iPhone users save the important data in their devices, and they can get access to the files they need immediately when they want to. The text messages in iPhone contain much private and important information, and the iPhone users may never want to lose these messages. But using iPhone sometimes will lead to data loss which are irrevocable. The text messages can also get erased so the iPhone users may lose the important information contained in their iPhone. At this moment, people may want to know how to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer for a backup.

Part 1. How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Computer

When it comes to transferring text messages from iPhone to computer, people may wonder how they can finish the task. In fact, people have two ways to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer for a backup. The first method is using the screenshot function of iPhone. When iPhone users have located the important text messages in their iPhone, they can take screenshot(s) of the conversation, and then transfer these screenshots to computer for a backup. As for transferring photos, people will feel easy to do that, and they only need to connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, and copy the screenshots to computer. With this method, people can save the important text messages on their computer.

As is known, the screenshots of iPhone only save the current data in the iPhone screen, which means you’ll have to take more than a few screenshots if you have many messages to save. So it’s not that convenient, and the screenshots can take much storage space in iPhone. If you don’t want to use the screenshot function of iPhone, you can use the third-party iPhone transfer software to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer.

Among all the iPhone transfer programs, Leawo iTransfer is regarded as one of the best. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and computers without the sync of iTunes, and it helps users to transfer various kinds of files easily. The following guidance will show you how to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer, and you can free download the software to have a try.

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Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.
Step 2. Click the name of iPhone and choose Messages in the left sidebar. The text messages will show up in the right part.
Step 3. Select the messages you need in accordance with the contacts. Then click Export at the top middle.
Step 4. Choose a target folder on your computer to save the messages. Then name the file and click Save.

When the transfer finishes, you will get a file named with .messages extension in your target folder. When you lose the text messages in your iPhone, you can import the .messages file into your iPhone with Leawo iTransfer, so that you can keep the messages in your iPhone. The following guidance will show you how to import text messages to iPhone.

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect iPhone. Choose Messages and click Import at the top middle of the window.
Step 2. Select the .messages file on your computer, and click Open.

When the transfer is finished, you will get the messages in your iPhone Messages app. With Leawo iTransfer, people can transfer various kinds of files easily.

Part 2. How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone

Beside Leawo iTransfer, a piece of iPhone data recovery software will also help you to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer for a backup. Leawo iOS Data Recovery is professional data recovery software for iOS devices, and it enables users to backup iPhone, iPad and iPod touch files to computer. The following guidance will show you how to backup text messages on iPhone, and you can free download the software to have a try.

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Step 1. Run Leawo iOS Data Recovery and choose Recover from iOS Device.
Step 2. Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, and click the Start button in the window. Then the software will analyze your iPhone.
Step 3. The software will scan your iPhone when the analysis is done. After the scan, check Messages and choose the ones you need. Then click Recover.
Step 4. Click Open in the pop-up dialog to choose a target folder to save the text messages. Then click Go to start transferring text messages from iPhone to computer.

After the software finished transferring iPhone messages to computer, you will be able to view them in the target folder. The software export and save the text messages in 2 viewable files, one is a CSV file (open with Excel), and the other is an HTML file (open with Internet browser). The above two software are both powerful for transferring text messages from iPhone to computer,if you are interested, don’t hesitate to check them out.