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Posted in Errors and Issues by Mike on January 22, 2023

Messages in iCloud is currently disabled Repair Account

Getting the Messages in iCloud is currently disabled iOS 16 error, in the Messages app? You’re asked to Repair Account? However, messaging works normally on your device, it’s only the error that persists?

Messages In iCloud is Currently Disabled Error?

This issue has been reported by Vicki (iOS 16.2):

“I get a message at the bottom of my main message screen: ‘IMessages in icloud is disabled repair account’. I’m asked to sign in to my account over and over again!”

We couldn’t replicate this problem, but have found similar complaints for iOS 16 and even some that date all the way back to iOS 15 and even 14:
Apple Discussion forums:

“Messages in iCloud is currently disabled repair account.”

Reddit:

“Messages in iCloud is currently disabled; repair account. How do I fix this and why is it happening?”

How To Fix Messages In iCloud is Currently Disabled iOS 16 Error

Here are some common troubleshooting options:

1. Cycle iMessage Setting

First, try to turn off iMessage and re-activate the option on your iPhone:

  • 1. Go for Settings -> Messages -> iMessage turn Off.
  • 2. Reboot iPhone.
  • 3. Return to Settings -> Messages and turn iMessages back ON. Does this help?

2. Sign Out and Sign Back Into iCloud

If you’re still asked to Repair Account after cycling the iMessage feature, try to sign out of your Apple ID and sign back it to see if it helps:

  • 1. Open Settings -> Apple ID and scroll for Sign Out.
  • 2. Reboot iPhone.
  • 3. Return to Settings -> Apple ID and sign back in.

3. Turn On Two-Factor Authentication

You might be seeing the Messages in iCloud is currently disabled error because you’re not using 2FA on your iCloud account. Please enable it in:

  • Settings -> Apple ID -> Password & Security.
  • Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.

Did you manage to fix the iMessages in iCloud is currently disabled error? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16.2 issues and available workarounds check our detailed review.



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