How to Download Messages from iCloud to iPhone

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Apple’s iCloud is a storage service that offers wireless backup for iOS devices. Everyone gets 5 GB of free iCloud storage, after which they must purchase a premium package to get more storage cap.

Suppose your free iCloud storage is full and you don’t want to buy a premium package, so what to do in this situation so that you can get some storage back on your iPhone? One of the best ways is to use the device storage to save text messages.

How to Download Messages from iCloud to iPhone

So, if you want to stop using iCloud storage for messages, you should download Messages on your iPhone. Although it is very easy to do, some users may not know how to do it.

In the next few lines, you will learn the steps on how to download messages from iCloud to iPhone.

Disable messages in iCloud

First, you need to turn off Messages in iCloud , then only you can download messages. This is what you should do:

On your iPhone, tap on Settings and then tap on your Device name > iCloud

Tap on Messages , A dialog box will appear. Here, you need to tap on Disable and download messages .

Once you’re done with this, the text messages in your iCloud should automatically download to your device and start showing up in the Messages app.

Fix: Download iCloud Messages Stuck

Sometimes due to a bug, your messages may not automatically download to your device from iCloud. In this situation, you can take the help of the following solution to trigger the message download process. Here, what you have to do:

On your iPhone, tap on Settings and then tap on your Device name > iCloud

Next, you need to Enable Messages .

Now, reboot your device and again Disable Messages .

After doing this, you will notice that your messages will magically start downloading to your device and appear in the messaging app.

Delete messages from iCloud

As you download all your messages to iPhone, it’s safe to delete messages stored in iCloud. Here’s how you can do that:

On your iPhone, tap on Settings and then tap on your Device Name > iCloud (Same process as above)

In the iCloud window, tap Manage Storage and go to Messages.

Here, tap on the “ Disable and remove ” option.

Doing this will bring up a quick dialog that says:

“ This will disable and delete all your data in iCloud. The data will be there for 30 days, so if you want to get it back, you can undo this process. 

Bonus Tip – You can use the same procedure to download messages from iCloud to iPad.

So, this is how you can download messages from iCloud to your iPhone. We hope this article has been useful to you.

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