iPhone How can I transfer iMessage/SMS messages from Mac to iPhone?

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  1. Mortmain macrumors newbie

    Mortmain

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    I have a huge problem, i made a huge mistake... I've restored my iPhone without backup. I have all my iMessage/SMS conversations on my Mac (macOS Sierra). I would like to transfer them to my iPhone. How can I do that? It would be important to have all messages on my phone. Thank you so much!
     
  2. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    There is not a way to transfer them directly. The only way to get messages to an iPhone now is by restoring the iPhone from a backup that contains the messages. That being said, you may be able to accomplish what you want with the new OS releases that are in Beta now. They introduce a feature called iMessage syncing. When your Mac is on macOS High Sierra, you can have it sync the messages that it has to iCloud and then when your iPhone is on iOS 11, you can enable the iMessage sync and it will load them from your iCloud. You can try this now if you are comfortable with Beta software or wait until next month when they are officially released.
     
  3. Mortmain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mortmain

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    Sooo... i have to wait then. Thank you.
     
  4. rups2271 macrumors newbie

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  5. Lyons00 macrumors 6502

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    Waiting for the same thing. Any new update on this?
    Jerry
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's been mentioned that it should be coming in iOS 11. So far it's not there.
     

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