How to Transfer SMS from iPhone to Computer (Mac & Windows)?
"I have had my iPhone for two years. Believe it or not, I have never deleted any text messages. Obviously I get into trouble – My iPhone is just being slow because I have so much messages. Is there an easy and fast way to transfer all my iPhone SMS to my computer? Any way, I still do not want to delete any of them."
Above is the problem from my friend. But I believe he is not the only person who has the same trouble. Nowadays, SMS is a good way to deliver information and save important messages that we are not willing to delete them unless we really have to. However, the memory space on small iPhone is limited. Any way to free up the iPhone memory without deleting these crucial text messages? The only solution is to transfer SMS from iPhone to computer for backup so that you can still view them at any time.
Recommended Tool to Transfer SMS from iPhone to Computer:
To export iPhone messages to computer, you need to draw support from an iPhone SMS transfer program. Here, it introduces Coolmuster iOS Assistant, which allows you to backup all your iPhone files, including contacts, messages, call history, notes, Safari bookmarks, calendar, Photos, videos in camera roll, etc. from iTunes record to your computer. That’s to say, you should sync your iPhone to iTunes at first, then, use this tool to extract text messages from iTunes and save onto your computer.
Download the iPhone SMS transfer and follow the guide (based on Windows platform) below to extract text messages from iTunes to your computer. All iPhone models are supported, including iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/3GS and more.
Guide to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer
Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC
Make sure you have already connected your iPhone to computer with USB cable. Launch the installed software and it will automatically detect your iPhone.
Note: Please ensure that you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer, or the software might fail to detect the connected device.
Step 2. Select SMS to Transfer from iPhone to computer
When the the software has detected your iPhone successfully, the software will display all iPhone files, including the contacts, calendars, bookmarks and etc,. Find the "Messages" category, preview all the text messages in your iPhone, then you might select the text messages you want to transfer by ticking them out.
Step 3. Start to Transfer SMS from iPhone to computer
After selection, you might hit the "Export" button at bottom to copy the selected text messages from your iPhone to computer.
Now, all the SMS messages on your iPhone are saved in your computer. You can view all the text messages on your iPhone and on your computer anytime you like. Just free up your iPhone and make room for new data!
Note: For better understanding, you can watch the video tutorial on how to copy text messages from iPhone to computer as below.
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Optional Choice: Transfer Messages from iPhone to Computer without Third-party Software
Before starting the messages transfer from iPhone to computer, you need to get the following things prepared:
> An iPhone device
> A Mac or PC with iTunes installed
> USB cable to connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
Now, just follow the below steps to transfer messages from iPhone to the computer without any hassle:
1. Get your iPhone connected to the computer and open the iExplorer.
2. Enter the Data tab in the Device Overview screen and then select the Messages button.
3. Then you will see an interface where you are asked to make an iTunes backup or not, choose the Yes option. But if you already have an iTunes backup, iExplorer will ask whether to Use Last Backup or Refresh to create a new one. Decide it as you needed and wanted.
4. Now, iExplorer will load your messages and display them on the main interface. You can now select a conversation in the left panel to preview more. Here, if you don't want to transfer entire conversation, you can select some message bubbles as wanted and click "Export" to transfer the wanted messages from iPhone to the computer as needed.
One thing you need to know is that it may take much time to load the files and transfer messages from iPhone to the computer, especially when your network condition is not stable!