what app to backup all text msgs and be able to read?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unknown00, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. unknown00 macrumors member

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    topic says it all. i want to delete everything from my iphone, but i want to still be able to read them on my computer. i have a pc btw. suggestions?
     
  2. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    Mac users can use PhoneView, but PC users have iPhone Explorer, except that requires jailbreaking (PhoneView does not).
     
  3. unknown00 thread starter macrumors member

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    tried the app, it pulls everything up in the raw database format. is there anyway to have it display in a nice user-friendly display like the iphone itself?
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

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    PhoneView does that, I haven't seen anything on then Windows side sorry.
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    Just an FYI, and to save you a suspension.... Bumping is against forums rules

     
  5. unknown00 thread starter macrumors member

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    tried 2 apps for windows

    1. wide angle touchcopy - crashes when it tries to detect my iphone
    2. tansee iphone transfer sms - does not detect iphone

    ideas?
     
  6. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, , get a Mac and use phoneview...
     
  7. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    Werd. I love phoneview.
    Did everyone else get it with the last MacHeist?
     
  8. ianray macrumors 6502

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    I did -- it's great :)
     
  9. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    If you can somehow grab the sms.db file off your phone, just install the SQLite Manager extension for FireFox.

    It's not as pretty as the phone view program, but it allows GUI access to the data.
     

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