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

    Nov 21, 2016
    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


    Nov 23, 2016
    Try backing-up the phone and restoring to the back-up thats about the only thing you could do.

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