Recover SMS messages

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by James4455, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. James4455

    James4455 New Member

    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?
  2. verwon

    verwon Evangelist

    Jul 29, 2011
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    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.

    Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
  3. Locutus

    Locutus Member

    Aug 22, 2010
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