How to Backup and Restore iPhone Messages When Updating to iOS 8

Sep 14,2014 Posted by Allen Lee to iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer

Want to backup Messages(SMS & MMS & iMessage) from iPhone to computer before updating to iOS 8? Looking for a way to restore Messages to iPhone after updating iOS 8? Don't want to lose message when updating iPhone to the latest iOS 8? Backuptrans iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer is a smart iPhone messages manage tool which can help you backup & restore iPhone SMS, MMS, iMessage with attachments easily on computer. All your iPhone messages will be safe during the progress in updating iOS 8. No other iPhone message transferring software can do this.

The following article shows you how to backup and restore iPhone SMS, MMS, iMessage when updating iOS 8 step by step:

Step 0: Before you run the software, please make sure you have installed iTunes 11.1 or above on your computer and turned off "iCloud Backup" on your iPhone. Also, you need to enter correct passcode on iPhone if your iPhone is protected with a passcode.

Step1: Install the software on computer and run it
Run Backuptrans iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Then the software will automatically read all SMS & MMS & iMessage messages from your iPhone and show them on its main interface:

Tip: Clicking the iPhone title under Devices list will show all SMS, MMS, iMessage messages. To view only the conversation with a single friend like Kenny, just click the contact name like "Kenny' on the left list.

Part One: Backup SMS, MMS, iMessage from iPhone before updating iOS 8

Step 2: Click the iPhone in Devices list. Turn to top toolbar and press "Backup Messages to Local Database" button or go File -> Backup Messages to Local Database.

    Tip: Or you can right click the iPhone in Devices list and then choose "Backup Messages to Local Database".

Step 3: Select a database to save messages
Select a database to save your SMS, MMS, iMessage messages on computer. To create a new database for your iPhone, simply enter a new database name. Click "Confirm" to continue.

Backup successfully. All your iPhone SMS, MMS, iMessage messages with attached files have been saved on computer.

Part Two: Restore SMS MMS iMessage to iPhone after updating iOS 8

Step 2: Click the backup file in Local Database list. Turn to top toolbar and press "Transfer Messages from Database to iPhone" button or go File -> Transfer Messages from Database to iPhone.

    Tip: Or you can right click backup file in Local Database list and then choose "Transfer Messages from Database to iPhone".

Step 3: Choose a device you want to restore to
Select an iPhone with iOS 8 that you want to restore SMS, MMs, iMessage to. Click "Confirm" to continue.

Restored successfully. You will find all your messages(SMS & MMS & iMessage) with attachments merged perfectly on your iPhone. No message lost! If you haved backed up your iPhone with iTunes on computer, Backuptrans iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer lets you directly retrieve messages from iPhone Backup to your updated iPhone. Free download the software on your computer to copy messages from iPhone and enjoy iOS 8 now.

Note:If you are using Mac, please use Backuptrans iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer for Mac.

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