I tried searching through some text messages to find a text a client send me a while back and iMessage only goes back a couple months or so. If its fairly recent it works... sort of. I was able to get the message by scrolling through manually through my messages which seems to come up with 'loading' indicator on my iPhone 6s. The other odd issue with sms/imessage is if I do find a message via searching and click on it, iMessage brings me to the most recent message, but not message that came up with the search. I was able to do this with Android. Is there something I'm missing? Should I disable iMessage? Is iMessage loading my messages into the cloud and if I were to use plain SMS my messages they could easily be found going back months or even years? I tried using my Macbook Pro to search but it was unable to find the message too.