There are several reasons why you may wish to transfer messages from your iPhone to your computer. One reason is for sentimental purposes. For instance, if you have lost a loved one whom you used to converse with via messages, you may want to save those messages for as long as you can. Backing up the messages onto a computer may be the easiest way to do so since phones are prone to getting damaged or even getting lost. From a computer, you can also back up the messages to other platforms like cloud storage. Also, the messages saved on cloud platforms are not prone to alterations. But how do you transfer text messages from iPhone to computer?
- Use Decipher Text Messages Software
This is by far the most straightforward method of transferring messages from an iPhone to a computer. First, you have to connect the iPhone to the computer. You can make this happen using a USB cable. However, make sure to debug the connection before doing anything else. From there, you can proceed to open iTunes and choose the back up now option from the interface. From there, download and run Decipher Text Message software on your computer. The software will detect your phone, and from there, you can choose the contact whose message you wish to transfer. You have the option to choose the format in which you want the conversation to be saved then save it on your computer.
- Backuptrans iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer Software
First, ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Log in onto your iTunes account both on your phone and computer. From there, you can download and install the Backuptrans iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer software on your computer. Run it then connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. The software will then automatically access all your messages and display them on the main interface. Click on your iPhone on the list of devices provided by the software the select the backup messages to the local database option. You can either save messages from a single contact or all the messages on your phone. Once you have clicked on save and confirm, the messages will automatically be saved on your computer.
- Use iPhone Messages Transfer Tool
This is also third-party software that can be used to save messages from an iPhone to a PC. Start by launching the program on your computer then connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. A list of devices will appear on the program’s interface. Select your device, and all messages will appear on the interface. You can transfer all the messages on the phone by clicking on the button labeled copy or select a single contact whose messages you wish to save. Proceed to choose the format with which you want to save the messages, e.g., PDF or HTML. Click next then select copy.
You can also choose to traditional by taking a screenshot of the conversation and sending it you your computer via a USB cable, email, or google drive, among other cloud storage services.