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    Set up as New iPhone, but transferring iMessages, Notes and Reminders?

    I have read a few how-to articles online that mention one software or another that lets you retain your iMessages and other info with a new iPhone setup.

    The reason I'm posting here is because I don't know which software to trust. Is it going to turn out to be Malware, Spyware, Trojan Horse? I don't know.

    So does anyone have solid knowledge or actual personal experience with these softwares?

    I'm running Windows.

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    Do you use iCloud? These things can all be synced in the cloud — and then loaded onto your new phone (assuming you’re going to keep using the same Apple ID).

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    Messages were first saved on iCloud with iOS 11.4. Prior to that, messages were only saved through iTunes with backups. There was no way to restore just messages. You had to do a full restore and then delete what you did not want to keep on your target device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goestoeleven View Post
    Do you use iCloud? These things can all be synced in the cloud — and then loaded onto your new phone (assuming you’re going to keep using the same Apple ID).
    Correct. With iOS 11.4 or later on the old device, make sure all your Messages, Reminders, Contacts, Calendars etc are in iCloud.

    On the new device, simply sign in to iCloud and all your stuff will be automatically synced.
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    If you have an iCloud backup with these in it, you’re golden. Just log into your Apple ID and you will have access to all of these.


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    That's the thing. I have everything backed up to icloud. But, I want to do a fresh reset on the phone and only keep messages and notes. I don't want any of the other stuff.

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    After restoring the device, you have to delete what you do not want. After doing so, backup the device again. Now the backup will only contain what you want.

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    I got an replacement max last week after putting the new phone next to the old one the transfer was done all messages where on the new phone


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    Step 1: Turn off iCloud backup on iPhone. But keep Messages, Notes, Reminders & Documents ticked on to sync with iCloud. Step 2: Then reset the iPhone and delete all data. Step 3: Then set up as new iPhone. Do NOT sign in to iCloud or even iTunes App Store during setup. Just say skip. Step 4: After the phone is activated, manually sign in to iCloud / App Store on iCloud. Then go under documents and turn on messages, notes and reminders to sync with iCloud if they are not on by default.

    You are good to go. You will have the messages, notes and reminders on your iPhone.

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