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Questions tagged [messages-in-icloud]

for questions about messages stored in iCloud, how they sync and their functionality for iOs, macOS and WatchOS

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How do I get my MacBook to stop sending iMessages to non-Apple devices?

This behavior just started randomly today, with no discernible connection to an iOS update. Though it was around the time I began to sync my iMessages to the cloud. Using my MacBook iMessage, which ...
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How do I restore deleted Messages from a Time Machine backup?

My father deleted all his text messages from his iCloud account yesterday. By the time I found out about it, it was too late to restore them from the iCloud backup. Is it possible to restore them from ...
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How to access iPhone text messages without iPhone?

Is there any way to access my iPhone text messages on my PC without using my iPhone? Otherwise, is there any way to have a second copy of my iPhone text messages sent to my gmail?
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iCloud policy for counting the storage Photos uses

I’m getting ready to delete some old photos to free up iCloud storage space. I have shared some of these photos in iCloud Shared Albums. If I delete one from my own photos, but not from the shared ...
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Mail.app: Moving messages out of IMAP accounts to local folders without keeping a copy in the Archive

I have my Mail.app set up with multiple email accounts (from different providers). For each of these accounts, I would like to make sure that when I drag an email out of the respective inbox into a ...
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Messages in iCloud not exhibiting expected behavior

So I have Messages in iCloud enabled on my iMac - High Sierra, 10.13.6. My iPhone - version 12.2 and iPad - version 12.1.4. The issue id like to solve is this - on the iPhone an iPad when I delete a ...
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Is it possible to only store messages for 30 days in iCloud?

My iPhone, iPad, and MacBook all have the Keep Messages setting on 30 days. When I turn on iCloud for Messages though, it changes to Forever and my iCloud storage fills up (I only have 5 GB). I can ...
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“Sign In to iMessage” popup randomly

I get a random popup from an unknown program asking for my password. What is this? how do I stop it. It doesn't show in the doc. Macs don't even have iMessage so this makes zero sense. I don't have an ...
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How to restore messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled?

How can I restore deleted messages when Messages in iCloud is enabled? Historically one would just restore the iPhone to an earlier iCloud Backup however I have attempted to do that but since ...
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I sold my old iPhone and it says “offline” will texts messages still show up in it?

I sold my old iPhone to my boyfriends ex girlfriend, I think I went in settings and reset all content and settings. Will my old texts still be on it? And could it still be receiving my text and ...
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If you've enabled Messages in iCloud on iOS, are the messages still on the device and backed up when the device is backed up?

On my iOS 11.x device I've enabled iMessages in iCloud. When I back up my device locally via iTunes, are my iMessages still included in that backup?
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When does Messages in iCloud actually sync?

I just updated my iPhone 6s to the latest iOS version and turned on Messages in iCloud (Settings → my name → iCloud → turn on Messages). However I don’t think anything got uploaded to iCloud, per the ...
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Messages in iCloud Won’t Delete from macOS

If I delete a message from Messages on my iPhone or iPad connected to Messages in iCloud, it gets deleted from all my other devices. However if I do the same from my Mac also connected to Messages in ...
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Where are Messages now stored when you enable iCloud sync?

There is a new cloud messages option for iCloud users. After Updating to macOS 10.13.5 and iOS 11.4 and checked all the boxes to get Message to sync across all devices and computers. When you do so, ...
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Messages in iCloud behaviour

I have 3 devices, on the MacBook, I have messages preference set to "keep forever", on the iPhone , I have it set to "delete after 30 days", and I have an older iPad, so its not up to date. If I turn ...
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Messages in iCloud on some devices, mixed with old devices?

What is the behaviour if not all devices support Messages in iCloud? Do the supported devices sync to iCloud and the older devices continue to receive messages as normal, not synced?
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Messages in the Cloud with multiple Apple IDs

Background I use the same main Apple ID for iCloud across all the iOS devices (a couple iPhones and a couple iPads) in my household. However, for one of the iPhones, I use a different Apple ID for ...