How to Download Messages from iCloud to iPhone

Before you start following instructions on how to download messages from iCloud to your iPhone’s Messaging app. We would like to share, why you might want to do that.

There might be various reasons why users want to download messages from iCloud. But the one discussed below is common:

Suppose your iCloud storage is full and you don’t want to upgrade to a premium pack. To reclaim iCloud storage, the best thing you can do is stop using iCloud storage for storing messages and start using device storage instead.

In this situation, the first thing that comes to mind is how to download messages from iCloud to the device, right? So, you can delete all data from iCloud and reclaim space.

How to Download Messages from iCloud to iPhone

Downloading Messages from iCloud to your iOS device is super easy, but not all users know the right way to do it. So below we will share with you step by step instructions on how to do that:

how to disable Messages in iCloud for the device

To download messages to your device, you need to disable Messages in iCloud for the device. For that, you need to Settings > [name] > iCloud. Here, Tap on Messages.

Disable and Download Messages option in iCloud

A quick dialog box will, tap on Disable and Download Messages. Doing this, the messages should be downloaded to your device and should start appearing in the Messages app.

As simple as that!

In case, Download messages from iCloud stuck, then you can perform a quick workaround to trigger the downloading process. For that, Head over to Settings > [name] > iCloud. Here, turn ON Messages.

Reboot your device, and then again Turn OFF Messages. This time you will start seeing messages in the Messaging app.

Now that, you have download all your messages to the messaging app, it is safe to delete messages from iCloud and reclaim space. For that, head over to Settings > [name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Messages. Here, tap “Disable & Delete.”

delete messages from iCloud and reclaim space

When you do this, a quick dialog box will up with a message that explains that this will disable and delete all your data in iCloud. You have 30 days to undo this action.

Note – You can follow same method to download iCloud messages to iPad.

Let us know, if you’re able to download messages from iCloud to your device? Feel free to contact, if you’re facing any issue.

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