Copy iPhone Message to Computer for Backup and Printing

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

The message app on your iPhone is now one of the most popular methods to communicate with friends, family, and coworkers. There might be some important information in the messages that you want to copy from iPhone to computer as a backup or to print out. For whatever reason, times should come when you need to export text messages from iPhone in a readable format.

iTunes has been the commonest choice for iPhone users to sync content on iPhone to computer. However, with iTunes backup, you cannot access or view the text messages on your PC. If you need to restore your iPhone messages from backup, it would overwrite the current content on your iPhone.

MobiMover Free, the only free iPhone data transfer software in the market, provides you with a simple way to copy iPhone messages to computer. It's really easy to export text messages from iPhone with MobiMover Free, so that you can view SMS on your computer anytime, or to print out text messages when needed. It works with iPhone 4 or later and iOS versions including iOS 8, 9, 10, and iOS 11. You can view and print the message backup on a PC running Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

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Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. Click Trust when a prompt appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to PC/Mac.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2:  Go to More and select Messages. As you can see from the image below, you can copy photos, audio, videos, and other files types from iPhone to your computer together with messages from your iPhone to the computer all at once.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon and set a storage path for the messages you will download from iPhone to the computer.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: After selecting the folder, click Transfer to begin copying messages from your iPhone. The items will be stored as an HTML file on your computer, thus you can view the details with any browser on you have.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 4

In this way, you can copy and backup all text messages from iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud. What's more, MobiMover Free is also able to transfer files from iPhone to iPad or from computer to iPhone in a completely free way. In the following content, we will also introduce you how to backup iPhone SMS to the computer via iTunes, just in case that you prefer to use iTunes for iOS data sync.

Sync iPhone Message to iTunes

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run iTunes.

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

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

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