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How to Transfer iPhone Messages to PC Without iTunes

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Francisco Spearman

January 2, 2018 (Updated: July 14, 2020)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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Transferring any type of data to your PC is one way of keeping the data safe. If you have too many text messages on your iPhone and don’t want to delete them, you can easily transfer them to your PC to create more storage space on the device. But transferring data to your PC without iTunes can be difficult unless you have the right tool.

In this article we share with you a tool that allows you to transfer iPhone messages to your PC without needing to use iTunes.

Part 1. Transfer iPhone Messages to PC in one Click without iTunes

One of the best tools to help you transfer messages to your PC in a single click is iMyFone D-Port Pro. This backup and restore tool makes it very easy to selectively transfer your messages to your PC and in so doing, transfer them to the computer without ever opening iTunes. Some of the program’s features include the following:

  • You can transfer more than 20 types of data from your iPhone or from iTunes/iCloud backup, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, WhatsApp data, wechat data, viber messages, note, etc.
  • You can also choose to back up just Messages, WhatsApp and WeChat data, or back up the whole data in one click.
  • You can restore the full backup or partial backup to your new iPhone without overwriting the previous backup.

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Here’s how to use D-Port Pro to Export messages to Your PC.

Step 1: Begin by installing D-port Pro to your computer. Launch the program and from the main window, choose “Back up & Export from Device.” Click “Export Data.”

export data

Step 2: Choose “Messages” in the next window since this is the type of data we want to export and click “Next.”

choose data type

Step 3: The program will scan the device for the messages. When the scanning process is complete, you should see all the messages on the device displayed in the next window. Select the ones you want to restore and then choose the data format. Click “Export” to save them to your PC.

export messages to pc

Part 2. How to Transfer Messages from iPhone to iPhone

D-Port Pro can also come in quite handy when you need to transfer messages from iPhone A to iPhone B. Unlike iTunes or iCloud, it provides you the unique capability to transfer only messages from one device to another.

Backup the Messages of iPhone A First

To begin, you need to back up the messages of your iPhone A. Here’s how to do that in a single click with D-Port Pro;

Step 1: In the program’s main window, choose “Back up & Export from Device” and then choose “Back up Messages.”

back up messages

Step 2: Connect the iPhone A to computer and click “Backup” in the next window, then the program will proceed to back up all messages.

connect iphone to computer

You should see a notification when the process is complete.

messages have been backed up

Now Restore the Messages to the iPhone B

The next step is to use D-Port Pro to restore the messages to the iPhone B and essentially transfer them.

Step 1: In the main window choose “Restore Backup to Device” and choose the backup of your messages from the list of backups presented. Click “Next” to continue. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

choose the message backup

Step 2: D-Port Pro will scan all the messages and display them in the next window. Preview and select the ones you want before clicking “Restore.”

preview messages before restoring

Step 3: The process should take only a few minutes and the backup will replace any existing messages on the iPhone.

restore the messages to iphone b

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