How to Sync iMessages Across Your Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       September 8, 2021      Tutorials iPhone iPad Mac Internet


iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. You can turn on an iCloud feature to synchronize your iMessages across all of your devices. That way, when you send or receive an iMessage, that message will be viewable on all of your Apple devices.

Here’s how to set up your iPhone or iPad to sync iMessages across your other Apple devices:

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap your name, as shown below.

    Sync iMessages using iCloud

  3. Tap iCloud, as shown below.

    Sync iMessages using iCloud

  4. Tap the Messages slider to the on position, as shown below.

    Sync iMessages using iCloud

Any iMessages that you send or receive from your iPhone or iPad will now be synchronized across all of your devices.

Enabling iMessage Synchronization on a Mac

You can also enable iMessage synchronization on a Mac. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Messages application.

  2. From the Messages menu, select Preferences.

  3. Click the iMessage tab, as shown below.

    Sync iMessages using iCloud

  4. Select the Enable messages in iCloud checkbox.

Any iMessages that you send or receive from your Mac will now be synchronized across all of your devices.

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