messages sync via iCloud in iOS 11

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  1. fountaineer macrumors member

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    Is the messenger sync via iCloud work on iMessages and sms in iOS 11?

    I use backuptrans to always backup all of my iPhone messages. Do a clean install and only put back the backed up messages. Works really well and i've been able to retain my entire message history during all phone upgrades and software re installs, etc..
    Been doing that for a few years now since iPhone 4s i think.

    I personally hope the iCloud messenger feature can backup all txt.
     
  2. coolaaron88 macrumors member

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    It isn't currently working in Beta 1 of iOS 11.
     
  3. fountaineer thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Feenician macrumors 601

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    It is working for me and some others. Takes some patience to get it to sync first time though.


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  5. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

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    its working for me on ipad and iphone, took a bit of time before it started working.
    havent tried on my imac yet tho
     
  6. fountaineer thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool. Do regular txt message sync as well or only iMessages for you?
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Yes, it works for text messages too. I did a test for someone in this forum. I deleted a regular sms from my iPhone and saw it disappear on iPad a couple of seconds later
     
  8. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    It seems to be working on my iPhone, no luck on Mac. But that's to be expected, since it's a beta.
     
  9. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Are you on the High Sierra beta?
     
  10. fountaineer thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool. So in theory if I got a new phone and logged into iCloud all txt messages and iMessages would get populated back. If that's the case that's awesome!
     
  11. graywolf323 macrumors member

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    I can confirm this (at least sorta) works, I set up my iPad as new on iOS 11 after first upgrading and doing iMessage in iCloud sync and once I started a conversation with a contact it pulled the message history from iCloud :)
     
  12. theoapo macrumors member

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    Can someone check if deleting a message on iPhone, also deletes the message on the Watch?
     
  13. d4gli macrumors member

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    I still don't get it... Whats new to this? When I got iMessages, it shows up on imac, macbook, iphone#1, iphone#2, ipad, apple watch. When I read it, it got marked as read on all devices and doesn't show up as new anymore. If one device has been turned of, it got the whole messages, when it got turned on again.
     
  14. theoapo macrumors member

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    With iCloud sync, if you delete the message on one device, it gets deleted on all other as well.
    Plus this way, you always have a backup on iCloud just in case something happens to one of your devices!
     
  15. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Yes, when I hit "Sync" it just says "Last Sync: Never"
     
  16. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Thanks. I haven’t the courage to go to High Sierra until late in the beta cycle.
     
  17. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Is text message forwarding necessary if you have messages on iCloud enabled? :)
     
  18. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Good question and one that I don’t know the answer to. My initial impression is that sync is a bit less real time.
     
  19. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Might leave that on then for more real time sync, while the iCloud Messages is more of a "one truth" and backup of all messages :)
     
  20. Feenician macrumors 601

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    I think that’s how it’s meant to work. Things might change later in the betas I guess.
     
  21. keigo macrumors regular

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    my icloud sync for imessage option is disable today. Think Apple disable it to prevent people keep trying to activate it.
     
  22. fountaineer thread starter macrumors member

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    Let's see how the iMessage iCloud sync is impacted on beta 2
     
  23. MLVC macrumors 6502a

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    It works on iOS 11 beta 2, but unlike beta 1, there's no mention of messages storage in iCloud.
     
  24. dan9700 macrumors 68000

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    Would it work for the watch so sick of deleting from watch
     
  25. mjr01746 macrumors newbie

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    I had to hit sync a few times. Then it took quite a bit of time for it to sync for me.
     

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