If you recently updated your iPhone or iPad and found an error message saying “iCloud and iMessage Accounts are Different on iPhone” or “Messages in iCloud is not available because iCloud and iMessage accounts are Different,” don’t worry. This post will provide a detailed guide on how to fix this problem.
What does “Messages in iCloud not available as iCloud and iMessage accounts do not match” mean on my iPhone and iPad? This error occurs when you try to send a message through the Apple iMessage app to your friends and family members. The main reason for this error is that you are using or selecting a different Apple ID in your iMessage. Usually, this happens when you have two Apple devices.
You are not the only one experiencing this error. And fear not, your personal chats and messages are secure on iCloud servers. In this post, I will guide you on how to fix the error “iCloud and iMessage accounts are different on iPhone” and how to sync iMessage with iCloud to avoid this error in the future.
Note: If you encounter this error, try restarting your device first and wait a few minutes to see if it resolves the issue. Often, the problem can be fixed without taking any further steps.
How To Make iCloud and iMessage Accounts the Same
Fixing this problem is very easy. Just follow these simple steps to use the same Apple ID for both iMessage and iCloud on your iPhone and iPad:
- Open the settings on your iPhone and tap on your name to access your Apple ID. Remember this Apple ID for the next steps.
- Now, go to the Messages section and select the “Send & Receive” option on both your iPhone and iPad.
- Check your Apple ID. If it doesn’t match the one from Step 1, you need to change it. Simply tap on the blue Apple ID text.
- Now Tap on the “Sign Out” button to remove Apple ID from iMessage.
- Once again, tap on the option to “Use your Apple ID for iMessage.”
- Tap on the “Sign In” button and log in with your current or main Apple ID.
After logging in with your Apple ID, the error should be resolved. In some cases, it may take 1-2 hours for the sync to complete with your iCloud and iMessage.
How to Sync iMessage to iCloud
Now, let’s learn how to sync iMessage with iCloud on your iPhone and iPad. If your iMessage isn’t syncing with your Apple iCloud, your chats won’t be backed up to another Apple device. Follow these simple steps to back up your iMessage to iCloud:
- First, Open the Settings app on your device and tap on the Profile icon. Then, select the iCloud options.
- Next, click on the “Show All” options.
- Tap on “Messages” from the list. (Remember your iCloud storage space must be free).
- Now, enable “Sync this iPad” for your iPad and “Sync this iPhone” for your iPhone. If both of your Apple devices are using the same Apple ID, it will automatically display the same iMessage chats.
That’s it! By following the above steps, you can save your chats on the Apple server in a safe and secure environment. Just make sure that your iCloud isn’t logged in on any other device or system for security reasons.
How to Fix iCloud and iMessage Accounts are Different
To fix this issue, remove your iMessage Apple ID from your device’s settings and sign in with the same Apple ID that is registered on your iPhone or iPad.
Is the iMessage account the same as Apple ID?
Yes, your iMessage account is the same as your Apple ID. Using the same Apple ID ensures that your iMessage chats and settings are synced across your devices.
What if my Apple ID and iCloud ID are different?
If your Apple ID and iCloud ID are different, your iMessage chats may not show up on your iPhone and can’t be backed up properly.
I hope that by following the steps mentioned above, you can fix the “iCloud and iMessage Accounts are Different on iPhone” error. This is not a software issue, but rather a matter of using different Apple login IDs. If you still face this error on your device, please contact Apple Care for a fix in resolving this bug.