HT1766: iOS: Back up and restore your iOS device with iCloud or iTunesLearn about iOS: Back up and restore your iOS device with iCloud or iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to jailene1413)
Yes iCloud does store SMS when you have iCloud backup option turned on. Source:
You get 5 GB of free iCloud storage for:
- Photos and videos in the Camera Roll
- Device settings (for example: Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts)
- App data
- Home screen and app organization
- Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS)
- Visual Voicemails
From: iCloud: Backup and restore overview
I would recommend backing up to iTunes before restoring your device, that way you have a copy of it as it is right now. Then restoring the device from one of your previous iCloud backups. That way if you need to, you can always get the phone back the same way you have it now.
Here is an article with informatin on backing up to iTunes, and restoring from iCloud.
iOS: How to back up and restore your content