What is the best way to backup imesssage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nyc999, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. nyc999 macrumors regular

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    If I reset my phone and restore it from a backup, will it also pull all my iMessages?

    I'd rather not use a third party app to backup my text messages.
     
  2. pudcraft macrumors regular

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    Doesn't iTunes and iCloud backup your messages? I normally get all my text messages back when I restore from my iTunes backup.
     
  3. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

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    This. I'm still using the restored backup that started with the original iPhone so my messages go all the way back to 2008.
     
  4. nyc999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I restored an iPad (that I hadn't used before) using a backup from my iPhone, I didn't get any messages on the iPad. Any ideas why?
     
  5. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Because older iOS for iPad versions didn't have iMessage and I guess Apple just never bothered to add restoring messages from iPhone to iPad when they released the iMessage feature on the iPad.
     
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  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I don't think there is any 3rd party apps that backup and restore back texts and iMessages.
    Only iTunes backup and iCloud backup would do that.
    I usually clear them out every few months. I don't save years of conversations.
     

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