How to Send Text Messages from Mac to Phones (Android & iPhone)

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Kitty Parkerto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

More and more people demands for sending text messages from a computer to make the communication more effective. However, there are many problems we can encounter when texting on a computer. Fist of all, the legal issues where the organizations are expected to adhere to the mobile marketing association's code of conduct even if the texting is not for marketing purposes. This may come with a lot of financial costs. Secondly, if in a rush you may end up texting unwanted recipients since they are in your contacts list. Thirdly, the sending platform may be expensive to acquire. And at last, some service providers have restrictions. Now, we'd like to introduce safe and easy methods about how to send text messages on Mac. The methods are different due to different phones you are using. Keep on reading to learn the details. And you may also want to know: How to Add Contacts to Android Phone?

Part 1: How to send text messages from Mac when you're using an iPhone

Part 2. How to send SMS from Mac if you're using an Android phone

How to Send Text Messages from Mac when You're Using An iPhone

As long as you are using an iPhone, no matter iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus or any former, which is running the latest iOS 9.0, only with iOS 9.0 or the latest version, you can set your Mac to receive or send text messages. And at the same time, your Mac is in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), then you're able to send text messages from Mac directly. Here are the steps about how to send and receive text messages on Mac.

Step 1. Please update your iPhone to iOS 9.0 or later and make sure your Mac and your iPhone are connected with the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Sign in your iPhone iCloud and your Mac iCloud with the same Apple ID of yours.

Step 3. On your iPhone, tap Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding and swipe the option to ON. Please note the option only appears when there is a compatible iOS device or Mac connected to the same Wi-Fi network. After that, you should toggle the Mac as the device you want the messages forwarded to.

Step 4. When you select your Mac as the device to forward messages to, a validation request with a six-digital prompt in Messages will be sent. Just enter the passcode on your iPhone to makes your iPhone matches with your Mac, and then, you can send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Mac directly.


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Part 2. How to Send SMS from Mac when You're Using an Android Phone

Different from Apple, Google doesn't offer possibility for sending SMS from Mac for Android phone users. Therefore, we have to draw support from third-party software, such as MobiKin Assistant for Android or Assistant for Android (Mac Version) to help you send text messages from Mac to phones. It is an one-stop Android data managing app for Android users to transfer and manage Android phone data on PC or Mac. And the software also allows you to send, receive, backup and manage text messages on computer. Below are the details for how to send SMS from Mac with the MobiKin Assistant for Android for Mac.

Step 1. Download and install the Assistant for Android for Mac on your Mac machine. Launch it and connect your Android phone with your Mac via a USB cable. When connected successfully, you will view the complete interface of detailed information about your phone, and this may include your phone's make, operating system and the storage capacity.

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Step 2. Select SMS option from the left panel to enter the SMS management window. From the top menu, click New and you will enable the sending text message window. Here is the recipient where you can add one or more contacts you want to send the message to. Type your message content in the below and finally click "Send" to send the finished message.

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Above are tips which will make you have an easy time when sending text messages. Download Assistant for Android now and start managing your phone easily.

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Kitty Parker
Kitty ParkerSenior Editor
In 2018, Kitty Parker graduated with a B.S. degree. After getting technical article writing training, she participated in MobiKin Team. She has spent years testing, studying, and writing professional articles on fields such as Android Backup, Android Recovery, and App Management. Proficient in creating diverse content, she regularly shares posts on social platforms to help those in need.
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