iOS 11.4 messages in the cloud

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  1. 1k9, May 29, 2018
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    1k9 macrumors member

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    I installed iOS 11.4 to sync my messages between iPad,iPhone and Mac. Is there an up date to the Mac for messages to be synced in the cloud with my other devices? I deleted a message on my iMac but it still shows on my iPad. What do I need to do to have the same messages on all devices including my Mac?

    Ok as an up date, messages is working on all my devices (iPhone, iPads). After installing the update you must go to iCloud in settings and turn on messages. After that it took a short while for everything to become synchronized. I had to plug in my iPads to get it to work.
    Now I’m just waiting for the iMac update.
     
  2. Starship67 macrumors 6502

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    Wait for MacOS to be updated.
     
  3. txmade macrumors member

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    Is there anything special you have to do to have the devices sync? My Ipad is not showing the same messages as my iphone. Both just updated to 11.4. I was under the assumption all messages would sync and message history would be the same for all devices, is that not correct??

    Also my ipad is showing older messages compared to my iphone.
     
  4. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    You need to turn it on in Settings, first. Then wait a bit for it to sync. You will see some status language in the messages app as your messages are "uploading".
     
  5. txmade macrumors member

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    I did all of that, still not showing the same on the ipad.
     
  6. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    If we update our iOS devices and enable this feature, will the Mac have the old behavior or no syncing at all?
     
  7. 1k9 thread starter macrumors member

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  8. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Did not update Mac.
    Did not wait for sync to take place.
     
  9. Starship67 macrumors 6502

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    No syncing on the Mac iOS devices will sync.
     
  10. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I'm not seeing that the Messages app is doing anything on my end. I had installed iOS 11.3 beta previously, and 11 beta last summer, where I tried using Messages in iCloud beforehand. I'm wondering if there is trapped or corrupt data from that beta cycle that is ruining this functionality from working as intended with 11.4 final.
     
  11. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Possibly? I didn't try/use this beta. It is definitely working for me though.
     
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    macOS 10.13.5 has not released yet which has Message to iCloud support. It's possible it will release later in an hour or the following day.
     
  13. txmade macrumors member

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    I updated from 11.3, and mine has not done anything. I did not do the beta.
     
  14. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    So i activated the feature on my ipad and my iphone

    plugged them both on AC (saw the sync message) But I don<t see anything special. I already in a sense had all my imessage on both devices. So what am I suppose to see (to make sure it worked)?
     
  15. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is working between my iphone X and my iPP (gen 1 12.9"), but not with my series 0 watch. I'm assuming there isn't a setting to turn on cloud sync'ing with the watch?
     
  16. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Fair to assume all devices must have iCloud iMessage sync enabled, and all devices must subsequently perform an iCloud backup, minimum
     
  17. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. But, I see no option on the iphone to have iCloud iMessage sync.

    My iPad was already on (I had beta) but I had to turn it on, on my X.
     
  18. Starship67 macrumors 6502

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    Messages have never syncd with the Apple Watch. I have no idea why but they do not.
     
  19. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Where do we enable "Messages in the Cloud"? I don't even see this in Messages within Settings.
     
  20. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    They have never officially sync'ed (icloud) before now, on any device. Isn't that what the icloud is about now?

    I have never been able to delete a message on one device and it would automatically remove from my other devices. When I turned on imessages on a new device, it would only restore from a backup, messages that came in between would be lost.
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    Settings/Click on the top option (your name, Apple ID, iCloud)/iCloud/iMessages
     
  21. mporcheron macrumors member

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    FWIW I had to restart my iPhone after enabling Messages in the Cloud, as the sync didn't start by itself. About a minute after typing in my password into my phone, the sync started.
     
  22. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Yes, I did that. It didn't do anything. I was under the impression you had to turn the functionality on within iCloud settings, but then separately in Messages as well.
     
  23. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have a “Zero KB” conversations in the messages section of iCloud? I have around 150 MB of messages and apparently they are synced.
     
  24. CyberVisitor macrumors member

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    Delete a message on one device and see if it’s deleted on the other. If that works, then you are fine. (If you don’t want to delete a whole thread you can just delete a single message inside a thread, that works as well.)

    I also want to stress out that for me it originally took 3 days before everything was synced on all units (1 iPad, 1 iPhone and 1 Mac). So relax everyone in this thread... it needs it’s time to work its magic :)
     
  25. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    That works and strangely it works with normal sms too

    My issue is the backup part

    If I go to conversation on the iCloud backup my phone says 192 mb and iPad says 390mb lol
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    do a backup
     

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