How to Set Up SMS Relay Between Your OS X Yosemite Machine and iOS 8.1 Device
So you've upgraded your Mac to OS X Yosemite 10.10, and you grabbed today's iOS 8.1 update for your iOS device(s); now, you just want to set up that cool new SMS Relay feature that Apple has been bragging about since they unveiled iOS 8 at the original Summer keynote.
SMS Relay works from iOS 8.1 to OS X Yosemite, and it also works with your other iOS 8.1 devices. For example, if you have an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1 and a MacBook Pro with retina display running Mac OS X Yosemite, it will work. If you have an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1 and an iPad Mini with retina display running iOS 8.1, this will also work. In this guide, we'll show you how to get SMS Relay all set up.
Doing so is easy; all you have to do is go to your Settings application on your iOS 8.1 device and then go to the Messages cell:
Now you can go to the Text Message Forwarding cell from the Messages preferences pane:
You'll then see toggle switches for all of the devices that are capable of having SMS messages relayed to them from your iPhone. They're all disabled by default, for security reasons:
When you enable one of them, you will be asked to enter the special code that appears on the device that you're trying to connect:
After having been paired, your secondary device will be able to send and receive SMS messages that you would normally have to compose and reply to on your iPhone. It's a handy new feature, especially if you're already on another device that isn't your iPhone.
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