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5 Ways To Fix “Messages in iCloud is Currently Disabled” Error?

Apple iCloud is undoubtedly one of the best applications available for various iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod and more. It not only allows iOS users to store important data, files, photos, and videos but also helps synchronize photos and videos across various iOS devices. If you are using iCloud for your different iOS devices, one or the other time you may face an issue with the iCloud functionality.

While there are numerous issues associated with iCloud that you may face, one of the most common errors experienced by users is the synchronization error message that reads – “Messages in iCloud is Currently Disabled”. If you are also seeing this error message on your screen when trying to sync messages of your iOS device with iCloud, you can try overcoming the problem by following the instructions provided below.

Guide to Fix “Messages in iCloud is Currently Disabled” Error

Some of the main causes responsible for the “Messages in iCloud is currently disabled” error are Network Settings not configured correctly, outdated software, error at iCloud’s end, iCloud application not updated, etc. To overcome the error, you will need to fix these causes responsible for the error. Below are the different workarounds that you can follow to get rid of the problem with your iCloud account.

1) Try Resetting the Network Settings of your Device

reset network setting

  • On your device, you will need to go to the applications menu and tap on the Settings app icon. You will be directed to the Settings section of your device.
  • Once you are in the Settings section of your device, you will need to tap on the General section. You will be taken to the General section.
  • In the General section, you will need to press the Reset button.
  • After pressing the Reset button, you will need to select the “Reset Network Settings” option to reset the Wi-Fi Connections, passwords, as well as Cellular, VPN and APN settings.
  • If required, you will need to enter the password as well.

 

2) Activate Two-Factor Authentication

two step verification

  • Go to the applications menu screen on your device and open the Settings app by tapping on its icon. This will direct you to the Settings section of your account.
  • In the Settings section of your account, you will need to tap on your Name located on the top.
  • Next, you will need to select the “Password & Security” option and then select the “Turn on Two-Factor Authentication” option.
  • Then, you will need to select “Use Two-Factor Authentication” to confirm your action.
  • After that, you will simply need to follow the on-screen instruction to enable the two-factor authentication on your iPhone.

 

3) Log Out and Log into your iCloud Account

log out iCloud

  • On the applications menu of your screen, you will need to tap on the Settings app icon. You will be taken to the Settings section of your device.
  • Once you are in the Settings section of your device, you will need to tap on the Apple ID option.
  • In your Apple ID, you will need to tap on the Sign Out or Sign Out of the iCloud option. Then, you will need to enter the password of your account. After entering the password of your account, tap on the Turn Off option.
  • After that, you will need to go back to the Settings section of your device and sign in to your iCloud account.
  • Once you have signed into your account, you will need to check whether the “messages in iCloud is currently disabled” error is fixed or not.

 

4) Disable and Enable iMessage on your iPhone

enable imessage

If you are using an iOS 11.3 and other iOS 11.x versions on your iPhone, you may face “messages in iCloud is currently disabled” error on your phone. In such a case, it is suggested to upgrade to a newer version of iOS. In addition to this, you can also consider turning off and on your iMessage app in the Settings section.

To Upgrade your iPhone

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone by tapping on the Settings app icon in the applications menu screen.
  • Once you are in the Settings section of your iPhone, you will need to go to the General section.
  • In the General section, you will need to tap on the Software Update and then on the Automatic Updates option.
  • Then, you will need to check whether the Automatic Updates option is enabled or not. If the Automatic Updates feature is not enabled on your phone, you will need to enable it. However, if this feature is already enabled, you can check whether the updates are available for your device or not.
  • To check the availability of updates, you will need to go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  • On the Software Update, you will need to see if any update is available for your device or not. If the update is available, you will need to install the updates and restart your device to see if the problem is fixed or not.

 

5) Force Restart your iPhone

restart iPhone

Sometimes restarting your iPhone can also help you overcome this annoying error message. To know how to Force Restart your device, follow the steps provided below.

For iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus

  • On your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, you will need to press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Next, you will need to press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Then, you will need to press and hold the Side button.
  • Once you see the Apple logo on your screen, you will need to release the button.
  • This will restart your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

  • Start by pressing and holding both the Volume Down button and the Sleep/Wake button.
  • When the Apple Logo appears on your screen, simply release both the buttons.
  • Your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will restart.

For iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE

  • Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button on your iPhone.
  • Once you see the Apple logo on your iPhone screen, you will need to release both buttons.

So, these are the different workarounds that you can follow to fix the “Messages in iCloud is Currently Disabled” error.

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