Resolved How to recover deleted SMS !!!!!!?

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  1. georgeadbb, Jun 18, 2011
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    georgeadbb macrumors newbie

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    I AM SO DUMB THAT I DELETED THOUSANDS OF SMS WITH JUST A SWIPE OF MY FINGER!!!!!
    Please! Could someone tell me how to get them back?????? The bad news is that I disabled back-ups in iTunes so I have anything to recover from.
     
  2. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    i dont think you can. unless you are running iOS5 and you backed up to the cloud.
     
  3. s4yunkim macrumors regular

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    ...why... would you not backup? :(

    And as far as I know, there is no way to recover them. Sorry...
     
  4. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Disabled backup in iTunes. Deleted on iPhone......bad news OP.


    Repeat after me:
    Backups are our friends. Backups are good. Backups are nice. Be kind, rewind.
     
  5. georgeadbb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    because backing-up always took so long..... don't feel like doing it every time I connect iphone to iTunes.

    Gosh.. I WANT MY SMS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    You are out of luck. At least it's a lesson learned and you will start backing up your phone now :-D


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  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Always amazed by people who care so much about losing SMS. I mean how many of you have ever gone back more than 1 month of SMS to read them over again. Most of the time they just are filled up and so much noise. There is no way to really search them to find something you want and there is not anything on the iPhone that I know of that would need or could learn from them like swiftkey on andriod.
     
  8. georgeadbb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh hahahahahahahahha
    Just found the file containing all old sms in the iphone's file system.:)

    I'm so happy right now. Problem solved~~~
     
  9. georgeadbb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah you're right. But these sms are from my girlfriend.. she wants to save a copy.
    Anyways, I've recovered them.

    Thanks so much for everyone's help~!
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You’re doing something wrong if you’re backups are taking anything more than a few minutes.

    Start backing up from here on.
     
  11. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Your girlfriend wants you to save a copy of all the texts she's sent you to YOUR phone?

    :confused: :eek:

    Whatever floats her boat I guess.

    In all seriousness though, how did you recover them?
     
  12. shandyman Suspended

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    indeed, the first one can take a while, but if done regularly it shouldn't take long.
     
  13. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, this made my day :D
     
  14. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    You still could of done a backup once a week or something by right-clicking on the phone in iTunes.
     
  15. georgeadbb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i wanted all the sms sent between us, good memories to have.
     
  16. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    I understand about wanting to keep memories. No problem, to each their own I say.

    But you say that backing up took so long. My wife has the exact same complaint. Here's why: she only backs up once every 3 months....maybe. It takes her about 25 minutes. Crazy stuff...

    I sync every day. Takes maybe 4 or 5 minutes. So sync every day if you can. You'll notice a difference, and you'll be safe.
     
  17. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    Well isn't that just great news.

    Apparently 'deleted' SMS messages aren't actually removed.

    Apple fail.
     
  18. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    I sync everyday and my backups take like 30-45 seconds.
     
  19. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    I've never had a backup take more than about 30 seconds unless I just added some big apps. Why does it take some people so long? I back up all the time. Maybe that's the answer. :confused:
     
  20. WissMAN macrumors regular

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    Pictures can be sent via text. ;). I follow you now...:D
     
  21. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Backups only take a long time if you sync infrequently. If you sync every few days, it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  22. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Aren't SMSs stored in a DB on the device? It would seem like Apple is just marking them for removal (if so) instead of flat out removing the DB entry.
     
  23. ssucheryl macrumors newbie

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    hi, please teach me how you found the file containing the old sms in iphone file system!!!

    email me at ssu_cheryl@hotmail.com
     
  24. RobMoss macrumors regular

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    Someone checking up on their other half..? :cool:
     
  25. Iphoneuser87 macrumors newbie

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    How did you recover them?
     

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