Does restore & backup save your text messages?

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  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

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    My iPhone 6 plus has been non responsive to the touch screen. I'm thinking I'd like to restore the phone to factory and start fresh. I use iCloud for everything however the only thing I really don't want to lose is my text messages which I use for work and scheduling.

    1) Does a backup & restore save my data to be put back on the iPhone

    OR

    2) Even better is there a way to manually save all of my text messages and manually get them back on the phone after I do a fresh clean install?

    I would prefer a clean install instead of a backup but I'll manage with either.
     
  2. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular

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    I assume a backup would restore everything if it was encrypted.
     
  3. Imola Ghost thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I don't want to assume it backs them up I need to know that I can get them back after a clean install
     
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  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    If you do an encrypted backup, your messages will be restored 100% along with everything else including health data.
     
  6. dennysanders macrumors 6502

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    even if you don't do an encrypted backup, your messages will be restored 100%
     
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  10. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't matter. The backup is the same, but when encrypted, includes a few more things.
    But sure. Let's elaborate :p
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204136
    Hope that helps.
     

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