When you first sync your device with Verizon Cloud, all text messages from the last 90 days will sync to the cloud. From that time, all new text messages sent or received on your device will also sync to the cloud.
When you switch to a new device, all your text messages that are saved in Verizon Cloud will restore to your new device.
Thank you, but I'm referring to the iCloud that's operated by Apple. Not the Verizon Cloud.
I know that texts are still stored on the iCloud after being deleted from my phone, but my question is for how long?
If your phone does auto backups to iCloud then once that backup occurs any deleted messages on your device will also be deleted in the iCloud.
As far as why you should contact Apple on this issue if you really need to...it's because Apple is the one that can address correctly any iCloud questions because it's their service. Just as you would need to contact Verizon about their cloud service if you were asking about it's capabilities.
The answer here says that when you delete from your phone they are deleted from the cloud. This isn't true. I tried to use messaging on my tablet and every text message I ever sent started downloading. I had to remove messaging from the tablet to get it to stop. It was pinging on and on.
So, since it's not true that if it's deleted from the phone, the texts are deleted from the cloud, how do you delete from the cloud?