How to enable SMS forwarding for iOS 8.1 and Yosemite

Apple just released iOS 8.1. In combination with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, this will add support for answering SMS and calls on your Mac. But this feature is not enabled by default. You need to enable it on your iPhone under:

  • Settings
  • Messages
  • Forwarding of SMS

Here are two screenshots of the activated settings. They are in german, but I’m sure you’ll find the settings in the english version as well.

Messages iOS 8.1

Forwarding of SMS in iOS 8.1

 

There you need to enable other iOS devices and Macs, which also use your iCloud/iTunes account. These enabled devices will then show you a pin code, which you need to enter on your iPhone. SMS forwarding should now be active 🙂

How to create an OS X Yosemite installer USB stick

Apple released last Thursday (10-16-2014) Mac OS X 10.10 aka. Yosemite. If you would like to create an OS X installer Boot stick, just follow the instructions which I already wrote down for Mavericks. Its the same steps. Here are some screenshots, which documented how I reformatted my old Mavericks USB stick for use with Yosemite:

 

Partition USB Stick

Now list your disks and see where your USB stick was mounted. Mine is mounted under /Volumes/USBSTICK:

diskutil list

Now you can follow the instructions on how to create the stick with the command line utility inside the Yosemite installer app:

Createinstall media Yosemite