Is there a good way to "force-synchronize" the Messages history between two Apple devices? My iPhone was stolen, so I had to restore from an out-of-date backup (I know, I know), and this means there are text messages in the history on my computer that aren't on my phone. Is there a good way to copy the text messages from the intervening period from my laptop to my phone?
On your iPhone:
At the top tap your name/Apple ID
Make sure the switch next to messages is on
On your Mac:
Open Messages on from your Dock or Applications folder.
Click Messages in the Menu bar.
Click the checkbox next to Enable Messages in iCloud.
Click Sync Now to begin syncing your messages.
Your messages should now begin syncing.