Enabling Messages in iCloud will sync all your iMessage and SMS text, including images and attachments, with all your Apple devices using the same Apple ID. It will provide you with a unique messaging experience as you get the same view on every device. Besides, you also count on saving storage space as all your messages are saved on the cloud. If you’re interested in using it, let me show how you can enable Messages in iCloud on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
- What is Messages in iCloud?
- How to Enable Messages in iCloud on your iPhone and iPad
- How to Enable Messages in iCloud on your Mac
What is Messages in iCloud?
As iCloud automatically updates and syncs up all your messages across all of your devices using your same Apple ID,, changes made on one device apply to all. Having said that, if you delete messages or conversations from your iPhone, they will be removed from all your devices. You configure conversation settings on one device, they apply to all. Saving messages to iCloud will always have your data backed up, so no matter if your Mac or iOS device ever hit upon data loss, you never lose your important messages.
Before turning on it, make sure you consider these points.
- Update your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS or iPadOS. And your Mac to the latest macOS.
- Set up iCloud and sign in all your devices using the same Apple ID.
- Enable Two-factor authentication for Apple ID.
- Set up and enable iCloud Keychain.
How to Enable Messages in iCloud on iPhone and iPad
- Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
- Tap on your name at the top of all settings.
- Go to iCloud.
- Turn on the Messages toggle.
How to Enable Messages in iCloud on your Mac
- Launch the Messages app.
- Choose Preferences from the top menu bar.
- Click on iMessage.
- Mark the checkbox of Enable Messages in iCloud.
Later, if you wish to stop receiving iCloud messages on your Mac, you can disable the feature by un-marking the checkbox.
Remember, when you turn off Messages in iCloud on your iPhone or iPad, you disable it just for that one device. Other devices will keep syncing up until you disable the service for them.
What to Do If iMessage Doesn’t Sync up with iCloud?
Sometimes, users stumble upon an unexpected error while syncing up their messages to iCloud or downloading the data to their device. The error may occur due to a problem in the network settings or network connection on that device. You can troubleshoot it by connecting to another Wi-Fi network or restarting the device, or resetting the network settings. If still, it doesn’t work, get help to fix the error.
You’ll enjoy the whole new messaging experience as iCloud will keep you updated with the same messages and information everywhere. You can pick up any device and continue the conversation that you had left on another device. If you’ve any questions regarding the Messages in iCloud, feel free to ask away in the comment section below!