Back Up Text Message on iPhone to Computer for Free

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Alisa Updated on Jun 26, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

"I have tons of important messages saved on my iPhone 7 and I want to free up the SMS box. They are so important for me so I don't want to delete they. I just want to ask, is there any free but useful way to back up text message on iPhone?"

One relatively lacking features built into iOS is that you can't easily back up SMS messages from iPhone and save them on your computer. We all know most of the data on the iPhone including text messages can be backed up via iTunes or iCloud. However, you can't view the backup messages directly on your PC or Mac. And here, we're going to look at a free way to back up text messages from iPhone to computer. Before that, we also give you a brief guide of how to back up text message on iPhone with iTunes and iCloud.

Part 1: How to back up text message on iPhone with iCloud

Step 1: Make sure your iPhone is under Wi-Fi connection.

Step 2: Run "Settings" and choose "iCloud".

Step 3: Click on "Backup" and turn on "iCloud Backup".

Step 4: Tap on "Back Up Now" to back up text message on your iPhone to iCloud.

How to back up text messages on iPhone with iCloud

Part 2: How to back up text message on iPhone with iTunes

If you choose iTunes to back up text message on iPhone to computer, steps can be divided into two steps: first is backing up iPhone data file with iTunes, and then use an iPhone backup extractor to export and read text messages as TXT, CSV, and HTML file on computer.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer and run "iTunes". (If you find your iPhone not showing up in iTunes, here are the fixes.)

Step 2: Tap on the device icon and choose "Summary".

Step 3: Choose "This computer" and hit on "Back Up Now".

How to backup text messages on iPhone with iTunes

Backing up text message on iPhone to computer with iTunes or iCloud is actually stuff task, therefore, in this guide, we will recommend you a third-party software - EaseUS MobiMover, which allows you to 1-click to back up text message on iPhone to computer in pdf/html/txt format. Next, let's make a brief introduction to the tool we'll need.

Part 3: How to back up text message on iPhone to Computer with MobiMover Free

Things You'll Need:

1.An iPhone with text messages you want to save on computer (iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5/4s support).

2.USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.

3. A computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.

4. iTunes Backup Extractor (free trial).

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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 "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

Follow this guide, you can copy and backup all text messages from iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud.