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iPhone SMS Extractor: Backup iPhone SMS on Computer before iOS 6 Upgrade

Why an iPhone SMS Extractor is Needed before iOS 6 Upgrade?

I am using iPhone 4S. When I downloaded the new iOS 6 software, it deleted all of my text messages and iMessages. Is there any way I can get them back?

Sidburk from Apple Discussion

Sidburk is not the only one who lost all text messages after iOS 6 upgrade. They can restore those deleted but important SMS with iTunes backup, but the risk of losing important SMS after the iOS 6 upgrade is still existed. To avoid this from happening, you could try with an iPhone SMS backup tool which could deliver and save iPhone SMS on the computer straightly before iOS 6 upgrade.

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac iPhone Data Recovery) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (for Windows users) is a useful iPhone SMS extractor which could easily backup iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 SMS before iOS 6 upgrade. It backups text messages on your computer by extracting iTunes backup files. A very good part of this backup is that it allows you to read and move, just like other common files on computer.

Download the free trial version of this program and perform iPhone message backup before iOS 6 upgrade.

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2 Steps to Backup Readable iPhone SMS on Your Computer

Let’s take Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (for Windows users) as an example. Operations in Mac version are almost the same.

Step 1. Select iTunes Backup of Your Device to Scan

Install and run the program, you will see an image as below, which is the main interface of it. Devices that have synced with iTunes on your device will all be displayed, and you just need to choose the iTunes backup of you device and then hit on “Start Scan” to detect content inside it.

backup iphone 4s sms before ios 6 update

Step 2. Backup Text Messages on Your Computer

After the scan, files inside iTunes backup will all be extracted and displayed in categories as the following image.

You can see categories such as “Camera Roll”, “Messages”, “Notes”, “Calendar”, “Contacts” and more on the interface. Hit on “Messages” and “Message Attachments” on the right side to preview details of SMS on your iPhone.

In the end, you could selectively tick SMS and click “Recover” to save them on your computer. SMS that saved on your computer are all very easy to read and print on your PC.

iphone message backup before ios 6 upgrade


1 Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is not only an iPhone SMS extractor and backup tool, it is also a very useful recovery tool for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

2 iOS 6 upgrade always deletes files from your iPhone, it is very important to backup iPhone texts on your computer before iOS upgrade.

3 For users who want to backup purchased videos and music, as well as contacts and many other files directly from iOS devices, you could take TunesGo as a try. It's a new made program for users to manage their iOS device easily and effortlessly.

4 This tool can not only be used to backup iPhone files on computer. It is a powerful iPhone data recovery program if you want to recover deleted or lost files from your iPhone.

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