How to Transfer iMessages/Text Messages/MMS and Attachments from iPhone to Computer

It can become essential to save messages on your iPhone and their attachments to your computer for a number of reasons. You may want to back up the text messages to keep them safe, may need to print a section of your messages or even just export the attachments to keep them safe before deleting the messages.

Tool You'll Need

Whatever your motivation, iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac allows you to easily save conversations from your iPhone messages app in several formats. These formats include.

  • CSV which is a format compatible with Excel, Numbers or Sheets.
  • As HTML, which is ideal when you want to save the messages.
  • You can also save any videos, photos and contacts, WhatsApp messages, Kik messages, Viber messages notes and more files from iPhone to computer.

Before You Start

To export the messages and their attachments, begin by downloading and installing iMyFone D-Back to your computer.

Windows version Mac version

Instructions to Save Messages/Text Messages/MMS to Computer

Step 1: Open the program and then select “Recover from iOS Device.” Click “Start” to begin.

Recover from iOS Device

Step 2: From the next window, check “Messages” and then click “Next.”

choose messages as the file typs

Step 3: you will be requested to connect the iPhone to the computer. Once the program recognizes the device, click “Scan.”

connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 4: Once the scanning process is complete, all the messages on the device and their attachments should be displayed on the next window. Select the ones you would like to export and then click “Recover.”

transfer messages from iphone to computer

Select a folder on your computer to save the exported messages and their attachments.

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