1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 18, 2012 8:49 AM by pvonk
jdahli Level 1 Level 1

I just got the iPhone 4S and I am new to everything Apple(amazing I know)! I was able to set up my iCloud on my home computer and my phone. In the home page on iCloud I see the contacts, email, calendar but I don't see where it backs up my text and imessages. How do I access my messages? Do they back up even if i delete them? I have also read that iTunes can back up your text messages too? And if two people are on the same iCloud account that both people can see eachothers text? How does this work? Does my phone sync with iCloud even if my home computer is not on?I am so lost!

Thank you for any of your help!

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6

    iCloud does not store messages for you to see/access at icloud.com.  It does back up messages so you can restore your iPhone if it ever needs to be reset to factory default.  A backup is an image of all your data on the iPhone, and if you delete some messages, then they won't be part of any further backups.


    If two people use the same iCloud account, then their devices are kept in sync, just like a single user's multiple devices are kept in sync.  It's usually a good idea to have separate accounts for two people, since it's rarely the case that they want each phone to be an exact replica of the other.


    Your iphone syncs contacts, events, camera roll, and many other things without the use of a computer.


    Read about icloud here...   http://www.apple.com/icloud/