"Does anybody know how to restore SMS from iOS 7 backup to iOS 6 iPhone"? - Asked by Brett.
Many iPhone users will face the same problem when they downgrade their iPhone to iOS 6 from iOS 7. Simply because Apple(iTunes) does not let them restore backup to iPhone with older iOS version. Luckily, Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore makes it possible and very easy to restore SMS from iOS 7 to iOS 6 iPhone. It helps you easily restore text messages from iTunes backup to iPhone. No other iPhone utility softtware can do this. If you are using Mac, please download Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore for Mac to use.
Note: Before you run the software, please make sure you have installed iTunes 11.0 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.
The following article will show you the detailed solution on how to restore SMS to iOS 6 iPhone from iOS 7 backup files step by step:
Note: Don't connect your iPhone to computer before importing SMS from iTunes Backup to Backuptrans database.
Step1: Import SMS from iTunes backup(iOS 7) to local database
1) Click the Local Database list icon.
2) Go File -> Import SMS from iTunes Backup to Local Database.
Tip: Or you can right click the Local Database list icon and then choose "Import SMS from iTunes Backup to Local Database".
Step2: Select your iOS 7 iTunes backup info
Choose an iTunes backup in the list and then click Confirm to continue.
Step3: Select a database to save messages
Select a database to save messages. Or simply enter a new database name to ceate a new database. Click Confirm to continue.
All SMS messages on your iOS 7 iTunes Backup have been save on Backuptrans database.
Step4: Restore SMS messages from Backuptrans database to iOS 6 iPhone
1) Connect your iPhone with iOS 6 to computer.
2) Click the backup file in Local Database list.
3) Turn to top toolbar and press "Transfer SMS from Database to iPhone" button or go File -> Transfer SMS from Database to iPhone.
Tip: Or you can right click the backup file in Local Database list and then choose "Transfer SMS from Database to iPhone".
Note: Before you restore SMS, please make sure you have disabled Find My iPhone on your device. See the following tutorial on how to disable find my iphone.
Step5: Choose a device you want to restore to
Select your iOS 6 iPhone that you want to restore SMS to. Click Confirm to continue.
Step6: Waiting for iPhone to restart and refresh messages itself
You will see all your messages saved on your iOS 6 iPhone after restarting it.
How easy and fast! With Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore, you can even backup and restore SMS messages for your iPhone any time you want.
This software is a windows version. If you are using Mac, please use Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore for Mac.
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