Long story short, I'm likely going to have my iPhone 5 replaced today. I want to ensure that my messages are transfered to the new phone (or at least saved in some way - it could even be a text file for all I care).
From what I'm reading, if I do an iCloud backup, the new phone will be restored and I should have my messages. However I would feel better if I could see them on my iPod touch ahead of time for a number of reasons:
- When I view the data in the iPhone backup (by going to Settings --> iCloud --> Storage & Backup --> Manage Storage --> iPhone), there is no "Messages" app in the list of Backup Options, so I'm suspicious that they aren't backed up at all.
- It will likely take a long time to restore the 3GB backup, so I'm not sure if I can do it at the store while I'm there to verify, before I give them my old phone.
So now I'm trying to sync the messages from the phone to the iPod somehow. I have the iPhone backup in iCloud, but I cannot see it or find any way to restore it on the iPod. How can I do this? Is it even possible, given that the phone is on iOS 7 but the iPod is on 5.1.1? Note, I do not have access to a computer to do any kind of wired sync, if that's necessary.
EDIT: The iPod is 3rd Generation. The iPhone is an iPhone 5.