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Question: I'm looking for a quick and easy way to save all SMS from iPhone to computer for later reading. Would anyone know how to save text messages from iPhone directly to computer? Thanks!

Do you want to save SMS or Whatsapp messages from iPhone to computer to free up space on your iPhone, precisely because messages take up so much space on iPhone? Some people take a screenshot of the sms message and then delete it from the iPhone. This somewhat orthodox method works, but if there are so many SMS messages, hours and hours of time would have to be lost for this operation! In fact, there are much simpler solutions for save SMS from iPhone 12/11 / X / 8/7 / 6s / 6/6 Plus / 5 / 4S / 4 / 3GS to a file that can be read on your computer (PC or Mac). All you need is to follow the instructions below.

What is needed:
> A Windows PC or Mac;
> Your iPhone and its USB cable;
> Dr.fone program for iOS or TunesGO

Guide 1: How to Save SMS from iPhone to Computer with dr.fone

Dr.Fone for iOS is a desktop tool that will help you extract all text messages from iPhone by saving them on your computer as readable and printable files. You can download the free trial version of that program on your Windows PC or Mac. Here are the download links:

Home screen:

Step 1. Choose a recovery mode

After running the program on your PC or Mac, the first thing you need to do is click on DATA RECOVERY and then choose a recovery mode. To save messages from your iPhone, you need to choose the recovery mode 鈥淩ecover from Device. iOS ". Then connect the iPhone to the computer.
When you connect an iPhone 12/11 / X / 8/7 / 6s / 6 Plus / 6 / 5S / 5C / 5 / 4S to the computer, the program will show this window (let's take the example of using a Mac OS X computer) :

Step 2. Start scanning the iPhone

Now you can scan the iPhone. For iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S, you just have to click on "STARTS鈥漁n the program window.

Step 3. Save SMS from IPHONE to PC or Mac

The scan will only take a few seconds. After it, the program will show the scan result as seen in the figure below.
Choose the category of "Messages" on the left. You will now be able to preview the complete content of the individual messages and save them on your PC / Mac by clicking on "Recover".
If you want to save Whatsapp messages, you will need to access the Whatsapp category and in the same way select the conversations to save on your computer.

The messages on the computer can be saved in readable and printable HTML files (it is also the ideal format for the best reading and viewing).

As an alternative to dr.fone there is also another excellent program "iPhone Manager for Mac OS X" which allows you to export sms and contacts from iPhone to Mac in a simple and fast way. Such a program is called FoneTrans per Mac and find a detailed guide at this address:

Guide 2. How to Save SMS from iPhone to PC with TunesGO

TunesGO is another nice program designed for those who want to have all the data of their iPhone under control and easily manageable from the PC. With TunesGO you can view everything on your iOS device directly from your PC and do various operations, such as exporting SMS from iPhone to PC.

After downloading and installing the program on your PC, connect the iPhone to the computer via USB. The device will be detected and displayed on the main screen:

Now click on the right on SMS and you can preview all the messages on your iPhone. Choose the ones you want to export and save on your computer and finally click on EXPORT.

That's it!

Thanks for the description but I have downloaded the program and the information icon does not appear from where I can export the messages.
What to do?
Thank you

  • Maybe because you have a MacOS and TunesGO doesn't have that function in the Mac version.
    You should use the first solution, that of dr.fone

  • after exporting with tunesgo sms from iPHONe 4 I can't find the file

    • redo the export making sure you choose a folder that is easy to remember (preferably the Desktop)

  • Short, concise and concise.
    Finally an article with simple and understandable explanations.
    Thank you

  • Hi, I would like to ask for information, I would like to save a message on a folder created on the iphone 4s to then be able to send or forward


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