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3 Steps to Transfer Messages from iPhone 8 to PC/Mac

"I have almost 500 pieces of text messages on my iPhone 8 and I just wonder if it is possible to save text messages from iPhone 8 to Mac? These text messages are very important for me. Please help me. Thanks!"

After texting messages with your iPhone 8 for a long time, you may find the SMS inbox and outbox are both full and you cannot receive new text messages any more. It seems that you have to delete some text messages from your iPhone so that you can receive new text messages. However, you are not willing to delete them because they are pretty important for you. Luckily, you can transfer iPhone 8 text messages to PC or Mac computer as a backup file before you delete them on your iPhone 8.

You can transfer text messages from iPhone 8 to PC or Mac by using a third-party program called Coolmuster iOS Assistant or iOS Assistant for Mac. It is a tool that will scan your iPhone 8 for all text messages and display them for you to export on your computer. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac and below, I will take Mac version as example to show you how to transfer text messages from iPhone 8 to Mac.

iOS Assistant - One-stop solution to transfer and manage iPhone/iPad/iPod

- Transfer contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, notes, calendar, bookmarks, apps and more from iPhone 8 to computer.
- Import the above file types from computer to your iPhone 8 (See how to import bookmarks from computer to iPhone/iPad).
- Supports iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus/X/7/7 Plus/6S/6/5, as well as iPad and iPod touch.
- Supports the latest iOS 11.

Please refer to the following steps to transfer SMS from iPhone 8 to Mac. The operations are almost the same on Windows PC.

How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone 8/8 Plus to Mac?

Step 1. Launch iPhone 8 SMS transfer on your computer

Launch the transfer software after you downloaded and installed on your Mac. Connect your iPhone 8 to the computer with Apple provided USB cable and the software will detect the device automatically.

copy iphone 8 sms to computer

Step 2. Preview to select iPhone SMS you want

Navigate to the left sidebar where all iPhone data types are displayed. Click on the SMS tab and the software will scan your iPhone 8 to find out all text messages. Just choose your wanted text messages on the right side.

transfer messages from iphone 8 to mac

Step 3. Transfer messages from iPhone 8 to Mac

After you have ticked off all the text messages you want to transfer from your iPhone 8, you can directly press the "Export" button from the top menu, choose an output format (CSV, HTML, TXT or DB) for the exported messages, and then specify an output location to save it.

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