My new iPhone 8 is not showing sms messages after a restore using itunes.
Created a backup of old iPhone 3G (ios 4.1) and restored it to new iPhone 8 (ios 11). Notes, contacts and calendar have all transferred over fine but not my sms messages. Every time I open the messages app its blank.
If I open the sqlite db on the backup it shows all the messages, the file size is 3mb. But if I look under general-> iPhone storage-> messages its 12kb
If I use ibackup viewer I can also see all the messages in the backup fine.
Is there anything I can do to view my old sms messages on the new phone or transfer the messages to it?
What I've tried:
Backup old phone, restore it to new one, no sms messages display on new phone.
Opened sqlite db, can see all the sms messages fine.
Looked at all the posts on here, googled for 6 hours tying things but nothing will transfer them over, or I just cant see them.
Reset all the settings.
What I cant get is the sms messages to display in the new iPhone