Messages in iCloud is a new feature that helps sync all your messages across your Apple devices. For example, with Messages in iCloud when you delete a message, photo or conversation on one device, it is automatically removed from all of them, and when you set-up a new Apple device all your previous Messages are pulled down from iCloud and are ready where you left off.
With Messages in iCloud your conversation history is stored securely in the cloud, helping you free up space on your device. The aim of the feature is to fix your iMessage-syncing woes, and its certainly something we recommend checking out.
How to enable Messages in iCloud:
Surprisingly from our own tests we have found Messages in iCloud isn’t always enabled by default after updating to iOS 11.4. Luckily, a couple of taps are all that is needed to turn on this handy feature.
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 11.4
- Tap the first card to view your Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes & App Store settings, then press the iCloud option
- Once this has opened scroll down the list of Apps Using iCloud until you see Messages
- Press the toggle and turn Messages in iCloud on/green