Those of you who text a lot...

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  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    How many texts do you have on your phone? Give a guess. It seems as the more texts I store in my phone, the quality of my phone is deteriorating. People aren't getting my texts. I'm not getting peoples texts. And so on.

    I have over 20,000 currently on my phone. I would delete them if I had a place to nicely store them on my computer.
     
  2. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    20,000? Jeez and why would you need to keep all of those?
     
  3. Rusalka macrumors regular

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    I use Infinate SMS and found out oday that all my texts are stored in my gmail :)
     
  4. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have very, very important conversations stored on there. ;)
     
  5. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Download PhoneView (Mac only) and you can export all of your text messages.
     
  6. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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  7. mbleopard macrumors regular

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    Check out this, its a trial version, but its for windows, it apparently will copy all of your iphone text message over to windows as a backup

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Back-Up-Your-iPhone-Text-Messages-85555.shtml

    here is another way, this looks like it may be free, but im not sure, i just glanced at the article

    http://menoob.com/2008/12/04/how-to-save-and-read-your-iphone-text-messages-on-your-computer/

    Either way it looks like there are ways to copy your texts to windows so you can free up some space on your iphone and not worry about losing your important conversations ;)
     
  8. bjquach macrumors 6502

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  9. impakt1 macrumors member

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    i text alot. probably betweem 2k and 4k a month.
    yet i keep the conversations clean and not too full.
     
  10. spikedfo macrumors regular

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    /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS

    I just directly copy the SMS.db to my computer....
     
  11. X3n0 AcId macrumors regular

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    The question is: Would you have the problems stated above (other's not receiving texts) if you have a large number of SMS in your phone. I'm too having this problem. I have about 11000 SMS in my phone.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Syphone

    I also text a lot and have some very important conversations. I have one conversation right now with over 10000 messages. Im not sure if its because I have too many messages, but for some reason since last night whenever I sync my phone Syphone won't show any new messages. Before yesterday I was just under 10000 and now im slightly over that mark. Has anyone heard of a cap on how many messages can be saved under one conversation? Also, could it be iTunes 8.1 causing the problem? I didnt have a problem before.
     
  13. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I don't know exactly how many texts I have, but I would say around 15,000 to 20,000 at least.
    I still have texts from September 5th, 2008. (Before I even used my 3G)
     
  14. daneoni macrumors G4

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    How do you find out how many text messages you have on your phone
     
  15. jmann macrumors 604

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    You count each one. ;)
     
  16. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Hardly anything, it's just text... Same thing as opening a document and writing "dafhjkdshflajksdhfjkashjkfadsfasd" then saving it. It won't be too many K's
     
  17. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    4kb to be exact.
     
  18. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    So is there an answer to this?

    Or are the "20,000" people just guessing?
     
  19. Vanilla Cocoa macrumors member

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    The iPhone uses SQLite for storing text messages (among other things), so you could just query the database manually.
     
  20. nemacman macrumors newbie

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    You read them at night, when you are alone. Don't you?
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Syphone and Phoneview tell you how many you have saved
     
  22. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I think I might have you all beat...my inbox was full as of last night. Ironic.
    So that's...75,000 texts? 100,000? I don't remember the capacity. I go through about 13,000-14,000 texts a month.
     

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  23. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ha, good job. It's 75,000.

    I know how many texts I have in my phone because I look at my online bill. I sent/received over 8,000 in 1 month. I average about 4,000-5,000 now.
     
  24. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    WHAT?! :| :|

    Holy crap, i've had that message appear three times! :| Never knew there were that many

    I need to stop texting...
     
  25. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I got that message once, had no idea it was 75,000 though:eek:
     

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