How to Download Text Messages from iPhone

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Having text messages on your iPhone is good, but when they become many they may consume space on your iPhone. Therefore, you may have to download the text messages to your computer to create more space or as a way of doing a backup. Or you just want to download iPhone text messagesto computer for further use. In this article we will show three different ways in which you can download text messages from your iPhone to computer using a 3rd-party tool: iMyfone D-Back.

Tool You'll Need - iMyfone D-Back

Before we forge ahead, we need to understand what is iMyfone D-Back iPhone data extractor Win or iPhone data extractor Mac. This is a well-integrated iPhone data extractor and recovery tool that allows you to scan different iPhone data types from your iOS device, iCloud backup and iTunes backup. It is a software that you can use to extract files from your iPhone to your Windows and computer. Here are some of its features

  • Built with four extraction modes; Smart Recovery, Recovery from iOS, Recovery from iTunes and Recovery from iCloud.
  • It supports different data loss scenarios such as when you virus attack, deletion by accident, system crash, damaged device among others.
  • It supports many data types like Messages, Photos, Videos, Audios, Voice Memos, WhatsApp History, Skype History WeChat messages and others.
  • It is built with a preview functionality and allows you to selectively recover files.
  • It is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPhones.
  • This software is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

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Now, let us see three ways that you can download text messages from iPhone with iMyfone D-Back software.

1 Download text messages from iPhone to Computer

Step 1. Choose recover from iOS device

Launch iMyfone D-Back software and select “Recover from iOS” option on the left panel. Next click on start and choose the file types that you want to scan. To save time, just mark on text messages button only.

Choose recover from iOS device

Step 2. Scan text message files

From there, you can now connect your device to the program using a USB cable to the program. Then click on scan button and scan the text files on your iPhone.

Scan Text Files

Step 3. Preview and download text messages

Now click on the messaging categories, and then check on the messages that have been extracted. Tick on those that you want to download to your computer. Proceed and click on “Recover” button. You will be able to choose where to save the downloaded text on your computer.

Preview and Download Text Messages


2 Download Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose recover from iTunes backup

Begin by selecting extraction mode, which is “Recover from iTunes backup”. Next click on “Start” and choose the file types that you want to download from iTunes, which is text messages.

Choose recover from iTunes backup

After that, you can now choose the iTunes backup with the text messages and click on “Scan” button at the lower right.

choose the iTunes backup

Step 2. Preview and download text messages

Check through the messages that have been retrieved from the iTunes backup. After that, you can tick on the messages that you want to download and click on “Recover” button.

 Preview and Download Text Messages

Finally save the text messages to your computer.


3 Download Text Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose recover from iCloud backup

The third method of downloading text messages is by using the “Recover from iCloud backup.” Click on “Start” and select text messages folder as one of the file types you want to download.

 Choose recover from iCloud backup

Step 2. Log in to iCloud and download backup

Next, you will be prompted to log in to your iCloud account.  This software is safe and secure. Enter your Apple log in details and proceed.

 Log in to iCloud and Download backup

On your iCloud account you will see a list of backup files. Choose the one that it contains the text messages to download and hit on “Download” button. After that click on “Scan Download” and wait until the process is complete.

Step 3. Preview and download text messages

The downloaded text messages from iCloud backup will now be displayed. Now click on the Messages icon to preview the text messages restored. Mark on the messages you want to have on your computer and click on “Recover” button.

Lastly save the texts messages on your computer.

Preview and Download Text Messages

iMyfone D-Back iPhone data extractor Win or iPhone data extractor Mac software offers the best solution to download iPhone files to your computer.

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