Missing messages when extracting sms.db

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RossMacca, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. RossMacca macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    I'm trying to get my sms.db onto my Mac for backup. I found the file on my iPhone, but I then realised the file is dated for about 2 weeks ago, and so, is missing more recent messages.

    How do I force the phone to update my sms.db file? And what are the files 'sms.db-shm' and 'sms.db-wal'?
  2. declandio macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    London, UK
    I've encountered this before... restart the phone and I think the db will update, as far as I remember anyway.
  3. RossMacca thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Sorry for the late reply!

    Tried this a few times and it doesn't seem to trigger the update. The sms.db-wal file seems to be fairly large (3-4 mb), so I'm wondering what this actually is...

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