Restore Only SMS Through iCloud

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Enjoylife1788, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    Hey Guys,

    I have an iPhone 5 running 6.1.2 and jailbroken. I want to backup and restore only my SMS to a factory restored iPhone. Is there any way I can do it?
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    As far as I'm aware of, you need to restore from an iTunes backup to get back texts (on a stock iOS device)
  3. Eonrike macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2013
  4. seeharrison macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    Did you ever find a solution for this? I just got a replace iPhone and I want to restore my SMS without restoring all of my apps. I'm trying to "clean house" so to speak. lol
  5. Enjoylife1788 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    I am afraid there is no easy way around this. What I finally did was that I backed up app data manually to the computer. If any of your games doesnt use icloud sync then there is no way to back that up unless you do a restore form backup.

    Then I deleted all the apps from my phone and then took an icloud backup. Now this is almost what i would have wanted. Ya having to manually install the apps would be a pain. But i wanted a clean install like system without losing the messages. And this is the closest I could got.

    Hope it helps. :)
  6. Thefabo macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2013
    No. The whole backup including messages, contacts etc will be restored.
  7. Dianner, Oct 15, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2013

    Dianner macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2013
    There's an app called iphone backup extractor or something that lets you extract only what you want out of a phone backup. I've never used it but I've heard good things.

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