It’s really easy to back up iPhone SMS text messages with CopyTrans Contacts. It works with all devices and iOS versions including iPhone 6s and iOS 9. Back up SMS, MMS, iMessage, WhatsApp or Viber messages complete with emoji, web links and attachments: photos, videos and contact files. You can view and print the backup on a PC running Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
This guide also comes in handy for those of you who need to prepare evidence for a legal case in front of a court or who simply need to archive some old iPhone messages on your computer. Let’s begin.
Let’s back up the iPhone text messages
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Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article
Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. CopyTrans Contacts will automatically start loading all iPhone contents
Now click the messages icon in the left sidebar menu. You will see all iPhone text messages. Select “SMS/iMessage” from the “Sources” pane on top. You can also select “WhatsApp”, “Viber”, or “LINE” to back up such messages.
Note: If you don’t see the messages in the main program window, please have a look at this article
Select the conversations you wish to back up. If you want to back up all conversations, just tick the checkbox in the header. It’s also possible to back up only individual messages. To start the backup, click on the “Export selected” button
Next, select the messages backup format. CopyTrans Contacts offers many different formats: Web page, Microsoft Word or Excel and plain text. The Web page format permits the highest degree of interactivity with your backed-up iPhone messages. We recommend the Word format if you want to print or edit your messages
Navigate to the PC location where to save the text messages
Your iPhone SMS text messages are now safe on your PC in the format of your choice
Interacting with backed up messages
You can open the SMS text messages directly on your PC. To see your iPhone SMS text messages on your computer, simply double-click on the corresponding file.
The browser or Word will show you the conversation exactly as it is on the iPhone.
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This is how easy it is to back up iPhone SMS with CopyTrans Contacts.