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Old 09-07-12   #1
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IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.


Hey guys, A friend who uses iPhone 4S recently sold off his phone as he was getting a very good price for it, he is going to buy the iPhone 5 as his main phone, so here in lies a problem.
He purchased the Galaxy S3, and now he doesn't know about what to do with his sms in the iPhone.

I don't think that he could restore the sms in S3? so he just wants to be sure that there is a way for him to store the sms and data on his pc or something and then when he buys th eiPhone 5, then he can transfer the stuff in there..

Is it all feasible??
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

If he takes a (full) backup of the iPhone 4S using either iCloud or iTunes, the SMS database (which is nothing but a SQLite3 data store, last I had checked) should get backed up.

I am guessing there should be ways of then restoring that database to the S3, but I am not sure if that would be worth the effort (to be honest.)
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

So a full backup of the present phone, will be restored to the new iPhone 5 when he buys it??

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If he takes a (full) backup of the iPhone 4S using either iCloud or iTunes, the SMS database (which is nothing but a SQLite3 data store, last I had checked) should get backed up.

I am guessing there should be ways of then restoring that database to the S3, but I am not sure if that would be worth the effort (to be honest.)
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

tl;dr Yep. Thats how simple it is.

Details: iPhone: Transferring information from your current iPhone to a new iPhone
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But he will loose all SMS data for the time he uses the s3 as they won't be imported to the iPhone.


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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

@mk151, yes I know that, but I have told him to use whatsapp in this meantime
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

1. Create an iTunes backup.

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2. If Jailbroken, manually backup the sms.db from /var/mobile/library/sms.

There are a few programs available to extract data from iTunes backups as well. You can export the SMS' to a txt file. Not sure if it can be imported to Androids though.
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

I had transferred my messages when I moved from iPhone 3GS to the Android world. I can't recollect exactly which utility I used, but I think this was it:

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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

You can extract .txt or .csv SMS file from your iPhone backup, with the help of iPhone Backup Extractor, out of free (in Expert Mode), once you have them on your PC you just need to find a way to import them back to your Android. Here are the files in the iPhone backup you will need the sms.db file.
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

you could even use something like xilisoft iphone suite .. quiet useful !!
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

Originally Posted by ManISinJpr View Post
Hey guys, A friend who uses iPhone 4S recently sold off his phone as he was getting a very good price for it, he is going to buy the iPhone 5 as his main phone, so here in lies a problem.
He purchased the Galaxy S3, and now he doesn't know about what to do with his sms in the iPhone.

I don't think that he could restore the sms in S3? so he just wants to be sure that there is a way for him to store the sms and data on his pc or something and then when he buys th eiPhone 5, then he can transfer the stuff in there..

Is it all feasible??
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Yep, iTunes back up can keep the data of the iPhone on computer, and when he want to he can sync by iTunes.

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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

you can restore your iPhone sms on S3
but u cant restore it back on iPhone...

There is a paid app for doing it...
Backuptrans something...
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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

isms2droid doesn't work on the latest iPhone 7. please be noted.

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Re: IPhone 4S Sms Backup and Restore Help.

Originally Posted by kazamunis View Post
isms2droid doesn't work on the latest iPhone 7. please be noted.https://www.mobiledic.com/android-to...to-iphone.html
I have tried it on my iPhone , the device was not supported and failed when connect ,we need other ways to transfer

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