Data Recovery

How to Save Pictures from iMessage to a Computer

Can I directly save photos in the iMessage on my iPhone to my computer?

I want to directly save photos in the iMessages on my iPhone to a computer. I know that I can save the photos on my iPhone and then transfer them to the computer. It's a little annoying, because I have lots of photos in the iMessage. How can I directly save all photos in my iPhone iMessage to the computer?

The answer is YES. You can directly save iMessage pictures from the iPhone to a computer, but you need to ask for help from a third-party program, which lets you directly scan your iPhone to find data on it and allows you to save them on a computer. If you have no idea about the program, you can have my recommendation here: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (Mac). Both of the software empowers you to directly scan existing iMessage on iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, including attachments like pictures, videos and audio.

Download the trial version of the program below for free:

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Now, let's look at how to save photos from iMessage on Windows. If you use a Mac, you still can follow the way below to carry out the work. It's extremely similar.

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone

Using the Windows version of Wondershare dr.fone for ios, you'll get different primary window. When the program recognizes your iPhone, you'll get it like this:


For iPhone 4/3GS, you can get into the advanced mode by clicking on the button at the bottom of the program's window.


Step 2. Begin to scan your iPhone

For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users: Click the "Start Scan" button on the main window. The program will scan your iPhone in a few seconds.

For iPhone 4/3GS users: You need to enter the device's scanning mode before the scan. Just follow the way below:

  1. Hold your device, and click "Start" on the window.
  2. Hold the Power and the Home buttons on your iPhone at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
  3. Release the Power button when 10 seconds have passed, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds. After getting into the program, it will begin scanning your iPhone automatically in a few seconds.


Step 3. Preview and save photos from iMessage to computer

As a matter of fact, you can begin to preview the found data during the scan. In the scan result, all found data are categorized well. Finding photos from iMessage, you can click "Message Attachments", where you can find all attachments from MMS and iMessage. Moreover, you can choose "Messages" to preview the whole text and media contents of the iMessage. Then mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them all on your computer with one click.


Note: The program also finds recently deleted iMessage, including the attachments. If you want to separate them, you can use the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.

Download the trial version of Wondershare dr.fone for ios below for free now:

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Further Reading

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

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