[3 Tips]How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus to Computer for Free

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Myra Updated on Jun 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Read to get the new iPhone 8 or iPhone X to replace your iPhone 7 but don't want to lose the text messages on it? Or you just want to have a backup of your iPhone messages elsewhere to avoid complete data loss when your iPhone 7 suffer from accidental file deletion? No matter what's the reason is, as long as you want to transfer text messages from your iPhone 7 to the computer, this article is written for you. The complete free software you will need to help you import messages from iPhone to the computer is called MobiMover Free, a powerful tool for iOS data transfer. Read on to get more details. What's more, you can also use iCloud or iTunes to back up text messages on your iPhone. All the 3 methods are covered in this article. Read on to get the details.

How to transfer text messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer (FREE)

Part 1: How to download text messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with MobiMover

As an iOS data transfer tool, MobiMover enables you to export files from iPhone/iPad to computer, import files from computer to iPhone/iPad, transfer files from one iPhone/iPad to another and manage your iOS content by deleting/adding/editing items from the computer like deleting all contacts on iPhone 7. The files you can transfer from iPhone/iPad to the computer include contacts, messages, notes, photos, videos (movies, TV shows, home videos, music videos, photo videos), audios (music, ringtones, playlists, audiobooks, voice memos) and Safari bookmarks & history. Thus you can surely transfer text messages from your iPhone 7 to computer with MobiMover. Wonderful, right? Follow the steps below to learn how to make it quickly.

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One of the advantages of using MobiMover to download text messages from your iPhone to the computer is that the backups are accessible and viewable for you on the computer, which means, unlike iCloud and iTunes backup, you can check the MobiMover backup whenever you want.
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Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and connect your device to your computer with a USB cable. Click Trust when a prompt appears on your iPhone asking you whether to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to PC/Mac.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2:  Go to More and select Messages. As you can see from the image below, you can copy photos, audio, videos, and other files types from iPhone to your computer together with messages from your iPhone to the computer all at once.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3: Click the folder icon and set a storage path for the messages you will download from iPhone to the computer.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3

Step 4: After selecting the folder, click Transfer to begin copying messages from your iPhone. The items will be stored as an HTML file on your computer, thus you can view the details with any browser on you have.

How to copy messages from iPhone to computer - Step 4

With MobiMover installed on your PC, you can enjoy the conveniences it brings you in cases like transferring photos from old iPhone to new iPhone X, adding ringtones to iPhone X, importing contacts from old iPhone to new iPhone 8 and more. Don't hesitate to download MobiMover, the completely free software for iOS data transfer, to have a try.

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Part 2: How to transfer text messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with iCloud

An iCloud Backup generally includes iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages, call history, device settings, and other data. What you need to know here is that the iCloud Backup is not accessible to you. If you want to view the messages, you have to restore your iPhone from iCloud Backup to make it. If that's not what you expected, use the method introduced in Part 1 instead.

How to download text messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with iCloud:

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to [your name] > iCloud and scroll down to choose iCloud Backup.

Step 3: Toggle on iCloud Backup and click Back Up Now. Then your iPhone will be backed up to iCloud automatically when it's connected to power, locked, and on WLAN.

Part 3: How to back up text messages on iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with iTunes

Similar to iCloud Backup, iTunes Backup also covers the text messages on your iPhone and the backup is not readable to you. (If you want to get the details of the messages, you have to restore your iPhone from iTunes Backup.) Unlike iCloud Backup that is stored in cloud storage, iTunes backup is saved on your computer hard drive. If you want to view the messages on your computer as you wish, go to Part 1 and apply the simple steps on your devices.

How to transfer text messages from iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with iTunes:

Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 3: Click the Device button and choose Summary.

Step 4: Click Back Up Now and your iPhone content will be backed up to your computer.