How do I transfer everything to new iPhone except old texts?

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  1. xMBPx macrumors regular

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    I'm getting the iPhone 5s soon and want everything transferred from my iPhone 4 except the old texts. How would I go about doing this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    Delete all texts from old iphone.
    Backup old phone to itunes.
    Restore from backup your new phone.
    Everything will be there.

    :apple:
     
  3. xMBPx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I guess I should have mentioned that I would like my old phone to retain the old texts ...but I don't want them cluttering up the new phone.

    I guess I could just delete them after the backup, but I was thinking maybe there was a way I wouldn't have to transfer them at all.
     
  4. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    I am not aware of a way to do that. Deleting them off the new phone would only take a minute.

    :apple:
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    IIRC iBackupBot allows you to selectively restore.
     
  6. sviato macrumors 68020

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    How about this:

    1. Back up old phone with texts
    2. Delete texts
    3. Back up old phone without texts
    4. Restore new phone with backup from 3
    5. Restore old phone with backup from 1

    You are given the option which backup you want to use so this may work.
     
  7. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    How about just delete them off the new phone. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    The answer is that there is no way to specify how many of your texts are saved on your back up. That only leaves the two choices discussed here.
     

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