The text messages we send and receive on our iPhones can sometimes contain important and private details from our clients, colleagues, or family members. Before these texts get accidentally deleted, you might be planning on transferring them to your Mac so you can have a safe backup.
Transferring data from iPhone to Mac is not new, in fact, Apple has created ways to sync messages from iPhone to Mac using features on your devices. And if you don’t know how to get started, don’t worry we will help you out.
On this page, we discussed some helpful methods on how to sync messages from iPhone to Mac, check them out.
Method 1: Sync Messages from iPhone to Mac via iCloud
The most popular way to sync iPhone messages is iCloud. This feature can copy different types of data including contacts and text messages from iPhone to Mac and vice versa by storing your files in the cloud.
All you need to do is turn on the sync option on both devices. But here’s the catch, iCloud only has 5GB of free storage. If ever your messages exceed this limit or you run out of space, you can always purchase additional storage.
On your iPhone, go to Settings > your Profile > iCloud, then tap the toggle on Messages. After that, make sure to keep your internet connection steady to successfully sync your data.
Next, open your Mac then go to System Preferences > iCloud/Apple ID > Messages. You may need to wait for a few moments while iCloud syncs your messages.
When it’s done, you can open iCloud on your Mac, then go to Messages and see the texts.
Although iCloud is a great method, it can be inconvenient for some people. You see, the sync feature relies on your internet connection. If you’re not connected to a WIFI network or don’t have enough mobile data, this method will not work.
Also, the 5GB storage may not be enough and it’s restricting. There’s a chance that you will have to purchase additional space to sync your messages.
But, don’t worry there is a more convenient and effective way to sync messages from iPhone to Mac. Check out the next part.