How to move SMS messages from iPhone to iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by myuserid08, May 6, 2010.

  1. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I currently have a 3g iPhone, how do I move the SMS messages only to the new iPhone?
    Can you copy messages to sim card then import from sim to new iphone?

    I know I can move these across if I do a backup, then restore to new iphone but that will move all the crap over as well!

  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    are you jailbroken?

    I wonder if chronus would do that?
  3. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You could do this with iPhone Backup Extractor and being jailbroke, I would think. I showed members how to use IBE to then read the SMS's with SQLite Database Browser in a post awhile ago for those not jailbroken, so I don't see why you couldn't take the file created from IBE and post it back in the phone where the SMS's are supposed to be. However, if you're not jailbroke, there's no way to do it.

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