How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone To Computer?

Sep. 19th, 2020 Posted by Allen Lee to iPhone SMS/MMS/iMessage Transfer

Most of iPhone users can't backup SMS messages to anywhere until the SMS box is full, and then they have to delete all of them to prevent iPhone rejecting new SMS receiving. Although Apple lets you keep messages using iCloud backup, backing up messages from iPhone to computer is another choice. Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore is a great tool to help you easily backup text messages on iPhone to computer local database without any SMS loss. You can view, export or print iPhone text messages on computer freely. Restoring SMS back to iPhone is also supported. All iPhone iPad including new iPhone SE 2020/, iPhone 6/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X/XR/XS/XS Plus, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Mac, etc are supported. No jailbreak required. If you want to backup messages from iPhone to Mac, please refer to this tutorial.

The following article will show you how to backup text messages from iPhone to computer step by step:

Step 0: Before you run the software, please make sure you have installed the latest version iTunes iTunes on your computer and turned off "iCloud Backup" on your iPhone. Also, you need to enter correct passcode on iPhone if your iPhone is protected with a passcode.

Step 1: Install the software on computer and run it
Run Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Then our software will automatically read text messages on your iPhone and show them on its main interface:

Tip: Clicking the device title in Devices list will show all iPhone text messages. To view only the sms with a single friend like Iris, just click the contact name like "Iris' on the left list.

Step 2-A: Backup all iPhone text messages to computer
1) Click the iPhone in Devices list.
2) Turn to top toolbar and press "Backup SMS to Local Database" button or go File -> Backup SMS to Local Database.

    Tip: Or you can right click the iPhone in Devices list and then choose "Backup SMS from this iPhone to Local Database".

Step 2-B: Backup iPhone messages with a single contact to computer
1) Click your wanted contact name under device.
2) Turn to top toolbar and press "Backup SMS to Local Database" button or go File -> Backup SMS to Local Database.

    Tip: Or you can right click the contact name and then choose "Backup SMS with this contact to Local Database".

Step 3: Select a database to save messages
Select a database to save messages. To ceate a new database for your iPhone, simply enter a new database name. Click Confirm to continue.

Backup successfully!

Option: Backup Text Messages from iPhone Backup

With Backuptrans software, you can even backup messages from your iPhone Backup file. Simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Open iTunes on computer and then connect your iPhone. Click the "Backup Now" button to make a backup of your iPhone data on computer.
Note: Make sure you choose to backup your iPhone to computer. Not to iCloud.

Step 2: Run Backuptrans software, click "File"->"Import from iTuens Backup" menu.

Step 3: Choose your iPhone Backup to load. And then save the messages into Backuptrans local database.


How easy and fast! Now you can click the backup file to view, export or print SMS on computer with Backuptrans iPhone SMS Backup & Restore. You can even restore SMS from the database backup file back to your iPhone any time you want. Any question, free up to contact us via email. Email address:

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