Does iCloud backup SMS?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by wiivile, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. wiivile macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
    In the Backup & Storage section of iCloud, it lists all my apps and things like Camera Roll to back up to iCloud, but it does not mention SMS. Does anyone know if backing up to iCloud backs up SMS/iMessage and if so, why I can't see it on and why there's not a way to turn backing it up on/off?
  2. DefBref macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
    Its does backup them up, but you can only get them back by a full restore. They are not accessible from icloud by you.
  3. iphone1994 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    So no matter what apps I select to backup, SMS and iMessages are backed up to iCloud no matter what right?
  4. Subu macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2013
    if you find an app or something that helps to backup SMS *and* move them somewhere else please let me know

    I think this is a GREAT biz idea waiting to be explored ... SMS app ! [NOT whats app type app ...but regular SMS app ]
  5. nephron8 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2012
    Exactly. This is what I am also looking for.
    Pls make an app for this.
    Will sell a lot for say 0.99$.
  6. PatrickW98 macrumors 6502


    Apr 26, 2012
    Subrubs of Chicago, IL
    Yes. It backups it up. Just restored my iPhone from a backup today and have all my SMS messages.

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