How to Save iMessages on iPhone Easily


May 16, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

For some legal reasons, I need to periodically save iMessages on PC. I am looking for a free way preferably, but if there is a known good application, I will consider it as well.

If you are using text messages most of the time on your iPhone, you may have also used iMessage on the device too. iMessage works similar to text message, but they are totally different technologies. You don’t need to pay for iMessage on your mobile plan or prepaid account as it is an instant messaging application for iOS devices and Mac. So it is widely used among iOS device users. iTunes or iCloud allows you to backup iOS data including iMessages but neither of them allows you to view the iMessages on the backup. Besides, if you want to selectively backup your iphone iMessages, they can’t help either. Below tutorial will show you how to backup iMessages with iTunes, iCloud and a third party tool.

Restore iMessages

Solution 1: How to Backup iMessages on iPhone with iTunes

Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.

Once it is connected, click your iPhone icon when it appears on iTunes.

Click Back Up Now on the right main pain. Then wait for the process to be finished.

Transfer Messages From iPhone To Computer

Solution 2: Backup iMessages through iCloud

Find Settings app on your iPhone.

Scroll down until you locate iCloud and tap on it.

Tap on Backup – Enable iCloud Backup – Tap Back Up Now.

Backup Messages to iCloud

Solution 3: Backup iMessages with FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery is a program that can be used as an iPhone data extractor which is able to help users selectively extract and backup messages from iOS devices to your computer. Let’s now get this application for free and follow the below step-by-step guide.

The software offers both Windows and Mac versions, free download and install it with above link accordingly.

When it is finished, it will launch automatically. Plug your iPhone into your computer via USB cable. The software will detect your device within a few seconds.

After your iPhone is detected by the program, you will have three recovery modes to choose from, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. Select Recover from iOS Device to extract data from your iPhone.

Connect iPhone to Recover

After the scan process is finished. The scan result will list in the left sidebar grouped by file types. Click Messages from the sidebar to preview details on the right. Check those items you want to back up and click Recover to save extracted iMessage on computer.

Text Messages Recovery

That’s it, it is so easy to backup iMessages to PC with this software! FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery can not only extract existing data from iPhone, iPad or iPod, but also recover deleted Facebook Messages, photos, contacts, videos, notes, calendar, reminders, call logs, safari bookmarks, voice memo and more from iOS device, or iCloud/iTunes backup selectively and efficiently. If you have any questions about it, please do not hesitate to contact us or leave us a comment. We will give you a prompt reply as soon as we can.

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