The latest version of MacOS High Sierra is available, and with it comes support for Messages on iCloud. The update of Apple comes days after the release of iOS 11.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that introduced the same function. Now you can essentially store all messages and related attachments in the Apple cloud, which automatically appear on all your Apple devices if you register with the same iMessages account.
To activate this function in MacOS, open the Messaging application and navigate to Messages> Pr eferences > Accounts > Enable Messages in iCloud .
To activate this function in iOS, open the Settings application and go to [your name] > iCloud> Enable messages in iCloud.
When enabled, this feature allows you to read all messages sent from all Apple devices, regardless of whether it is a MacBook or an iPhone X. That also means that if you delete a message, it goes away forever: There is not a backup stored on your other Apple devices.
According to Apple, this cloud-based feature aims to free space on their devices. But there is one drawback: your messages are stored in the Apple cloud. Therefore, if a hacker enters their iCloud account, they will theoretically have access to their messages and private attachments. But do not worry: Apple says that your messages are encrypted from start to finish.
Outside of the new Messaging feature in iCloud, MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 improves "stability, performance and security". Also in the short list there are two changes for the company: Variables in the SCEP payloads that now expand correctly and a correct configuration profiles that contain a Wi-Fi load and SCEP payload. Apple provides a second list of notes based on security here.
To get the latest version of MacOS, open the App Store, click the Updates button at the top and wait a moment for the app to catch up with Apple. If you do not see High Sierra 10.13.5, you may need to install incremental security updates before Apple sends the latest version of High Sierra to your device .
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 comes days before the Apple developer conference next week. We hope to see iOS 12 together with ARKit 2.0, the company's platform for augmented reality applications served on iOS. It is expected that other platforms will appear such as Watch OS 5, tvOS 12 and possibly MacOS 10.14.
Apple is also expected to spend some time badyzing how to bring iOS and MacOS closer together without combining the two platforms. In any case, Messages for iCloud does just that: it offers a unified messaging experience for MacBooks and iPhones alike. Apple CEO Tim Cook even said earlier that customers do not want iOS and MacOS to merge into a single platform.
Meanwhile, what can not see during the show are new devices, since the conference is supposed to focus strictly on the software, not the new software running on the new hardware. Apple's MacBook portfolio is not expected to receive an update until the end of 2018: in the same period of time, Apple will likely introduce its next iPhone (s) and its MacBook Air laptop.