3 Tips: How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone

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Sabine Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Because of the importance of text messages, iMessage has developed the thumb of users strongly. So iPhone stores large amounts of text messages every day. To get more space for your iPhone, you can backup text messages and delete them from your iPhone with one click. The following article covers three methods: backup your text message with EaseUS MobiMover, iCloud, iTunes, etc. at one time or transfer them from iPhone to PC.

Tip 1. Backup text messages on iPhone

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the alternative to iTunes/iCloud as a completely Free iPhone data Transfer and can help you to save the data from iPhone/iPad/iPod by file type on PC.

  • 1. Transfer data from old iPhone/iPad to the new one.
  • 2. Back up your iPhone data to PC to avoid accidental data loss.
  • 3. Move your iDevices data to another device to free up space on your iPhone/iPad.
  • 4. Share iPhone/iPad data with other iOS devices.
  • 5. Transfer multiple categories between two iOS devices or between iOS device and computer.
  • 6. Add or delete your iPhone/iPad items freely.
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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 iDevice to PC (or Mac).

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

Step 2: Since you want to back up your iPhone messages, go to click More and select Messages only. As you can see, you can back up other supported file types together with messages from your iPhone. 

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

Step 3: Click the folder icon to choose a path for your iPhone messages to be backed up. 

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

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin saving text messages from your iPhone to the computer. The items transferred will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus, if you want to check the details, open the file with a browser to do it.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 4

Tip 2. Backup iPhone text messages via iTunes

iTunes is a free Apple's tool. Users can back up SMS messages via iPhone Backup. First, connect your iPhone to your PC and open iTunes manually, or wait for it to pop up automatically.

Step 1: Click the icon on your iPhone.

Step 2: Activate the option "This computer" under "Backup".

Step 3: Click on "Backup now".


Tip 3. Backup iPhone SMS messages via iCloud

iCloud can back up iPhone content at some time. As long as you enable this feature, you can back up iPhone text messages.

Step 1: Open the Settings app > tap iCloud > tap Backup.

Step 2: Activate "iCloud Backup".


Have you saved iPhone SMS with one click on PC selectively? After you try these methods, you can choose the best one for you. To manage your iPhone files better, download EaseUS MobiMover! Please share this tutorial on Social Media!