How to Download/Export Text Messages from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X to PC/Mac Computer
Want to know how to export text messages from iPhone 8 (Plus)/X? Follow this tutorial to easily download and save them from iPhone 8/X to computer (PC/Mac).
Message app on iPhone 8/X carries your conversations with families, friends, work partners, and so on. Most of these text messages are precious and memorable, and some of the may be very important, so that you just save them on your iPhone 8/X. However, as more and more text messages saved, or other data, more and more space would be occupied, and no enough storage to take new photos, install new apps, download new songs, etc.
Simply deleting these text messages is unacceptable. Under such situation, you would think about export and save these text messages from iPhone 8/X to computer. Surely, maybe you just would just simply like to download text messages from iPhone 8/X to computer as a backup, in case of their disappearing, because of their importance. But how?
Normally, iTunes and iCloud backup can be a possible choice to export them. But they probably do not work perfectly for you. iTunes & iCloud just provide a way to back up the whole iPhone 8/X, containing all files. So you have no choice to export text messages only. Besides, in the iTunes & iCloud backup file, you cannot view them, either.
Therefore, in this guide, we sincerely recommend you another tool to help you download and export text messages from iPhone 8/X to computer selectively. You can preview them before exporting, and also view them after transferring.
Transfer Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to Computer
About The Tool to Export Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to PC/Mac
The tool is named AnyTrans - an all-in-one iOS data managing application. It is the best choice for you to transfer text messages from iPhone 8/X to computer. Why?
1. Unlike iTunes & iCloud, AnyTrans enables you to selectively download text messages from iPhone 8/X, and save them on PC/Mac, with previewing.
2. You can save text messages in readable formats: PDF/HTML/TXT. So you can view them after transferring to computer.
3. Not just transferring to computer, you can also save text messages on iPhone 8/X to other iPhone/iPad.
4. Not just Messages, it also supports other more than 24 types of iOS data, like Photos, Videos, Contacts, Notes, Music, etc. Anyway, whatever you want to transfer, AnyTrans helps you make it.
5. Compatible with both of Windows and Mac. And also supports all the other models of iPhone, like iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE/7.
So why not download it now, and follow the following steps to transfer text messages from iPhone 8/X to computer?
How to Export Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to Computer
Step 1. Run AnyTrans on your computer > Connect your iPhone 8/X to it > Scroll down to the category page for more options.
How to Export Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to Computer - Step 1
Step 2. Click on Messages option.
How to Export Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to Computer - Step 2
Step 3. There you can preview all messages on your iPhone 8/X > Choose the ones you would like to transfer to computer > Click on To Computer button to start downloading.
How to Export Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to Computer - Step 3
Note: Before transferring, you can also go to Settings option to set the output format and export path.
How to Export Text Messages from iPhone 8/X to Computer - Step 4
The Bottom Line
As you can see, with AnyTrans, there are only three steps needed, and you can export text messages from iPhone 8/X to computer easily. Why not give it a try right now? By the way if you accidentally delete your text messages while transferring, just retrieve the lost messages by using this easy way. If you have any question about it, you can contact us via email, or leave your messages in the comments below, and we will answer you as soon as possible.
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