2 Ways to View and Get iPhone Messages on PC/Mac

Can I get my iPhone text messages on my PC? Of course you can. Read the post to learn 2 ways to view and get iPhone messages on PC or Mac.

By Joy Taylor | Posted: Apr. 16, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 21, 2018
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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 above, you may want to view and get iPhone messages on PC or Mac computer for some social needs. But we all know it’s not an easy task. Though you can make iTunes backup for your iPhone messages, it’s impossible to view or get iPhone text messages on PC/Mac from the unreadable iTunes backup. Luckily, here comes an effective tool called 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 to Get iPhone Texts on PC/Mac

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 (attachments) from iPhone to computer as local backup.
  2. iPhone messages will be saved on computer in text, pdf or htm format, convenient for you to print.
  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 download 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 Text Messages on Computer from iPhone

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

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

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 1

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 1

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

Get iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 2

Get iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 2

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

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 3

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 3

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

Get iPhone Messages on PC – Step 4

Get iPhone Messages on PC – Step 4

Part 2. How to View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac 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.

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac - Step 1

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – 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.

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac - Step 2

View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac – Step 2

The Bottom Line

As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS can help you view and get iPhone messages on PC or Mac computer without iTunes restore. It’s the best tool to manage your iPhone message and other types of iOS data. Just give it a try by yourself! If you have any doubt about this guide or AnyTrans for iOS, contact us by email or leave a comment in the below section.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.

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