How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer

As we all know, text messages are very important to us; they record sorrow and happiness between our friends, families, and colleagues. However, we may all face the condition that the SMS mailbox is full on our iPhone some day. Then, what to do? Not another way to solve this except deleting text messages or changing another iPhone? The answer is yes! We can now transfer these text messages from iPhone to the computer in batch, and then delete all text messages to store more future text messages. How? We can do so easily with the help of a professional third-party SMS from iPhone to computer transfer program – dr.fone Transfer for iPhone/iPad/iPod!

The tool – dr.fone – Transfer is very helpful & professional that enables you to transfer SMS & text messages from iPhone to computer in batch quickly as either .xml file or .txt file. In addition, you can also transfer other files such as photos, music, videos, playlists, and contacts from your iPhone to your computer!

Amazing, right? Now you can download the free trial version below to have a try. I will now show you how to copy SMS from iPhone to computer step by step. Just install the dr.fone – Phone Manager (iOS) on your computer and follow me!

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Step 1: Launch SMS from iPhone to Computer Transfer app

Firstly, please connect and sync your iPhone with your computer via a USB cable. Your iPhone will be detected automatically by the text messages from iPhone to the computer program. Your files such as media, photos, contacts and text messages on your iPhone will be displayed on your computer, thus you can preview them before do the transferring. You ought to install iTunes on your computer before the text messages from iPhone to computer transferring process.

Step 2: Copy text messages from iPhone to computer

If you want to transfer your text messages, please click the tab “SMS” firstly. You can choose important text messages that you want to transfer to your computer on the right pane. If you want to transfer all text messages, you just need to tick off the rectangle before “Content“. Then please click “Export to“. You need to choose between “Export selected SMS to computer” and “Export all SMS to computer” according to the condition of your computer.

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export iPhone Messages to PC

Step 3: Save iPhone SMS on your computer

Now you need to find a location to save your text messages. Then you can save your text messages in either .xml format or .txt format. Of course, you can choose the .txt format to view your text messages more conveniently. The text messages from iPhone to computer transfer program will start to export text messages automatically. In the whole process, you ought to ensure that your iPhone is well connected with your computer. When it comes to the end, please click “OK” to finish it.

Save Message from iPhone to PC

Congratulations! Now you can check your messages from your computer. The SMS from iPhone to computer transfer tool is compatible with all iPhone models such as iPhone 11, iPhone SE, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, iPhone 7 / 7 Plus, iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 3GS. In addition, with the dr.fone – Phone Manager (iOS), you can sync iPhone contacts to vCard and transfer outlook contacts to iPhone without iTunes as well.

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