I have a friend who needs to get SMS messages and imessages from an old phone to a new phone.
I understand that restoring the new phone using a backup of the old phone will acheive this. But this can't work in his situation because the backup is tied to the find my iphone on his ex wife's account. If he restores that backup his phone constantly asks for the password of his wife's icloud account. He cannot get that information.
He has tried third party software with no success.
Is there a way to get the messages off one phone onto another without doing the restore backup.
OR, is there a way to prevent the backup tied to the wife's find-my-iphone from being bricked by requiring the wife's icloud password.