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There are three types of messages on your iPhone, iMessage, text messages (SMS), and multimedia messages(MMS). iMessages are texts, photos, or videos that you send to another device that also supports iMessage via a Wi-Fi or cellular data network. While SMS and MMS are texts and photos and sending SMS or MMS requires a text-messaging plan which is provided by your wireless carrier.
No matter what kind of message you use, you can export messages from your iPhone using one of the ways below.
It's quite easy to export messages from your iPhone using the email service. Via email, you can export iMessage from your iPhone to another device that supports email checking. If you prefer an easy and fast way to export iMessage from your iPhone, follow the steps below to learn how to copy an entire text conversation on your iPhone and then export it from your iOS device.
Step 1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone and click the conversation you want to save.
Step 2. Press and hold one of the texts in the conversation and choose "More..."
Step 3. Click the checkbox near the texts to select the entire conversation.
Step 4. After the selection, click the forward icon to create a new message.
Step 5. Enter your email address in the box and hit "Send" to export your iPhone messages via email.
Step 6. Check the messages on your target device.
If you also want to save text messages from iPhone to computer, you can try the free iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. This tool allows you to save text messages from your iPhone to the computer all at once or selectively. Besides, other types of content like photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, and books are also transferrable with EaseUS MobiMover.
To save text messages from iPhone to computer:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to trust this computer. Choose "Phone to PC" and click "Next".
Step 2. Select the category/categories you'd like to export from iPhone to the computer. Since you want to save iPhone messages to the computer, tick the "Messages" category. You can change the default path C:\Users\Owner\Desktop to other locations. Click "Transfer".
Step 3. Wait for the transfer process to finish. The messages will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus, you can view the details with a browser whenever you want.
With this tool, you can transfer files between two iDevices or between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer. Thus, whether you want to download text messages from iPhone to computer or add ringtones to iPhone, you can get it done using EaseUS MobiMover.
iMessages can be shared across your devices that use the same iCloud account. With iCloud messages turned on, you can keep the messages on your devices synced and updated. Thus, if you want to switch between your devices more smoothly, you can sync iMessages across your devices including iPhone, iPad, and Mac following the steps below.
On an iPhone or iPad:
Step 1. Open the "Settings" app and tap on your name.
Step 2. Choose "iCloud" and toggle on "Messages".
On a Mac:
Step 1. Launch Messages.
Step 2. Click "Messages" > "Preferences".
Step 3. Go to the "Accounts" tab and check the option "Enable Messages in iCloud".
Now you not only know how to export iMessages from iPhone but also learn how to save text messages on iPhone. If you want to avoid accidental loss of your iPhone messages, you can back up your iPhone with iCloud or iTunes to keep them safe.
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