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How to Use AnyTrans

Welcome to AnyTrans Online Guide. Here you can find all detailed tutorials about how to manage your iOS contents between iOS devices, iOS device & computer, iOS device & iTunes, iOS device & iCloud as well as data stored on iTunes and iCloud backups, and even move Android device data to iTunes, iCloud and iOS device directly. If you still have questions after reading this guide, please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team, and you will receive reply within 24 hours.

Messages Management

Messages let you exchange text messages with other SMS and MMS devices using your cellular connection or Wi-Fi connection, and with other iOS devices and Mac computers using iMessage. AnyTrans helps you transfer your messages/iMessages on iOS devices to computer in a variety of formats. Please refer to the following guide to make good use of AnyTrans.

Step 1: Preparations.

Do as following:
  • Open AnyTrans on your computer
  • Connect your iOS device to computer via the USB cable

By default, AnyTrans will detect your iOS device automatically. If you don't connect your iOS device to computer or your iOS device isn't recognized, you will see "Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to start" on the interface.

Disconnection of Your Device

Once your iOS device is recognized, the interface below will display.

Connect Your Device

If AnyTrans fails to recognize your iOS device, you may try these troubleshooting steps to solve this problem.

Step 2: Selection.

Do as following:
  • Click the button to manage files by category
  • Click Messages
  • Wait for the loading process

It might take some minutes to load your messages based on the amount of your data. Please keep patient. After the loading process is completed, it will display the total number of messages on the upper right of the Messages icon. If it shows empty in the Messages icon, it indicates that there is no message in device.

Selection of Messages

1. Apple values user’s privacy, so it won’t let the third party software to detect your private mail, messages and safari history directly. As these data are stored in Sandbox, you only can access them when you already had backups or had finished backup your device.

2. Apple will not let the third party to detect your encrypted backup for protecting user's privacy, so please uncheck encrypted backup firstly to make AnyTrans detect your data.

Step 3: Transfer.

Do as following:
  • Choose the messages you want to transfer
  • Click button (To Computer)
  • Select the saved path on computer

For better management of messages, just click button to set the output format of messages, the export path and backup path. If AnyTrans does not load your messages correctly, please refresh the page by clicking button.

Transfer Messages

Once the transferring process is completed, you will see Transferring Completed Page. To locate messages exported on computer, please click "view files". To go back to the previous page, please click "transfer more items".

Transfer Complete

Also Read: How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to iPhone >

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