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5 Ways to Backup iPhone Text Messages

I want to sell my old iPhone 5, and get the new iPhone 8. But there are many important text messages on my iPhone 5. How do I backup iPhone text messages?

Text messages on iPhone contain much important private information. Whether you want to sell your old iPhone 5 or 4, or just want to save the text messages to PC for avoiding data loss, you will need to get the ways to backup iPhone text messages. In this post, we collect 5 methods to help you back up iPhone text messages to computer (PC/Mac), iCloud, another iPhone or email.

Backup iPhone Text Messages

Solution 1. How to copy messages from iPhone to computer

In this method, you need the SMS backup tool, FoneLab , to help you save the text messages from your iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4 to computer (PC or Mac).

FoneLab - iPhone Data Recovery For Mac

Step 1Connect iPhone to PC

Run FoneLab on your PC, and plug iPhone to PC with USB cable. Also, you can download the Mac version of this software to run it on Mac.

Interface

Step 2Scan iPhone

Select "Recover from iOS Device" > "Start Scan" to start to let this app scan your iPhone.

Here you need to tap "Trust" on your iPhone to gratify the request of running your iPhone on computer.

Scan iPhone

Step 3Preview and backup SMS

After the scanning process is completed, you could preview the text messaged details by clicking "Messages" on the left sidebar. Then checkmark the SMS that you want to backup, and click "Recover" to save iPhone text messages to PC.

Back iPhone Text Messages

Solution 2. How to save iPhone text messages to iCloud

Does iCloud back up text messages on iPhone? The answer is yes. What you need to do is make your iPhone is connected to WLAN.

Step 1Go to "Settings" > Tap your name > "iCloud" > Scroll down to find "iCloud Backup" to toggle on "iCloud Backup".

Step 2Hit "Back Up Now" to start to backup iPhone data like photo library, documents, text messages, settings, etc. on your iPhone to iCloud automatically.

Backup iPhone Text Messages

In this way, your text messages on iPhone will be saved into iCloud (free 5GB storage for your iCloud backup data), and you have to find other ways of viewing text messages on iCloud.

Solution 3. How to transfer text messages from one iPhone to another iPhone

Text messages backup from iPhone to computer or iCloud will be saved in another place. If you switch to a new iPhone, and just want to read the text messages from old iPhone on new iPhone, you had better to tbackup text messages from iPhone to another iPhone directly by forwarding.

Step 1Navigate the text messages that you want to transfer, hold on it, and select "More" in the pop up.

Step 3Select one or more than one text messages from one contact, and click "Forward" button to sync the text messages from one iPhone to another iPhone.

Forward Text Messages on iPhone Directly

In this method, you need to pay money for the forwarded text messages charged by your carrier.

If you want to transfer text messages from one iPhone to another iPhone frequently, you can refer to the following guide:How to transfer text messages from iPhone to iPhone.

Solution 4. How to export text messages from iPhone to email

iOS users may notice that iPhone can also add email address as the contact information apart from phone number. So here, you could also export text messages from iPhone to email.

Step 1Go to "Messages" app > find the text messages that you want to backup, hold on it to see the pop, and select "More".

Step 2In the "More" option, select one or over one text messages > Tap the small curly arrow in the bottom.

Step 3Type in the email address from "To:" at the top , and then tap "Send" to backup text messages from iPhone to email.

Backup iPhone Text Messages to Email

In this way, you need to make sure the email account is with an iPhone or iPad with a cellular connection.

Solution 5. Backup iPhone text messages to Mac

Mac is also the creation of Apple, and it is widely used in the world. Backing up iPhone text messages to Mac is also a good way.

Get more details here to sync text messages from iPhone to Mac.

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June 08, 2018 08:29 / Updated by to Message