View old text messages

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rikscha, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    hi

    I have been using iPhones since the 3G and have always migrated all my data from previous iPhones.

    For many years that meant that I could go back to any text/sms conversations I had dating back to 2008 within the messages app.

    When opening a conversation that has correspondence in it going back a couple of years, it will only let me go back 1-2 years before it will bounce back to the newest one when I'm scrolling through my old messages.

    This basiclLy means I can't access those messages anymore and they are lost. I can still search for old messages but not manually go back.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    #2
    What was set in message settings? There's an option to never delete or delete messages older than x months etc.

    If that was set to never delete from device perhaps Apple have a cap on time until deletion?
     
  3. rikscha thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have it set to keep forever - I can search for those old messages though I believe, using the search box on top of messages.
     

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