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What's new in macOS 10.13.5: Messages in iCloud

A few days after the iOS 11.4 update, macOS 10.13.5 has finally been unleashed for the Mac. While primarily focused on bug fixes, there are at least a couple things of note here in Apple's latest update.



We installed the latest build and scoured through for any noticeable changes. As often is the case, Apple outlined the biggest change right in the release notes.

Messages in iCloud, which arrives to iPhone's and iPads with iOS 11.4 is now available with this update. It can be quickly enabled by going to the Messages app, Preferences > Accounts > then tick the box that reads Enable Messages in iCloud.

Otherwise, no major changes were found, other than a very slight frame rate increase in games with using an eGPU.

macOS 10.13.5



macOS 10.13.5 was in public testing just over 8 weeks and saw 5 beta releases. Earlier this week, Apple also debuted the first beta of 10.13.6.

The release of macOS 10.13.5 follows the releases earlier this week of iOS 11.4, tvOS 11.4, watchOS 4.3.1, and HomePod firmware 11.4. It also precedes WWDC, where Apple is expected to release the first beta of macOS 10.14, as well as betas of their other software platforms.