Back in September of last year, Apple showcased a new feature called 'Messages in iCloud'.While being one of the most anticipated features back then, it wasn't quite ready for the final release. The feature was then removed from the fifth developer beta of iOS 11. Since then, 'Messages in iClioud' did not make a return even though the platform has received numerous updates. Apple has previously pledged that the feature would make a return on the subsequent update to iOS 11. As it seems, the feature finally did come back in the first beta of iOS 11.3. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.
iOS 11.3 Beta 1 Marks The Return Of 'Messages In iCloud' Feature
In a press release earlier today, Apple announced a plethora of new features and additions which will come with iOS 11.3. Some of the features include new Animoji characters for the iPhone X, health records in the Health app and much more. However, one thing that the company did not detail was the return of 'Messages in iCloud'.
If you're unfamiliar with the feature, Messages in iCloud will allow users to see their entire Messages history on all devices. The feature will basically show the complete history of messages even after being disconnected for a long span of time.
Apple has seen fit to release the first beta of iOS 11.3 to developers recently and judging on the bases of the developer release notes, the update carries the Messages in iCloud feature. If you have upgraded to iOS 11.3 beta 1, the Messages app will prompt you to turn on the Messages in iCloud on the first launch of the app after the update.
For those of you who have enabled two-factor authentication and iCloud Backups will get messages in iCloud enabled automatically. iOS 11.3 beta 1 brings a boatload of changes to the platform. It packs a bunch of forward-facing additions as well as upgrades for the existing ones. Apart from the new Animoji characters on the iPhone X, iOS 11.3 beta 1 also brings improvements to Apple Music, Apple News and ARKit 1.5 for developers with enhanced capabilities to develop even more immersive apps.
If you're interested in checking out more details on iOS 11.3 beta 1 and what changes the company has implemented, click or tap here. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.
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