Looking for SMS backup to email

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by ronno, May 2, 2016.

  1. ronno macrumors regular

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    Android has apps which backup SMS messages to an email account, and it's awesome. One such app is called SMS Backup + by Jan Berkel.
    However I've been looking for months and there seem to be no such apps for iOS.
    (I already know about Apple's SMS "forwarding" - which is not the same thing and does not backup to an email account )
    Does anyone know of a simple app where you specify an email address and it automatically (several times a day) backs up SMS messages?
    (I hate not having a proper, readable SMS database which can be queried, etc.)

    Thanks for any insights...

    Ron
     
  2. H3boy macrumors regular

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    Apple does not allow applications to access sms messages.
     
  3. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    I believe there's an app called ibackupbot for Mac and Windows that will let you backup your SMS history
     
  4. decafjava macrumors 68020

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    I have that and yes it does back up SMS.
     
  5. ronno thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks - I'll look into ibackupbot.
     
  6. StuBFrost macrumors member

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    Is it possible in that program to back up your SMS messages, restore the phone with no backup and then put the messages back on. This is something I've wanted to do for ages.

    Thanks
     
  7. decafjava macrumors 68020

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    Yes I believe it is.
     
  8. grgsiocl macrumors regular

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    Wonder share mobiletrans does the job but it's paid app.

    You can restore just messages using ibackupbot as well but still mobiletrans is easy compared to ibackupbot!
     

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