Transferring messages w/o restoring from backup

Discussion in 'iPhone 6' started by srjeffery, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. srjeffery

    srjeffery Member
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    Is there any way possible to transfer imessages without having to restore from backup? I really want to set my 6+ up as new and kind of start over, but I don't want to delete some message threads, mainly from family. One of the cool things about ios8 is the details for contacts showing a lot of old pictures that I assume were sent through imessage.
     
  2. mbairguy

    mbairguy Contributor
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    Backup to iCloud and restore from iCloud...you will then have a clone of your existing phone without any hassle. You will spend less time deleting than you will adding

    Btw...if you don't like...you can reset

    Sent using iCafe app
     
  3. Ledsteplin

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    Just so you're aware, keeping a lot of messages in iMessage takes a lot of storage space on your phone. Especially those with photos and videos.
     
  4. Rafagon

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    Good point—especially the photos, videos, and—I'm guessing—the new audio snippets you can send through iMessages. It won't be a huge deal if you have a 64 GB or greater model, but still. Space is space.

    To the OP: You can set SMS or iMessages to auto-delete in order to save space (or destroy evidence ;)) after either 30 days or one year if you prefer not to have to think about it. Go to Settings > Messages > Keep Messages and choose your auto-deletion period.
     
  5. kenwolf

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    All of a sudden all photos in Messages disappear. Message still there but photos are gone?
     

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