How to Save Text Messages from iPhone

To export SMS from iPhone or iPad, you have to do a local iTunes backup so that you have SMS database on your PC.

iPhone SMS Backup software helps you to preview all messages and save required text  messages from iPhone/Apple devices.

Follow below step to take local iTunes Backup

Step 1: Make iPhone local backup to the computer using iTunes Software.

a. Connect your iPhone with computer and launch iTunes. Click the device button

b. Under Summary, click on “Back Up Now” in the Backup section. iTunes will start backing up your iPhone data as well as text messages.


Note: As iTunes stores data in SQLite database form, you cannot preview backup data. You need a third party tool to preview or save text messages like iPhone SMS Backup tool.

Step 2: Print or Save  text messages  from iPhone with iPhone SMS Backup

Install  SMS Backup iPhone desktop app in your computer. Download from Here

Once the installation is complete, Open SMSBackupApp in your computer. If there is already a local backup of your iPhone, it will be shown as below screen.


If you do not see your device in the list, please check whether your iPhone/iPad’s backup completed successfully in iTunes or not.

Choose the device from which you want to save text messages and click “Next” to preview all messages as shown in below screen.

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Search with Contacts and gmail .

There are various options to choose from.

  1. Filter messages by contact name
  2. Toggle ON/OFF to include attachments of text messages
  3. Choose the location where you want to save messages
  4. Messages will be saved in PDF, HTML and Excel format
  5. For printing purpose use PDF file

If you face any difficulty on how to save text messages from iPhone to PC, please check this Tutorial or contact us through We ensure that any query will be answered under 24 hours.

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