Best Way to Backup iPhone SMS Without iTunes

Sep 17,2019 • Filed to: iPhone Backup • Proven solutions

I get an iPhone for years, so I text a lot and keep tons of in my iPhone inbox. My sister wants to use my iPhone for a few months. I want to backup iPhone SMS to my computer now. You know, my sister may wipe my contacts, photos, videos, SMS...etc. does anyone know how to backup all these stuff without iTunes because everyone else in my family who has a computer has something already syncd to iTunes. PLEASE HELP

Some users may encounter such problems. So we are going to share you how to how to backup SMS on iPhone without iTunes. It works for the latest iPhone XS(Max) and iPhone XR too.

iPhone SMS Backup Without iTunes

iTunes is really a good tool to manage iPhone data, while it also has drawbacks. You can't backup your data selectively. And the iTunes backup file is a SQLite database, which makes you can't read your iPhone SMS backup on computer. In order to make up for its flaws, we recommend you a flexible and useful tool, dr.fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore. It is a professional iPhone backup tool. It lets you backup iPhone messages from iPhone to PC without iTunes. Apart from SMS, dr.fone can also help you to backup your iPhone notes, contacts, photos, Facebook messages and many other data without iTunes. Just in 3 simple steps, you'll finish the iPhone SMS backup. How? Let's check out details below.

dr.fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore

Selectively backup iPhone messages in 3 minutes!

  • One click to backup and export your iPhone SMS to your computer.
  • Allow to preview and restore any item from the backup to a device.
  • Export what you want from the backup to your computer.
  • Works for all iOS devices. Compatible with the latest iOS 13. New icon
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10 or Mac 10.14.
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How to backup SMS on iPhone

Step 1. To do the iPhone SMS backup, you should firstly launch dr.fone and connect your iPhone with iPhone USB cable. This software will recognize your iPhone automatically and display iPhone immediately in the main window.Then choose "iOS Data Backup & Restore".

connect device to do the iphone sms backup

Step 2. Choose the file type to backup, in this article you check the "Messages & Atatchments" then click "Backup".

start iphone sms backup

Step 3. dr.fone is doing the iPhone SMS backup,this process will take some minutes, please don't disconnect your device.

how to backup sms on iphones

Step 4. You can check the contents after the iPhone SMS backup is cpmpleted, select the ones you want to backup and then click "Export to PC".Now your SMS backup file is saved on your computer.

how to backup sms on iphone without iTunes

Pros and Cons

It is easy and fast to backup SMS with dr.fone. You can finish the whole iPhone SMS backup process just in some clicks and don't need a tutorial. Besides, you can preview and selectviely backup whatever iPhone messages you want, which is much better than iTunes and iCloud backup. The friendly user experience and beautiful design is also a plus. But you have to download this program on your computer.

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