iCloud Messages Returns to iOS in First Beta of iOS 11.3

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  1. tumtumtum macrumors member

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    Hope they fix the synchronous search problem on Mac. Nothing worse than iMessage beach-balling because you accidentally do an iMessage search.
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    The main plus for me would be getting 10 years of messages off my phone and into the cloud, loaded only when needed.
     
  3. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a

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    Im baffled too. What value does this actually add other than allowing a 3rd party to access your "encrypted" messages stored on iCloud?
     
  4. Brainjax44 macrumors newbie

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    Why? I'm so lost as to why this is important. Aren't your messages synched across all your devices already? I send a text with my phone, it immediately shows up on my iPad as well. . .
     
  5. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a

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    WHY do you have 10 years of messages ANYWHERE?
     
  6. stoopkidblues macrumors 6502

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    Yes and no. It’s one message that gets copied/distributed to each device you own (for example: when you delete a thread on your iPhone your iPad will still show the messages).

    Now once you delete a thread/message it *should* push that out to every device and keep everything in sync because they’re now “in the cloud”
     
  7. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    Hey at least this means that we’ll get some variation to the top comments section on future iOS update articles :D
     
  8. canadianpj macrumors 6502

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    Sigh. No one is ever happy about anything.

    Possibly now the masses can find something out to whine, stamp their feet and hold their breath until they have it their way. I'm going to assume it came late because it wasn't ready and instead of releasing it in a buggy state they held it back.

    You can breathe now and move on with your lives.
     
  9. Jsameds macrumors 68040

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    The year iPhone came out: 2007

    The present year: 2018
     
  10. AJ5790 macrumors 6502

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    Un-embarrassingly fully baked (presumably).
     
  11. jiggad369 macrumors regular

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    Wrong forum for logic.
     
  12. McTool macrumors 6502

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    "Messages in the Cloud is automatically enabled for users who have two-factor authentication and iCloud Backup enabled, says Apple."
    Couldn't be more wrong.
     
  13. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    Blimey, I thought I was dreaming when I installed the beta and this popped up. Then I remembered I've not slept all night :D
    Been really looking forward to this finally making a return, I've missed it since the old iOS 11 betas.
     
  14. canadianpj macrumors 6502

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    I know. I know. Not sure what I was thinking.
     
  15. viperGTS macrumors 68000

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    Got it. And I agree. The syncing across devices will be really useful too, and this will make it a lot easier to restore, start from scratch, and recovery only the data I want restored! I'm glad the feature is here. :)
     
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  17. McTool macrumors 6502

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    For the thousands time: it's about deleting them. What so hard to understand?
     
  18. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Why do I need this? When my phone is on me all the time?
     
  19. Brainjax44 macrumors newbie

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    There must be more to it, seems like people are super excited about this, syncing can't possibly be all ... right? Are they including a feature to export your texts into plain text? Does this some how make all the cool iMessage features available cross-platform? Can I send money to my Android friends using apple pay?

    I am missing something right?
     
  20. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    I assume that you could set an iPhone up as new, and still get your messages back via iCloud sync. I find, this is often the thing people are worried about the most, when asked to setup as new.
     
  21. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I see it on the iPhone but do not see it on MacOS and I just updated to the most recent beta. I assume this will be limited for now to just getting your messages from your phone/pad to the cloud.
     
  22. McTool macrumors 6502

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    Why the hell would you want to keep your messages for ten years? Don't understand this. I delete all my messages daily.
     
  23. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    If they had released it early with bugs, people would be complaining about the bugs and how Apple QC has gone to hell.

    Apple cannot win this one, TRUST me. :)
     
  24. justperry macrumors G3

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    Mac Mini.;)
     
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