EaseUS MobiMover

All-in-One iOS Content Manager & Free Video/Audio Downloader

  • An iOS data transfer tool to transfer files to or from iPhone/iPad
  • An iPhone manager to manage files on iPhone/iPad from a computer
  • A free video downloader to download online videos to a computer or iPhone/iPad

How to Save Text Messages on iPhone

Messages may carry important information. That's why you need to save text messages on your iPhone sometimes. However, Apple doesn't provide a direct way for you to export text messages from iPhone. Given that, you will need the help of third-party software or use some tricks to save text messages from iPhone to computer.

Method 1. How to Save Text Messages from iPhone to Computer

To save text messages from iPhone to computer, you can use iPhone transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. With this tool, you will be able to:

  • Transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer (PC or Mac)
  • Sync data from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • Access and manage iDevice content from a computer
  • Transfer photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, messages, books, and more (The categories vary depending on the transfer direction)

Thus, if you are looking to download text messages from iPhone to computer, EaseUS MobiMover will help. Besides, this tool also works well as a free video downloader that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and many other sites to your computer or iPhone/iPad. Whether you want to download YouTube videos to iPhone or save Facebook videos to computer, you can apply this tool.

To save text messages from iPhone 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

Method 2. How to Save Text Messages on iPhone via Screenshot

Using an iPhone transfer software tool to transfer your iPhone text messages to computer is the most direct way to save text messages on iPhone. If you are not willing to use such a tool, you can also try to export your iPhone texts by taking screenshots of the SMS.

Via screenshot, you can keep your text messages the way they originally are. Thus, if you need to save text messages on your iPhone with the date, time, and media files well-presented, take screenshots of the text messages to save them. 

To save text messages on iPhone:

Step 1. Go to the Messages app on your iOS device.

Step 2. Find and click the message you'd like to export.

Step 3. Take a screenshot of the current screen and then scroll up to continue.

How to save text messages on iPhone

Afterward, you can transfer photos from iPhone to computer and then print text messages on your iPhone if you need to.

Method 3. How to Export Text Messages from iPhone to PC

The last workable way to save iPhone text messages to PC is to export the conversations via email. The overall steps are: Select the messages, send them to your own account, and then check and save them on your computer.

To export text messages from iPhone to PC:

Step 1. Open the Messages app on your device.

Step 2. Find and click the conversation you'd like to save. 

Step 3. Tap and hold one of the bubbles. When more options appear, choose "More".

Step 4. Select the texts you want to save and then tap the "Forward" button.

Step 5. Enter your own email address and then send the text message to yourself.

Step 6. Check the email on your computer and download the email content to your device.

How to save text messages from iPhone to computer

The Bottom Line

As you can see, the most straightforward way to save text messages on iPhone is to use an iOS data transfer tool to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer. If you want to back up your iPhone text messages as well as other data, you can make an iCloud or iTunes backup to save all data and settings on your device.