How to sync messages between 2 iPhones?

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  1. hackerwayne, Mar 25, 2013
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    hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

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    Right, heres the thing. iPhones battery sucks. admit it. So im now having 2 iPhones in hand, Good ol iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.2 jailbroken. When one runs out battery, i swapped phones and continue my day on the second phone. The problem? The messages and call logs are different. As in, the texts i sent in the backup phone won't appear in the primary phone. How can i keep the things synced together? As in things i do on the primary phone will also be on the backup phone, vice versa.
     
  2. erichess22 macrumors regular

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    You'd have to keep an up to date iCloud backup before the first phone dies and then get the info from iCloud on the second device. Ever think of just having a portable battery charger other than a whole new phone?
     
  3. hackerwayne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bought a new phone, and still have my iPhone 4 around, so why not use it? As far as i know, iCloud doesn't backup Messages and call logs right?
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It backs up both, actually.
     
  5. erichess22 macrumors regular

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    It sure does.
     
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    iCloud will back up what you need. Although I'm with the other poster. Why not sell the 4 and buy a mophie case or something similar. Seems like a better solution than the backup/restore from iCloud.
     
  7. hackerwayne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right. Thanks for the heads up. Imma try it now. Didn't know it does cuz it doesn't show that option in iClouds preferences
     
  8. erichess22 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I had to find out the hard way. Breaking my phone. I thought I was going to loose all that but it was there. Good luck to ya!
     
  9. hackerwayne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So now im having some issues. Ive backed up my main phone onto iCloud and also to my Mac, what i did was restored my 2nd phone and hit "Restore from Backup" in iTunes. So now i have identical backup on both phones. But when i go into iCloud on the 2nd phone, it ask me to backup this device as well, so i will eventually end up with 2 different backups. My question is how do i share the same 1 backup across multiple devices and have them synced real time when internet connection is active (WiFI/3G)? Instead of creating different backup on 1 device? Cuz now in this setup, when i do stuffs on phone A, that *can* be copied over to phone B using a rubbish solution (Reset the phone, restore from iCloud. But i can't do that everyday of course :( )
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I don't believe what you want is possible.
     
  11. erichess22 macrumors regular

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    Reload it on the same back up. I don't know otherwise. Good luck.
     
  12. hackerwayne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats not possible. Each phone has 1 backup. So i will end up with 2 backup and cant merge them
     
  13. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Just tap them together!!!

    Saw it on a TV commercial!!......Oh, sorry, that must be Samsung!! ( just having fun. I have an IP5 after getting rid of a Galaxy S3. Get the Mophie Juice Pak and you will have plenty of battery life.
     
  14. hackerwayne thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well then.. I guess im gonna buy a battery pack :(:rolleyes:
     

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