buttersweet

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Jun 15, 2017
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Hello,

Can anyone tell me why I don't have this option on my iPhone 8 11.1? Thanks!


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aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
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IIRC, the feature was announced for iOS 11, but removed before it launched. Supposed to be coming in a later iOS 11 update.
 
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MacWins

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Oct 7, 2017
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I don’t have the "message on iCloud" option.
What version of iOS have you installed?
You have installed some beta version?
 

vlotty

macrumors newbie
Oct 12, 2012
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Does anyone know if this feature will merge different databases from two different devices? My scenario is that I set up a new Mac, and I opened the Messages app and new messages started going there, including text messages, but didn't get any message history from before I set it up. Also, my old Mac didn't have any text messages because it didn't support it?

So now my iPhone, Mac, and old Mac have three slightly different chat histories, and I'd like it all to match what's on my iPhone (which is the most complete).

iPhone -- Everything
Old Mac -- All iMessages but no SMS
New Mac -- iMessages and SMS from when it was set up

I'm hoping the new Messages on iCloud will merge everything to the most complete (iPhone) database?
 

tromboneaholic

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Jun 9, 2004
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Does anyone know if this feature will merge different databases from two different devices? My scenario is that I set up a new Mac, and I opened the Messages app and new messages started going there, including text messages, but didn't get any message history from before I set it up. Also, my old Mac didn't have any text messages because it didn't support it?

So now my iPhone, Mac, and old Mac have three slightly different chat histories, and I'd like it all to match what's on my iPhone (which is the most complete).

iPhone -- Everything
Old Mac -- All iMessages but no SMS
New Mac -- iMessages and SMS from when it was set up

I'm hoping the new Messages on iCloud will merge everything to the most complete (iPhone) database?
I imagine it will merge everything. However, since it was pulled, there is no way to be sure how it will deal with pre-cloud messages. I agree your scenario would be best, but it could be a complication with merging locally stored messages that caused the beta to be pulled.
 

TorontoSS

macrumors 6502a
Nov 9, 2009
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Sorry to hijack this thread - but have a cloud imessages question. I note (thanks to this thread) that imessages are not on icloud as yet. When it is available how will you be able to delete on your phone but still keep them.

Would you say have a setting that it deletes after 30 days, and the rest are on icloud?

I ask because my family shares photos of my nephew on a shared messenger group - this one particular group has a ton of photos/videos and it accumulates to many GB of memory. Is there a way of keeping these off my phone's memory but with the ability to access later should I want them?

Thanks!
 

gforce216

macrumors 6502a
Jun 17, 2009
587
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Sorry to hijack this thread - but have a cloud imessages question. I note (thanks to this thread) that imessages are not on icloud as yet. When it is available how will you be able to delete on your phone but still keep them.

Would you say have a setting that it deletes after 30 days, and the rest are on icloud?

I ask because my family shares photos of my nephew on a shared messenger group - this one particular group has a ton of photos/videos and it accumulates to many GB of memory. Is there a way of keeping these off my phone's memory but with the ability to access later should I want them?

Thanks!

Based on WWDC's keynote, it sounds like it would all be offloaded to iCloud immediately. The plan is to not have the messages be local.
 
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