How to Download Text Messages from iPhone to PC/Mac Computer

Summary

How to download text messages from iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE/7/8/X? This guide will tell you a quick & easy method to export and save text messages from iPhone to computer.

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Dec. 21, 2017

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AnyTrans® for iOS – Export Text Messages from iPhone to PC/Mac Easily  

AnyTrans® for iOS – Best iPhone Messages Transfer

Now download AnyTrans for iOS on your computer firstly, and then follow us to download text messages from iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/6/6s/SE/7/8/X to PC/Mac computer in a few clicks.

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You know, the Message App on your iPhone records your conversations with friends, partners, families, and loved ones. Most of them mean a lot to you, and some of them are even top confidential.

However, there are some possibilities that text messages could be disappeared accidentally, due to various factors, such as iOS upgrading, jailbreak, water damaged, stolen, and more. Or there are some situations when you need to export these text messages from iPhone, and print them in a paper for some purposes. At these moments, you can consider downloading text messages from iPhone to your computer, to backup them from their loss, or print them.

The most common way to download text messages from iPhone, which you probably think about, is iTunes backing up. Truly, iTunes can export text messages from iPhone, as backup files. But the way is backing up your whole device, not just text messages. So it could be very time-consuming. Furthermore, they are just the files that you cannot view because iTunes does not support backup previewing. So how can you print them?

So to get rid of such drawbacks of iTunes way, in this post we will share two easy methods for how to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer. Check both of them now.

Tansfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer

Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer

Method 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans for iOS

To download text messages from iPhone to computer, all you need is a professional iOS data transfer tool that is easy-to-use, efficient and capable of saving text messages from iPhone to computer. iMobie AnyTrans for iOS is the way to go, why?

  • AnyTrans for iOS enables you to export all text messages from iPhone in just one click, or selectively choose some of them to download.
  • Support saving text messages from iPhone on computer in formats of .txt, .html, and .pdf.
  • Lightening transferring speed – More than 1000 pieces of messages and 148 contacts are exported from iPhone within 40 seconds.
  • You can also backup those text messages on iPhone to another iDevice, with AnyTrans for iOS. And when you need them, you can also transfer them back.
  • Besides Text Messages, also supports transferring more than 24 other types of iOS data, like Photos, Videos, Contacts, Notes, Music, etc. Anyway, whatever you want to transfer, AnyTrans for iOS helps you make it.

Now Free Download AnyTrans for iOS and Start Transferring >

You can just follow this tutorial about how to download text messages from iPhone to computer step by step. Not only text messages can be transferred, but also MMS messages, SMS messages, iMessages and Messages attachment can be exported or downloaded to computer.

Step 1. Free download & install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer > Launch it > Connect your iPhone to computer with its USB cable. Click the button in the right hand or just scroll down.

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with AnyTrans - Step 1

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone – Step 1

Step 2. Choose Messages category to enter the Messages Manage Page.

How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 2

How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer – Step 2

Step 3. Preview and select text messages you want to transfer. Tap To PC/Mac button in the upper right corner to transfer text messages to computer.

How to Save Text Messages from iPhone to Computer with AnyTrans - Step 3

How to Save Text Messages from iPhone to Computer – Step 3

Method 2. How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup

The second way is exporting text messages from iPhone and save them on computer with iTunes backup. Even though we have talked about iTunes’ shortcomings: backup the whole device and not support backup file viewing. But with some iTunes backup extractors can fix these issues. And in this part, we recommend PhoneRescue for iOS sincerely.

Working as a best iOS data recovery, PhoneRescue for iOS can also help you access every single text message item in iTunes backup files. Besides, you can also download them all or selectively to your computer. Why not give it a try now?

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup > Click right arrow to continue.

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup - Step 1

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Select the iTunes backup > Click right arrow > It will pop up a screen for you to choose data types. So choose Messages > Click OK button.

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup - Step 2

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Select the items you want to save on computer > Click on To Computer to download them.

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup - Step 3

How to Download Text Messages from iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

With AnyTrans for iOS, you can freely and easily transfer any files to computer, even among all your Apple devices, with 100% Safe & Security. If you have any question about this guide, please let us know in the comment section or via Email. Start taking a tour >

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