How can I restore my text messages after restoring my iPhone to factory settings?

07 Jan 2012
07 Jan 2012 | |

I was told by an Apple employee that my iPhone software was corrupted and that I should restore my iPhone to its factory settings. He said that when prompted to restore from a backup to choose to set it up as a new phone, so as to prevent myself from restoring corrupted settings/files.

My issue here is that I want to keep my text messages. Once I’ve essentially wiped my iPhone and made it new – can I restore only my saved text messages?

I have located the file on my PC where my texts are saved from backups. Can I essentially copy that over to the new backup? Any other options?


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