Contact's number changed, transferring text history

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HBP, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. HBP macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Hi there,

    One of my contacts recently changed their number, made the corresponding change in my contact book.

    However, in my Messages, the thread from the old number is now (obviously) not a part of the new number. So there are two different threads, one with the old number present, and one with the name of my contact (with his new number).

    Hope I explained that clearly. Is there any way to merge the two, so I don't lose the texting archive/history?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You can't merge the two without a jailbreak. Even then, the solution isn't the best.
  3. DefDad macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    You might try adding their old number back as a secondary number in their contact info. Not sure if it will work but it's worth trying. Report back if you try it.
  4. HBP thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2006
    All that does is create two messages threads with the same name, doesn't merge them.

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