Enable Messages on iCloud

ryxn

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Has anyone successfully used this feature yet? I have it checked on my Messages app, but it fails to actually sync. The release notes also mention that if you check your internet connection and reboot the Mac, it should work, but I've done that a few times to no avail.

It works successfully on my iPad Pro running the iOS 11 beta though, which is interesting.
 

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KUKitch

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This is what I get on my MBP after installing the beta, alternately it works on my 12.9 and 6S+
 

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ryxn

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This is what I get on my MBP after installing the beta, alternately it works on my 12.9 and 6S+
Interesting - I haven't gotten that issue before. I bet logging in and out of Messages would fix that but I can't say for sure.
 

KUKitch

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Interesting - I haven't gotten that issue before. I bet logging in and out of Messages would fix that but I can't say for sure.

That was the first thing I thought could be it, unfortunately it did not fix the issue.
 

gsmornot

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Has anyone successfully used this feature yet? I have it checked on my Messages app, but it fails to actually sync. The release notes also mention that if you check your internet connection and reboot the Mac, it should work, but I've done that a few times to no avail.

It works successfully on my iPad Pro running the iOS 11 beta though, which is interesting.
Mine syncs but what happens is messages from the last year return to all of my devices. I have my devices, so far as I know, all setup to delete after 30 days. With sync now, I get everything my MAC has saved over the last year. Not sure what to think of this feature yet. I want all of my devices to reflect only the last 30 days but can't seem to get them to all agree.
 

em7246

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This is what I get on my MBP after installing the beta, alternately it works on my 12.9 and 6S+

I was having the same problem and I was able to resolve it by turning off "Messages on Cloud" on both my iPhone 6s and my iPad mini 4. Then I restarted messages on my MBP2016 and the option to sync was no longer greyed out.
 

jsawy3r

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I was having the same problem and I was able to resolve it by turning off "Messages on Cloud" on both my iPhone 6s and my iPad mini 4. Then I restarted messages on my MBP2016 and the option to sync was no longer greyed out.

Tried this with no luck. Ended up going through the pain of signing out of iCloud completely (System Preferences) and loging back in. Solved this problem AND got Auto-Unlock working again too!
 

jon8214

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i can't get this activated on any of my devices I've tried logging out of iCloud restarting and signing back in but still the option is greyed out, any ideas?
 

ryxn

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With Beta 3, I was able to enable iCloud Messages with everything working properly!
 

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mikecwest

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In beta 3, enabling iCloud Messages now works if the Mac is not connected to the internet.

How does it work if it is not connected to the internet? Does it pull it silently from my iPhone with bluetooth, NFC or something?

I noticed I had photos from my phone in the photos app, that I did NOT transfer over USB, or take any actions to transfer it.....
 
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