This optional feature from Apple lets you automatically backup and sync photos and videos from your iPhone Photo Library into one easy-to-access place – the cloud. This means you can access your Photo Library from any device, wherever you are, as long as you have iCloud photos enabled across all devices.
When your Messages app is connected to iCloud, you can send texts from your Mac computer or any synced Apple device. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images. You can view text messages on iCloud that you've received or sent to anyone on any synced device, at any time.
When you enable iCloud Photo Library, it uses your iCloud storage space to upload all images and video you've either taken, screenshot, saved, or imported on any of your iOS devices or Macs.
When you turn on Messages in iCloud, your message history will be updated automatically on all of your devices. That way, you'll always have the same view available wherever you use iMessage. If you have deleted a message, photo or conversation on one device, it will be removed from all of your devices.
Turning on My Photo Stream on a device with iCloud Photo Library is enabled allows the device to import Photo Stream photos from other non-iCloud devices and also send new photos out to My Photo Stream for display on those devices.
Enabling Messages in iCloud will sync all your iMessage and SMS text, including images and attachments, with all your Apple devices using the same Apple ID. It will provide you with a unique messaging experience as you get the same view on every device.
To enable iCloud Photos sync on your Mac, do the following:
On your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Should you wish to turn off Messages in iCloud, be aware that it may take some time for each device to download all the messages. For most people, Messages in iCloud is a no-brainer. Its syncing works the way you'd expect, complete with quick updates and universal removal of deleted conversations.
Is there an official iCloud app for Android? No. Apple hasn't created an iCloud app for Android.
Access iCloud Apps on iCloud.com These include Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Photos, iCloud Drive, Notes, Reminders, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Find iPhone. A link to your Account Settings also appears.
App-specific passwords allow you to securely use your Apple ID to sign in to apps made by developers other than Apple. Some apps made by developers other than Apple ask you to sign in with your Apple ID, so that the app can access information like mail, contacts, and calendars that you store in iCloud.