1. Steve-O's Avatar
    I should hopefully be heading to Apple tomorrow to pick up a 4S. I currently have a 4, but want my new phone to be set up as new (as opposed to restoring from a backup). Now, I can re-sync over my contacts, calendar, pics etc via iCloud & then re-sync all of my apps (I don't mind about losing the saved data), but want to know if there's any decent way of getting my text messages across - as far as I was aware they're not backed-up in iCloud.

    Does any one know of any possible method (without jailbreaking etc)?

    Thanks!
    10-20-2011 04:21 PM
  2. skatecrazy's Avatar
    when i switch from 3gs to the 4s - the only thing that didn't transfer was my visual voicemails and I was told that they wouldn't and i should probably delete them. my text messages did transfer to my new phone. I still have text messages going back to 09. I don't know if that was due to backing up on my itunes before hand or what.
    10-20-2011 04:32 PM
  3. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    PhoneView and Missing Sync seem to be able to backup SMS messages, but there doesn't seem to be a way to put those texts back on the phone. =/
    10-20-2011 04:40 PM
  4. Steve-O's Avatar
    PhoneView and Missing Sync seem to be able to backup SMS messages, but there doesn't seem to be a way to put those texts back on the phone. =/
    Cheers Red. Bugger, it's the one thing I really wanted to keep & sync back over. May just bite the bullet & go for a clean phone & just sync over what I can.
    10-20-2011 04:49 PM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    I never like restoring a new phone from a backup because it always seems to create some sort of bug so I just go as new and lose my text messages and app data
    10-20-2011 04:52 PM
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