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How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer Instantly?

2019-09-10 09:55:37/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

In some specific situations, you may prefer texting messages than making calls to others. Therefore, texts on your iPhone could be one of the most valuable data because it always contains lots of important information from your clients, boss, honey, family and more. But more often than not, bad things happen to iPhone data, like a mistaken deletion, accidental loss, virus attack, system broken and even worse iPhone lost. Therefore, it is necessary to learn how to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer for backup beforehand.

However, the problem is coming: As we well know, iTunes is a one-way transfer tool, can we download text messages from iPhone to computer in a simple way? Luckily, the answer is yes. In this article, we will show you 3 simple yet efficient methods to download text messages from iPhone to computer.

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Method 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer with Assistant for iOS

Whether is there a tool can transfer text messages on iPhone to PC or Mac computer so that you can view text messages on computer anytime? Of course yes! Here comes a professional transfer tool: MobiKin Assistant for iOS. It is well designed for iPhone users to transfer or copy text messages from iPhone Xs/Xs Max/XR/X/9/9 Plus/8/7/6S/6, etc. to PC swiftly. See its powerful features.

  • Transfer 14+ types of files from iPhone to computer, and vice versa, with a few simple clicks.
  • Support to transfer Video, Photo, Song, eBook, Contacts, Text Messages, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Voice Memo, Podcast, Ringtone, Playlist, etc.
  • Text messages on your iPhone can be backed up as CSV, HTML, Text and DB format without hassle.
  • Allows you to backup & restore data between iPhone, iPad or iPod and iTunes directly.
  • Compatible with almost all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod, including iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 9, iPhone 9 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S/6, etc.

Now, let's turn to our business - Get the free trial version of the powerful iPhone message transfer program - Assistant for iOS, and then follow the below instructions to see how easy to use the program to transfer text messages from iPhone to PC or Mac.

Steps: How to Download Text Messages from iPhone to Computer Using Assistant for iOS?

Firstly, connect your iPhone to your computer, then launch the Assistant for iOS program. The program will detect your device and after the deep and quick scanning of your computer, you can see an interface like below:

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Note: iTunes is required to be installed on your desktop computer before, but it is no need for you to launch it.

Secondly, the software will display all iPhone files in categories on the left panel. Choose the "Messages" category and preview all the SMS conversation in the program. Meanwhile, you can pick up the ones you want to backup.

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Finally, you can directly click the "Export" button to select an output format as you like, then begin the transferring process at once. Please be noted that there are four different formats for your reference, including HTML, Text, CSV and DB. That's all about how to transfer messages from iPhone to computer with Assistant for iOS.

Video guide: How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer/Mac?

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Method 2. How to Save Text Messages from iPhone to Computer with Doctor for iOS

Another program called MobiKin Doctor for iOS is also introduced by Coolmuster studio, which allows you to recover data from iPhone and then export the data to computer. That's to say, both existing and deleted data, can be extracted from iPhone memory to computer. Apart from text messages, Doctor for Android is able to recover and save contacts, call history, safari, notes, calendar, reminders, voice memos, photos, SMS attachments and many more from iPhone to PC or Mac. It is compatible with all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Now, simply download and install Doctor for iOS on your computer and start to recover and export text messages from iPhone to computer with a single click. The following is the detailed steps to guide you through the whole process.

Steps: How to Export Text Messages from iPhone to Computer Using Doctor for iOS?

Step 1: After you downloaded and installed the iPhone data recovery program on your computer, you should connect your iPhone to the computer and the program will automatically detect the device. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode.

enter scanning mode

Step 2: Follow the on-screen instruction to enter iPhone into scanning mode. Then, all recoverable file types will be scanned out for you to choose.

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Step 3: Preview the scanned out text messages and find the ones that you want to get back. Finally, click the "Recover" button and choose a location to backup iPhone messages to PC.

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Method 3. How to Export Text Messages from iPhone to Computer with iTunes

Backing up data from your iOS device to your computer using iTunes is a very outdated method. It has the advantage of providing you with a way to protect the content of the device, because the exported data is encrypted and cannot be viewed without authorization. However, there is a clear problem with using iTunes to transfer texts from iPhone to computer, that is, you can't save iPhone text messages flexibly. In other words, every time you have to back up the contents of the entire phone, you can't just back up your text messages.

Therefore, the most controllable and simple way to transfer messages from iPhone to computer is to select Assistant for iOS in Method 1. If you still insist on using iTunes, please follow the steps below to complete successfully.

Step 1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your PC or Mac and run it after the installation is complete.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the original USB cable.

Step 3. Click the iPhone button on the iTunes interface and select Summary > This Computer > Back Up Now > Apply. Then, the iPhone backup will start. The length of time required for the entire backup depends on how many files are on your iPhone. In short, please be patient.

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Final Words:

Now, you have three options to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer. The iTunes backup method is free, but it has a lot of limitations, and if you are a newbie, iTunes will be a bit more complicated for you. The Doctor for Android in the second method is feasible, but the method of use is not very simple. Based on these inconveniences, I highly recommend using Assistant for iOS, which provides the easiest and fastest way to transfer iPhone messages to computer.

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