iCloud Messages Returns to iOS in First Beta of iOS 11.3

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    Apple in iOS 11 promised a new Messages in iCloud feature that will allow customers to save their iMessages in iCloud and sync them across devices. Messages in iCloud was pulled from iOS 11 during the beta testing period, with Apple promising to reintroduce it at a later date.

    It was not clear if and when the feature was actually going to be implemented, though, as Apple stripped all mentions of it from the iOS 11 website.

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    As of iOS 11.3, Messages in iCloud is back and is available for "testing and evaluation purposes," marking the official return of the feature. According to Apple's release notes, once iOS 11.3 beta 1 is installed, Messages will prompt users to turn on Messages in the Cloud when it is first launched.

    Messages in the Cloud is automatically enabled for users who have two-factor authentication and iCloud Backup enabled, says Apple.

    The new Messages in iCloud feature will be a welcome change for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users who prefer not to delete their messages. Over the course of several years, Messages can take up a lot of space. That space can now be freed up with the bulk of older messages stored directly in iCloud rather than on-device.

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  2. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    iUnicorn Returns to iOS in First Beta of iOS 11.3

     
  3. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    Woohoo! Also, since some people have gigs of messages, why not also increase your default iCloud storage space? 15 gigs would be nice.
     
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Good to see!

    And one day I am sure Apple will finally decide whether it's called Messages in iCloud, Messages on iCloud, iCloud Messages, or Messages in the Cloud. :p
     
  5. viperGTS macrumors 68000

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    Do messages count against your 5GB of iCloud space? I'm assuming they do.
     
  6. stoopkidblues, Jan 24, 2018
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    Lol again not sure why everyone was so quick to say it wasn’t coming this beta when that’s what Apple said when they pulled it originally . Glad to have it back though. Never had an issue with it when it was released back in 11.1
     
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    I'm so excited... for people to stop whining about this.
     
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    Cool, now all I need is a freaking DELETE ALL images button. been pissing me off since ever
     
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    So does this mean I won't be able to view Messages offline, like in Airplane mode?
     
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    Said it last week, must have been a premonition.
     
  12. Secondempire macrumors member

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    iOS is now officially complete. No further updates necessary.
     
  13. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Yes, but if you are already using iCloud Backup on your iOS devices you can actually save a lot of space because your messages are only stored in iCloud once, rather than backed-up from each device separately.
     
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    Yeah but waiting for them to fix more bugs and battery life issues
     
  15. Brainjax44 macrumors newbie

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    I don't get this, aren't texts already synced across all your devices already? What does this change?
     
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    Woooohoooo! Finally! The main iOS11 feature I was looking for!
     
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    Didn't it get released yesterday?
     
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    Ok, what's the next topic for the forum to whine and b*tch about?
     

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