March 30, 2012 Leave a comment
You need tomake sure that you’re set to receive them at the same email addresses onall of your Apple devices. That is the first thing. Settings -> Messages -> Receive At. Thenpunch in the email address (or two) that you’d like people to use to iMessage you. Thinkof it like a phone number with an @symbol in the middle.
Now, and this is the trickif you’ve got an iPhone, which sets your phone number as the default caller ID: In the same Message settings, youshould set your Caller ID to the same email address on every single device. That way, no matter which device you use, people are replying to the same address, and it’ll route to all of your devices in sync. It’s super crucial if you’re trying toget an iPhone’s iMessages to always sync up withother devices — you can’t tell your iPad or iPod touch to use your phone number as a caller ID, and iMessage doesn’t seem to always sync stuff sent toyour phone number with your other Apple devices, at least in our experience. So, using the same email address as your caller ID on everydevice, and having all your devices receive iMessages at that address seems to be the most surefire wayto make everything work the way it’s supposed to. But if you’ve got other tips, drop them in the comments.