3 Steps to Transfer Messages from iPhone Xs Max to PC/Mac

Brandon Wood
Sep 02, 2022

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

After texting messages with your iPhone Xs Max 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 Xs Max text messages to PC or Mac computer as a backup file before you delete them on your iPhone Xs Max.

You can transfer text messages from iPhone Xs Max 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 Xs Max 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 Xs Max 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 Xs Max to computer.
- Import the above file types from computer to your iPhone Xs Max (See how to import bookmarks from computer to iPhone/iPad).
- Supports iPhone Xs Max/XR/Xs/X/7/7 Plus/6S/6/5, as well as iPad and iPod touch.
- Supports the latest iOS 12.

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

How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone Xs Max/XR to Mac?

Step 1. Launch iPhone Xs Max SMS transfer on your computer

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

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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 Xs Max to find out all text messages. Just choose your wanted text messages on the right side.

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Step 3. Transfer messages from iPhone Xs Max to Mac

After you have ticked off all the text messages you want to transfer from your iPhone Xs Max, 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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