In the fifth beta of iOS 11 that Apple released today, it has removed the ‘Messages in iCloud’ feature. The company now says that the feature will ship in a ‘future software update to iOS 11.’
It’s unclear why Apple has had to suddenly remove the ‘Messages in iCloud’ feature especially since it was present in the iOS 11 right from the first beta. Messages in iCloud ensures that all your iMessages are synced across all your iOS devices and you can continue your conversation irrespective of which device (iOS/Mac) you are using. Other popular messaging services like Telegram and Hangouts have had this feature for quite a while so Apple was only catching up to the competition here.
Apple recommends users to make use of iCloud Backup to backup and restore their iMessages while switching iOS devices until it brings back the Messages in iCloud feature.
Thankfully, that’s the only feature that Apple has removed from the latest iOS 11 beta. At first glance, the beta does seem to come with a number of visual changes including a redesigned Settings and Camera app icon, a new UI for the music widget in Control Center, and more.
If you have come across any other changes in iOS 11 beta 5, drop a comment below and let us know.