Did you ever want to look to save your old text messages to keep track of conversations? Have you found a way of saving your text messages but have difficulty in reading them because of the format? Downloading text messages from iPhone to PC/Mac is easy but retaining its format and viewing the content can be quite tricky. If you want to know more about the different methods on how to download text messages from iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr or iPhone Xs Max, be sure to read on below methods featured.
FoneGeek iPhone Data Exporter is an iOS data backup and restore tool which is capable of downloading various data from an iOS device to computer. Some of its features that set it apart from other software are:
To download messages using FoneGeek iPhone Data Exporter, you will need to download and install the program into your computer. Then just follow the instructions.
Step 1. Launch the program and once the program window appears, select "Backup & Restore" on the menu found on the upper panel.
Step 2. A succeeding screen will appear and in this screen you will choose the different types of data that you would like to download. Make sure Messages are checked. Click "View Backup Data" to connect your iPhone so that the program will begin to scan the data on the device.
Step 3. After the scanning of the data, there will be data available that can be previewed in detail to help you select the messages to be downloaded. To download the text messages from iPhone, select "Messages". Click "Export" and select the format and location in the computer that you want for the exported data accordingly.
Easy, isn’t it? But if you are looking for other methods about how to download text messages from iPhone free, you can try iTunes or email and we will discuss in the following parts. They work also but they do have some inconveniences or disadvantages. Anyway, read on to check what will help.
Users can utilize iTunes as a method of safeguarding data on iPhone in case of data loss. To protect data from being lost, a backup contains text messages will be done through the steps below:
To check the text messages in the backup created by iTunes, another software will be needed. The backup file created by iTunes is usually a database file and this can be only accessed by third-party tools that can read and query database files.
This method is suitable for those who want to download a small amount of text messages or specific messages as this method can be quite tedious. The output is also a simple text file containing the messages with no date stamp nor labels as to who was the sender or receiver. See more details on below steps:
As seen above, there are many ways in downloading messages from iPhone. Each method has its unique way of viewing downloaded messages. As a user, it is wise to choose a method that is easy and as simple as possible to avoid any mishaps that could happen to the iPhone. This is what FoneGeek iPhone Data Exporter offers compared to the other methods. It offers simple and easy steps to download messages and more importantly, a convenient way of viewing those messages. Download the free trial version of the program to check what it can do for you!
By Joan J. Mims
Posted on Nov 11, 2020, 21:15:55
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.