Backing up text messages from iphone 4? Is it possible?

(13 Posts)
Gbnewbie Mon 07-Oct-13 13:05:32

Apple tell me it isn't possible to back up text messages but I'm hoping there is some way of doing it apple wouldn't tell me about. Anyone have any idea? Thanks

Madlizzy Mon 07-Oct-13 13:09:02

Screen shot them?

If you're synching with iTunes then they will be backed up there.

Gbnewbie Mon 07-Oct-13 13:30:54

Thanks for your replies. There are loads of them so it would take forever to screen shot them all. Have done that with the most abusive ones. Would like to have all of them.
Gwendoline how do you access them via iTunes? Apple responded to me saying there was no way of saving/getting copies of messages?

Oh I see. That's slightly different then. I thought you just wanted to make sure you didn't lose them. Sorry you've had abusive messages sad

There's no official way. There must be an app somewhere though. I'll look later, just about to head out to school.

Gbnewbie Mon 07-Oct-13 13:44:21

That would be great, thanks Gwen. smile

Are you on mac or pc? If Mac there's a an app called Phoneview that looks pretty good and will save the messages off for you in a PDF amongst other things. There's a $30 charge though so depends how important it is.

Will look properly later.

Gbnewbie Mon 07-Oct-13 13:50:07

I've got a pc but my mums got a mac. I'd prefer not to copy them onto her computer if possible as some are private. It's very important so will pay as long as it would work.
There are various software(?) advertised via a google search but I wouldn't want to risk any of those without hearing from someone that they've actually worked. I'm suspicious that they might be scams.

www.deciphertools.com seems to be well thought of...

NotSoNewNow Mon 07-Oct-13 19:52:58

That looks great! Thank you so much for your help! smile

NotSoNewNow Mon 07-Oct-13 19:53:40

Sorry! Forgotten I'd nc'd! smile

Just tried the trial version of that and it looks good so hopefully it's what you want. I might have to upgrade myself. I've got all the congrats messages when I had my dds so wouldn't mind keeping those safely.

NotSoNewNow Wed 09-Oct-13 15:58:31

I've bought the full version (just over £12) and its perfect, exactly what I needed. Thank you thank you thank you! thankswine

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