Messages in iCloud: Everything You Need to Know

Messages in iCloud helps you save storage on your iOS or macOS device by uploading your conversations to the cloud. It also synchronizes your messages across devices.
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Benjamin Malave says:

I love iOS and MacOS but don’t care for iMessage.

Facebook Messenger is MUCH better.

JoshFofer says:

Good video but it ends with a falsehood. Deletions of SMS texts do, in fact, sync across devices too. I just confirmed on my iPhone and iPad.

Nima Sakhtemani says:

To enable this setting you need 2 factor authentication which apple does not let users in Iran activate.

Stubbo242 says:

….. This whole icloud concept seem like another way to tax ios consumers. The fact messages takes space is mind boggling

Morac says:

The downside of Messages in iCloud is it’s no longer easy to find messages containing large attachments and delete those since iCloud storage doesn’t show attachments, only conversations.

Roland G says:

2017 macbook pro running high sierra, no such option. neither on iphone 7 plus running 11.4. What now?

Sweet !!! says:

You sound like and talk like Jeff from 9to5mac, idownloadblog. Copy or coincidence !?! You’re not talking like this before.

Tianyi Zhang says:

The only thing I don’t understand is that in MacOS, the toggle is hiding in the “Message” app instead of under the iCloud setting as in iOS. This is just dumb.

Francois Druel says:

Thanks for this video. Did you try to sync an iPhone and on two Macs at the same time ? It seems it did not work for me…

Connor McCloy says:

Be aware; enabling this feature would give you another point of vulnerability to hackers.

Brian Zack says:

140 GB of photos? Jeez man, what photos did you deposit there?

Phone Daft says:

You keep messages from several years ago? Just no need.

motaat7 says:

So what about security as it is in the cloud

Bon Jour says:

“alls you have to do” – sounds very unprofessional. It’s just “all” not plural.

Cactus Tweeter says:

I want to enable it but I need to upgrade macOS to 10.13.5 first.

Jonathan Li says:

It’s about time for Apple to increase the 5G free iCloud storage.

Issie wizzie says:

Another thing to trust iCloud with and governments can read with warrant

Shamar Coke says:

Why when I delete off my watch it doesn’t happen on my iPhone

Nick Brideau says:

Been thinking about upgrading my iCloud storage to the 50 gb for $1.29. I’m also looking at purchasing my first MacBook, would it be worth it for me to just save the pics to my MacBook storage and delete them from iCloud and save myself the $1.29 a month?

Mark Prince says:

Not worth it might as well jailbreak lmao

Asheesh Kashab says:

Hi, I am not able to sign to iMessage and Facetime on my Macbook Pro. Tried many times but still getting same error everytime “Something went wrong! Please try later” & ”Authentication Error”
Anyone experiencing same issue??
Any Solutions.?

Isaac Golden says:

Not sure why your texts messages don’t sync across because mines do

Cassandra Spencer says:

Why don’t I see the suction on my Mac? I’ve upgraded to the latest version already.

JDW says:

Sorry, but that’s not true on my 2015 15″ MBP running High Sierra 10.13.5. When I opened Messages > Preferences > Accounts, there is no “Enable Messages in iCloud” checkbox! And after updating my iPhone 7 to iOS 11.4, I was saddened to see that Apple refuses to let me enable Messages in iCloud unless I enable 2-factory authentication, which I refuse to do.

ransom182 says:

How do you get your SMS messages to work on your Mac. I haven’t been able to send or receive on the Mac in YEARS. I find iMessage pretty janky these days. Apple is slipping, and I’m still finding bugs in iOS 11 today.

Dan World says:

thank god it works with SMS lol

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Stephanie McKeon says:

I usually set up iMessage to delete anything older than a few months, but I can’t see how I can do that with the messages in the cloud. I don’t need it to save messages for years and take up precious iCloud space. Also letdown that it doesn’t sync non-iMessage messages, since I get a lot of those and manually have to go through my devices to delete them all.

Nick Brideau says:

Been thinking about upgrading my iCloud storage to the 50 gb for $1.29. I’m also looking at purchasing my first MacBook, would it be worth it for me to just save the pics to my MacBook storage and delete them from iCloud and save myself the $1.29 a month?

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