'Safely' Enabling Messages in iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by rrm74001, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. rrm74001 macrumors 6502

    rrm74001

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    I am interested in the 'Message in iCloud' feature to synchronize all my Messages between my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. Currently, the feature is disabled on all the devices (the recent software updates have not automatically enabled it).

    My question is, what would be the recommended order of operations? If helps, I would primarily like my iPhone Messages to be synchronized to my other devices. So if I enable 'Messages in iCloud' on my iPhone, and then enable on my iPad, what happens? Will the iPad delete it's local messages and then just synchronize with what is in iCloud? Or will it do something stupid like 'merge' it's local messages with what is in iCloud? Or will it ask what to do?
     
  2. techwarrior macrumors 65816

    techwarrior

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    Honestly, I don't think it matters. I have been running dev and pubic betas for iOS and macOs for a few months, and it was enabled on all of my devices by default. Messages already synced between all of my devices, I think all iCloud Message sync really does is delete from all devices when you delete from one.
     
  3. nicho macrumors 68020

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    In my experience, everything on the 2nd or 3rd or 4th or 5th device will be added to all of the devices, and nothing will be removed automatically. fortunately, I haven't found any duplication thus far.
     

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