is long as you have your phone synced to itunes and make sure you have everything synced up after restore itunes will ask do you want to restore as a new phone or back up from "you phones name" and i have restored like 20 times in the last week and my text messages do come back ... hope this helps
so when i connect my phone to itunes and it does it's automatic sync is that what you're talking about? because there's also that option to back up using itunes instead of icloud and I wasnt sure if I was supposed to switch it from cloud to itunes..
i'm confused I'm just tired of my iphone freezing.
yea just sync your phone to itunes instead of cloud but make sure to go under "yourphone" in itunes and go through all the tabs backing everything up because by default not much is set to sync so just make sure all boxes are check for back up and you should be good to go