Do you think text messages will ever be saved

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Knockoutjosie, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2012
    Onto the cloud? Like if you want to setup " as new" and then be able to get your old text messages back. I don't see why this is hard for apple to do.
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    If you want to save your text messages why not just restore from backup? That way they are in "the cloud" already.
    I know some people don't like to restore from backup, but I haven't restored as new since 2008 and I don't have any problems.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2012
    Just having some battery bugs , but I have some really important texts. That's why haha
  4. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Because that's not how "restoring as new" works. If you want them either restore from a backup or use on of the multitude of programs that can accomplish this for you, I haven't lost a text since 2007 and my iPhone 2G.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2012
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    The fact there's no other way to restore texts is why I've never managed to restore as new to solve a hardware problem.

    I realize there isn't always a fix for every software problem but abandoning backups isn't always the easy option.
  7. macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2010
    All you need is iBackupBot.

    Use iBB to backup this folder:
    sms.db is the main database that has all your texts
    If you have any attachments they are in the Attachments folder

    Then you can use iBackupBot to manually restore these files to your restored iPhone.

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