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How to Transfer and Backup iPhone SMS Message iMessage Conversation to PC or Mac

I want to save iMessage history including attachments on my iPhone to the computer, so that I can copy or send it to my Email. Is it possible? I use iPhone 6s, iOS 9.3. Thanks:)

Still save iMessage from iPhone to PC or Mac by making a screenshot of it? Stop it now. The great way to save iMessage on iPhone is saving it as a readable and editable file, not a picture. You can't do it before, but you can do it now. With an iMessage export tool, it's a simple work.

Don't know where to find an iMessage exporting tool? Have my two recommendations here: one is Wondershare Dr.fone for iOS - iDevice Data Backup & Export. With it, you can fully scan and save imessages conversions from on your iPhone SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS, all iPads and iPod touch 5/4. Besides, both versions help find your deleted iMessage contents directly from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The other is Wondershare TunesGo. It lets you save imessages with attachments as a HTML/XML/TXT file. Just have a try to check whether they're what you want or not.

Solution 1: Recover and Transfer iPhone SMS Message from iPhone to PC or Mac with Dr.Fone for iOS

Download the free trial version of the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS below for free:

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Please choose the right version for your computer. Saving iPhone iMessage to your PC or Mac can be done in a similar way. Next, let's try how to complete the work with the Windows version together.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

Connect your iPhone via a USB cable to the computer, and then run the program. From the primary window, choose "More Tools" and then click "Device Data Backup & Export".

connect iphone to export imessages

Step 2. Scan iMessage on your device

When the software detects your iPhone, it will display the file type that you can backup or export to you. Choose the "Messages & Attachments" if you only want to save iMessages from your iPhone to computer. Then click "Backup" to move forward. Keep your iPhone connected during the whole process and just wait.

backup iphone imessages

Step 3. Preview and save iMessage history to your computer

The backup process will consume you a little time. After it, you'll see all data in the backup file as shown on the window below. Here, choose items from "Messages" and "Message Attachments", and then you can preview all your message contents, including iMessage and the attachents. Mark them and you can save your iMessages on the computer as a HTML file by clicking on the "Export to PC" button.

preview and export iphone imessages


  1. The program also can restore your iMessages from PC to your device by using the "Recover to Device" button.
  2. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS also lets you recover deleted iMessages from your iPhone/iPad, or extract them from your iTunes or iCloud backup files.
  3. Moreover, you can use it to fix your iOS system issue and get it back to normal.
  4. For WhatsApp history, you can use this software to backup it selectively, and restore it to your iOS or Android devices easily.

Download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS below for free to have a try, and you'll know it more.

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Solution 2: Transfer and Save iPhone SMS Message from iPhone to PC or Mac with TunesGo

TunesGo gives you the power to save imessages, MMS, SMS and their attachments, like music, videos and photos on your Windows computer. Download the tool to have a try.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPod/iPad to the Windows computer

Run TunesGo on the Windows computer after installation. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the Windows computer. This tool will recognize your iPhone/iPad /iPod quickly and then show it in the primary window.

Note: TunesGo works perfectly with iPhones, iPads, iPods, like iPhone SE/6s/6/5s, iPad Pro/mini and iPod touch 5 running iOS 9.


Step 2. save imessages to computer

In the left sidebar. Click "SMS". All text messages, iMessages, MMS are shown in the SMS window on the right. Choose the iMessages that you'd like to save. Then, click "Export to". In its drop-down menu, choose "Exported All Messages" or "Export Selected Messages".And then, you can choose to export iMessages to an HTML file, an XML file or a TXT file. When the file browser window pops up, browse your Windows PC until finding your wanted folder for saving the iMessages.


Download TunesGo to try how to save imessages conversasions.

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