How to Save iPhone Messages to PDF/HTML/TXT


This post provides iPhone users one simple way to backup SMS, iMessages to computer, and save iPhone messages as PDF, HTML or TXT files.


Sept 03, 2016


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AnyTrans – Export iPhone Text Messages to PDF/HTML/Text in 3 Steps

AnyTrans – #1 iPhone File Manager Tool

Download AnyTrans to save iPhone SMS, iMessages to PDF/HTML/TXT files on your Windows/Mac computer after reading this step-by-step tutorial.

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PDF, HTML and Text file formats are helpful if you want to store texts or image elements for viewing and printing. That's why some Apple users decided to save iPhone text messages to PDF, TXT or HTML.

In this post, we provide one quick solution to saving iPhone messages to the format PDF, TXT and HTML. And in this way, all the conversation and attachments on your iPhone "Message" app can be exported to your computer in 3 steps.

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Tool We'll Use to Save iPhone SMS & iMessages - AnyTrans

AnyTrans is an All-in-One content manager software for Apple users to manage iPhone, iPad and iPod on computer. Below, we provide some AnyTrans features on messages you may be interested in.

  • Save messages to PDF, HTML and TXT files.
  • Export messages with attachments, such as pictures, voice and videos.
  • Backup messages with created date and contacts/phone numbers.
  • It supports all iPhone models, including iPhone 6 (Plus) with iOS 8.
  • It is compatible with both Mac and Windows.

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3 Steps to Export iPhone Messages to PDF/HTML/TXT

After downloading AnyTrans and installing it on computer, now you can easily get messages from iPhone to computer.

Step 1. Scan iPhone Messages Data.

Open AnyTrans and connect iPhone to computer by using USB cable. AnyTrans will automatically scan your iPhone data and get all messages on your iPhone, including iMessages, SMS text messages and messages attachments.

Save iPhone SMS to PDF HTML and TXT Files – Step 1

Save iPhone SMS to PDF HTML and TXT Files – Step 1

Step 2. Set Message Export Format to PDF, HTML or TXT.

Click "Setting" button at the top-right corner of AnyTrans > Choose "Export Setting" > Set Messages Export Format to be pdf, html or text > Click "Save".

Save iPhone SMS to PDF HTML and TXT Files – Step 2

Save iPhone SMS to PDF HTML and TXT Files – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and Save SMS/iMessages with Attachments.

Click "Message" showed in the 1st step screenshot > Preview and select conversations > Click "To Computer" at the top-right corner to download messages to computer.

Save iPhone SMS to PDF HTML and TXT Files – Step 3

Save iPhone SMS to PDF HTML and TXT Files – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans, iPhone SMS or iMessages can be easily saved to PDF, HTML or TXT on your computer. Moreover, this tool is also useful if you want to export media files or some other personal info from your iPhone to another place.

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