Is There a Way to Save Text Messages to Computer for Free

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Jean Updated on Jun 07, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

"Is there a way to save text messages to computer for free? I use iPhone 7, how can I save my iPhone SMS text messages and iMessages without taking too much time?"

The question of how to save iPhone text messages and iMessages is asked by quite a lot of people, especially for those who need to preserve a copy of iPhone messages for some legal purposes or simply keep it as a backup. In this regard, it's good to know that there are two widely spread solutions to deal with your iPhone messages and keep them on a computer. Most importantly, they're both free to use.

Method 1. Save your iPhone text messages with iTunes

Notice: your iPhone backup location on Windows 10 created by iTunes is C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.

1. If your device syncs with iTunes, it will automatically backup everything on your phone (including SMS messages and iMessages) once you connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
2. If it doesn't automatically sync, head to File > Devices > Back up. Depending on your iTunes version, you may have to right-click the device and choose Backup Now.

Method 2. Save your iPhone text messages with EaseUS MobiMover Free

Notice: EaseUS MoviMover puts your iPhone backup to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover. Or, you can set up a customized backup location as you want.

Another way is to use third-party free iPhone transfer software called EaseUS MobiMover, which is recognized as the best free iTunes alternative in the world. One outstanding feature of using MobiMover as free iPhone message backup solution is that the messages backup is in a viewable format and you can easily access the backup file by opening it on a web page.

Now, click the button below to safely download and install EaseUS MobiMover Free on your computer, then follow the steps to save your iPhone text messages to computer using MobiMover.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC) and click Trust on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and click [your device name] > Messages.

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 1

Step 2: Select the messages, including text messages (SMS), multimedia messages (MMS), and iMessages, you want to save from your iPhone to the computer and click the Transfer to Computer button. 

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Step 3: Now you need to select a folder to save the items to be transferred. After that, MobiMover will start downloading text messages from your iPhone to the computer automatically. When it has finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the messages. (The items will be saved an HTML file on your computer, thus you need to open it with a browser to view its details.)

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