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Topic # 94940 22-Dec-2011 14:11
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I'd like to get all of my text message history off my old 3GS before wiping it and handing it on to a family member.

Does anyone know how to get all these messages off the phone and, ideally, uploaded to a 4S?

I've been googling and there seem to be plenty of easy ways to do so in ios3 and ios4 but not so much in ios5

Any help much appreciated!

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  Reply # 560833 22-Dec-2011 22:18
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Hi - yeah I recently tried to restore my SMS's on an iOS 5 device and didn't have any luck... there's something different in the file structure from when I did it on iOS 4 - so I can't help there.... but I'm pretty sure that you'd be able to restore your 4S from a system backup made from your 3GS & all the texts would copy over (no good if you wanted to set up the 4S as a new device tho').



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