Recently I have switched from my old iPhone 4 to a new iPhone 5. I have synced and manually backed up my data from the old iPhone 4 via iTunes, but when I restore the iPhone 5 to the iPhone's data the SMS messages are not available. Everything from the iPhone 4 transfers to the iPhone 5 (Contacts, Pictures, Call History, etc.), but the only thing missing is my old SMS messages.
Does anyone know a fix for this?
Below are the specs for both iPhone devices:
iPhone 4 (GSM) iOS: 6.1.2 Jailbroken: Yes
iPhone 5 (GSM) iOS: 6.0.1 Jailbroken: Yes
To be able to restore from itunes backup which includes sms data, source device must be equal or of lower firmware version than the target device. Since your iP4 is higher version than your iP5, you synched data which does not include sms database.
answered 18 Jul '13, 06:23
You can backup to iCloud, sign in the same Apple ID on your new iPhone. Then the SMS will restore to the new one.
answered 03 Jan, 02:06