How To Save iPhone Messages On Mac/Windows

Many iOS users said that the Messages app has had most of the bases covered to allow them to express the feelings. However, the more you use the app, the more you should protect the media and text. So, to give your data an additional shield, it’ better transfer your iPhone text messages to computer.

Unlike before, you can now straightforward to manage your iMessages across iDevices. However, if you are not satisfied with Apple’s offering and want to handle your messages more deeply, you can try out third-party software for that.

How to Transfer iPhone Text Messages to Computer

Method 1: Sync Messages with iCloud

If your iPhone is running iOS 11 or later and your Mac is running macOS High Sierra or higher, you can then sync your Messages using iCloud. It’s the simplest and great way to not only keep your messages synced but also streamlined across platforms. With the high level of encryption, your data will have an advanced security.

Method 2: Transfer Text Messages to Your Computer With iTunes

Another old-fashioned but still effective way is to save your messages to the computer with the help of iTunes. However, the biggest downside of this method is that you will need to back up your entire phone since there is no option for transferring only messages to computer.

If you’d like an extra safeguard to your data or save other important information, you can encrypt your iTunes backup.

Also see: How to manage attachments in Messages app

Method 3: Transfer iPhone Messages Using Third Party Apps

If you aren’t happy with these above two methods, you can choose to use third-party software to transfer your iPhone messages to your computer.

Currently, there are many apps that offer to transfer iPhone messages to the computer such as iExplorerEaseUS MobiMover, etc. You can also give their free version a try to figure out whether they are worth your time.

In this post, we are going to show how to transfer messages using EaseUS MobiMover. However, you should keep in mind that it’s only for demo as the free version of the software does not allow saving data and you need to upgrade to the pro version to use the full feature. The starting price for a Windows PC is $39.95, while the license for Mac costs $49.95.

EaseUS MobiMover is efficient iPhone data transfer software. With the app, you can use it to move multiple file types such as photos, videos, messages and more between your iPhone/iPad and computer with ease. To do so:

Step 1: First, download EaseUS MobiMover for a demo version and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable and open the app.

Step 3: Next, you will see the option that allows setting the location to save the file. By default, all your files will be automatically saved on the desktop. So, click on the folder icon near Mac/Desktop and then select your favorite location and click Open.

Once you have chosen the destination, click on Next.

Step 4: In the next screen, uncheck the Select All box

Step 5: Ensure to check the box only for Messages and click on Transfer to save the text messages on your computer.

All you need now is to wait until the process is done. After that, you will see the confirmation “Transfer Completed!” on the screen.

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