Messages in iCloud

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by tl01, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    I finally turned this on last night. How do I know if it is working or what is going on? I have two iPhones I carry daily. Should messages now be the same? I would love to wipe both phones and start them fresh and then redownlpad my messages but don’t wan to until I know the messages are there.
  2. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Previously all devices would get the messages but they weren't sync'd to each other. Now they sync via iCloud. So if you delete a message on one phone it should (eventually) be deleted from the other device. So you can test it that way.

    This excludes the Apple Watch which has hardware limitations that would limit the entire system.
  4. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    I have found that only messages received after turning it on are synced.
  5. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2010
    Interesting. I had it on since 11.4 beta 1, and only a few threads synced. I turned it off finally after it lost a giant chunk of my messages.

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