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changing phones

drewaz

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Dec 4, 2012
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going from 5S to SE ... are text messages transferred to the new phone during the back up and restore process?
 

dave006

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Jul 3, 2008
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going from 5S to SE ... are text messages transferred to the new phone during the back up and restore process?

for either iCloud or iTunes backup / restore?

thanks!
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
 

mattopotamus

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Jun 12, 2012
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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

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.
 

willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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Here(-ish)
If you want health data and passwords as part of the backup/restore you will need to perform an encrypted backup. FYI!
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.
 
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