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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

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page Get CopyTrans Contacts now

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone. CopyTrans Contacts will automatically start loading all iPhone contents

  4. 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 back up iphone sms

  5. 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 back up iphone text messages

  6. 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. While we recommend the Word format if you want to print or edit your messages select format to export iphone sms

  7. Navigate to the PC location where to save the text messages locate iphone text message backup on pc

  8. 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. back up iphone sms text message

The browser or Word will show you the conversation exactly as it is on the iPhone. back up iphone sms

Restore SMS messages to new iPhone

If you just bought a new iPhone and are looking to restore your old iPhone SMS messages, use CopyTrans Shelbee. Get CopyTrans Shelbee for free now

CopyTrans Shelbee is a free tool which allows you to make a complete backup of your old iPhone including SMS messages and restore them to a new iPhone. back up and restore iphone sms messages

Back up iPhone SMS text messages YouTube video guide

This is how easy it is to back up iPhone SMS with CopyTrans Contacts.

By krasimir

Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography. Krasimir is currently employed by WindSolutions, the producer of CopyTrans. Get in touch with K via LinkedIn or Google+.