How to Backup Messages from iPhone to iCloud

How to Backup Messages to iCloud
How to Backup Messages to iCloud

“I would like to know if text messages and iMessages on my iPhone 6 can be backed up via iCloud? And if yes, how to backup messages from iPhone to iCloud?”, an iPhone user asked on Apple forum.

You may ask the same question just as we showed above, because when you go to iPhone Settings app > iCloud, no item helps you to sync messages to iCloud, and when you manage iCloud storage under iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage, after tapping any iPhone backup, there is still no Messages app that you can choose to backup. Actually, lots of users don’t know whether iCloud backup text messages or iMessages.

Does iCloud backup messages on iPhone?

Actually, when you use iCloud to create an iPhone backup, text messages and iMessages will be saved to iCloud.  You can read our recent post to know more about what’s in an iCloud backup. And below, we’ll talk about how to create an iPhone backup to save messages to iCloud.

How to create an iCloud backup to save iPhone messages?

If you want to backup messages to iCloud, just follow the below steps to create an iCloud backup.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi network, and go to Settings app > iCloud > Backup.
  2. After turning on iCloud Backup, hit “Back Up Now” to create an iPhone backup. (Keep your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi until the whole process ends.)
Turn on iCloud Backup and click Back Up Now
Turn on iCloud Backup and click Back Up Now

3. You can check out whether the backup succeeded by going Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then choose the device you backed up. (If the backup succeeded, the backup icon will appear with the time and backup size.)

iCloud will automatically backup your iPhone and save your messages when your device is locked, and connected to WI-FI network and a power source. Hope this guide will help you backup messages from iPhone to iCloud. And if you have any question, please leave them in comment section for discussion.

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