How to Fix the iMessage Not Syncing Between iDevices Issue

If your iMessages stopped synchronizing across your iOS devices, read on this guide to get some quick solutions to fix the iMessage not syncing between iPhone and iPad or other iDevices problem easily.

Roger Smith Posted on: Sep. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 29, 2019

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If you own multiple iOS devices, say, an iPhone as well as an iPad, you will want to sync iMessage threads across them. However, some iOS users have reported that iMessage does not syncing correctly between iOS devices automatically, especially between iPhone (iPhone 11) and iPad, after updating their devices to the iOS 13.

iMessage Not Syncing

iMessage Not Syncing

Every iOS update always brings a lot of new features, simultaneously, also accompanied by lots of annoying problems, iOS 13 is with no exception. After new iOS upgrade, if your iMessage is not syncing either, try these quick fixes in this guide to solve the issue.

Also Read: How to Fix iMessages Not Syncing Between Mac and iPhone >

How to Fix iMessage Not Syncing Between iDevices

If the iMessage syncing problem between your iOS devices is not a hardware deficiency, here are some quick tips to fix problem:

  • Make sure iMessage is enabled on both iOS Devices. You could check on your device in: Settings > Messages > iMessage.
  • Sometimes you just need to reactivate the iMessage function. Try turn off iMessage and turn it on again.
  • If iMessage is on, Tap on “Send & Receive” > Select your phone number and email address that you want to sync to that device.
  • Check your network settings and Wi-Fi Proxies to make sure your iDevices connected to network correctly and steadily.
  • Delete previous iMessage conversations: It has been reported that deleting iMessages threads may fix this problem.
  • You should know that only new iMessages will sync, the old chats will not.

A Better Way to Sync iMessages/Messages Between iDevices

If your iMessage is still not syncing between devices after performing the above steps, we also offer you an alternative solution to solve the problem with AnyTrans for iOS. It is an iOS file transfer tool that can help you sync messages and iMessages between any two iDevices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) easily.

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  • Sync messages/iMessages between any two iDevices.
  • Sync over 2000 photos between devices within 32 SECONDS.
  • Save iMessages from iPhone to computer in readable formats.
  • Work well with all iDevices as well as iOS systems.

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Step 1. Download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and launch it > Connect your two iDevices to the computer via USB cables > Choose “Phone Switcher” > Click on the “Phone to iPhone” mode.

Sync Messages Between iDevices with AnyTrans - Step 1

Sync Messages Between iDevices with AnyTrans – Step 1

Step 2. Confirm the source device and target iDevice > Click the “Next” button to continue.

Sync Messages Between iDevices with AnyTrans - Step 2

Sync Messages Between iDevices with AnyTrans – Step 2

Step 3. Uncheck “Select All” button, scroll the screen down and check “Messages” only > Click the “Next” button to start transferring.

Sync Messages Between iDevices with AnyTrans - Step 3

Sync Messages Between iDevices with AnyTrans – Step 3

Once the merging process is finished, you could find that your messages are now in both of your two devices. Besides iMessages, it also copies contacts, music, photos, videos, etc. between two iOS Devices, between iDevice and Mac/PC. It can help you always put your important data in the right place.

Also Read: How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to iPhone >

The Bottom Line

As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS is a tool that can help you better manage your iOS devices, and it is so easy to operate. If you have any good suggestion to fix the iMessage syncing issue, don’t forget to share it with us in the comment section. Meanwhile, you can download AnyTrans for iOS to try it for free.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.