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Old Mar 11, 2012, 11:52 AM   #1
Renecek
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Restoring SMS without Jailbreak?

Hello,

I want to backup my sms, update iOS and restore only SMS back to iphone. Is possible to do it without jailbreak? I hope, there is some way..

Thank you
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:54 PM   #2
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Hello,

I want to backup my sms, update iOS and restore only SMS back to iphone. Is possible to do it without jailbreak? I hope, there is some way..

Thank you
Updating through the phone itself ( assuming 5.0.1 --> 5.1 ) should retain all SMS messages you had before the update.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1256990

I tried this and it worked.
Just ask if you need help with the app
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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you think app called iCopyBot? I see, it's just for music
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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When iTunes backs up your phone, it includes all your SMSs. So if you do a restore, they'll come back.

Unless I didn't fully understand your question...
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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It's simple. I want to make clean install of iOS 5.1 and I want to add my sms messages there.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 04:21 AM   #7
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Not with iCopy Bot but with iBackup Bot...
In order you have to:
1. With iBackup Bot, export the sms data from your old cluttered iTunes backup.
2. Set up the iPhone as new, then create a fresh new backup within iTunes (not iCloud at the moment)
3. With iBackup Bot, re-import the sms data to the new backup.
4. Restore the new backup to the iPhone, then you can make an iCloud backup.
5. Ta-da! you have a clean iPhone with only your sms history in it.

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Old Sep 4, 2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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Backuptrans and iCopyBot are both paid programmes.

Is anyone aware of a free way to restore ONLY the SMS messages from a backup (or to backup the SMS messages on their own and restore them)?

The reason I ask is my 3GS running 5.1.1 doesn't run smoothly at all. Whenever I upgrade or restore my iPhone and then restore the backup to it, it runs very poorly. I want to do a clean iOS 5 install on my iPhone but I also want all of my SMS messages on it. The other content can be replaced.

Thanks
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Old Sep 7, 2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1256990

I tried this and it worked.
Just ask if you need help with the app
I need help por favor.
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Old May 28, 2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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When iTunes backs up your phone, it includes all your SMSs. So if you do a restore, they'll come back.

Unless I didn't fully understand your question...
iTunes can do it. And if you synced to iCloud before, you can restore the photos from iCloud as well, maybe as well as sms, i think.
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Old Jun 20, 2013, 11:58 PM   #11
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iTunes can do it. And if you synced to iCloud before, you can restore the photos from iCloud as well, maybe as well as sms, i think.
Restore SMS only from backup is not supported. You need to restore the whole backup.
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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iTunes is capable of doing a full restore. Recover SMS only is not supported by itunes. If you back up iPhone yet, there are certain data recovery programs which can recover specific data separately,like sms, contatcs, photo, etc...

However, almost all of them are commercial licensed programs.
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