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Backing up Texts and Contacts?

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SMASTER123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 23, 2012 3:18 PM

I'm considering restoring my iPhone 4, as the 'Other' Data is up to 2.1 GB. I'm looking into backing up and I need to know a good way to back up my texts and contacts. Thanks in advance

iPhone 4, iOS 6, It's on manually manage in itunes
  • Meh12 Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2012 10:53 PM (in response to SMASTER123)

    If you are so adimitt about keeping your text messages you can email them to yourself - contacts you can do so via iTunes or iCloud

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to SMASTER123)

    Contacts are designed to be synced to a supported application on the computer or a cloud service.  Use it as designed.


    Text messages are included in the backup done either via iTunes or to iCloud.


    As already stated, if the text messages are that important to you, do not rely on keeping them on the device, copy them to a note or email them to yourself.


    A restore from backup should clear up the excessive other on the device and put everything back the way it was.  If that does not clear up other, it will be necessary to restore as new.  If that becomes necessary, you will not get your text messages back.  There is no way to selectively restore an iDevice backup.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to SMASTER123)

    SMS/MMS/iMessage is included in the backup.

    Sync your contacts to a supported Application on the computer or a cloud service.  There is no guarantee with iOS backups that contacts will be restored entirely.


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