9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2015 9:43 PM by SherryKurt Branched to a new discussion.
j7nce Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi

 

Why does the iTunes backup function not include the backing up of the SMS messages on my iPhone or a facility to restore these in the event of having a new iPhone etc?

 

The only means of doing this seems to be through a 3rd party app which is not ideal, and i would much rather prefer to do this within iTunes.

 

If i wanted to upgrade my iPhone 4 to the new iPhone 5, i would essentially lose nearly 2 years worth of texts, which i would prefer to avoid.

 

Surely there must be some way to 'copy' these over from one iPhone to another.

 

I have a program called iPhone SMS which i have used to export all my SMS to my PC, but there is no ability to then restore these.

 

Anyone know of a way to do this or why Apple dont provide this within iTunes?

 

Thanks


iPhone 4, Windows 7