How can I transfer iPhone text messages (SMS conversations) to my PC?

Sheel S May 3, 2013

Guys, give me some advice to transfer messages from iPhone to PC. Actually, I’m trying to create something special (a big handmade card) for my mom for this Mother’s Day. There are about 200-250 messages to transfer so I cannot mail them one by one. Please tell me how do I transfer iPhone SMS to computer without spending too much time?

Is there any good program or something excep Phoneview that costs $30.

  1. Ashwin
    June 18, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Try this backup software for windows.. Here's the review

  2. Amanda
    May 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    You can also use SQLite Manager to extract SMS from iTunes backup. But it is a bit complex and lengthy process. Therefore, you have to rely on third-party program like iPhone messages transfer to copy or transfer your iPhone SMS text messages to a computer.

  3. Maya
    May 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I found this guide useful when I needed to backup my iPhone SMS

  4. sims kaur
    May 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    There are many programs available to backup or transfer iPhone SMS to a PC. You can try iPhone messages transfer or may be backuptrans.

    • Sheel S
      May 5, 2013 at 7:57 am

      Thanks! Yeah, I have successfully transferred my iPhone SMS with the help of iphone messages transfer tool.

  5. Nick Sharma
    May 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm


    I just did a quick Google search. Well, there are few software programs availbale to transfer iPhone SMS to computer as a text or pdf format, such as iPhone messages transfer, copytrans etc. You can refer to this article that explains how to transfer messages from iPhone to computer with iPhone messages transfer:

    P.S Full version cost $7.50 and even in trial version let's you transfer 100-150 SMS (as stated on the website). Hope it helps

    • Sheel S
      May 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Thanks mate, it worked for me. Even the free version works fine. Thanks for the help.

    • Nick Sharma
      May 4, 2013 at 11:26 am

      You are welcome! Btw, I need to make a correction. You need to pay $9.98 to get the licensed version.

    • Sheel S
      May 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

      No problem, it still much cheaper than the other similar software and as I mentioned earlier even the trial version is good enough for me.

    • Anonymous
      October 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Hi Nick. Can you advise whether the transfer of SMS to PC will result in removing the messages from the iphone ? I would like to transfer the messages to PC for back and printout a copybut still keep the original in my iphone.

  6. ha14
    May 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    • Sheel S
      May 4, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Thank you for your time!

    • Sheel S
      June 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

      Sadly, it does not work (unable to detect my phone).

    • Boraja
      July 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm

      Try Backuptrans iPhone SMS + MMS Extractor. It lets you transfer both sms and mms messages to computer with ease.

    • Neil Scavuzzo
      July 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm

      I just used copytrans contacts as instructed and it detected my iphone ok. it exported my iphone sms just fine. thanks

    • Sheel S
      July 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Guys as I mentioned before; my problem is already solved. This program: suggested by Nick just did the job for me. I appreciate your help.

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