Does backing up and restoring iPhone backup/restore Text Messages?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Drecca, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. Drecca macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2010
    I'm swapping my 6+ for a family member's 6 and he's concerned about losing his text messages (everything i have are in imessage)

    Does backing up and restoring each respective iPhone save text messages? So I backup his phone in iTunes, wipe it, and then restore the 6+ with his backups.

    Will all of his text messages make it back?

    I'd test myself, but again, everything I have is in imessage

  2. adnbek macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec
    Yes, everything is backed up. Texts, photos, app data, the arrangement of your apps..... A restored phone will be in exactly the same state as when it was backed up.
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    yes. like adnbek said

    all i want to troll about iis do not tell it ' set up as new phone '

    troll more

    when i back up and restore , i use encryption, because it allows you to restore health data and the keychain ( the part of the iPhone that holds safari passwords and wifi passwords ) to a different iPhone. if you do not use encryption then only the iphone's keychain can be restored to that iPhone

    its probably less important now that we have iCloud keychain

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