Text messages not only allow us to send greetings and catch up with our friends and family, but it is also a way to convey important messages to our co-workers, bosses, or clients. It’s not just a text, it’s an important piece of data that holds valuable details and meaningful messages.
That is why to keep the text messages on our iPhones safe from accidental deletion or Factory Reset, we think of ways to create backups. One of the ways to keep safe messages and other data is by saving them on our PC.
If you’re planning to download text messages from iPhone to computer, but don’t know where to start, don’t worry, I will help you out. I’ve recently dealt with this situation and discovered some helpful methods, and I will share them on this page.
Method 1: Save Text Messages from iPhone to Computer via iCloud
One of the most popular ways to move text messages and other iPhone data is iCloud. This cloud feature not only stores your data but also syncs your text messages so you can access them on any of your devices or through the website.
Take note, when it comes to text messages, this method will only allow you to access the messages through the website. You cannot download them on your computer.
On your iPhone, open Settings, click your profile, and open the iCloud tab. From there, find Messages and turn on the toggle beside it.
On your computer, download the iCloud app, or visit the website, then sign in using the Apple ID used on the iPhone.
Open the Apps tab and choose Messages. From there, you can check the texts you just synced.
Method 2: Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer via Email
If you’re only transferring a couple of messages, you can try using email. With this method, you can send multiple messages at a time. But, just like iCloud, this method cannot download the messages directly to your computer.
What you need to do is copy the text, paste it into a new email, and send it. You can then type in the sender’s/receiver’s information (name and number) as well as the time and date of the message.
On your iPhone, locate your target text, long-press, and hit Copy.
Open the email, create a new message, and Paste the text you copied. Repeat the process if you want to transfer multiple texts.
After that, you enter the details of the message such as the name, phone number, time, and date on each text. Here’s an example.
When you’re done, type in the receiving email on the recipient box and hit Send.
On your computer, open your email and check the Inbox or the Spam folder. You should be able to access the messages from there.