Restore iOS 7 Text Message History to iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by ma1nstr3am, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. ma1nstr3am macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    I need to downgrade to IOS 6 from iOS 7 but need to retain my text message history and don't need anything else in the backup. Is there any export tool I can use and then import tool as IOS 6 cannot take an iOS 7 backup and I have no IOS 6 backups from when I had IOS 6?
  2. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    iBackupbot may help. :)
  3. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Generally speaking you can't restore iOS 7 backups to a lower iOS version

    that said, a couple of years ago I recall stumbling onto instructions for how to create a backup that was just your texts and nothing else. google and hopefully you can find it.

    if they haven't changed up the structure for how the text database is created between iOS 6 and 7 you might be able make a backup after you downgrade, copy the text part over from the iOS 7 backup you will have made before you downgrade and then restore that backup to the phone.
  4. coolio93 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2013
    Houston, TX
  5. Alexter6 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2013

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