My text messages are still on my iphone5, even though I removed the sim card. Will I lose the texts when I install a new sim card?

I want to keep my old text messages. They document old events and conversations with friends.

I now have a new iPhone and want to give this one to my daughter. What happens when she puts a new sim card in?

I'm trying to save the texts via screenshots, but it's taking a long time and she needs to use the phone.

Thanks for any help.

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No, previous messages are stored locally on the device, not the SIM card, so installing a new SIM card will not remove the previous messages.


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