Want to back up iMessages on your iPhone or iPad to computer for better preservation? But don’t know how to download iMessage history to PC or Mac computer? Head to the tutorial below to figure it out.
One workable way to avoid iPhone iMessages loss due to wrong deletion, upgrade failure or restore error is to backup iMessages to PC or Mac computer. iTunes gives you chance to create a full backup containing iMessages for your iPhone to computer. But unfortunately, the content including iMessages in the iTunes backup is unreadable.
Here two methods are introduced to you, including the excellent iTunes alternative – AnyTrans for iOS, which enables you to view and download iMessages to PC/Mac computer. Let’s move to the two methods and learn how to view iMessages on PC/Mac
AnyTrans for iOS is a comprehensive iOS content management program, available to transfer various iOS files and data between iOS devices, between iDevices and computer, and manage your iTunes and iCloud backup in a safe and simple way.
Now to download iMessage history to PC, you need to firstly get AnyTrans for iOS installed on your Windows computer.
Step 1. Open AnyTrans for iOS on PC and plug in your iPhone or iPad. Select and click on the Messages option on the right side.
Step 2. Have a preview of the iMessages on your iPhone/iPad and select all or only what you want to download to PC. Click Send to PC button to download your iMessage history to PC. Here you can select the output format for the iMessages you want to download, like .txt, .html, or .pdf.
Step 3. Now you can view the iMessage history on PC that you just downloaded.
For Mac users, there is a default iMessage app, you can send messages on Mac as well as sync iPhone messages with Mac so that you can view the messages on your Mac with ease. Check the steps to view iPhone messages on Mac:
Step 1. Find the icon of the Messages app on your Mac and launch it.
Step 2. Sign in with the same Apple ID you used on your iPhone.
Step 3. Once you have logged in, your messages on iPhone will be synced to your Mac automatically.
Except iMessage, AnyTrans for iOS also helps transfer text messages, music, photos, videos, contacts, notes and more between iOS devices, between devices and computer. Get AnyTrans for iOS to give it a shot. And if you have any doubt, write it down in the comments to let us know.
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