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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

asked 18 Jul '13, 06:10

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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

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justinred ♦

I assume that at this time there is no way to update my iPhone 5 to iOS 6.1.2 to keep my jailbreak?

(18 Jul '13, 07:11) Coronos Coronos's gravatar image

Nope. Only firmware you can restore to is 6.1.4 with no jb.

(18 Jul '13, 09:06) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

You can backup to iCloud, sign in the same Apple ID on your new iPhone. Then the SMS will restore to the new one.
This will ensure that not only just your messages but all your data will be transferred over to your iPhone 5.
Here is a very helpful article on using iCloud for backup and restore.
If you keep failed with iTunes, read this guide.
How to Transfer SMS from old iPhone to new iPhone


answered 03 Jan, 02:06

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In order to transfer sms to your iPhone 5 and the old sms won't be overwritten by the new data, I think you can use some iPhone SMS transfer tool to help you, it can avoid these problems.


answered 11 Mar, 23:34

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edited 11 Mar, 23:45

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