How to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer

“How to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer? Is there something to download online to transfer my text from my iphone to my mac computer? ive tried some but cant get them to work? Please help i need something?”   —— Answers Yahoo

Have you ever delete or lost your text messages for various reasons? Do you need to get more room for new files? Then, why not backup your text messages from your iPhone to Mac? Right, it is an ideal way that can not only prevent messages lost, but also it is a good way to make room for new files.

To transfer text messages from iPhone to computer, it is advised to get a iPhone to Mac Transfer. Here, you can get Wondershare Dr .Fone for iOS and Dr. Fone for iOS (Mac) to transfer messages from iPhone to Windows and Mac.


Step by step to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer

Part I: Transfer text messages from iPhone to computer

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer

Download and run Dr. Fone or iOS, you will see the following main interface.

For iPhone 5C/5S/5/4S users, there is only a “Start Scan” button on the main window. After connecting your iPhone, you only need to click the button to scan your iPhone.

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For iPhone 4/3GS users, you’ll see the window below after connecting your device. You need to download a plug-in by clicking the “Download” button.

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Step 2: Enter your iPhone’s scanning mode to scan it (iPhone 5/4S users can skip this step)

After downloading the plug-in, you need to get into the device’s scanning mode before scanning. You can directly follow the description on the program’s window or the steps below:

  1. Hold your iPhone in your hand and click the “Start” button on the Dr.Fone for iOS software’s window.
  2. Then press the “Power” and “Home” buttons on your iPhone simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  3. After that, you can release the “Power” button and need to keep holding the “Home”button for another 15 seconds.

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After that, you’ll get a message saying that you’ve successfully entered the system, and the software begins scanning your iPhone. If you use iPhone 5C/5S/5/4S, you’ll see this scanning window immediately after clicking “Start Scan” button.

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Step 3: Preview and transfer iPhone messages to your computer

When the scan finishes, all found data will be listed in clear, organized categories. Choose Messages to preview the detailed content. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your compute with one click.

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Part II: Transfer SMS from iPhone to computer with iTunes backup

Step 1: Scan your iTunes backup for iPhone 5C/5S/5/4S/4/3GS

Install and run Dr .Fone for iOS and then, move to “Recover from iTunes Backup File”,you’ll get the interface as follows. All your iTunes backup files have been found and displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan”.

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Step 2: Preview and copy iPhone messages to your computer

After the scan, you preview all the contents of your iTunes backup file, including messages, iMessages, contacts, etc. Then mark “Messages” or “Message Attachments” option on the left side and click “Recover” to save them on your computer

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