1. iMore Question's Avatar
    If someone can help me.

    I have an iphone 4s with io7 up date.

    When I go into settings - icloud - there is not an option to back up messages????

    I keep reading that this is how to back up messages - texts - but I don't show the icon option.

    Also when I log onto icloud on my pc - there is not option for messages - there is contacts, email, calendar, notes, reminders, fine my iphone - but no messages??????

    How do I get this to work?????

    Thank you
    04-30-2014 09:56 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    What iCloud backs up

    You have important information on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iCloud automatically backs up your device over Wi-Fi every day while it’s turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. With your device information backed up in iCloud, you can easily set up a new device or restore information on one you already have.
    Here’s what iCloud backs up:

    • Purchase history for music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books
      Your iCloud backup includes information about the content you have purchased, but not the purchased content itself. When you restore from an iCloud backup, your purchased content is automatically downloaded from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. Some types of content aren’t downloaded automatically in all countries, and previous purchases may be unavailable if they have been refunded or are no longer available in the store. For more information, see the Apple Support article iTunes in the Cloud availability by country. Some types of content aren’t available in all countries. For more information, see the Apple Support article Which types of items can I buy in my country?.
    • Photos and videos in your Camera Roll
    • Device settings
    • App data
    • Home screen and app organization
    • iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages
    • Ringtones
    • Visual Voicemail

    Your iOS device backup only includes data and settings stored on your device. It doesn’t include data already stored in iCloud, for example contacts, calendars, bookmarks, mail messages, notes, shared photo streams, My Photo Stream, and documents you save in iCloud using iOS apps and Mac apps.
    04-30-2014 10:15 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Messages are automatic
    04-30-2014 10:25 AM
  4. jalj's Avatar

    I have read this post before. My question is you mention - iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages

    Where do I find them on icloud - or how do i make sure they were backed up??????
    04-30-2014 10:31 AM
  5. John Yester's Avatar
    You don't find them as iCloud backup is one whole back up.... You can't filter anything....

    If you have iCloud backup turned on, trust me they are backing up
    04-30-2014 10:33 AM
  6. kataran's Avatar
    As John mentioned they are there that's a proven fact

    No one has every complained of loosing any data that was backed up using iCloud
    04-30-2014 10:37 AM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore jalj

    We all worry about our data but your messages are secure but if your still worried you can also do an iTunes backup or copy and paste them or do a screenshot
    04-30-2014 10:58 AM

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