Recover SMS messages

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James4455

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Feb 20, 2009
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When I upgraded from the iPhone 4 to the 4s I lost my previous SMS messages. This would normally not be such a problem but I now find myself needing some of my previous messages for semi-legal reasons. I've learned where the previous backups are stored on the PC and I am sure the data is available there. My question: Is there a way to recover the lost SMS data? I would think that a restore from the previous backup would cause a loss of data that has accumulated since the restore. I've had the new phone since the first day it was released (10/14) and would not want to loose everything since that day. Is it possible to restore SMS messages alone?
 

verwon

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Jul 29, 2011
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Seattle
#2
Not that I'm aware of, but I do believe there are some third party programs for computers that can extract them from the backup file. I've never used them, though, so I don't know what they're called.


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