2 Ways to Export iPhone Messages/SMS

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Katrin Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Your iPhone messages may contain important information including the private conversation between you and your loved ones or some business info that can not be deleted. So it makes sense that we export all iPhone messages, so that we will have an extra copy, if the iPhone gets lost or stolen someday somehow. In this article, we will show you 2 effective ways to export your precious iPhone messages: with iTunes or a free iPhone data transfer. The detailed tutorial is displayed down below.

Way 1. Export iPhone messages to computer with free iPhone transfer

A free iPhone data transfer can help you transfer and export all the messages and SMS on your iPhone to a Windows PC. EaseUS MobiMover Free is such a tool that can transfer iPhone messages to PC with its powerful function in data transfer. It is also a free iPhone content manager that can add the ringtone or delete apps on iPhone.

Now follow the steps below and export your iPhone messages to a computer right away.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and click Trust on your iPhone screen to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover Free and choose iDevice to PC.

How to export text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Select the category/categories you’d like to export from iPhone to the computer. Since you want to save iPhone messages to computer. Click More and select Messages. 

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Step 3: Tick the folder icon and select a folder to store the messages to be transferred. After that, click Transfer to start exporting text messages from iPhone to PC.

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Step 4: 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.

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Way 2. Export iPhone messages via iTunes

iTunes can export your iPhone messages. If you want to read out the messages or save them externally, follow the instructions down below.

  • Start iTunes on your computer 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 including messages is then saved on your PC