How to back up sms messages?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crazysword, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. crazysword macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2012
    I upgraded from a 3G to a 4S. I am wondering if there's a way to back up the sms on the 3G? I want to do this so I can jailbreak and unlock the 3G so I can either use it as an emergency phone or bring it with me when I travel.

    3G is at 4.2.1

    Also I don't want it to sync with Itunes since I am already syncing my 4S with it.

  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA

    Yeah. Get PhoneView. It's an app for your Mac, not your phone. It extracts the messages from your phone and puts them in a pdf in a "bubble" conversation format with time/date stamp for each message. However, it doesn't but them back onto the phone.
  3. /user/me macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    If you make a backup with iTunes - you don't have to sync it. Just back it up., the image it creates saves your old text messages.

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