Free Ways to Download Text Messages/SMS From iPhone to PC

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Katrin Updated on Jun 05, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

How to download text messages from iPhone?

Your text message or SMS may contain important information and leave them on your phone which might be lost or stolen easily is not so smart. Luckily you can download your text messages from iPhone to PC in several ways. We present 2 possibilities. You can either use a free iPhone data transfer or you can download your SMS/text messages from iPhone to computer with iTunes.

Way 1. Download text messages from iPhone to PC with EaseUS MobiMover Free

EaseUS MobiMover Free is a professional and free iPhone data transfer that can help you save iPhone text messages to computer, in case you might lose them one day. The powerful transfer function of this software allows you to transfer not only text messages from iPhone, but also other iPhone files like photos from iPhone to PC. Now follow the detailed steps and begin with the download of your SMS messages now:

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the Windows 7/8/10 computer and tap Trust when an iPhone pop-up requires you to trust this computer. Launch MobiMover on your computer. Then, you will access the one-click-transfer interface as shown below.


Step 2: Click the computer icon or the Folder icon next to the PC/Desktop to set the storage path for backing up messages. If you don't set it by yourself, the messages will be exported to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover.

customize the path for saving messages

Step 3: Click the Next button to choose the files you want to backup. MobiMover will load all the supported files at first. Here, you can uncheck Select all and select Message only.  If you want to export several messages but not the whole, you can click your iPhone device on the main screen, then choose Message

choose messages to save to the computer

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to back up iPhone messages to Windows PC or laptop. Please don't disconnect your iPhone during the transferring. 

begin to transfer messages to the computer

Way 2. Download text messages from iPhone to PC via iTunes

iTunes allows you to download and back up your text messages so that you can get back to your iPhone in case of data loss. If you want to read out the messages or save them externally, follow the instructions in the next paragraph.

  • Start iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable.
  • If you select your iPhone in the upper left corner of the screen, you will get to the overview.
  • Activate the "This computer" option on the left and click the "Back Up Now" button.
  • A full backup of your iPhone is then saved on your PC.