Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ivabign, May 4, 2011.
Is there a way to do this?
My wife syncs her iPhone on a PC - not a mac.
Help save my marriage!
No unfortunately you can only send text messages to phones of the same collor. You may want to jailbreak it and see if there is a cydia app that will allow for this
Uhh, just kidding, you just send the text to her phone number.... Sheesh...
I bet this thread will turn into a race thing also.
i'm pretty sure he just wants to transfer his texts from one iPhone to the other...
There are programs that will back your texts up and allow them to be moved to another phone if your iPhone is Jailbroken. I don't think there is any other way.
Not sure I understand - If I were to forward each of her text threads (conversations) to my iPhone - then switch iPhones - then forward them back to her new phone... they would have the conversations attached?
I think you just did that.
So shall I just cut straight to Hitler and Godwin's law?
(This is so like Mornigton Crescent! )
you're not being clear at all.
what are you trying to do exactly? take possession of the white iPhone so your wife can have the black one? but you're trying to keep all your messages and stuff right?
Just. One. Big. Massive facepalm.
By your description it seems like you are asking how to make a text message from your black iphone 4 to a white iphone4. Well you just enter the phone number in the top field fill out the text and hit send.
However after another person explaining what you want, do you want to "tranfer the existing messages" or "send a new one"?
What I am trying to do is replace my wife's black iPhone4 with a new white one. She would like to be able to keep her text message threads that reside on the black phone.
Back up her black iPhone. Then set up the new white one from that backup. Aside from music and videos, the white one will be exactly as the black one was. Including the text message threads.
Is backing up any different than syncing?
Pardon my ignorance - I went from an ipod nano 4th generation household to a 2 iPod touches - 1 iPad 2 - 2 iPhone 4 - 1 macbook pro 2011 13.3 in 4 months...
The iPod touch IS a gateway drug.
I'm making some popcorn and am going to sit back and enjoy this thread...
No need to pardon your ignorance....
I think it is different but maybe I'm wrong. To be safe do this:
-Fire up iTunes and plug in her black phone.
-Right-click on it and click on "backup".
-Let it do it's thing and when it's done disconnect it.
-Plug in the new white phone and when you're setting it up select the option to restore from a previous backup (its worded something like that).
Sync with iTunes to create backup
Make sure device is backed up by iTunes
Sync with new device to transfer all things over, including texts
TonyC28 is right. Follow his steps and she will have all of her photos/text messages on the new phone.
But there is one more step you may want to do before making the backup. To make sure all of her Apps get onto the new phone, you'll want to make sure they are all on your computer. If she bought some of them on the iPhone, they don't always get moved onto the computer automatically (it depends on how iTunes is set up). After you open iTunes, click File->Transfer Purchases from xx's iPhone. This will transfer all songs/movies/apps that she purchased/downloaded with her iPhone. It may not be necessary, but it can't hurt.
This thread is so full of fail it hurts!
What you're talking about is a basic function of an iPhone (backup/restore)
Boggles my mind that a large portion of the iPhone having population doesn't even know how to use it.
Glad you are enjoying yourself - it seems you are easily amused.
It is not always safe to assume that through the backup/restore process that every little thing is backed up - many manufacturers treat SMS messages differently - I wanted to be sure.
Thank you for making me feel welcome.
Good call Wacky, I forgot that part. And to Ivabign, you came to the right place to ask a question. It's a shame there are so many d-bags on here who get offended that you don't spend your days studying the iPhone manual.
I apologize, and was giving a kind ribbing (hence the )
Did not know you'd take it do seriously. Welcome to MR.
No worries - life is too short -
I just couldn't find a direct reference to SMS backup in the iTunes help files - or the iPhone user manual...
Yeah it is a bit confusing, for certain.
A backup/restore will restore your SMS, photos, safari history/bookmarks, call history, etc. It will also reinstall App data (usernames, games saves, etc)
And again, sorry, and welcome!
Come on folks, back up and restore. I've done it 3 times over the years when I've updated my iPhone to a newer model.