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  • IC3M4N Level 1 Level 1

    Hi all recently got an iPhone 4s and without thinking synced it with my laptop, but did not sync my previous 3Gs with my laptop first, now I have the problem that all my most recent messages, "ie" all those that I received after I last synced the 3Gs are now not on my 4s, does anyone know how I can retrieve my messages, as at present they only go up to november last year, there is a lot of messages I will miss   : (  especially those from my girlfriend who now has the 3Gs as I gave it to her  

  • cowboywolfie Level 1 Level 1

    One simple way is to forward the text to another mobile of yours. One you own!! eg, a Pay as you go phone,

    you can always send it back to your iphone when you need it.

  • Buhwandon Level 1 Level 1

    I'm guessing there isn't a way to look at your text on your computer for free.

  • selbrogy Level 1 Level 1

    I would like to know whether my text messages are backed up once I back up on the mac, please? I need to restore my phone to factory settings and am afraid to lose my text messages. Is there a video link to say how you can back up texts on the mac into the iTunes please? Thank you in advance.

  • luvraj Level 1 Level 1

    If you are going to backup phone And restore from same backup file yes they will all come back as it was. But just texts won't be able to.

  • Mikefrombklyn Level 1 Level 1

    I had a lot of MMS texts with my GF. I used the Decipher program to save them to my iMac. I doubled checked the folder I saved them to and they were all there. Ater I deleted them from my 4s my "other" went from 3.17 down to 1.67. A nice surprise was that the program also found texts that I tought were gone from my old 3g. The program cost $19.95, you have to decide if its worth it for you.

  • Onlineria Level 1 Level 1

    Usually, iTunes will automatially backup your iPhone when you sync with iTunes. If you have the backup, then you can recover deleted sms messages on the iPhone 4 will be easily:


    Here are the steps:
    Click the "File" menu and select "Devices" > "Restore from Back up".
    Open the iOS device's "Summary" tab. There are two ways to access this:
    Click the device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper right corner. The device button will then be visible.)
    From any view in iTunes, click the "View" menu and select "Show Sidebar". Select your iOS device in iTunes under "Devices:.
    Click the "Restore Backup" button.


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  • aThanasi Level 2 Level 2

    You can use this method in order to export your iPhone contacts to your comptuer.export-iphone-sms.png

    To restore however, you must use iTunes or iCloud and back up the iPhone messages, then restore the iPhone to factory settings and select from the list of iTunes/iCloud backup entries you had previously made.

  • Brownsha Level 1 Level 1

    If your SMS are stored on your iPhone, use TouchCopy to view and copy them to your Mac. They will be saved as .html files.


    Alternatively, you can extract SMS from your iPhone backups on your Mac by using a program called iBackup Extractor. This will also extract other files from your iPhone backup like call logs, photos, browsing history, etc.

  • Gichioiry Level 1 Level 1

    Don't think so. A device like that doesn't usually have a "Trash" directory like a computer. Once you delete something it is marked as free space.


    It's possible you could take it to a data recovery place and have them recover the messages, but that would be expensive.

  • Ry1988 Level 1 Level 1



    So does anyone have any solutions for restoring SMS back to iPhone since IOS 7 AND able to use it?


    Earlier attempts that failed:


    Diskaid(cons your money. don't buy from them)



    I tried the iBackupBot and even though now I have an intact phone with all my SMS in one place, I can't send out any SMS at all. In other words, the SMS function is useless. I tried using Wondershare and the same would result.  I've heard the earlier result of using iphonebrowser to change the settings, but I haven't try it yet and would like to know if this method works or not before I go through the pains of installing and doing this and that (I've been doing this for almost a week and a half and I'm extremely exhausted mentally when dealing with this.)


    Finally, my iphone is not jailbroken yet. Can ios7 be jailbroken at this time?

  • Calloweed Level 1 Level 1

    I solve my question after visiting this forum.

  • Goyalahmed Level 1 Level 1

    Nice info. Or you can use a program called Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore to extract, view or print the messages from iTunes.

  • paolo_italy Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately I don't have a valid backup, because of a mistake using iBackupBot; all the attachements got scrambled. BUT I have iMessage on my Mac, and all the conversations are perfectly stored there.

    My question is: is it possible to restore (or rebuild) at least iMessage database on the iPhone using Mac iMessage data? It would be a nice option in iCloud...




  • itsukivr6 Level 1 Level 1

    So I have used WonderShares recovery software, and it did find most if not all of the deleted text messages, however none of the picture attachments. The texts where deleted this morning by accident, and the texts where recieved last night, is there any way to recover these picture attachments as i had not yet saved to my camera roll.