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How to backup iPhone SMS text messages?

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  • howgualtieri Calculating status...
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    Feb 14, 2014 5:41 PM (in response to OapAl)

    I don't belive there is any way to save or export your iPhone text messages without accessing the iTunes backups on your computer. Best bet is trying a third party program to see if you have any luck.

     

    I've used the decipher text message software in the past at my law firm and it's been helpful for saving texts. There are also other programs out there that are similar I think.

  • yenic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2014 1:42 AM (in response to OapAl)

    Mary is absolutely right about third party software. There are not loads but certainly enough for you to do the job. I prefer Phoneview with Ecamm because I used it with iPhone since the first iPhone came out on the market. iTunes should be used only as a first level interface management software for your phone. It is not really the tool to be used for anything else. Hopefully you now have your problem licked so let us know what you ended up doing about it so that other users get the benefit.

     

    Cheers.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Feb 26, 2014 10:48 AM (in response to yenic)

    yenic wrote:

     

    Mary is absolutely right about third party software.

    Who is Mary?

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Feb 26, 2014 2:38 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    Mary was probably a spammer (like yenic) whose post was deleted.

  • yenic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2014 8:27 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Sorry Pal but I don't spam and I don't even write in forum. People like you are the reason why. I guess it is easy for you to blah blah instead of contributing anything worthwhile. Who made you the forum commader? Because you have 7 points? Get off my back. My SMS are very important to me and I can understand that someone finds them important as well and is looking for a solution. I shared the solution I have been using since the first iPhone have been on the market. I stand by what I said and if you had anything between the ears you would go and look for yourself before flapping your gums.

     

    Regards,

     

    Yenic

     

    Post deleted, I saw that. I am not a poster so maybe the link I enclosed was not allowed. I would not know, I don't post normally and this will be my last post for sure. I can't deal with idiotic people hiding behing key boards. I have a life. 

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Mar 8, 2014 9:58 AM (in response to yenic)

    LOL

    yenic wrote:

    "I don't even write in forum"

    wrote yenic in the forum...

     

    yenic later posted:

    I am not a poster

    ...

    I don't post normally and this will be my last post

  • shedevilashlie@aol.com Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2014 6:29 PM (in response to OapAl)

    Was this ever resolved?  I have been battling my iPhone 5 for memory space and just figured out that its because I have so many text messages, 4.8GB to be exact.  I want to back them up to a PDF format so I can delete them off my phone without worrying about them being lost forever (I frequently need to look back on my messages for something).  I am looking at TONS of software programs for my PC and cant figure out which are the good ones, which are a rip off and which one is right for me.  I want one that is inexpensive, but will get the job done without me having to worry.  I'd really like to know if anyone can tell me.

  • Dennisume Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2014 1:15 AM (in response to OapAl)

    Here's also a tutorial on "how to backup iPhone text messages".

     

    http://www.tuaw.com/2013/11/05/backing-up-your-iphones-text-messages/

  • angelad65 Calculating status...
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    Apr 17, 2014 1:38 PM (in response to OapAl)

    @shedevilashlie  -Here's a MacWorld article that talks about various different programs that enable you back up or save your iPhone text messages to your computer. I would give this a read  since it should help give you some options about which software is the best one for your needs and budget.

     

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1151464/decipher_textmessage.html

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