When I heard about Yosemite back at WWDC, I was overjoyed and then devastated. At first, I was thrilled about Continuity, which would allow my iPhone, iPad, and Mac to work more closely together. I was devastated to find out, however, that Continuity requires Bluetooth Low Energy, which my Mac is too old to have.
Then I saw this tweet:
I cannot effectively describe how excited this made me.
Here’s how you turn on “SMS Relay” with iOS 8.1 and Yosemite:
- On your iPhone,
Text Message Forwarding
- On your Mac, open Messages
- Back on your iPhone, turn on the Mac you wish to enable
- Wait a few seconds for the confirmation message to show up (shown to the right)
- Enter the code on your iPhone
I tried it immediately after enabling it, and it worked no problem.