How Do You Save Text Messages and Photos On The iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by beeinformed, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010

    I am having hardware issues with my iPhone 5 and want to save text messages and photos before doing a master reset.

    Any suggestions/ideas on how I could go about doing this? Thanks!
  2. BMX-Casey macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2013
    I just used DiskAid to back mine up, Trials is free for 30 days :)
  3. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Not sure about the text messages, BMX above suggestion possibly for that. But your photos could be transferred to a computer.
  4. poplay macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2011
    The best thing you can do is make sure you have a good solid backup of your iPhone 5. Then you can try to restore your device to that backup after the reset and see if everything is working fine.

    Sometimes, unfortunately, the glitch is in some files that are backed up... which would mean that the phone would run smooth after the reset, but then the issues return after the restore. In that case, you'd want to try to just start from scratch, and you can use various tools to extract the data you need from your backups (such as the texts).

    Your photos should be saved by pulling the camera roll off of the phone like you would any other camera. Something like iPhoto on Mac or the camera dialog popup box on windows? They're also in the device backups, so they're safe.

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