How to Backup or Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer
For many reasons, iPhone users need or want to backup text messages on iPhone to computer as a readable file format, such as .html, .txt, etc. You may need to backup sms on iPhone for business or legal reasons, or just want to save old text messages on your iPhone to make your iPhone cleaner, or just want to transfer text messages from iPhone to PC as a backup to avoid losing important data. In this article, you will find the way to do that easily with iPhone Transfer.
iPhone Transfer can help iPhone users to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer as .html, .txt and .csv format files. You can read, print and share your sms with others easily. This software can also transfer music, contacts, photos and other data among iPhone, iTunes and computer. Read more about how to transfer music from iPhone to computer and how to print text messages from iPhone.
Step 1. Run iPhone Transfer Software
Download, install and run the software. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. The software will recognize your iPhone and load your iPhone to it. This iPhone transfer software supports iPhone 6S/6S plus/6/6 plus/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS. So you don’t need to worry about the software can’t read your iPhone.
Step 2. Select iPhone Text Messages
On the left side of the interface, you will see all the data of your iPhone is classified by data type and you can find the “SMS” easily in the sub-menu. Click it and you can find all the text messages in your iPhone is listed here. Before transferring sms from iPhone, you can preview the contents in your text messages.
Select all the text messages to backup or choose the SMS you want to transfer from your iPhone to computer.
Step 3. Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer
Go to the “Export to” option at the top of the interface. Choose “Export Selected Messages” > “HTML File”. You can easily backup text messages on iPhone to your computer. You can also choose “CSV File” and “TXT File” according to your need. The reason I recommend you to backup iPhone text messages as .html file is you can view the photos in your SMS in HTML files. Other two file formats can’t save pictures.
With iPhone Transfer, you can easily transfer or backup text messages on iPhone to PC. Also you can transfer other data, such as photos, videos, music, contacts from iPhone to your computer easily.