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    Is it possible to save your text conversations from the iPhone to the computer?

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    News item:

    On Thursday, utility maker Micromat released Syphone, a free SMS utility for the iPhone. the program "lets you view, save, and back up your SMS messages", which goes a step beyond the iPhone's current feature set via the storage layout of the device.

    The application itself installs directly onto your Mac and "does not alter the iPhone in any way," which may convince users looking to avoid unlocking or jailbreaking their units and thus keeping their warranty intact.

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    Too bad their ftp download link isn't working...

    All the best software in the world is useless if people can't access it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Oxygen View Post
    All the best software in the world is useless if people can't access it.
    Too right. I keep trying.

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    Nothing for Windows yet?

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    Downloaded it - it does nothing.

    Just opens up a window and then sits there - have to kill the syphone process to get shut of it.

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    Looks like they fixed the FTP link.

    I downloaded it, ran it, and it had some messages from a long time ago, messages that have since been deeted on the iphone.

    The interface is not very clear about HOW to pull sms messages off the phone though.

    All in all, the application is now sitting in the trash bin.

    It's a good idea, poor GUI implementation.

    'nuff said.

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    The program doesn't actually take the messages off the phone, it accesses the backup files from iTunes. All the stuff on your iPhone (SMS, Call logs, notes) are backed up each time you sync.

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    just SSH onto your phone and download /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS/

    ... you don't need any extra tools for that

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    or use iPhone PC Suite. You can get sms and other files.

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    I remember using a app called SMS2Mail or something like that which allowed you to email yourself all your texts. Not sure if that's what you're looking for though.

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    I think iPhone Browser and a few other apps stopped working with the release of iTunes 9. Myself, as well as others, have had issues with such programs freezing up immediately after starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdub765 View Post
    I remember using a app called SMS2Mail or something like that which allowed you to email yourself all your texts. Not sure if that's what you're looking for though.
    sms2mail is the **** im glad i read your post. works like acharm.

    thanks man

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    PhoneView for iPhone and iPad - iPhone Disk Mode, SMS, Voicemail, Call History, Music, Photos, Notes Access - Ecamm Network

    This is an awesome thing, I backed up my texts no bother and took about 2 secs. You can find a free copy in the usual way, but if you want to try the demo and see if it works then the above link will do that for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Damo1888 View Post
    Is it possible to save your text conversations from the iPhone to the computer?
    PhoneView for iPhone and iPad - iPhone Disk Mode, SMS, Voicemail, Call History, Music, Photos, Notes Access - Ecamm Network

    This is an awesome thing, I backed up my texts no bother and took about 2 secs. You can find a free copy in the usual way, but if you want to try the demo and see if it works then the above link will do that for you
    Last edited by gaara1978; 06-16-2010 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaara1978 View Post
    PhoneView for iPhone and iPad - iPhone Disk Mode, SMS, Voicemail, Call History, Music, Photos, Notes Access - Ecamm Network

    This is an awesome thing, I backed up my texts no bother and took about 2 secs. You can find a free copy in the usual way, but if you want to try the demo and see if it works then the above link will do that for you



    PhoneView for iPhone and iPad - iPhone Disk Mode, SMS, Voicemail, Call History, Music, Photos, Notes Access - Ecamm Network

    This is an awesome thing, I backed up my texts no bother and took about 2 secs. You can find a free copy in the usual way, but if you want to try the demo and see if it works then the above link will do that for you
    Does anyone know a programme download like this that will work on windows vista?

    I'm getting rid of my old iphone but want to keep a few important messages - can anyone help please?

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWolf View Post
    just SSH onto your phone and download /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS/

    ... you don't need any extra tools for that
    i was reading through all these other pointless posts waiting on someone like you to explain how to get them via ssh. thank you very much.
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    After reading too many posts about how to save SMS using fairly complicated ways, I figured I really need to recommend you guys this neat program I offer. It's called iTwin and I invented it because I noticed that quite a lot of iPhone users might find another Back-Up program apart from iTunes useful. Not only does it back up SMS, contacts, calendar entries and notes, it also displays them on your Windows computer in the same way the iPhone does it. Even on a Mac it works if you run Parallels or VirtualBox. Many more features like export and print are also included. Feel free to check it out: www.i-twin.de/en

    So long

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    Cool thread. I'm looking into picking up one of these programs. I also just found this other one for $9 bucks that saves your text messages to your computer. Looks like it works for both windows and mac. Anyone used this one? iPhone Tools - Decipher Media

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    Try decipher text message.
    Save iPhone text messages to your computer - Decipher Media

    It work for both windows and mac and lets you save your text messages from your iPhone to computer.

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