The fifth major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system is here. The latest update for macOS was released on Friday and it adds a feature that we were waiting for since the last Worldwide Developers Conference that took place one year ago. High Sierra 10.13.5 update introduces support for Messages in iCloud, along with security updates and improved performance. It can be downloaded and installed from the Mac App Store.
Messages in iCloud has been already added in iOS 11.4 and now it will be supported on Macs. This will allow users to store their messages on iCloud and not on their device, so it will basically sync the communications they send and receive through the Messages app across all devices, no matter if they have an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or a Mac. This will help users save space on their devices, but it’s important to remember that it also requires free storage in iCloud.
After the installation of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, the activation of this feature has to be done manually and on all the iOS devices. All you need to do in order to enable it is to open Preferences in Messages, then click Accounts and select “Enable Messages in iCloud.” It’s as easy as that.
It’s also good to keep in mind that one of the benefits of Messages in iCloud is that if you delete a message from your Mac, it will be removed from all the devices running the latest software update.
The newly released High Sierra 10.13.5 also comes with several security updates and you may want to know that the update is 2.12 GB. You will have to restart your Mac for this update to be installed and just to be on the safe side, it’s never a bad idea to try to back up your data.
We also expect more details about the following macOS 10.14, a more significant release, at the Worldwide Developers Conference that begins tomorrow.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.