Corrupt iOS...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lwood1, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping someone can help me out here.

    My iPhone is having major battery issues. Whenever it's not plugged in it dies and when plugged in it doesn't really hold a charge.

    Had  check it out and they said battery was OK and the iOS was corrupt and to restore as new to fix it.

    So I want to be able to get my text messages moved over to the new restore. Anyone know of a good/free program that can do that? Thanks
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately, you are unable to transfer backups without restoring. There are some programs that will decode your backup, create a fresh backup with only your messages and then you restore that 'fake' backup to your device. Honestly, its a huge risk. Not for messing something up, because you can always restore fresh again, but its a risk at re-corrupting iOS.
     
  3. Ulenspiegel, Aug 29, 2016
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    You may want to try SynciOS (free) or AnyTrans (trial version available).
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Those remove messages from the device, but you can't import them.
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Syncios.
    Anytrans.

    If these applications are not capable of moving messages from one iPhone to another, then the authors are misleading the users.
     
  6. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    Save them, as in you just want to look at old texts from time to time ?
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Direct cloning is creating a backup of your current and copying it to your new phone, just without using iTunes. iBackupbot, iFunbox and a few other apps do the same exact thing. iOS does not allow for importing of messages directly into the message app.
     
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Then we can say that these companies mislead the users (in case of message transfer function at least) as they do nothing but make (a full) backup and when cloning/merging they simply overwrite with the (full) backup. Is this correct?
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    That is correct. Unless jailbroken, you cannot reimport messages to the message app. iOS does not allow it. The only way is through a backup. Whether it is iTunes, iCloud or a third party app that creates backups.
     
  10. lwood1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Quick update: Apple was wrong-wasn't corrupt just a ****ty battery. It would be cool if  made Messages as important as it does with Photos...
     

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