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jayne_cobb 04-20-2014 09:40 AM

Factory Restore
If I do a Factory restore do I lose all my text messages?

My Mother recently passed away and we exchanged some nice texts before she did and I'd like to keep them. I have done some screen shots and stuff, but it was kinda nice just to flip back and look at them. Is there anyway to keep them?

chscag 04-20-2014 11:58 AM

Before restoring your iPhone, backup everything to your Mac or to iCloud. Also, you might want to use a utility that can print out those text messages (instead of screen shots) so that you can keep them separate.

caribiner23 04-20-2014 02:46 PM

I use a program called PhoneView that extracts everything -- text messages, voice mails, etc. -- from your iPhone.

Here's a link. It shows the application is $29.95 but it often shows up in bundles from MacHeist and MacUpdate for much less.

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