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3 Free Methods for iMessage Backup on iPhone/iPad

Tracy King updated on Dec 21, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

As we all know that iMessage is an Apple built-in instant message service, which lets you send text, picture, photos, video, sound and even location quickly and easily to anyone else using iMessage on iPhone, iPad, Mac etc devices.

To avoid unnecessary iMessage loss issue on your devices, it's highly necessary to create a backup of important iMessages on iPhone or iPad. Here below, you'll find 3 reliable free methods for iMessage backup now:

Note: If you need a simple way to backup iMessages, free iPhone data transfer software can help and you may directly follow Method 1 to get iMessages backed up.
If you don't need a third-party software for help, Method 2 or 3 can help.

Method 1. Back up iMessage from iPhone/iPad to computer for free

If you want to selectively backup wanted contacts, messages, photos, videos, and more to PC/computer, this professional free iPhone data backup software - EaseUS MobiMover can effectively help. 
It allows you extract, transfer, and backup iMessages from iPhone/iPad with iOS 11/10, etc by simple clicks:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC, unlock your device, and trust the computer. Then launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to "Backup Manager" > "Back up".

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Since you want to back up your iPhone messages, select "Messages" only. As you can see, you can back up other supported file types together with messages from your iPhone. The messages will be kept on Desktop by default, but you can click "Select" to choose another path. Afterward, click the backup button to start backing up your iPhone messages and attachments.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Wait for the process to complete. If you need to restore the message backup to your iPhone in the future, go to "Backup Manager" > "Restore" and select the backup you just made.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3

After this, you've successfully backed up iMessages to PC or computer. You can also apply this method to effectively transfer and backup text messages, photos, pictures, videos etc other iOS data to PC.

Method 2. Back up iMessages to iCloud for Free

Step 1. Connect iPhone to WiFi network;
Step 2. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup;

iMessage backup to iCloud.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now and then sign in with your Apple ID account and password;

Back up iMessages to iCloud.

Step 4. Select iMessages that you want to back up to iCloud and follow onscreen guidelines to complete the job then.

Create iMessage backups in iCloud.

Method 3. Back up iMessage to iTunes for Free

Step 1. Update iTunes to the latest version on PC;
Step 2. Run iTunes and connect iPhone to PC;
Step 3. Once iTunes recognizes iPhone, select iPhone when it appears in iTunes;
Step 4. Click Back Up Now under Manually Back Up and Restore.

iTunes back up iMessages for free.