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Recommendation for saving text messages?
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Jan 30, 2018, 01:35 PM
Has anyone tested/ compared apps for this? Just glancing at one and developer says you should disable icloud before exporting text? That sounds really cumbersome.... So before I have some grief, curious anyone has delved in yet. Thanks.

I've decided it's a pity with all texts coming in that one cannot save them like one saves emails.
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Feb 4, 2018, 06:07 PM
Texts/iMessages are stored in an arcane and complex data structure in the iPhone/iPad. There are a bunch of apps to let you download them. You can even print them. I've messed with a few, but I can't say that any of them have been so useful as to be memorable.

This is one area where Android seems to be superior: there are a ton of free options for archiving texts in Android.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
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Feb 4, 2018, 07:56 PM
PhoneView seems to be the best I've seen.
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