40417 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2010 2:28 PM by Jim VanLeeuwen
Yes. iTunes creates a backup of your iPhone when you sync, which you can then use to restore from if you need to return to a previously backed up state. This article explains what information is backed up: iPhone and iPod touch: About backups, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766
It is stored in your user account Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup folder. It's not stored in a form you can use for anything except to restore your phone.
There is a third party utility that can extract information from the backup file if you need it. http://www.iphonebackupextractor.com/
However, if you restore from the backup, your text messages will be restored to your phone.