iPhone 4s messages not restored from backup

Backed up iPhone 4s [IOS 7.0.2] with iTunes 11.1

Restored above backup to new iPhone 5s [IOS 7.0.2] - messages not restored - should they have been?
MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAsked:
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Esteban BlancoPresidentCommented:
Did you have them backed up to the machine itself or to iCloud?  Are you talking about emails or text messages?  I would not expect text messages to be restored since that is strictly talking to your phone provider.  Email messages, depending on how you have it set up (POP or IMAP), the messages would download from origin once you do the backup.

Basically anything that is put on memory onto the iPhone back up should come back once you restore.


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I believe the Txt messages should have restored, you can use a program called iPhone Backup Extractor (the free one) to atleast see if they were stored in the backup file.

The Paid version will allow you to extract all the SMS, but the free will only do like 10 (guess)
Esteban BlancoPresidentCommented:
Good info Brendan!  What I ended up doing with mine was calling AT&T and they restored them for me.


MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
>> I would not expect text messages to be restored since that is strictly talking to your phone provider.

Point taken!
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