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 from iPhone to computer or cloud first. Then you can delete all of them as you like. To backup your iPhone text messages, you have 3 ways to follow. Now, read on every method, and choose an ideal one to do iPhone message backup.


Method 1. Backup iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessages in 1 Click with MobileTrans


You might like to backup iPhone text messages/MMS/iMessages as a printable file, so you can easily read it and use it as a proof for something. Here is a right iPhone message backup tool named Wondershare MobileTrans (Win) or Wondershare MobileTrans for Mac.

This tool empowers you to backup all text messages, MMS, iMessages with attachements to your computer in 1 click. You can also restore to your iPhone or Android phone whenever you want.


What you need:
An iPhone running iOS 5/6/7
An Apple USB cable
Wondershare MobileTrans or Wondershare MobileTrans for Mac
A Windows PC or Mac with iTunes installed


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MobileTrans backup your iPhone SMS in a file which you can directly read. Thus, if you're looking for an iPhone SMS message backup tool which lets you read the SMS, please turn to Wondershare TunesGo. It enables you backup all iPhone SMS, MMS, iMessages with attachments to computer and saved as TXT/HTML/XML file easily.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to a computer

First of all, connect your iPhone to a computer via a USB cable. Launch MobileTrans on your Windows PC or Mac. The iPhone SMS backup tool will immediately detect your iPhone. After that, you will have the primary window.

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Step 2.Backup iPhone text message, MMS and iMessages

Click Back Up Your Phone to enter the backup window. Go to the middle of the widow and tick Text messages. After that, click Start Copy to backup iPhone SMS messages to the computer.

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Method 2. Backup SMS/MMS/iMessages from iPhone to Computer with iTunes


As you know, iTunes can backup almost all files on your iPhone, including SMS, MMS and iMessages. If you're looking for a free tool to do iPhone SMS, iMessage and MMS backup, iTunes comes to you. However, you have to know that iTunes doesn't allow you selectively backup iPhone SMS, iMesages, MMS. Worse still, iTunes backup file is unreadable. You can't read it or print it out. Any way, to backup iPhone iMessages, MMS, and SMS, please follow the tutorial.


Step 1. Run iTunes on your computer and use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. After detected, your iPhone shows up in the left sidebar of iTunes.

Step 3. Under DEVICES, click your iPhone. Then, your iPhone control panel will be shown on the right.

Step 4. Click Summary and scroll down the window until find the backups section. Tick This computer and click Back Up Now.

Step 5. iTunes start to backup your iPhone data, including iPhone MMS, SMS, iMessages. It takes you some time. Wait until it comes to the end. Find your iPhone backup location here>>


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Method 3. Backup iPhone Text Messages/ iMessages/MMS to iCloud


Many people are comfuseded whether iCloud can backup SMS on iPhone. Of course, it can. Apart from SMS, it also backs up iPhone iMessages and MMS. Below is the full guidance. Follow me.


Step 1. Tap Settings on your iPhone. On Setting screen, scroll down to find iCloud and tap it.

Step 2. Enter your iCloud accounts. Be sure that your WiFi network is turned on.

Step 3. On iCloud screen, you will see many icons, like Contacts, Notes. Turn on them if you also want to backup them. Then, tap Merge.

Step 4. Find Storage & Backup option and tap it.


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Step 5. Turn on iCloud Backup and tap Back Up Now.


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Step 6. Wait until the backup process is complete

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