With macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, you can now save and sync your messages across devices using the new Messages on iCloud feature. There are multiple ways of doing that and we have listed them all below.

How to enable Messages on iCloud on your iPad, iPhone, and Mac:

iPad and iPhone:

  1. You need to go to Setting, from there to messages.
  2. Then simply enable the option “Messages on iCloud”
  3. The first time you turn this feature on, your phone will upload your messages to iCloud. This will take time depending on the size of your message database.
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  1. Open the Messages on your Mac.
  2. Then you need to go to Messages menu and choose the Preferences option.
  3. From the Messages preferences window, click on Accounts tab.
  4. From there, select your iMessage account from the list displayed at the left-hand side. Now enable the “Enable this account” option.
  5. Lastly, turn the “Enable Messages on iCloud” option.

Manually Force-Sync Messages to iCloud:

It is a good idea to make a final backup of your messages on your iCloud, before you turn this feature of. To do so, follow the steps below for your iPhone and iPad.

iPad and iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPad or your iPhone.
  2. Look for Messages option and tap on it.
  3. Now you need to tap on the Sync now option. This is present underneath the “Message to iCloud” option.

Disabling Messages on iCloud:

You can very easily disable this option, just follow the steps listed below.

iPad and iPhone:

  1. Need to go the Settings of your iOS devices.
  2. Then look for Messages and tap on it.
  3. Once done, you need to toggle off the Messages on iCloud option.
  4. A dialogue box will appear with two options:
  • Disable This device: It means the Messages on. iCloud service will be disabled on this particular device.
  • Disable All: It means that Messages on iCloud will be disabled for all your devices.
  1. Choose the option that you want and you are good to go now.


For mac, go to messages menu>preferences>account tabs> turn off the enable message on iCloud feature.

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