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Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: pinion
Date: November 10, 2018 09:45AM
I have an old iphone 4s I want to wipe but first I want to copy all the messages and texts off it and whatever other data I can. What is a good Mac app to do that with? So far I've only tried PhoneView but it doesn't seem to be working for me.



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 10, 2018 11:15AM
I used iScavenge a few years ago.



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: jims
Date: November 10, 2018 11:17AM
imazing works well.
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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 10, 2018 11:33AM
Can u backup to iCloud? I don’t remember the specs, if the 4 or whatever iOS it runs can, but an option.

Do you have a new phone? Again, the 4 might be an issue, but with our new phones you just set them next to each other and data was transferred from one to the other. Super easy.



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 10, 2018 11:37AM
Can u backup to iCloud?

Can messages/texts be backed up to iCloud?




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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 10, 2018 02:13PM
If to a newer iPhone, use iTunes to backup your phone, then connect the new phone when it asks, during setup, if you want to transfer your old stuff to your new phone. Works in 10.9.



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 10, 2018 04:38PM
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Can u backup to iCloud?

Can messages/texts be backed up to iCloud?

Everything gets backed up, yeah.

Skip iTunes... that will only make more trouble. That involves, OS, iOS and iTunes -- you might need 2 different versions of each of them to get it to work. Especially with a 4. Or if your mac is older. Or newer.

When we got our new XRs, you start it, it asks if you want to transfer from another phone, you say "yes" -- hold the new phone camera up to the old ones screen... and viola -- the old starts transfering to the new. Its the easiest thing ever. Takes no time... and once done its a clone of your old on the new.

Just no idea if it will work with the iOS running on a 4. Think it needs 11, which the 4 wont run?

Heres a video showing 3 ways. #2 is from iCloud backup. Also super simple, and the way you might need to go because of the 4 iOS

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: Carm
Date: November 11, 2018 12:00AM
iCloud backup/restore is great.... when it works. I had a friend ask me to backup her iPhone, 98GB data 7 Plus to computer because iCloud didn’t work for her. I tried to get it to go iCloud route, it just wouldn’t work. She has the 200GB plan. Reset her iPhone XS Max but no go. So iTunes/ Mac OS to the rescue.
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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 11, 2018 11:19AM
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iCloud backup/restore is great.... when it works. I had a friend ask me to backup her iPhone, 98GB data 7 Plus to computer because iCloud didn’t work for her. I tried to get it to go iCloud route, it just wouldn’t work. She has the 200GB plan. Reset her iPhone XS Max but no go. So iTunes/ Mac OS to the rescue.

did you do the back up to your computer and did you need her password to do so? i ask because i’m dealing with my late brother’s idevices. i’d like to preserve thecontacts and text messages on his ipad mini in case down the line as i wrap up his estate i have need to get in touch with one of his friends.



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 11, 2018 11:24AM
fwiw, the iCloud restore can take a really, really, really long time. Wife prob only had 15 GB on her phone, but took 30 minutes -- and the phone was mostly useless while it was restoring.



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: Carm
Date: November 11, 2018 05:08PM
Graylocks, didn’t need her password to backup the phone, just needed space. Also needed the phone to be unlocked and updated along with an update of some sort to get the Mac to read it . Only needed password to restore the phone. Used a MacBook Air. I found iCloud to be very good for contacts. Also my email reader automatically backs/syncs up my contacts
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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: pinion
Date: November 12, 2018 05:11PM
Thanks everyone! I'm not trying to go to another phone. I just want to save off everything because I'm a data hoarder. Also I lost a friend a few years back and if there's any conversations with him I'd like to make sure I have them saved off. So I'm basically just trying to get whatever data I can off it before I wipe it and maybe sell it or let a kid use it.

I'm going to try out iScavenge and imazing.

p.s. sorry for my slow response back. Thanks for the help!



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Re: Transfer everything from old phone
Posted by: pinion
Date: November 12, 2018 05:58PM
iScavange seems to have done exactly what I wanted. I was able to save contacts, notes, messages, photos, movies, and files to folders on my mac. It used the backup of the phone I had taken and I didn't even need the phone plugged in.

iMazing is taking forever to download. Like it says it still has 44 minutes left so I guess I'm going to give up on that one.



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