Is it possible to 'import' SMS messages when doing a 'new setup' with an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by NotMyName, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. NotMyName macrumors newbie

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    Don't worry, i'm not going to spam the forum. I just didn't want to ask 2 separate questions in the 1 thread & have one of the questions missed.

    To explain...

    After 'upgrading' (I use the term very loosely) to iOS 10, I may need to do a clean setup - erase the whole phone & start from scratch rather than restoring from a backup (basically iOS10 has killed my battery).

    I have the apps on my PC which i can manually put on so that's ok.

    Photos too i could put on manually.
    But i was wondering about SMS text messages?

    To be honest most of them i'm not so bothered about, but a few years ago my father died & I kept our SMS text conversation on my phone so it's kind of sentimental value if you will. I don't want to lose that. I know i could screenshot every text but it'd be much easier if i could somehow get it on the phone.
     
  2. bigbadbryce macrumors newbie

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    Try backing-up the phone and restoring to the back-up thats about the only thing you could do.
     

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