Yes, I want all the text messages. iPhone text message transfer woes.
September 26, 2013 11:13 AM Subscribe
What program can I use to save 4+ years of iPhone texts and iMessages and then load them seamlessly back onto my iPhone 5?
posted by banannafish to technology (16 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, so after much chagrin and disappointment when the new iOS update came out and my phone did not have enough space for it (iPhone 5, 32GB), and then being grossly mis/under informed about what iCloud is (hint: you cannot access the iCloud from your phone, ever. It is not DropBox), I have come to the conclusion that the mysteriously corrupt app on my phone needs to be killed with fire and I need to start with a total restore to factory and NOT restore from a backup.
The hold-up: I've had a iPhone since almost the beginning. And I have all my texts since the beginning. And I want to keep all of them, from the beginning. And I want to be able to have them on my phone as normal texts and not on my computer. Is this even possible? I've done hours of research on the Apple forums but most "answers" appear to be ads from 1 post members schilling their own apps or people asking the same question I have and I'm pretty sure the people at the Genius Bar thought I had lost my mind when I almost started crying when they said there was no way to back up texts. I'm willing to pay upwards of $100 for an application that is infallible. Help me!