Reading Texts and Contacts off of iPhone Backup on Mac?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Skaterbasist, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Skaterbasist macrumors member

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    Can anyone direct me to a (hopefully) free software that allows me to do just that? Long story short, I downgraded from my iPhone 4 to an iPhone 3G. The iPhone 4 backup was on 5.0.1 and the iPhone 3G won't accept it as the software on the iPhone3G is too old (Apple stopped their updates on the 3G at 4.2.1).

    I have tried EVERYTHING to no avail so far. Even tried the info.plist hack that tricks iTunes into thinking it's a 4.2.1.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. gngan macrumors 68000

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    Were you using iCloud? You can get it from there.

    Shouldn't your contacts sync with Address book (Mac) or gmail or Window outlook?
     
  3. Skaterbasist thread starter macrumors member

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    Just logged into iCloud. My contacts were synced! Thanks!

    But I still need to figure out how to access and read my messages from a backup on a mac. :-/
     
  4. gngan macrumors 68000

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    You can't do that. There are programs that can backup your SMS to PDF when your phone is in working state but not from backup.

    I never really cared about my SMS. As long as i get my contacts and calendar stuff back then i'm happy. I would recommend you to backup your contacts to your computer just in case icloud goes wrong.
     

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