How to retain old imessages?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Strom1, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Strom1 macrumors regular

    Strom1

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    NY
    #1
    I want to upgrade to the iPhone 6s, but want to retain all my old imessages from my iPhone 5. I already backed my phone up in iTunes. Just wondering if that will suffice?

    I also have whatsapp and want to retain all messages and photos from that app as well.

    Will Apple icloud have the ability to restore all that information?

    TIA!
     
  2. T-Will macrumors 6502a

    T-Will

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    #2
    It should restore your iMessages and all app data when you perform a restore from iTunes/iCloud.

    I manually did a clean install when I got my 6s, and wish there was a way to selectively restore iMessage texts and group messages from iCloud.
     
  3. Jeff R macrumors 6502

    Jeff R

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    #3
    Make sure to back up WhatsApp separately in it's settings.
     
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

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    #4
    There is a workaround: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2014/03/06/how-to-back-up-restore-sms-messages/ I have done this before and it works.
     

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