How can I transfer my text messages from one iPhone to another?
June 26, 2010 2:27 AM Subscribe
How can I transfer my text messages (SMS's), and only these, from my old iPhone to my new iPhone 4?
posted by jaffacakerhubarb to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've just switched from a first-gen iPhone to an iPhone 4. Awesomeness aside, there's only one thing I can't figure out: how can I get my text message history from my old iPhone to the new one? I know that restoring from a backup would do that, but I don't want to bring over everything else — I want to start as cleanly as possible. I've done this before for a friend, but I had to jailbreak both devices. I don't want to jailbreak my shiny new phone (if this is even possible yet… I'm not sure), but I can jailbreak the old one if necessary.
Is there any software that will do this for me? Failing that, maybe it's possible to jury rig a backup file with just the appropriate files to get the SMS's across? Google has failed me a bit here, unless this is impossible— there seem to be loads of ways to get the texts off, but not to put them back on. It seems a silly thing to want to do, but I have messages going back several years and it'd be a shame not to be able to have them anymore. :)