Apple’s iCloud is one of the most awesome features. It means having all your data and media available on all your devices all the time, no matter where you go, wirelessly, automatically, with minimal configuration. Yet for some reason, this did not include our text messages – until now. This past May, Apple released iOS 11.4 to the public. One of its major features was Messages in iCloud. Turning on this feature gives users two major benefits. First, all your messages are now stored in iCloud, downloaded to your device only when you want to access them. Secondly, while it has long been possible to send and receive messages on all your Apple devices thanks to iMessage, Text Message Forwarding, etc, it is now finally possible to also delete a message from one device and have it automatically deleted from all your other Apple devices (Apple Watch not included at present). This means no longer having a build up of unwanted messages on a particular device, simply because you forgot to delete messages from every single device.
To enable this awesome new feature, be sure you are using Two-Factor Authentication. Then, head over to Settings, your name, and iCloud (System Preferences and iCloud for Mac users). In the list of apps that use iCloud, toggle Messages to on. It may take some time for your messages to upload to iCloud, and you’ll want to make this setting change for every Apple device signed into your Apple ID, but once it’s done, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of iCloud, even in your messages.
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