How to Transfer iPhone SMS to PC/Mac

How do I transfer SMS from iPhone to my laptop?

I have the iPhone 4 and I already lost all the messages my bf sent me and I don't want that to happen again. Is there anyway to copy my text messages from my iPhone to my Sony laptop, either through iTunes? Please I need help!

If you're using iTunes to manage the contents of your iPhone, you must know it that iTunes can automatically back up your iPhone data, including messages, when you sync with it, so that you can restore your iPhone to get back previous data if you lost it. Though you can't access or read the backup file, and you need to give up exiting data on your iPhone when you want to restore from it, it's also a way to back up your iPhone SMS. Well, there is also a way that you can directly copy your SMS from iPhone to PC or Mac. All you need is an iPhone SMS copier.

How to transfer iPhone messages to PC/Mac

First of all, get an iPhone message transferring tool: Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Mac iphone Data Recovery) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (for Windows users)(iOS 9 supported). With these two programs, you can copy iPhone SMS to PC or Mac in 2 ways: directly transfer iPhone texts to PC and copy your iPhone SMS to computer by extracting your iTunes backup file. Read on and follow the way you wish.

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    Part 1: Directly transfer SMS from iPhone to PC

    Part 2: Copy iPhone SMS to Mac or PC by extracting iTunes backup files

Part 1: Transfer SMS from iPhone to PC

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer

Let's try it with the Windows version together. You can use it to directly transfer iPhone SMS to your computer without any other assistant programs.

Run it on your computer after installing it, and connect your iPhone to the computer. Then you'll get the window as follows.

For iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5/5C/4S:

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For iPhone 4/3GS: you need to download a plug-in here.

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Step 2: Scan your iPhone

For iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5/5C/4S, you can simply scan it by clicking the "Start Scan" button. Well, for iPhone 4/3GS, you need to follow the guide in the interface or displayed below to enter the scanning mode first:

  1. Hold your iPhone and click "Start" button.
  2. Press "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  3. After 10 seconds, release "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 10 seconds.

After you enter the scanning mode successfully, Wondershare dr.fone for ios will automatically begin scanning your iPhone for data on it.

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Step 3: Preview and transfer iPhone messages to your PC

After the scan, all data on your iPhone, including those lost recently will be found and displayed in the scan result. Choose "Messages" on the left side of the window, you can preview detailed contents of your text messages one by one. Then mark those you want and click "Recover". You can save your messages on your computer now.

For message attachments, you can preview and get them by selecting "Message Attachment" option under the "Messages".

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Part 2: Copy SMS from iPhone to Mac/PC (including iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6)

If you can't directly scan your iPhone and directly transfer texts to your computer, you can use this way to reach your goal. Actually, no matter what kind of iOS devices you're using, you can do it as long as you have iTunes backup of it.

Step 1: Sync your iPhone with iTunes

If you're using iTunes to manage your iPhone contents, you must know that iTunes can automatically back up your iPhone data when you sync with it, but the backup file can't be read or accessed. It doesn't matter, just sync your iPhone with it and disconnect it after it's done.

Step 2: Run Wondershare Data Recovery for iTunes or Wondershare Dr.fone

Now run Wondershare dr.fone for ios on your computer and you'll get the main window below (taking the Windows version for example). Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" on the top, and the backup of your iPhone will be listed here. Choose it and click "Start Scan" to extract it for details.

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Step 3: Preview and copy iPhone messages to your computer

After the scan, you preview all the contents of your iTunes backup file, including messages, iMessages, contacts, etc. Then mark "Messages" or "Message Attachments" option on the left side and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. Now you can preview your messages in HTML conveniently.

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Can this product be used to transfer contacts, SMS and notes between two phones?
Hi, sorry to hear what has happened. You can retry it. Besides, it'll be fully appreciated if you click the feedback button on the top of the program to submit more information. thank you!
I am scanning but it only reaches 99% and then doesn't do anything . how do I get past that?
It's weird. This is the first time I heard about this problem. Would you please click the feedback button on the program to submit more information. thanks!
I have the iPhone 4 a I bought your product last night. When I plug it in I don't get a scan now button. I only get the recover file option up in the upper left corner. Could you please help?
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