4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 12:05 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
candlewax48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

are imessages stored on an apple server,

 

if so , how would i permanently delete these ?

 

i could not find an imessage help guide on the apple website

 

thanks


Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: are imessages stored on apple server and how to delete
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,210 points)

    This will probably answer your question:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19160389#19160389

  • 2. Re: are imessages stored on apple server and how to delete
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,505 points)

    Hi,

     

    It remains unclear.

     

    If for instance you Mac is Off line and you have an iPhone iMessages conversation then when the Mac and Messages is turned On the Conversation will sync - even if you have deleted parts (individual IMs) on the iPhone or even an iPad.

     

    In this case "Sync" seems to be "Display on All Devices"  rather than a full on "Copy what I do with this on All Devices"

     

    However adding a new iPhone to be used with the same Apple ID does not transfer/sync all recent iMessages to that iPhone.

     

    The iMessages are not part of the iCloud web page.  In fact the Apple ID used does not have to be an iCloud one.

    There seems to be no other contact with the server other than "registering" and Apple ID and the Logging and then syncing/Displaying of iMessages.

     

     

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    9:08 PM      Sunday; December 2, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 3. Re: are imessages stored on apple server and how to delete
    candlewax48 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so i take it apple aren't open about this

     

    perhaps they store messages for a set amount of time

  • 4. Re: are imessages stored on apple server and how to delete
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,505 points)

    Hi,

     

    That may depend on Apple's interpretation of the United States Homeland Security  laws that may effect the keeping of such messages.

     

     

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    8:05 PM      Monday; December 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously