Question iPhone Backup - Text Message Question

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    1. WeegyAVLover

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      Hi All,

      Some of you may have seen my post in the general chat thread about my mum who sadly passed away a few weeks ago.

      I have an iPhone 6 that I got last year (say November) and before I upgraded to it I backed up my iPhone 5, before I did what I needed to do.

      I was looking through my mums text messages to me and when I scrolled to the top of the page it only went back as far as February which was round the time she was diagnosed with Cancer.

      I need to know a few things.

      1) When I upgraded my phone and backed up my old iPhone 5 - do the text messages also get backed up when you do this?

      2) I would like to backup my messages to somewhere other than my phone for safety reasons incase my phone was to ever get lost or stole.

      3) If 2 is possible, and the answer to 1 is yes, could I:
      - backup my phone to a new backup copy
      - copy the current messages I have for my mum to somewhere (the answer to Q2).
      - restore an old backup from my iphone 5 onto my new phone.
      - repeat step to copy my mums older messages off phone.
      - if there are any older backups also restore them and repeat the steps.
      - Finally restore my most recent backup for my phone that was taken before this started.

      Does that sound possible?

      Thanks
       
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