Is there a possibility to sync the messages between two iPhones? Currently, I'm switching from one phone to another, but one device has got a new SMS.

How can I export the single SMS and import it on the other phone? Is the only option through making a complete new backup with iTunes (time consuming and I don't need all data)?

I also tried to enable iCloud backup, but it fails every time ...

  • To me "single SMS" means one single to message to or from one person. Also does "new SMS" mean new phone number?
    – Tyson
    Dec 19, 2015 at 13:43
  • Yes, one single message. I had my phone with the old number. I made a backup with iTunes and restored it on the new phone (no SIM yet). Now I got a SMS which I also want to have on my new device. (This device now has a new SIM with a new phone number).
    – testing
    Dec 19, 2015 at 13:49

1 Answer 1


If both of your iPhones are jailbroken, you can

  1. Login into your old iPhone via SSH
  2. Download /var/mobile/Library/SMS/sms.db file from your iPhone
  3. Open the file with sqlite3 command in your computer or any SQLite client.
  4. Get the last message based on timestamps with SELECT SQL command.
  5. Then login into your new iPhone and open /var/mobile/Library/SMS/sms.db file with sqlite3 command, and do the reverse action.
  6. That means: insert the new message with INSERT command

This might work.

  • thats good idea @Hamid i will try to check what i have in that db :) thanks. Jan 3, 2016 at 20:23

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