Gmail’s web-based interface works fine for most people, who can use any computing device to access their webmail. When it comes to using Gmail at home or on a Mac laptop, you may prefer to use Apple’s Mail application. Using a single application, Mail, you keep all your email messages organized in one app. Thank you for the feedback. We just tested this on both Chrome and Safari and it’s working for us. The key is to copy the code from the link, rather than copying the code that’s written in the article. We’ve updated the article to reflect that change. Not sure why copying it from the article’s text isn’t working anymore–it used to! Question: Q: text message forwarding code does not show up. Now my new problem is Messenger on the Mac will not play sounds. Oct 20, 2014 11:57 AM. Sign out of your Apple ID, turn off iMessages and FaceTime, and then reset network settings. After that, remove the carrier from the phone. For eSIMs, rescan the QR code for your eSIM. Once accepted, have someone call your phone number and send a text.
Beginning with iOS 8.1, Apple introduced the Text Message Forwarding feature to allow SMS text message to be sent and received on the iPad. When someone sends you an SMS text message, it is actually received on the iPhone and forwarded to the iPad. Likewise, when you send an SMS text message from the iPad, it is actually forwarded to your iPhone and is sent from the iPhone.
To setup the Text Message Forwarding feature, both your iPhone and iPad need to be using the same Apple ID for iMessage and be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This article provides additional details for setting up Text Message Forwarding.
As part of the setup process for Text Message forwarding, an activation code is supposed to appear on the iPad. You would then enter that code on the iPhone to authorize Text Message Forwarding to the iPad.
If no activation code appears on the iPad during the setup process, be sure both the iPhone and iPad are connected to the same wireless network.
Additionally, on both the iPhone and iPad, go to Settings -> Messages ->Send & Receive and make certain the same Apple ID is being used for iMessage. The Apple ID should be shown at the top of the window.
If you see a button to “Use Your Apple ID for iMessage”, this indicates you are not signed in to iMessage with your Apple ID.
Tap the button and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to iMessage. You need to be signed in to iMessage on your iPhone to use Text Message Forwarding. The Text Message Forwarding menu may not even appear on your iPhone if you are not signed in to iMessage.
If the activation code still does not appear on the iPad, you may need to reset iMessage on your iPad. To reset iMessage, Go to Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive and uncheck the email addresses in the “You Can be Reached by iMessage at” section.
Then, tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen and select Sign Out.
After signing out, make sure the slider for iMessage is set to the off position.
Next, reset the iPad by pressing and holding both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for about 10 seconds. While you are holding the buttons, the screen will go blank. Continue holding the buttons until you see the Apple logo. You can release the buttons after you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
Once the iPad restarts, wait 5 – 10 minutes, then turn the iMessage slider back on and sign in with your Apple ID. The iMessage activation should proceed normally. Once iMessage is activated, go back to Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive and make sure any email addresses you want to use for iMessage are selected.
Once you have completed the process to reset iMessage, you can now proceed with setting up Text Message Forwarding as described in this article.
If you reset iMessage on your iPad and the activation code is still not visible on the iPad, try resetting iMessage on your iPhone.
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Updated Many Mac users today found, to their surprise, they are unable to print to their HP Inc printers.
This is due to a code-signing snafu affecting macOS Catalina (version 10.15) and Mojave (10.14), specifically. HP's printer driver software is cryptographically signed with a certificate that macOS uses to determine whether the application is legit and can be trusted. However, that certificate was today revoked through an XProtect update, causing the software to be rejected by Macs.
XProtect is the mechanism Apple uses to inform Macs to no longer trust and run certain programs, and it does this by revoking their code-signing certificates. There is no central database of certs cancelled by XProtect, there's one for each OS version it seems, and Catalina and Mojave were selected in particular. Apple chose to revoke the HP driver cert, or perhaps was asked to do so by HP.
In any case, HP's driver software no longer works on those two particular operating system flavors. Users are told when trying to print, for instance, that HP's application 'will damage your computer,' and are given the option to run it anyway or send it to the trash. Trying to continue just loops you back round to the error message, with no work done. Punters are also encouraged to report this 'malware' to Apple.
Unofficial workarounds for now include using AirPrint to an HP printer, or uninstalling the HP software and using a generic PostScript driver.
A Reg reader who tipped us off about the blunder told us he was able to jerry rig some IPP connectivity to get an older device to print: 'We had a handful of printers where macOS would print into the ether. Windows had no problem. I found some IPP trickery on macOS Catalina worked on an older HP4650.'
We had a handful of printers where macOS would print into the ether. Windows had no problem
Complaints from punters are building up on the Apple and HP support forums.
'Trying to open Printer Utility on MacOS 10.15.7 and I get a crash dump every time saying 'Code Signature Invalid' for the binary /Library/Printers/hp/Utilities/HP Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/HP Utility,' said one netizen.
'Yes, my Deskjet F4140 abruptly stopped working with both my Mac mini desktop AND my partner's AirBook,' complained another. 'The AirBook keeps insisting it's malware (it's not), while my desktop says the certificate has expired. Suddenly, HP and Apple are NOT playing well together! I've redownloaded and reinstalled the printer software TWICE now but nothing has changed, just the same message about HP Utility now missing. Our jobs depend on this printer, HP.'
Thomas Reed, director of Mac and mobile at Malwarebytes, tweeted to say his users were up in arms at the tech breakdown: 'We're seeing a significant influx of support cases where users are seeing macOS identify what appear to be legit processes as malware.'
Mac blogger Howard Oakley has some more background, here. 'You’re seeing that [error] message because macOS is checking the signature on your HP printer software, and being told that its signing certificate has been revoked,' he observed.
Amazon's Music desktop app is also, weirdly enough, no longer working, either, it's reported.
Spokespeople for HP and Amazon were not available for immediate comment. Apple declined to comment. ®
The Register understands from sources familiar with the matter that HP Inc asked Apple to revoke its printer driver code-signing certificates. It appears this request backfired as it left users unable to print. A HP Inc spokesperson told us on Friday night:
We unintentionally revoked credentials on some older versions of Mac drivers. This caused a temporary disruption for those customers and we are working with Apple to restore the drivers. In the meantime, we recommend users experiencing this problem to uninstall the HP driver and use the native AirPrint driver to print to their printer.