Finally, after a long wait, Apple rolled out iCloud support for its own Message App in iOS 11.4. This new feature will secure all your conversations, attachments and images shared in Message App. So here is how you can enable “Messages in Cloud” on your iPhone and Mac.
Once you sync Messages with iCloud in iOS 11.4 and macOS High Sierra, you can access those messages across your Apple devices like Mac and iPad. It also means you can check your SMS (and iMessages too) on other devices connected with iCloud. If you delete a message from iPhone, then it will be removed from other iOS devices as well.
How to Enable Messages on iCloud in iOS 11.4 on iPhone and iPad
How to Sync Messages with iCloud in iOS 11.4 on iPhone and iPad
Before moving ahead just make sure you have turned on “Two-Factor Authentication for Apple ID“.
Step #1: Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2: Tap on Apple ID banner.
Step #3: Now, tap on iCloud.
Step #4: Next, toggle ON Messages Option.
Here it will ask you to enable Two-Factor Authentication if you haven’t turned it ON.
One more thing you need to make sure is that your iOS device is connected to Wi-FI so that it can allow the message history to get synced with the iCloud. The process will take some time based on your data to get uploaded.
How to Turn On Messages on iCloud in macOS High Sierra
Users who have already synced Messages on iCloud on iOS devices will receive a message on their Mac (connected with the same iCloud), and they can enable it on the Mac. Simply click on Allow to go ahead.
Step #1: Open Messages on Mac.
Step #2: Now click on Messages menu from the upper right corner of Mac and choose Preferences.
Step #3: A dialog box opens up and here click on Accounts.
Step #4: If you are enabling Messages on iCloud on Mac without syncing Messages on the iOS device, you can choose iMessage account also. You will get this option the left navigation panel under ‘Accounts’ dialog box. Simply click on the checkbox titled ‘Enable this account’ which you can see under your Apple ID.
Step #5: You can now click on the checkbox ‘Enable Messages on iCloud’ (this is right under ‘Enable this account’).
How to Disable Messages on iCloud on iOS 11.4 on iPhone and iPad
At any time, if you want to disable it then follow this simple below mentioned steps:
Step #1: Launch Settings App on your iOS device.
Step #2: Then, tap on Apple ID banner.
Step #3: Tap on iCloud option.
Step #4: Here you need to Turn OFF message option.
How to Disable Messages on iCloud in macOS High Sierra
Step #1: Launch Messages app → Go to Messages menu → Choose Preferences → Click on Account tab.
Step #2: Untick the box next to Enable Messages on iCloud.
Just in case if you are unable to sync message with iCloud, then simply follow this guide.
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