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    May 14, 2013
    Apple ID Change / Lost IMessage String
    I needed to change my Apple ID and when I updated this on my IPad under General/Settings/Messages I lost my IMessage messages.

    Before I do this on my IPhone, is there anyway to prevent this from happening or to restore the lost string? Or even forward the rather lengthy message string?

    I did a cloud backup on another device, changed the ID and did a restore, but I didn't have any luck in retrieving the messages.

    Thank you for the input!

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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    The messages are tied to your ID if you change it (can't think of a reason for doing so) you won't have access the anything attached to that ID.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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