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How to Backup iMessage in Bulk on Computer Without iTunes

iMessage is a nice application to all iPhone users. You can use it to send or receive messages freely, including text, picture, video, contacts, Email, links and more, as long as you're under a network environment. However, do you ever think about this: what we can do when we want to selectively move those iMessages to our computers?

How to transfer iMessages from iPhone to PC/Mac as a backup

To transfer iMessages from iPhone to Windows or Mac OS computer selectively as a readable file, iTunes can't help. What you need is an iMessage backup program, such as Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac). You can use it to find and backup all your data on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 5/4 to your computer, including the whole iMessage (text & media). How does it work? Let's try it in steps below.

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Step 1. Download and run the software on your computer

Note: This guide is based on Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). If you are a Mac user, the steps are actually similar.

Launch the software on your computer after installing, and then connect your iPhone (take iPhone 4 as an example) to the computer and you'll get the window as follows. Let's start from Recover from iOS Device.

For iPhone 5/4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad and iPod touch 5:

backup iphone imessage without itunes

For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4: You need to download a plug-in here.

backup iphone imessage without itunes

Step 2. Enter the device's scanning mode and scan it for iMessage

Before getting your iMessage, you need to enter the scanning mode of iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4 first according to the steps below:

  1. Hold your iPhone and click the Start button.
  2. Press Power and Home buttons on your iPhone at the same time for exactly 10 seconds. The Software will count time for you.
  3. When 10 seconds passed, release the Power button, but keep holding the Home button.

If you use iPhone 5/4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad or iPod touch 5, you can directly click Start Scan to begin scanning your device for iMessages on it.

backup iphone imessage without itunes

Step 3. Preview & backup iPhone iMessage without iTunes

When the scan finishes, you can preview the found messages on your iPhone before recovery. To get your iMessages, you can choose to mark Messages" and Message Attchments, and click Recover to save them on your PC with one click.

iphone imessage backup without itunes

Note: Data found in each category includes those deleted recently. You can check them by sliding the button on the top of the window: Only display the deleted items.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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