Is your iMessage not syncing? Don’t worry. Quite a lot of people face this problem – especially those who have come to see that Apple gets things set-up automatically most of the time.
If you have got a new iPhone, iPad or an iPod Touch, chances are you will try out the iMessages right out of the box. And chances are, you won’t be able to sync the iMessages between the idevices. Here’s how to enable iMessaging syncing between iOS devices through simple steps outlined in this post.First off, this works on the iPhone’s iMessages app. Here’s the fix you should try:
Open up the Settings app on your iPhone
Choose “Messages” from the list that shows up.
You’ll find a “Receive At” section. Tap it.
Now, there’ll be a field called “Caller ID” – tap it.
Click on the email address and make sure there’s a checkmark right next to it.
Macgasm reports that this problem of iMessage not syncing could most probably be something related to Apple’s method of using the iPhone phone number instead of your email address used for Apple ID.
The idea behind using the phone numbers for iMessaging looks plain and simple, though. It’s obviously a message – only difference being it’s free and sent via data network and to another iMessage-running smartphone. So, quite obviousy, phone numbers get involved. However, why this affects syncing is something that skips our purview here.
The tip has however worked for quite a lot of people and has enabled syncing of iMessages between multiple devices.
The Caller ID for iMessage is the one that controls the syncing between different devices. Once you have the Caller ID email set and marked, the iMessage syncing begins to work perfectly.
Benefits of iMessage Syncing
One of the best things about iMessage syncing is that you can start a conversation on one device, say the iPhone, and end it on some other iDevice like the iPad! Of course, for this to happen, you should have two things first: one, iOS 5 running devices; and two, iMessage-capability on the other end (to whoever you are sending the messages to).
Once you have the syncing happening fine, you can continue conversations across multiple devices and all the past messages sent via other devices would also appear – not so magically – on the devices.