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Hi Is there any way to backup all my SMS messages from iphone to computer? I want to save them and then erase them off the phone. Really appreciate ur
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    Question Help!Is there any way to backup SMS messages from iPhone to computer?
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    Is there any way to backup all my SMS messages from iphone to computer?
    I want to save them and then erase them off the phone.
    Really appreciate ur early reply! I am quite helpless now!

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    Download Cydia app called AppInfo. Not only is it a great app that collects a list of your installed apps, versions and installation info. You can also export a list and send via email, including SMS, Contacts, Notes, etc.

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    Ssh to the directory: /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS
    Copy sms.db to your computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtacy View Post
    Ssh to the directory: /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS
    Copy sms.db to your computer
    I would be safe and copy the whole directory and all included files within it.
    /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS.

    The same can be done for many others (ie):
    Contacts: /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook
    Calendar: /private/var/mobile/Library/Calendar
    Notes: /private/var/mobile/Library/Notes

    When restoring, be sure owner is set to user:mobile

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    Yeah
    Safer :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by winan View Post
    iTunes will backup everything on the iPhone, including SMS messages and contacts.
    In iTunes, with the iPhone selected on the left, click the Info tab and make sure Contact syncing is enabled.
    Besides,there is a article about How to transfer SMS from iPhone to computer, which can help you transfer SMS from iPhone.
    Hope it worked for you so much.
    i think they all save when you do a backup. when my Iphone was exchanged from apple i installed my backup i had all my SMS messages back.

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    The backup/sync process via iTunes backs up the SMS messages. The caveat being there is no way to manage them or restore only SMS messages back to the device at a later time.

    More Reviews abou transferring iPhone SMS to computer:
    How to transfer SMS from iPhone to Mac
    How to backup SMS from iPhone to PC computer
    Hope will give you a favor.
    Last edited by mandly; 12-27-2012 at 07:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandly View Post
    The backup/sync process via iTunes backs up the SMS messages. The caveat being there is no way to manage them or restore only SMS messages back to the device at a later time.
    More Reviews abou transferring iPhone SMS to computer:
    For Mac: How to transfer SMS from iPhone to Mac
    For PC: How to backup SMS from iPhone to PC computer

    Sync your iPhone with iTunes to update your iPhone's backup. Use the utility provided or a similar type utility to extract and save this data from your iPhone's backup on your computer. After this data is extracted and archived on your computer, you can erase all from your iPhone.
    Last edited by tylcr; 12-27-2012 at 07:21 PM.

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    I use a tweak called sms2mail. You can email any or all of your texts to yourself in several different formats. If you want to save specific texts, this is definitely the way to do it

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    I've tried to use sms2mail but it doesnt show any messages or numbers

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    You can use a free utility called iTools to do the backup to computer. Get a copy from here iTools.hk

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