How to save SMS or text messages from iPhone to PC

First, you want to do a local iTunes backup so that you have the SMS database on your computer. iPhone SMS Backup tool helps to preview all messages or save them to computer.

Follow below step to take local iTunes Backup

Step 1: Make iPhone local backup to 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: iTunes will not allow you preview the backup data. There data stored in iTunes are in SQLite database form. You need third party tool to preview or save text messages.

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

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

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

If you don’t see your Device in the list, please check whether you have completed Step 1 properly 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.

There are various options to choose from.

  1. Filter messages by contact name
  2. 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

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