What does it mean when iCloud and iMessage accounts do not match?

Below is the screenshot you may see. The error message says, “Messages in iCloud is not available because iCloud and iMessage accounts are different.” This error message indicates that syncing is not working as expected. This may occur if you are using multiple Apple IDs on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

How do I fix messages in iCloud not available as iCloud and iMessage do not match?

If your Apple IDs are the same in your iCloud and iMessages, and you are still getting this error, try this: ON your iPhone. go to Settings, Messages, then scroll down to TEXT MESSAGE FORWARDING. Make sure that your iPad (and any other devices you want to use iMessage on) are TURNED ON (slide to green). good luck.

How do I merge my Apple ID and iCloud accounts?

Click Settings on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on Sign in to your iPhone (or iPad). Tap on Email to enter the email address associated with the target Apple ID. Enter the password and tap on Merge to merge the data saved on your iPhone with the target Apple ID.

Why can't I use my Apple ID for Messages?

Check your Apple ID To make sure that your Apple ID and password are correct, go to the Apple ID account page and sign in with the same Apple ID that you're using with Messages and FaceTime. If that works, open the app and take these steps: Messages: Choose Messages > Preferences, then click Accounts.

Is iMessage account same as Apple ID?

Every single Apple Service (iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, the App, Mac, iTunes and iBook stores, these forums, etc) is tied to the AppleID you use to sign into that service. iMessage is part of your iCloud services.

How do I fix my message in iCloud?

Step 1: Log Out/In iCloud Account. Step 2: Turn Off/On Messages App in iCloud. Step 3: Restart Your iPhone. Step 4: Reset iPhone Settings.

Why is my iMessage not working?

Your iMessage may not be working because you haven't updated your iOS. In order to check if your iOS is updated, go to your Settings, then click General then Software Update. If your iPhone or iPad is up to date, you will see a message that says this.

Why is my Apple ID different from my iCloud ID?

As mentioned earlier, the Apple ID is used for signing into the iCloud. When you log into the iCloud, the email address and password are your Apple ID. The iCloud can be thought of as an extra service added on top of the Apple ID login. And as they are so tightly linked, they can often be considered the same account.

Is there a way to merge two Apple IDs?

You can't merge Apple IDs. You can try setting up Family Sharing between the IDs if you want to be able to share purchases made with the IDs.

How do you merge Apple IDs on iPhone?

Tap Sign in to your iPhone (or iPad). Tap Email and enter the email address associated with the different Apple ID. Enter the Password associated with the different Apple ID. Tap Merge if you want to merge the data on your iPhone with the iCloud account associated with the different Apple ID.

Why does it say my iCloud and iMessage accounts different?

Make sure it is the same Apple ID as being used for your iCloud account, the one you verified earlier. If not, you'll have to sign out and sign with the same account. To sign out, tap on your Apple ID in the iMessage settings screen. Make sure the Apple ID being used for iMessage and iCloud is the same.

Can I have two Apple IDs for iMessage?

All replies You need to be using the same Apple ID for Messages. If you want to use the ID that you are using for Messages on the phone, on the computer, open Messages, and then go to Preferences/Accounts. Click the + sign at the bottom and add the same account that you are using on your phone.

Can you have two iMessage accounts iPhone?

Question: Q: Two iMessage ID on dual sim iphone You will have one Apple ID for both SIMS (One Physical SIM and the eSIM). Your Messages will be set up for both phone numbers (work and home). Messages will also have separate message threads based on each phone number.

How do I activate my Apple ID for iMessage?

Go to Settings > Messages and make sure that iMessage is on. You might need to wait a moment for it to activate. Tap Send & Receive. If you see “Use your Apple ID for iMessage,” tap it and sign in with the same Apple ID that you use on your Mac, iPad, and iPod touch.

Why is my phone number not connecting to iMessage?

Make sure iMessage is on and set up correctly If iMessage is switched on and there is no message about activation, check that your phone is set up correctly to receive iMessages: Go to Settings > Messages and check the addresses and mobile number you have listed in Send & Receive.

Can someone see my messages if they log into my iCloud?

Answer: A: Yes. If they can login to your iCloud then they have the exact same access as you do. iCloud has no way of knowing who is using the AppleID and signing in.

Will I lose text messages if I change my Apple ID?

After you update your Apple ID, your friends will receive new messages from your updated Apple ID. Old messages aren't removed. Go to Settings > Messages, then tap Send & Receive. If you're signed out on your iPhone or iPod touch, tap "Use your Apple ID for iMessage" then enter your updated Apple ID and password.

How do I fix my iCloud account on my iPhone?

Way 1: Enable Two-factor Authentication. Open the Settings app on iPhone. Tap your name on the top. Way 2: Reset Network Settings. In the "Settings" app, tap "General" and then "Reset". Way 3: Sign Out and Sign into Your iCloud Account. Run the Settings app.

Why is Messages not showing up in iCloud?

On your iPhone, go to iCloud settings by tapping your name at the top of Settings, and make sure that Messages is checked. On your Mac, open the Messages app, then go to preferences by clicking Messages in the menu bar. Under iMessage, make sure that "Enable Messages in iCloud" is checked.

Should I turn on Messages in iCloud?

Messages in iCloud essentially boils down to making your messages sync better across all your devices (old or new), allowing you to keep on top of them from any device you are using.