1. flyinion's Avatar
    So with the new iCloud storage thing in 11.4 for message (which I've enabled and both my iPad and iPhone are synced up now) do I still need to have the "Text Message Forwarding" feature on to send/receive messages on my iPad? With the description it sounds like it could somehow result in duplicate threads now being synced? It's definitely a little confusing. There was already something that synced messages and now there's another thing that also syncs messages.
    05-30-2018 05:02 PM
  2. mattguy10's Avatar
    So with the new iCloud storage thing in 11.4 for message (which I've enabled and both my iPad and iPhone are synced up now) do I still need to have the "Text Message Forwarding" feature on to send/receive messages on my iPad? With the description it sounds like it could somehow result in duplicate threads now being synced? It's definitely a little confusing. There was already something that synced messages and now there's another thing that also syncs messages.
    Text Message Forwarding applies to text messages, not iMessages. If you want to be able to send and receive text messages from/on your iPad, you need to leave that setting turned on.
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    05-30-2018 05:08 PM
  3. flyinion's Avatar
    Text Message Forwarding applies to text messages, not iMessages. If you want to be able to send and receive text messages from/on your iPad, you need to leave that setting turned on.
    Ah ok, I know it's silly having been with Apple from Android for like 3 years now but I still think of it all as text messages. That makes sense now.

    So yeah I'll leave it enabled I do have friends without Apple devices and I tend to switch to my iPad when I get home for everything from games to texting/messaging.
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    05-30-2018 05:13 PM
  4. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Text Message Forwarding applies to text messages, not iMessages. If you want to be able to send and receive text messages from/on your iPad, you need to leave that setting turned on.
    Really ? So the the icloud message thing is only for imessage ? It won’t sync our text messages to icloud ?

    Ps : i only need to received text message on my mac / iphone (s) from my iphone (s), no need to have ability to send text messages
    06-01-2018 11:05 PM
  5. mattguy10's Avatar
    Really ? So the the icloud message thing is only for imessage ? It won’t sync our text messages to icloud ?

    Ps : i only need to received text message on my mac / iphone (s) from my iphone (s), no need to have ability to send text messages
    It syncs both iMessages and text messages otherwise I believe it would be called “iMessages in iCloud,” instead of “Messages in iCloud.”

    Enabling text message forwarding let’s you send and receive text messages from your other devices that are signed in to your iMessage account. There’s no option to only send or only receive.
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    06-02-2018 12:09 AM
  6. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    It syncs both iMessages and text messages otherwise I believe it would be called “iMessages in iCloud,” instead of “Messages in iCloud.”

    Enabling text message forwarding let’s you send and receive text messages from your other devices that are signed in to your iMessage account. There’s no option to only send or only receive.
    On the other words, if I turn off the text message forwarding, i will still received all my text message on all apple devices ? (With the messages in icloud)
    06-02-2018 01:37 AM
  7. mattguy10's Avatar
    On the other words, if I turn off the text message forwarding, i will still received all my text message on all apple devices ? (With the messages in icloud)
    That sounds like it would work, but Apple left the text message forwarding option for a reason, which could be just for people who don’t use Messages in iCloud. The best way to know for sure would be to test it yourself. Disable text message forwarding and then have someone who isn’t using an Apple device send you a text message and see if it appears on all your Apple devices that have Messages in iCloud enabled.
    06-02-2018 09:20 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    That sounds like it would work, but Apple left the text message forwarding option for a reason, which could be just for people who don’t use Messages in iCloud.
    Well, and so you can *send* text messages from iPad or macOS (or iPod Touch, I suppose). Syncing should make them appear when you receive them (haven’t had time to test that yet), but you won’t be able to reply to them or send new sms messages from those other devices without sms forward turned on on the iPhone.
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    06-02-2018 05:21 PM
  9. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Really wish they can make it available for ios 10
    06-02-2018 11:27 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    So with the new iCloud storage thing in 11.4 for message (which I've enabled and both my iPad and iPhone are synced up now) do I still need to have the "Text Message Forwarding" feature on to send/receive messages on my iPad? With the description it sounds like it could somehow result in duplicate threads now being synced? It's definitely a little confusing. There was already something that synced messages and now there's another thing that also syncs messages.
    So, I just tested this. I turned off text message forwarding, and sent myself a test text message.

    The message did NOT sync to the Mac or iPad.

    So, the answer is yes: you DO need to turn on text message sync in order to have SMS (non-iMessage) messages appear on other devices.
    06-03-2018 06:49 PM
  11. how69's Avatar
    After configuring both my iPhone and my laptop, why are messages which I erase on my laptop not erasing on my iPhone?
    06-08-2018 03:28 PM
  12. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I am trying this for the first time my Mac synced fine but my iPhone messages has uploading messages to iCloud at the bottom for like an hour.
    06-08-2018 05:28 PM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    I am trying this for the first time my Mac synced fine but my iPhone messages has uploading messages to iCloud at the bottom for like an hour.
    Try plugging in while on WiFi (or just wait until you charge it later). They upload on that first upload more when you are powered.
    06-08-2018 05:55 PM
  14. flyinion's Avatar
    Try plugging in while on WiFi (or just wait until you charge it later). They upload on that first upload more when you are powered.
    The device should actually tell you if it needs to be plugged in to upload. My iPhone X did it just fine over wi-fi sitting on my coffee table. My 5th gen (2017) iPad with the A9 chip wanted to be plugged in though.

    edit: I wonder if Chris has their iPhone connected to wi-fi or just cell? If there's a lot of messages and attachments that's going to take a loooong time over cell and maybe even wi-fi depending on speed.
    06-08-2018 06:06 PM
  15. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Finally disappeared!! It was a premature post. I think all is good now (did tell me to plug it while on wifi, but took a lot longer than expected)
    06-08-2018 06:11 PM
  16. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    The device should actually tell you if it needs to be plugged in to upload. My iPhone X did it just fine over wi-fi sitting on my coffee table. My 5th gen (2017) iPad with the A9 chip wanted to be plugged in though.

    edit: I wonder if Chris has their iPhone connected to wi-fi or just cell? If there's a lot of messages and attachments that's going to take a loooong time over cell and maybe even wi-fi depending on speed.
    It's funny that I never notice any notification from my iphone to plugged in and use wifi ... where can we find the notification ?
    07-09-2018 01:08 AM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's funny that I never notice any notification from my iphone to plugged in and use wifi ... where can we find the notification ?
    It’s not a notification but rather a footnote.
    07-09-2018 02:39 AM

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