How many iMessages do you have? Have you backed them up so you don’t lose them if something happens to them? iMessage is Apple’s product for sending instant messages over the Internet, using your data. Sending pictures or videos over iMessage can use a lot of data very quickly.
That’s why saving text messages to iCloud makes total sense
Back It Up
To back up your precious data, first off, you need to set up and sign in to your iCloud account. At the top of iPhone Settings, click your name, then click iCloud. When you arrive on the iCloud page, toggle iMessage to green. That means to turn the switch to On.
Messages in iCloud are updated automatically. You will have the same view on all devices you use iMessage. When you delete a message, photo, or conversation on one device, your data gets removed from all of your devices. Saving space on your device is another added benefit since all of your attachments are stored in iCloud.
You can use Messages in iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, and Mac. For your privacy, Messages in iCloud are end-to-end encrypted.
Backup iMessage on the Mac
Speaking of the Mac, if you haven’t already done so, you need to back up iMessage on your Mac. Go to the Messages application, then in the dropdown menu in the top left corner. Select Preferences, then check Enable Messages on iCloud.
To turn off Messages in iCloud, toggle it off on iPhone and uncheck Enable Messages on iCloud on Mac. When you turn off Messages on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, you can choose to turn off Messages in iCloud for just that device or all of your devices. Any active device with messages in iCloud continues to store what you send and receive from that device in iCloud.
Data backups are essential for a variety of reasons. Megabite can help you set up or restore a data backup, either online or on an external hard drive. Having a data backup is having peace of mind knowing all your documents, pictures, and files receive protection in the event of a catastrophe. Saving text messages to iCloud should be just one part of your backup strategy.
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