Save Text messages???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBPAddict, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. MBPAddict macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    Is there a way to back up the text messages? I lost all my text messages as I had to revert to a backup during my iOS4 upgrade yesterday. It was a long tedious process. Fortunately, the backup worked, but I lost all my text messages.


    So for future's sake - is there a way to back them up?
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Yup. Sync with iTunes.
  3. MBPAddict thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    That's what I did. I had issues installing iOS4 and had to load a backup of my iPhone. Once I did that, all text messages were gone. Everything else was fine, except for text messages.
  4. sjrw macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2009
    Me too!

    Yep. Me too. All texts gone.
    I've had a nightmare with this update. It's taken me the best part of a whole day!

    Perhaps I should have known my 3G wouldn't have coped with this.
  5. outphase macrumors 65816

    Jun 13, 2009
    Parts Unknown
    This is why I always backup my phone once before any major updates. I then take the fresh backup folder and copy it elsewhere just in case a newer backup overwrites it.
  6. bacsig macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
  7. b166er macrumors 68020


    Apr 17, 2010
    There are some programs out there that will back up your text messages into text files on your PC or Mac. In the past I have used one called "Phone view."

    You can always take a screen shot of the "juicier" parts of the text as well. Awesome for blackmail.

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