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How to Backup iPhone Text Messages

Text a lot and now your SMS mailbox is full? To receive new text messages, you have to delete old ones. However, these text messages may record happiness and tears about your life. Once you delete these text messages, you will lose them forever. It's frustrating.

In this case, it's a necessity to backup text messages iPhone to your computer first. Then you can delete all of them as you like. To backup your iPhone text messages, you can have my recommendation: Wondershare TunesGo. This program empowers you to backup selected or all text messages to your computer with 2 steps. Additionally, it lets you backup MMS and iMessages with the attachments to HTML/XML/TXT file as well as text messages.

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How to backup text messages iPhone

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Step 1. Connect iPhone to a computer

First of all, connect your iPhone to a computer via a USB cable. iPhone 5s, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and more iPhone models are fully supported. Launch TunesGo on your computer running Windows 8 /7/XP/Vista.

Then, this program will immediately detect your iPhone. After that, you will have the primary window.

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Note: Please download and install iTunes on your computer before exporting text messages on your iPhone

Step 2. iPhone text message backup

In the left column, click "SMS". This brings about the SMS management window. Tick off the text messsges that you want to backup. If you want to backup all, just tick off the little square before "Content".

Then, click "Export to". A pull-down list pops up. According to your choice, Choose "Export Selected Messages" or "Select All Messages". When the file browser window appears, choose a location to save the text messages. Then, choose a backup type. You can backup text messages to XML, TXT or HTML file, so that you can print it out. Then this program begins to export text messages to your computer. Make sure your iPhone connected during the backup period.

Note: The way to backup iMessages and MMS and their attachments is the same as you backup text messages.

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That's the tutorial about how to backup text messages on iPhone!

More functions in TunesGo

Apart from iPhone backup text messages, you can experience more fantastic functions:

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