Apple has released the latest version of MacOS High Sierra that now supports storing messages in iCloud.
The new MacOS is accessible to all the compatible Macs and it can be downloaded through Mac App Store. With the MacOS 10.13.5, you can store all your messages and related attachments in your Apple’s cloud that may available on all Apple’s devices when you log into the iMessage account. You can save messages, photos, and attachments in iCloud of your iPhone, iPad and, Mac.
iCloud can keep your messages history updated automatically and since you are storing all your messages and files in the iCloud, you can save space in your phone’s device. However, if you delete a message, photo or attachment from one device, it would be removed from all other Apple’s devices.
How to activate it?
- Update your iPhone and iPad to the latest iOS and your Mac to the latest macOS.
- Sign up to iCloud and signed in with the same Apple ID on all of your Apple’s devices.
- Turn on two-factor authentication for your Apple ID.
Turn on the Messages in iCloud
Messages in iCloud can be turned on from the “settings” of your device:
- Go to Preference
- Click on Accounts
- Tap on Enable messages in iCloud
Turn off Messages in iCloud
However, you can also turn off Messages on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can select to turn off Messages in iCloud for just that device or all of your devices.
- Go to settings
- Tap iCloud
- Click on Turn off Messages
If you choose to turn off Messages in iCloud on an iPhone or iPad, your message history will still be included in a separate iCloud backup.