2 Free Ways to Backup Text Messages on iPhone X with or Without iTunes

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Messages, especially text messages, is the conventional the important ways to communicate with others, like family members, friends, and colleagues, which always carries private and crucial information that can not be lost in any cause. Therefore, finding some good ways to backup messages on iPhone, let's say backup text messages on iPhone X here is indispensable.

In this post, we mainly talk about how to backup iPhone X text messages to the computer in two ways by using iTunes and EaseUS MobiMover Free. The differences between these two methods are you can just back up your whole iPhone X with iTunes to the computer, but you can flexibly backup text messages on iPhone only. Moreover, with MobiMover Free, you are able to view and manage the exported text messages on your computer, which is not permitted by iTunes.

How to backup text messages on iPhone X with MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is the unique completely free iPhone data transfer software in the world that enables you to download single or the whole iPhone X text messages to the computer for data backup at one time. What's more, iPhone X text messages backup is also a good tip to make iPhone faster by freeing up more available space. MobiMover allows for transferring more than ten kinds of files from iPhone X to the PC or laptop, such as contacts, messages, notes, calendars, voice mails, books, Safari bookmarks & history, photos, videos, and audios.

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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.

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How to backup text messages on iPhone X with iTunes

If you don't mind the drawbacks of iTunes backup, you can choose iTunes to backup text messages on iPhone X within a few steps.

1. Install and run the latest iTunes version on your computer. 

2. Connect your iPhone X with a USB cable to the computer. Click the iPhone device button within iTunes. 

3. Click "This computer" and "Back Up Now" in the right-side panel to back up all the iPhone X data, including text messages. When the process is done, if you need, you can find the iTunes backup location to view and changes the location of exported files. 

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