Two Ways to Save Text on iPhone to Computer - Messages/Notes

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

Texts on iPhone are more and more important to you, such as text messages and notes. It could carry some information related to business, legal evidence, or important dates. Now and then, you may feel like to save text from iPhone to the computer so that you can make a backup of the text in a safe place.

iTunes has been the first choice for iPhone users to sync content on iPhone to the computer. However, with iTunes backup, you cannot access or view the text on your PC. If you need to restore text from iTunes backup, it would overwrite the current content on your iPhone.

Don't worry. In this article, we will show you two ways to save texts on iPhone to the computer in a readable format without iTunes.

Method 1 Save iPhone Text to Computer via Email

To send iPhone texts via Email, you need to manually copy, paste and send the email. To save text messages, you can only copy one message conversation each time. If you have multiple messages that need to be printed, this method will take you much time and energy. Follow these instructions to learn how to save texts on iPhone to the computer via Email.

Here we will show you how to export text messages from iPhone via Email.

Step 1: Go to the Message app on your iPhone, and open the conversation that you want to print.

Step 2: Tap and hold the message you want to print to get various options (copy, forward, speak, and more). Select the "Copy" option to copy the contents of the text to the clipboard. You can also select multiple messages.

Step 3: Now open the Mail app on your iOS device and draft a new email. Tap and hold the message body to get various options. Select the “Paste” button to paste the text message you just copied.

Step 4: Access your Email account from computer to print out the email text, which contains your text messages.

Method 2 Save iPhone Text to Computer with EaseUS MobiMover Free

MobiMover Free, the first all free iPhone transfer software in the market, allows you to access and save iPhone text to the computer in a readable format. It's really easy to export texts from iPhone to this computer with MobiMover Free so that you can view and print out texts from iPhone. It works with iPhone 4 or later and iOS versions including iOS 8, 9, 10, and iOS 11. You can view and print the message backup on a PC running Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

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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 navigate to "Content Management". Choose "Messages".

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Step 2. Go to "Settings" to choose a folder to save the items to be transferred. 

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Step 3. 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 PC" button. 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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In this way, you can export and backup all texts from iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud.

With EaseUS MobiMover Free, you can also select particular several messages/notes to export from iPhone to the computer. To do this, you can enter the Custom section from the main window, and find the category of “Messages” and “Notes”. Select the ones you want to save to computer, and MobiMover will guide you to transfer easily and quickly.

What's more, MobiMover Free is also able to sync various contents from iPhone to iPhone/iPad and from computer to iPhone in a completely free way, such as to transfer notes from iPhone 8 to iPad.