changing phones

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  1. drewaz macrumors regular

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    going from 5S to SE ... are text messages transferred to the new phone during the back up and restore process?
     
  2. swarlos macrumors 6502

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  3. drewaz thread starter macrumors regular

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    for either iCloud or iTunes backup / restore?

    thanks!
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Do an encrypted iTunes backup and it'll save your passwords and health data.

    Also, iTunes restores are faster than iCloud restores.
     
  5. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    As the others have indicated text messages can be moved to your new iPhone. Here are the details on the type of messages covered by an iCloud backup or iTunes backup: iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages (requires the SIM card that was in use during backup).

    Also as willmtaylor indicated, turning on encryption for your iTunes backup will also save your passwords ( including Wifi ), health data and App data, Contacts, Camera roll, etc...

    Dave
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I just do an iCloud backup and my wifi passwords save. Really everything except health data and apple watch data comes over. Even when I set up as new my wifi passwords were restored once I signed into iCloud.
     
  7. drewaz thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    If you want health data and passwords as part of the backup/restore you will need to perform an encrypted backup. FYI!
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    So you brought back this thread from 3 weeks ago without reading the other responses and only to post something that's already been mentioned several other times?

    Nice work.
     
  10. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    I'm telling you, had I known this a week ago I would have been a lot happier. Sarcasm not on.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    You can also do iCloud backup. Health and watch data is stored there as well. Not only iTunes encrypted.
     

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