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Getting text messages back

260 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 4:09 PM by Brad87 RSS
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Jan 24, 2013 2:48 PM

    So I was having horrible battery problems and instead of Apple replacing the phone they told me to restore as new phone and to NOT restore from a backup.  I hated to do that, but I finally got it done after an hour or two of manually downloading all my apps again and putting them back in their right places.

 

Now for the text messages.  I backed up my phone last night before I took it to the store today.  I really would like all those years of text messages back on my phone.  Is there anyway this is possible?  I know I can get it by restoring from backup, but Apple said that's the reason my battery was dying so fast was because I had a bad app or something.

 

Anyone?

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 2:51 PM (in response to Brad87)

    Sorry, other than restoring from backup, there is no supported way to restore your SMS's back to the phone. However, you could use this to extract them from your backup, then achieve on your computer:

     

    http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to Brad87)

    You can view your calendar at iCloud.com. Are you saying that what shows there is not what is syncing to your phone?

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Brad87)

    The photos you upload to My Photo Stream are stored in iCloud for only 30 days.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to Brad87)
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:05 PM (in response to Brad87)

    It's your responsibility to save the photos to your device or computer...the 30 day limit is designed to give you ample time to do so.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,370 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 3:34 PM (in response to Brad87)

    The pictures may be on the device, but they're no longer in Photo Stream...you do the same to your iPad & you'll see what I mean. What you need to do is save these pics to your computer, back that data up, then sync whatever you like back to your phone & iPad. Do that, and you won't ever lose any data.

     

    I guarantee, you don't start backing up everything, you will eventually lose all of your data.

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