You might not think so when you’re sending memes to friends, but our iMessages are precious. It’s full of information about upcoming events, valuable tidbits, and links to articles our loved ones think we’ll enjoy.
According to Apple, iMessage in iCloud is updated automatically so that any message shared on one of your Apple devices will be shared on all of them. Don’t worry, though. Messages in iCloud are still end-to-end encrypted, meaning no one else (even Apple) can view them.
Here’s how to backup iMessages to iCloud, so you never have to worry about losing them.
Backup iMessage on iPhone
First off, make sure you have your iCloud account set up and are signed in. At the top of iPhone Settings, click your name, then click iCloud. Once on the iCloud page, toggle iMessage to green:
Backup iMessage on Mac
Go to the Messages application, then 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.