How to Backup iPhone Text Messages to Computer

Jay Layman

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SMS is one of the basic data types on iPhone. In daily life you may store some funny or significant messages from your family, friends or even business partners. In order to prevent them from being lost, most Apple users prefer to make a backup of iPhone SMS using iTunes or iCloud. There is no doubt that both of them are helpful ways. But there is also a big disadvantage - you can not directly read, edit, or print out the messages in the backup.

For this situation, you'd better depend on some other ways to backup your data and fix the trouble that iTunes or iCloud may brought to you. In this tutorial, you will get a one-stop solution that allows you to transfer messages from iPhone to computer easily and save as TXT, HTML, Excel, or PDF file.

Main Features of This iPhone SMS to PC Transfer

Coolmuster iPhone to Computer Transfer is an effective software to move all or partial messages from iPhone to PC/Mac. Not only text messages can be transferred, but also MMS messages, iMessages and Message attachments.

Details that you can view after the transfer:

- SMS sender/receiver name

- Phone number

- Message content and amount

- Date and time

Except SMS, the program also supports transfer contacts, music, ringtone, TV shows, podcast, iTunes U, pictures, and more. In addition, it is compatible with iOS devices running different iOS versions, like iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE/5s/5c/5/4s, iPad Pro, iPad Air/4/mini 2 and iPod Touch.

Steps to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer Selectively

1.Launch the Software & Connect iPhone

After you run the software, connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. Your device can be detected automatically if you have trusted the computer previously. After that, your iPhone model, capacity, version, serial number will be displayed to you on the program.

2.Select File Type and Preview iPhone Messages

After connection, click the SMS file and all the messages on your iPhone will be scanned out. You are allowed to check the iPhone message details and confirm those you need.

3.Choose Output Folder and Transfer

Once the confirmation is done, press the transfer to computer button at the bottom. Then a window will pop up asking you to choose a destination to store the text messages as a backup. Wait for seconds of this transfer to be finished.


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.

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.

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.


New Member
Thanks for sharing the methods on how to save text messages from iPhone to computer. When you use iTunes to back up iPhone data, you will realize that those data can'
t be access until you restore them to your iPhone device. That is kind of inconvenience. If you want to back up your text messages on computer and then read the backup files on your computer, you need to transfer messages from iPhone and then save them into CSV, HTML or TXT format.


New Member
There are so many methods about how to backup iPhone data to computer, if your iPhone data is in iPhone, you can use Eelphone iPhone Transfer to backup texts/photos/call logs/contacts etc to computer directly, this method is suitable for those who want manage the data in iPhone to computer.
If your iPhone data is in iCloud or iTunes, you can use Eelphone iPhone Data Recovery to backup all iPhone data to computer.
You can select the suitable method to backup iPhone to computer.
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