How to Export Text Messages from iPhone

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

This article is going to solve the problem on how to export text messages from iPhone.

Some iPhone users expect to read and backup some important text messages on their computer, or for certain reasons, they need to print iPhone text messages. The users may have tried to export SMS with iTunes. Yeah, this is really a great solution for iPhone SMS backup, but this type of backup file is an unreadable file format that stored on your computer. It is actually impossible to open and read it as a text. Then, how can we export iPhone text messages to computer as readable format?

FonePaw iOS Transfer can export SMS, MMS, iMessages and message attachments from iPhone directly to your PC. The software is able to convert the SMS database in TXT, CSV and HTML formats, giving thus the possibility to browse them easily from your computer using any application like a text editor or Microsoft Excel.

Free download the trial version on your computer and have a shot!

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 How to Save SMS and iMessages from iPhone

1. Download and install FonePaw iOS Transfer

The download file is available via above "Download" icon. Install the program on your computer after download is completed. Then, launch the program and connect your devices to the computer.

The Homepage of FonePaw iOS Transfer

2. Preview and select the text messages you need

When iPhone is detected, click "SMS" in the left sidebar. Now, you can preview all messages conversation. Mark those SMS, MMS and iMessages you intend to export, then click "Export to" button.

3. Export text messages from iPhone

After clicking "Export to" button, you can choose to "Export Selected Messages" or "Export All Messages". After that, another list will ask you which kind of format you hope to save as, such as TXT, CSV, HTML file. Then, find a location on your computer to save the exported text messages.

Transfer Messages from iPhone to Computer

Aside from exporting text messages from iPhone, FonePaw iOS Transfer can also export other files such as music, contacts, photos, videos, and more from your iPhone to computer. And it can also transfer data between any two iOS devices, such as transferring music from iPad to iPod and transferring contacts from iPhone to iPhone.

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