How to Search Messages on iPhone

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Duke Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

"I have nearly a thousand messages on my iPhone, every time I want to find some certain messages, it may take me a long time. How to search messages on iPhone?"

It's not easy to find a message when you have tons of messages on your iPhone. But, if you have already upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11, things could be different.

How to Search messages on iPhone?

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and go to the messages app.

Step 2. Open the messages and slide down, you will find a box with the word Search.

Step 3. Tap the box and enter the word you want to search for the messages, the messages below will change by the result automatically.


How to back up messages on iPhone?

If you have too many messages on your iPhone, it may be better to back up messages on a computer and delete them to free up iPhone storage. To safely make a copy of your iPhone text messages on your computer, all you need is the freeware, EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your Mac or PC, you can transfer messages, contacts, photos, videos, music, and more between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between an iOS device and the computer. Click the button below to quickly download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the easy steps to back up your iPhone messages to computer.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. When a pop-up asking you whether to trust this computer appears, click Trust to continue. Then start EaseUS MobiMover and click "Phone to PC".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Since you want to back up your iPhone messages, select "Messages" only. As you can see, you can back up other supported file types together with messages from your iPhone. The messages will be kept on Desktop by default, but it's also possible for you to custom a new path. Next, click "Transfer".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Wait for the process to complete. The backup of messages will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus, if you want to check the details, use a browser to open the HTML file.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3