1. CatB's Avatar
    I have kept a bunch of text threads on my Incredible so I can have quick access to people I text a lot. All of a sudden, after I replied to someone's text, I looked and all my threads are gone, except for the 2 newest ones from today.

    Does anyone know why this might happen and how I can get them back????

    Thanks!
    Cat
    03-27-2011 01:27 PM
  2. KB3MMX's Avatar
    Sounds like warp field collapse ...jk
    The memory probably reset because you overloaded its limit. Did you have a S-ton of messages saved ?
    03-27-2011 01:47 PM
  3. CatB's Avatar
    Sounds like warp field collapse ...jk
    The memory probably reset because you overloaded its limit. Did you have a S-ton of messages saved ?
    I had quite a few saved, but we are certainly not talking "teenage girl texting all her friends" volume!!!!!

    No way to get these back?

    It really does this if you have too many saved????
    03-27-2011 07:50 PM
  4. Jowlah's Avatar
    I have roughly 11,000 messages saved on phone, only erasing threads that are useless like old ESPN texts or Weather texts. I hope my phone doesn't do that (knocks on wood, knock knock). I have noticed some lag in entering and exiting the text menu. So I am sure it is bogged down.
    03-28-2011 11:30 AM
  5. CatB's Avatar
    I have roughly 11,000 messages saved on phone, only erasing threads that are useless like old ESPN texts or Weather texts. I hope my phone doesn't do that (knocks on wood, knock knock). I have noticed some lag in entering and exiting the text menu. So I am sure it is bogged down.
    rest assured, I was no where CLOSE to that amount, and now they are all gone!!!!! I can't believe that just happened, with no way to get them back!
    03-28-2011 07:10 PM
  6. Jowlah's Avatar
    Man, I am so sorry to hear that. I know a lot of people keep threads in their phones as a way to read past conversations or sentimental value. Your reasons are very similar to mine also. I think a lot of people are backing up their messages for that exact reason.
    03-28-2011 08:47 PM
  7. CatB's Avatar
    Man, I am so sorry to hear that. I know a lot of people keep threads in their phones as a way to read past conversations or sentimental value. Your reasons are very similar to mine also. I think a lot of people are backing up their messages for that exact reason.
    Ok, can we all say this together: DUH!!!!!!!! I completely forgot that I have My BackUp Pro and always backup everything to my SD card.

    Course, I had not done a backup for almost 2 weeks, but still....managed to get back some of my olders text messages, which is what I was looking for.

    One thing I did not know, and which was pretty disappointing, I have to say, is that when you go to restore your SMS data from MyBackup Pro, it says that some data currently on the device might be deleted and sure enough, the few new text messages I had on there were gone! That seems ridiculous! What is the point of getting back old stuff when you have to lose new stuff?????
    03-29-2011 06:46 AM
  8. ssethv's Avatar
    Ok, can we all say this together: DUH!!!!!!!! I completely forgot that I have My BackUp Pro and always backup everything to my SD card.

    Course, I had not done a backup for almost 2 weeks, but still....managed to get back some of my olders text messages, which is what I was looking for.

    One thing I did not know, and which was pretty disappointing, I have to say, is that when you go to restore your SMS data from MyBackup Pro, it says that some data currently on the device might be deleted and sure enough, the few new text messages I had on there were gone! That seems ridiculous! What is the point of getting back old stuff when you have to lose new stuff?????
    Happens to all of us at some point... I always forget obvious stuff
    03-29-2011 08:16 AM
  9. dmcman73's Avatar
    There is a size limit for SMS/MMS messages and the phone will purge these messages if it needs to in order to free up some memory, if it doesn't, your phone will lock up.

    Did you have quite a bit of picture texts? These take up a lot of room.
    03-29-2011 02:25 PM
  10. rogcontact's Avatar
    Ok, can we all say this together: DUH!!!!!!!! I completely forgot that I have My BackUp Pro and always backup everything to my SD card.

    Course, I had not done a backup for almost 2 weeks, but still....managed to get back some of my olders text messages, which is what I was looking for.

    One thing I did not know, and which was pretty disappointing, I have to say, is that when you go to restore your SMS data from MyBackup Pro, it says that some data currently on the device might be deleted and sure enough, the few new text messages I had on there were gone! That seems ridiculous! What is the point of getting back old stuff when you have to lose new stuff?????
    You can use the "Append SMS" option in MyBackup Pro to not delete the existing SMS messages on y our phone when you restore the old ones from the backup.
    03-30-2011 10:15 AM
  11. CatB's Avatar
    You can use the "Append SMS" option in MyBackup Pro to not delete the existing SMS messages on y our phone when you restore the old ones from the backup.
    Awesome! I will check off that option...did not even know it was available.

    Thanks for the tip!
    03-31-2011 02:04 PM
  12. CatB's Avatar
    You can use the "Append SMS" option in MyBackup Pro to not delete the existing SMS messages on y our phone when you restore the old ones from the backup.
    Ok, would like to set with this option but I can't find it!

    Can you guide me to where this is located?

    Thanks!
    04-03-2011 05:24 PM
  13. CatB's Avatar
    Ok, would like to set with this option but I can't find it!

    Can you guide me to where this is located?

    Thanks!
    No?????

    Anyone??????
    04-08-2011 06:50 PM
  14. maritzaa79's Avatar
    this just happened to me and i dont have any restrictions on my messages in regards to the amount, or it's set really high so they delete as they go. It even deleted my locked messages.
    08-19-2011 12:19 PM
  15. orlanka's Avatar
    I have roughly 11,000 messages saved on phone, only erasing threads that are useless like old ESPN texts or Weather texts. I hope my phone doesn't do that (knocks on wood, knock knock). I have noticed some lag in entering and exiting the text menu. So I am sure it is bogged down.
    I don't mean to come off sounding like a jerk, but how the F does someone have 11,000 messages on their phone?
    08-19-2011 03:06 PM
  16. Jowlah's Avatar
    I don't mean to come off sounding like a jerk, but how the F does someone have 11,000 messages on their phone?
    Well, I am a sentimental fool. I have a lot of friends in my contact list that I text and keep in my phone. Every so often I go back and read them. The ones that make no sense to keep, i erase. Anyway, I have since erased all those texts because of the horrible lag when entering and exiting the text menu. And it's happening again, so I will erase the 8,000 or so in my phone now.
    08-19-2011 09:45 PM
  17. PvilleComp's Avatar
    8,000 texts?! Dammmmmm I don't think I've sent and received 8,000 total text's in the 18 years I've owned a cell phone!

    I must be a loser LOL
    08-19-2011 10:10 PM
  18. Matt Pietrzak's Avatar
    I had nowhere near a large number of texts.

    But praise jesus .....a reboot and they all showed up again.
    04-18-2013 10:09 AM
  19. Sridhar T A's Avatar
    When the phone turns to guest mode all messages will be hidden. Try unchecked guest mode
    05-20-2017 09:27 AM
  20. Sridhar T A's Avatar
    When the phone turns to guest mode all messages will be hidden. Try unchecked guest mode
    05-20-2017 09:28 AM
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