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How to Export SMS from iPhone in Simple Steps

Daisy updated on Oct 27, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Exporting SMS from iPhone is needed in many situations, depending on the destination you want to export to. You may want to export SMS to another newly-purchased iPhone to keep important conversations, or export messages from the iPhone to a computer to print the conversation out, or just want to make a copy of your SMS to prevent data loss.

Whatever the case is, this guide will show you a couple of ways to get the job done. 

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. How to Export SMS from iPhone to Computer via EaseUS MobiMover
Part 2. How to Export SMS from One iPhone to Another via iCloud Sync
Part 3. Export One or Two Messages from iPhone via Screenshot
Part 4. How to Export SMS from iPhone to Android

Part 1. How to Export SMS from iPhone to Computer via EaseUS MobiMover

Whether you want to export SMS from iPhone to a computer or from one iPhone to another iOS device, this versatile and reliable messages transfer program - EaseUS MobiMover can help you do it without hassle. With it installed on your computer, you can export WhatsApp chat history, messages, contacts, notes, photos, and other files between two iOS devices or between an iOS device and a computer. 

It works perfectly with iPhone 12/11/XR/XS/X/8/7/6 in iOS 13/12 and supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is quite simple to use. All you need to do it to download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and plug your iPhone into the computer.

Note: The following instruction mainly shows you the steps to transfer messages from the phone to the PC. You can also transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone with its phone to phone feature. 

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".

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 the computer, tick the "Messages" category. You can change the default path C:\Users\Owner\Desktop to other locations. Click "Transfer".

how to export text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

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.

how to export text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Part 2. How to Export SMS from One iPhone to Another via iCloud Sync

To export SMS from one iPhone to another, you can use iCloud's sync feature to do it with ease. Once you enabled Apple's Messages in iCloud service, all of your messages will be synced among different iOS devices signed into the same iCloud account. Plus, you can apply similar steps to export contacts from iPhone

Note that this feature only works on iOS devices running iOS 11.4 and later. You can head to your Settings app > General > Software Update to check your iOS version. If your iPhone is running iOS 11.4 or later, you can follow us to export SMS from iPhone via iCloud sync.

Step 1. On your iPhone, head to the Settings app.

Step 2. Click on your Apple ID.

Step 3. Click on the iCloud.

Step 4. Find the Messages and enable it.

Enable Messages on iCloud

Note: The above-introduced method applies to sync all messages on your iPhone. If you have many but not all messages to transfer, you can navigate to Part 1. While if you just want to export one or two messages, you can take a screenshot of it by following the steps introduced in Part 3.

Part 3. Export One or Two Messages from iPhone via Screenshot

If you have just one or two messages to export, you can export text messages by taking screenshots. The steps will vary depending on your iPhone models.

On an iPhone X or later

Step 1. Open the Message app on your iPhone and find the conversations you'd like to export.

Step 2. Press and hold the Side button on the right side of your iPhone.

Step 3. Immediately click the Volume Up button on the left side.

Step 4. Release the button.

Step 5. You'll then hear the camera shutter sound and see a screenshot appears in the lower-left corner of your iPhone. You can edit based on your needs. If the screenshot is not working, don't hesitate to fix it quickly. 

On iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad, and iPod touch

Step 1. Open the Message app on your iPhone and find the chat you'd like to export.

Step 2. Press and hold the Top or Side button.

Step 3. Then you'll get a screenshot of your screen.

Note: If the screenshot is not working on iPhone or iPad, remember to fix it with a couple of tips offered in this post. 

Part 4. How to Export SMS from iPhone to Android

"How do I export SMS from iPhone to Samsung? " is a common question asked by iOS and Android users. To do this, you'll need to use a combination of tools provided by both Apple and third-party software companies. The steps are divided into three steps: back up iPhone messages to a computer with iTunes or EaseUS MobiMover, then find iTunes backup and copy files to Android, finally restore messages to Android.

Step 1. Back up SMS on iPhone with iTunes

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

2. Select the device icon when it appears on the screen.

3. Go to the Summary section and select "Back Up Now."

Back up iPhone to iTunes

Step 2. Copy File to Android

1. Once the backup is complete, you can go to find your backup location on the computer.

2. Locate the folder with the most recent timestamp and select  file called 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28. 

3. Connect your Android device to the computer, then copy and paste the file to your Android.

Step 3. Restore Messages to Android

1. Download and install iSMS2droid on your Android phone.

2. Open the app and tap the "Import Messages" tab.

3. A window will pop up to let you select the messages database file you just transferred to Android.

4. Select "Import All Messages."

5. Then, the iSMS2droid app will import all SMS messages to your Android.

The Bottom Line

That's all content about how to export SMS from iPhone. Wherever you want to export to, this guide will give you the steps to do it. Among the ways we introduced above, the first method is the most recommended since it is easy to use and fast to transfer. More importantly, it provides you with many practical tools for data management. Now, you can download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer to give it a try!