Connecting a Phone Number to Messages on Mac

To connect your number to Messages on your Mac, follow these steps:
1. Open the Messages app on your Mac.
2. Go to the Messages menu and select Preferences.
3. In the Accounts tab, click the “+” icon in the lower left corner.
4. Select your phone number from the list of options and click Continue.
5. Enter your phone number and click Next.
6. Enter the 6-digit verification code sent to you via text message and click Verify Code.
7. Your phone number will now be connected to Messages on your Mac!

Sending Text Messages From a Mac

Yes, you can send text messages from your Mac. To do so, open the Messages app on your Mac and make sure you are signed in with the same Apple ID you use for iMessage on your iPhone. Then click the icon with a square and pen in the upper-right corner of the Messages window to start a new message. Enter the recipient’s name or phone number and type your message in the text box below. When you are done, click Send to send your message. You can also attach files, photos, videos, and other items to your message by clicking the paperclip icon in the upper-right corner of the window.

Sending Text Messages From a Computer Using a Phone Number

To text from your computer using your phone number, you will need to use a service such as Google Voice. To start, go to and open the tab for Messages. At the top, click Send a Message. Enter a contact’s name or phone number and add up to 7 names or phone numbers if you would like to send a group text message. Then enter your message at the bottom and click Send.

With Google Voice, you can also make calls and send texts from the web or mobile app with your linked number, create custom voicemail greetings, and manage all of your conversations in one place.

Texting a Non-iPhone from a Mac

Yes, you can send SMS messages from your Mac to non-Apple phones. You can do this by setting up text message forwarding from your iPhone to your Mac. To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to Messages > Text Message Forwarding and enable the forwarding of messages from your iPhone to your Mac. Once enabled, any SMS messages you receive on your iPhone will be forwarded to your Mac, allowing you to send SMS messages from there.

Using iMessage on a Mac Without an iPhone

You can use iMessage on your Mac without your iPhone by signing in to the Messages app with your Apple ID and password. Once you’ve signed in, open the Messages app, select the Settings menu, click iMessage, click Settings, and then enable the “Enable This Account” option. You’ll also need to enter your phone number and email address associated with your Apple ID. Once all of these steps have been completed, you can start using iMessage on your Mac without needing to connect it to an iPhone.

Sending Text Messages from a Mac to an Android Phone

Yes, you can send a text message from your Mac to an Android phone. First, make sure you have the Google Messages app installed on both your Mac and your Android smartphone. Then, open the Google Messages portal on your Mac and scan the QR Code shown with the Google Messages app on your Android phone. Once you have linked the two devices, you will be able to send text messages from your Mac to your Android phone.


Overall, texting from a Mac is an easy and secure way to stay connected with your friends and family. It allows you to send and receive iMessages from any Mac, iPhone, or iPad device. To get started with messaging from your Mac, you’ll need to make sure that iCloud is set up correctly on both your Mac and iPhone/iPad devices. Additionally, you’ll need to check that iMessage is turned on in the settings of your Messages app. After these steps are completed, you can start sending and receiving messages from your Mac in no time!

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.