Export Text Messages from iPhone to Backup SMS on Computer

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

iPhone SMS is taking over; they are replacing phone and email. The message on your iPhone is now one of the most important forms of communication with friends, loved ones, family, and coworkers. Now and then, you may feel like to export text messages from iPhone to archive some old messages on the computer. It could be a funny joke sent from a friend that you want to save, or you may need to back up a text message for legal purposes. For whatever reason, it is important to export iPhone messages to computer for iPhone users.

iTunes has been the first choice for iPhone users to sync content on iPhone to the 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 first all free iPhone data transfer software in the market, allows you to access and save iPhone messages on your PC. It's really easy to export text messages from iPhone with MobiMover Free so that you can view SMS on your computer anytime, or even 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. 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".

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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".

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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.

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In this way, you can export and backup all text messages from iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud.

With EaseUS MobiMover Free, you can also select particular several messages to export from iPhone to the computer. To do this, you can enter the Custom section from the main window, and find the category of “Messages”. There all your messages will be listed, and you can choose the ones you want to export.

What's more, MobiMover Free is also able to transfer various contents from iPhone to iPhone/iPad and from computer to iPhone in a completely free way, such as transfer notes from iPhone 8 to iPad.

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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