iphone 4 to iphone 5 transition, Texts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by akad, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. akad macrumors member

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    I will need my text messages to carry over exactly when I get my iphone 5 this Friday. Whats the best way to do that?

    One annoying way I'm not sure will work is: backup manually my iphone 4 (iOS 6), and restore manually on the iphone 5 the same day... Or would that not work because the iOS is specific to the hardware?

    iCloud doesnt keep sms/texts (imessage content), right?

    How else would I ensure delivery of my old text messages to the new phone?

    Thank you
     
  2. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Back up to iTunes and restore your iPhone 5 from that backup.
     
  3. smokechaser macrumors regular

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    Why keep texts?

    If something is important capture your screen. For everything else, I just delete all my text threads about every week.
     
  4. CoolBradG macrumors regular

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    Some text conversations have sentimental value.
     
  5. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Back up to iCloud or iTunes and then restore your new phone to that backup. Texts will transfer.
     
  6. smokechaser macrumors regular

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    Exactly. Screen capture it!
     
  7. akad thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, that would take hundreds of screen captures. does icloud really save texts? i guess i can backup to itunes just in case it doesnt
     
  8. laurajorgen macrumors newbie

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    I just delete all my text threads about every week.[​IMG]
     

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