Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to PC

“This morning, my friends ask me how to transfer text messages from iPhone to PC, why she needs to transfer text messages from iPhone to PC?”

There are many chat apps now, so i don’t use text messages much those days. But there are some old text messages about several months ago that are taking many storage space of my iPhone, and i don’t need to view them right now, also i don’t want those people who may use my iPhone to see it, so i want to transfer them to my PC. Any advice about how to transfer text messages from iPhone to PC?

Here, we’ll introduce you some simple ways to transfer your text messages from iPhone to PC. Check it and learn more.

Screenshot Text Messages

We can copy photos to our PC easily, but we couldn’t copy our text messages directly from our iPhone to PC. So we can screenshot our text messages, and find them from our photo album.

Then we can copy those screenshot tp our PC by connect our iPhone with USB cable.

Email Text Messages

We can open the email on our iPhone, then copy the text messages to our email.

After email them, we can log in our email address on PC, then download them.

Remark: screenshot our messages and email our messages only works for there are few text messages, it there are plenty of them, it will be time wasting.

Transfer Text Messages with iTunes

Now we’ll see how to transfer text messages with iTunes, this method can works for most of transferring issue, because iTunes backup files are stored on PC.

Launching your iTunes, connect your iPhone with PC. Go to Files–Summary, tap on “Backup Now” on the right page, and confirm with “Backup”.

When finish backup, you can find them from below folder address:

For Windows: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

For Mac ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

Transfer Text Messages with iRefone

If you want to selectively transfer your text messages from iPhone to PC, we recommend you use iRefone, which is a professional iOS data recovery software, which can recover as well as backup more than 16 kinds of files, including contacts, notes, messages, WeChat messages ect.

Also it can help us download files selectively from iTunes and iCloud backup, and it allows us to preview them before restoring.

Now you can download and install the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Run iRefone, connect your iPhone with PC. Choose “Recover from iOS Device”, click “Start”.

Step 2. Now we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “Message” icon, and it’ll be scanned by the software.

Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose text messages you need to transfer, tap on “Recover to PC”.

For more similar issue, you can check below link for reference:

Ways to Recover Lost iPhone Message Attachments