Set Up as New iPhone but Save SMS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kasakato, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. kasakato macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Is there a method to set an iPhone up as "new" but retain SMS messages? I would like to try fixing poor battery life by establishing a new phone profile, but the only content I need are old SMS messages, everything else can be pulled from iCloud.
  2. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
  3. nefa macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2011
    I used some program to restore only sms (iBackupBot), but it didn't fix my main problem (battery drain with phantom usage).

    Eventually I decided to export my sms from the backup to a pdf file and make a clean restore on my phone. Better than nothing and fixed the problem :)
  4. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    it could be done if your phone is jailbroken.

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