Is there any way to get imesseges onto a phone setup as new?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by steve knight, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    after going to apple with lots of bluetooth issues they had me set up my 8 as new. But of course I don't have any of my i messages from the last several years. they are on my ipad and mac.
     
  2. deany macrumors 68030

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    I bought https://www.copytrans.net/copytransshelbee/ years ago and it is very good. Windows only by the look of it.
    I've never extracted the iMessages but the site says it backs them up.
    I have read there is backup software that this can be done but I don't recall the name. I guess they all all fairly similar, so copytrans may do what you want.
     
  3. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    I found that too. I will try it out. something in my backup screwed up bluetooth and I am stuck with it.
     
  4. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    crap I used this or tried too
    and it kept crashing such a hassle to restore so many times. I forgot the first time as i was trying to get some game data and forgot to do this. the app you found I would have to do at work on my pc.
     
  5. David Murray macrumors newbie

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  6. steve knight thread starter macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    the app does not take the messages from one device and put them on another it seems. I could restore my iPad to my phone. i would have to buy it to get them all but I can export them but thats not really useful.
     
  7. David Murray macrumors newbie

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    No no, during migration from old iPhone to a new one you can select the data you want to transfer, anyway, never tried just to copy messages from one device and transfer them to another one.
     

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