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How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Mac Easily

Myra updated on Sep 18, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro

Whether you want to create a backup of text messages or read them easily, transferring these messages from your iPhone to Mac is a one-size-fits-all approach. Generally speaking, you can do this via iCloud, screenshots, or EaseUS MobiMover, among which the last approach was chosen by most users since it offers more choices in terms of data transfer. For a typical example, EaseUS MobiMover allows you to transfer specific messages to Mac, and these transferred data are viewable and accessible. But if you use iCloud, you have to sync all messages to Mac, and the data you sync are not viewable unless restoring them to an iOS device, which will erase your current data. And screenshots, needless to say, is the most tedious way that only applies to transfer one or two messages.

Despite the fact that each approach has limitations, you still can try them to see if they suit your need.

Tip 1. Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Mac via EaseUS MobiMover
Tip 2. Sync Text Messages from iPhone to Mac via iCloud
Bonus Tip. How to Text Someone from My Computer for Free

Tip 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Mac

The powerful software you will need to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac is EaseUS MobiMover, the iOS data transfer software that is compatible with Mac and Windows PC. With MobiMover installed on your computer, you can transfer files between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between the iOS devices and computers (Mac or PC). 

In addition to text messages, you can also transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, notes, and other popular iOS data. Whether you want to import photos from iPhone X/8/8 Plus to Mac or put music on your iPhone without iTunes, EaseUS MobiMover can come to help. There are many programs like Ease US MobiMover that supports the data transfer between your iPhone and Mac. But if you want a virus-free and plugin-free one, EaseUS MobiMover is the best choice for you. Follow the steps below to copy text messages from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to trust this Mac. Choose "Phone to Mac" and click "Next."

How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac - Step 1

Step 2. Select the category/categories you'd like to export from iPhone to your Mac. Since you want to save iPhone messages to your Mac, tick the "Messages" category. You can change the default path to other locations. Click "Transfer".

How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac - Step 2

Step 3. Wait for the transfer process to finish. The messages will be saved as an HTML file on your Mac. Thus, you can view the details with a browser whenever you want.

How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac - Step 3

Like Messages, contacts can also be backed up to your Mac and will be saved as the HTML file which you can view whenever you want. What's more, you can also transfer contacts from PC to iPhone to sync the backed up contacts back to your iPhone if you need.

In addition to being an iOS data transfer software, MobiMover can also serve as an iPhone content manager which enables you to delete/edit the existing files on your iPhone or add new items to your device from computer. In a word, MobiMover is an unmissable tool for you as long as you are an iDevice user. Don't hesitate to download EaseUS MobiMover on your computer and make it your good helper.

Tip 2. Sync Text Messages from iPhone to Mac via iCloud

With iCloud Drive, you can sync files across your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, which makes it incredibly convenient to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac. But before starting, three things are worth noting.

  • Make sure that both iPhone and Mac log in with the same Apple ID.
  • Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 11.4 or above, and your MacBook or iMac running on macOS 10.13.4.
  • These messages you synced will disappear on Mac if you delete them on iPhone.

Step 1. Enable Messages on iCloud by going to the Settings >Apple ID > iCloud > Toggle "Messages" to on (green).

Enable Messages in iCloud

Step 2. Open MacBook or iMac and make sure you're logged in to the same Apple ID as your iPhone > Launch Messages app on your Mac.

Step 3. Go to the "Preference" for Message > "Account" > Select your Apple ID from the accounts list > Tick the "Enable Messages in iCloud."

Enable Messages on iCloud Mac

Step 4. Once enabled, all messages on your iPhone will be synced to your Messages app on Mac. If not, you can click on the Sync Now button to start.

Note: The above-introduced two methods can also be transferred messages from Mac back to the iPhone.

Bonus Tip. How to Text Someone from My Computer for Free

If you are a businessman who often handles the affairs on the computer, you may need to send text messages on the computer. Here in this section, we will give you, and those who have the same need some approaches to get the work done.

1. Using Email - You can send a text message through email if you know your friends' phone number and cellphone provider. All you need to do is to put your text messages into the email and press send.

2. Using iMessage - For Apple users they can send iMessage between two MacBooks. To do this, you can open the Messages app on your Mac, input your recipient's phone number (or Apple ID), and then type the content you want to send. Finally, click on Send.

3. Using the SMS website - Many SMS websites can help you send messages for free. But some of them may ask you to sign up and register to see responses. If not, they will require you to provide an email address to receive responses.

4. Using Google Voice - If you don't know the recipient's carrier, then you can use Google Voice to send and receive text messages. By using it, you can choose a brand new number or use your existing mobile number.

In Conclusion

By following this guide, we hope you have transferred text messages from iPhone to Mac successfully. Apart from the two methods introduced above, you can also use screenshots. But that may be big business for users who have a large number of messages to transfer. For that, we recommend you to ask EaseUS MobiMover for the help. With it installed on your Mac or PC, you can transfer any files from iPhone to Mac or vice versa. Now you can download it to have a try.