How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Mac for Free

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Myra Updated on Jun 21, 2018 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

Backing up Messages, including iMessages, SMS and MMS messages, on your iPhone is quite necessary for iPhone users like you. Like photos, messages carry important information and wonderful memories that you can't afford to lose. If you are also a Mac user, it's natural for you to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac to make a backup, which is the very focus of this article. If you are wondering how to save text messages from iPhone to Mac, reading this article will show you the answer.

How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac for free

The FREEWARE you will need to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac is EaseUS MobiMover Free, the free iOS data transfer software 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 iOS device and computer (Mac or PC). 

What can MobiMover transfer or manage for you:

Photos: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Photo Videos

Videos: Movies, TV shows, Music Videos

Audios: Music, Ringtones, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, Playlists

Others: Contacts, Notes, Messages, Voice Mails, Books, and Safari Bookmarks

In addition to text messages, you can also transfer other files listed above. No matter you want to import photos from iPhone to iPhone X/8/8 Plus or put music on your iPhone without iTunes, MobiMover can come to help. There are many programs like MobiMover that supports the data transfer between your iPhone and Mac. But if you want a truly free one, MobiMover is the best choice for you. Follow the steps below to copy text messages from iPhone to Mac for free.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac and click Trust in the prompt on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and choose iDevice to Mac.

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

Step 2: Go to More and select Messages. If you need to, you can transfer other file types along with messages from your iPhone to Mac all at once.

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

Step 3: Tick the folder icon to set a storage path for your iPhone messages to be copied.

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

Step 4: Tap Transfer to start transferring messages from your iPhone to your Mac. When it has completed, go to the selected folder to check the transferred items. (The messages exported to your Mac will be saved as an HTML file. Open it with a browser to view the details.)

How to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac - Step 4

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 a free 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.