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How to Access, View and Read iPhone Text Messages on Mac & PC?

My friend sent cool stuff via text messages to my iPhone. And I have been looking for a way to read my text messages on my computer. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to do so? Thank you very much for any suggestion.

If you're also met a situation like above, then you've been the right place. As it known to all, contacts and messages are the most important part in the daily communication, but it can't easily be viewed or edited on the desktop computer due to Apple's security consideration. So if you wish to access, view and read iPhone text messages on Mac or PC directly, you need to find an effective way to help you reach the goal.

Tips: Here is another way to show you how to read and view text messages on iPhone X/8/7/6S/6 directly.

To reach it, you need to find a tool to help you get access to iPhone's internal memory, and then get the message list and display it on the PC. Thus, Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Mac Version & Windows Version) is right here for you. This program is specially designed for users to directly get access to not only text messages, but also contacts, photos, music, movies, notes, calendar, voice memos and more from on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, so that you can view text messages on PC directly. Or you can export the conversation to your computer as readable file format for further reading without any limitation. Before we show you how to make iPhone text messages readable on computer, let's have a look at other features of this program:

Core Functions:

* Automatically detect your device and scan for files on it;
* Use it as the most useful tool to export contacts, SMS, calendars, photos, notes, music, and more from iPhone to computer directly.
* The built-in preview function enables you to preview files in advance so that you can extract files selectively;
* Work perfectly for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, etc, as well as all models of iPad and iPod.

Download the free trial version below to have a try. Choose the right version for your computer.

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Here we set Mac version as an example. If you are using a Windows PC, don't worry, you can turn to the Windows Version and follow the guide below as well because the operations on Windows and Mac computers are almost the same.

Step 1: Launch the Mac Program and Connect iPhone to Mac

Install and launch the program on your Mac, then, you will get an interface of the program as below. Connect iPhone to Mac with USB cable, and wait for the recognization.

Step 2. Preview iPhone text messages

When the scan finishes, contents inside the iPhone will all be shown in categories as the image below shows. Here, you can simply click to open the "Messages" folder and preview the contained message files in the right panel in list as below.

iphone sms manager for mac

Step 3. Extract SMS for Viewing on Mac

Selected all text messages you want to read on Mac and then press the "Export" button to bring out the "Path" dialog. Choose a folder from your Mac and then the program will export all the selected messages to the folder immediately.

export sms from iphone to mac

See? Only in 3 simple steps, you can read all your iPhone text messages on your computer freely. The extracting task keeps 100% success rate and the exported text messages will preserve original quality perfectly. Enjoy more of its powerful functions now.

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