Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Stanton1)
Follow the directions here:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to Stanton1)
wjosten and Sampson's responses link to instructions for a new activation of the second phone. What if the phone is already activated? My particular case is from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 5. I have backed up to iCloud and a computer. Anybody?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2012 7:09 PM (in response to jdnetter)
Restore the iPhone 5 with iTunes from the backup for the iPhone 4.
Import any photos/videos from the Camera Roll for the iPhone 5 first. Any texts already exchanged with the iPhone 5 will be lost.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 2:59 AM (in response to Stanton1)
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to Stanton1)
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to Stanton1)
Thanks to all. I have the same problem from iPhone4 to 5. But it will be better if you backup your message first in case failure apppear during the sync process. I did that.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2013 6:56 PM (in response to Stanton1)
With the coming of the new iPhone, changing phones becomes so common! The problem is how to get all your data to your new iPhone, especially for your important files such as contacts and text messages! Well, to transfer text messages and contacts from old iPhone to a new iPhone, you can use iPubsoft iPad iPhone iPod to Computer Transfer! Firstly, you should connect your old iPhone to your comptuer, then select the messages/contacts you want to copy, after exporting them, you should get them to your iTunes! Finally, connect your new iPhone, and sync the exported files with your new iPhone! Now everything is done!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 9:13 PM (in response to Sejerstina)
Easy. I downloaded this iPhone SMS Transfer program on my Mac when I got my new iPhone 5S. Works like a charm. http://download.cnet.com/Backuptrans-iPhone-SMS-Transfer-for-Mac/3000-2242_4-757 49744.html
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2014 12:25 AM (in response to Miborin)
You can login the same Apple ID. then switch ON iCloud.
That may help you sync SMS from iPhone to iPhone.
If you don't have iCloud on your old iPhone, you may try to transfer them via iTunes.
If you can't install or use iTunes, you may read the guide
Hope that may help you!