How to Get and View iPhone Messages on Mac/PC Computer

Summary

How to view iPhone messages on computer? This guide shows you an easy way to get iPhone messages on Mac or PC in viewable format.

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Dec. 21, 2017

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AnyTrans® for iOS – View iPhone Messages on Computer Easily

AnyTrans® for iOS – #1 iPhone Message Extractor

Get started with AnyTrans for iOS to transfer, backup, and extract messages and more on your iPhone. Then read on this guide to learn how to get and view iPhone messages on computer.

Q: “Hello, I heard that it’s possible to access and view iPhone text messages on computer so I tried many methods to view iPhone messages on computer but failed, please help! Help suggest a way that I can access and read iPhone messages on computer and print text messages on iPhone! Thanks!”

Like this user, you may want to get and view iPhone messages on computer for some social needs. But we all know it’s not an easy task. Though you could make iTunes backup for your iPhone messages, it’s impossible to view or get iPhone text messages on PC/Mac from iTunes backup. Luckily, we have an effective tool call AnyTrans for iOS can help you view iPhone messages on PC/Mac, as well as extract iPhone messages from iTunes backup.

Also Read: How to Transfer iMessages from iPad to iPhone >

The Tool We Need

As an all-around iOS data transfer tool, AnyTrans for iOS allows you to manage iPhone content on PC or Mac easily. Let’s check some main features of it:

  1. Supports viewing iPhone messages/iMessages on PC or Mac computer, and you can export these messages to computer in text, pdf or html format.
  2. Not only supports viewing iPhone text messages on computer, but also allows viewing and exporting messages (attachments) from iPhone to computer.
  3. Lets you view and extract iPhone text messages from iTunes backup selectively without restoring device, and save them as readable format.
  4. Supports viewing iPhone messages on iCloud and save them to computer as a local backup.
  5. Besides, it also enables to transfer other iOS data like contacts, photos, music, videos and more from iPhone to computer in viewable format.

Part 1. How to Get and View iPhone Text Messages on Computer Directly

Firstly, you need to download AnyTrans for iOS, and install it on your computer, and follow the steps below to view and get iPhone text messages on Mac or PC.

Step 1. Open AnyTrans for iOS and connect your iPhone to computer. Go to the page below by clicking the button on the right.

How to View iPhone Text Messages on Computer - Step 1

How to View iPhone Text Messages on Computer – Step 1

Step 2. Click on Messages to enter the message manage page.

How to View iPhone Message on PC/Mac - Step 2

How to View iPhone Message on PC/Mac – Step 2

Step 3. Then you’ll see all iPhone messages, and you can set the export format of your text messages. Choose the format (text/pdf/html) and click OK.

How to View iPhone Text Message on Computer - Step 3

How to View iPhone Text Message on Computer – Step 3

Step 4. Now select the iPhone messages you want to view on PC/Mac and click the To Computer button to start exporting them to computer. Then you can view them on PC/Mac computer as you want.

How to View iPhone Text Message on Computer - Step 4

How to View iPhone Text Message on Computer – Step 4

Part 2. How to View iPhone Text Messages on Computer from iTunes Backup

What if you make an iTunes backup for your iPhone text messages and want to view them on computer? Don’t worry cause AnyTrans for iOS is also capable of viewing iPhone messages on computer from iTunes backup.

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS to your Windows or Mac computer > click the Backup Manager > choose the iTunes backup (even if an encrypted one) including your iPhone messages.

How to View Messages on Computer from iTunes Backup - Step 1

How to View Messages on Computer from iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Then all your iTunes backup files will show up > click Messages > select the iPhone messages you want to view on computer > click To Computer button.

How to View Messages on Computer from iTunes Backup - Step 2

How to View Messages on Computer from iTunes Backup – Step 2

The Bottom Line

AnyTrans for iOS is the best tool to manage your iPhone message and other types of iOS data. You can download it to make your Apple life easier and smarter. If you have any questions on this guide or AnyTrans for iOS, you can contact us by email or leave a comment in the below section.

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