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Offline B.D.F.

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iPhone question
« on: January 05, 2020, 01:36:44 pm »
I know some of you folks are pretty savvy regarding Apple products, especially iPhones so I thought I would ask here: is there any way to save ALL the photos buried in an endless set of text message strings all in one shot? I know I can go to a text thread and choose individual photos buried w/in but I have let this go far too long and there are gazillions of photos I do not want to lose and of course it will take a forever- and- a- half to pick out each and every one.

I have also seen some hardware for sale that plugs into the phone and it seems that it would perform this function- is anything like that available that actually works?

I am looking to swap off phones and of course do not want to lose the photos. And of course the phone is full and out of memory :-(   Told you I really did let it get out of hand. And I am not really interested in increasing 'Cloud' storage- it is inexpensive enough but really, that will just compound the problem because I cannot find photos easily already and running my storage up by orders of magnitude is not going to ease that situation either.

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Re: iPhone question
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 06:24:51 am »
Same issue with Android type phones as far as I know.  My wife was extremely irate when we changed phones and the pics in the texts weren't saved.  I think that very few of us take the time to save those pics at time of viewing.  I know I don't.  I've been perusing apps to try to find one that seems to work but the one talked about the most is not readily available anymore....save MMS I think.
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Re: iPhone question
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 06:54:45 am »
Don't texts, and photos in those texts, get saved to the cloud during the backup process? I recently upgraded my ancient iPhone 5s to an XR and after the changeover process all the pics in my texts were intact.

I did backup my 5s to the cloud in prep for the upgrade but turns out that I didn't need to do that. During the changeover the XR gave me instructions to place my old phone next to the new phone and it would transfer everything that way via bluetooth, and it did.   

I talked Verizon into a great deal. Got two 128gb iPhone XRs for $450.
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Re: iPhone question
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2020, 08:41:18 am »
One of the benefits of Amazon Prime is Amazon Photos.  I have my Android configured to upload all photos from my phone (yes, it does the ones in text messages as well) when I am connected to WiFi.  I can leave them there or download them to a local hard drive.  It seems to work well.

I assume there is a similar workflow for iPhone, but you'll have to check into that yourself if this looks like a solution for you.

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Re: iPhone question
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 10:27:17 am »
One of the benefits of Amazon Prime is Amazon Photos.  I have my Android configured to upload all photos from my phone (yes, it does the ones in text messages as well) when I am connected to WiFi.  I can leave them there or download them to a local hard drive.  It seems to work well.

I assume there is a similar workflow for iPhone, but you'll have to check into that yourself if this looks like a solution for you.

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Totally off topic here, but how can someone be registered here for over 5 years on a motorcycle forum and make their first post about an iPhone? (Amazon Prime really) ...and have their post count at zero even though they've made at least one post? I'm not being critical, hell you could be registered here for 9 years and not make any posts at all, fine with me. I'm just curious...since your post count shows zero after at least one post, perhaps you've been posting all along and the system isn't recording what you've done here?

Apologies for the off topic query.

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Re: iPhone question
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 01:11:07 pm »
Well, he could be Entish.  Takes awhile for them as they are in deep thought all the time.


WG, I'm going to check my Prime photo account and see if mine are being saved...


Some are and some aren't being saved.  Not sure if I might have saved them from the text conversation previously though.


Did find out that Samsung Cloud should back up those texts with MMS attachments..  Seems I have a 15Gb stg limit but as I'm not backing up music or photos with that I should be ok.
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Re: iPhone question
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2020, 03:49:06 pm »
Same issue with Android type phones as far as I know.  My wife was extremely irate when we changed phones and the pics in the texts weren't saved.

Mine were.  I simply saved them off using an app, then imported them into my new phone.  Took only a few minutes.  I used it the last two phones.  Restored all messages and photos in the messages.  Didn't use it for any other purpose and uninstalled after restoring.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore
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