How To View iPhone Text Messages On Computer

Text messages can sometimes contain important information.Normally, we can check them on iPhone or on iCloud , but it is not so convenient if we need to view them all on computer, do some edit and gather the useful parts together for certain purpose. In addition, if the messages you need are included in the iTunes backup, you will not be able to view them unless you restore the whole backup to your iPhone. As we all know, in this way, you will lose all the current data on your iPhone.

Therefore, it is wonderful if we can have a tool to get the data on iPhone or in iPhone backups extracted to computer so that we can view them on computer or get them for further use. What' s really exciting is that we will introduce such an iPhone data extractor today, which allows you to view iPhone text messages on computer easily.

What is iMyFone D-Port?

iMyFone D-Port is a software that is specialized in high-quality and professional iPhone data extraction. It’s very easy to use and it’s designed to access the data currently on your iOS devices.

  • Supports to view and extract 18 different file types from iOS device and iTunes/iCloud backup, such as photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, Skype messages, Kik messages, text messages etc.
  • Supports to selectively backup your iOS devices. That means you can backup only messages, WhatsApp data, WeChat Data instead of all the data and settings on your device.
  • Works with almost all types of iOS devices such as iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/7/8/X, iPad Pro, iPad Pro, iPad Touch etc.
  • "Restore Backup to Device" is a feature that you can have a try. It allows you to selectively restore backup to devices.

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1 View Text Messages From iPhone on Computer

iMyFone D-Port makes it very easy and convenient to view the messages and other data on an iOS device. Please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download and install the iMyFone D-Port. Open the software and connect your device. Select "Back Up & Export from Device", and then press "Export Data".

select Export from iOS device

Step 2: Select the file type that you want to view, in this case it’s all about messages.

Select the file type

After you click "Next", the program will start to scan your device.

Scan your iPhone

Step 3: Preview the files and extract the messages you want simply by pressing the "Export" button. Then you will be able to view the messages at any time on your computer.

extract the  messages


2 View Text Messages From iPhone Backup On Computer

If you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud, iMyFone D-Port can also help you view the data including the Text Messages in the backup files.

If You Want to Access the iTunes Backup:

Step 1: Enter iMyFone D-Port and choose the option "Extract Data from Backup" and then choose an iTunes backup from the backup list. Click "Next" to continue.

choose export from iTunes Backup

Step 2: Select the file type "Message" and tap on "Next".

Select the file type

Then the program will start to scan the iTunes backup.

Choose the iTunes backup

Step 3: Once the scan is complete you can preview and then extract the messages to your computer. You just need click "Extract" and choose a folder on your computer to store the messages.

extract the messages from itunes backup

If You Want to Access the iCloud Backup:

Step 1: Launch the app and choose "Extract Data from Backup". Click "Download iCloud Backup".

Select the file

Step 2: Log in to iCloud account. (Note: iMyFone D-Port will not record the information you enter.)

 Login to iCloud

Step 3: Select the a iCloud backup file that contains the messages you want to view.

Select the desired iCloud backup

Step 4: Choose the data type(s) you want to view. Here is Message.

Choose the data type(s)

Step 5: Preview and then start the extracting process. After you click "Extract" and save them on your computer, you can open the file to view the messages.

 preview and extract the messages

Three easy ways on how to view iPhone text messages on computer have been introduced above. It all comes down to using the right tool iMyFone D-Port and you can really get a very good experience with it. Don’t hesitate to check it out!

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  • Ayla Facero

    Useful tips. Helped me save my messages onto my iMac.