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Text messaging has become one of the most popular means of communication. For some of us it is extremely important to be able to save text messages iPhone when switching devices, so you ask the question “How do I copy an entire text conversation on iPhone?” Here we discuss the easiest ways to save your SMS, iMessage or WhatsApp chats to a new iPhone.

Choose what applies best to you:

Forward entire text conversation iPhone

Due to certain Apple limitations, you can’t transfer text messages to new iPhone directly in CopyTrans Contacts yet. This applies to your SMS, iMessages or WhatsApp chats.

So, how to save text messages on iPhone? There is a way! And it is without the need to use iTunes or overwrite any data on your iPhone, it’s called CopyTrans Shelbee.

If you already have a valid CopyTrans Contacts license, you get a 50% discount for CopyTrans Shelbee:

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Tthis article will show you How to save text messages to iPhone? We suggest CopyTrans Shelbee.

CopyTrans Shelbee main interface

Advantages of CopyTrans Shelbee:

✔️ Transfer all your SMS, iMessages and chats including pictures, videos, links and documents, to new iPhone*
✔️ Do full or incremental iPhone backup;
✔️ Compatible with iTunes backup;
✔️ Supports encrypted iPhone backup;
✔️ Can restore iPhone backup (full backup or just some data);
✔️ Validates backup.

* If you have SMS or iMessages on your new iPhone, they will be replaced with the SMS/iMessages from the backup.

How to save text messages on iPhone?

Let’s discuss transferring messages to a new iPhone step by step:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Shelbee.
    Download CopyTrans Shelbee

  2. Connect your device and select Custom restore on the main screen. how to save text messages on iPhone

  3. See the backup files available by clicking on the pencil icon.
    Choose the backup you want to restore from

  4. Select the iPhone backup that contains your messages.
    NOTE: If your backup is encrypted, you will be asked for a backup password. What password?how to transfer text messages to new iPhone

  5. In the next window, select Messages to transfer text messages to a new iPhone.
    NOTE: If your backup is encrypted, it will contain Account information: we recommend selecting it as well. Accounts contain contacts, calendars, notes and iMessages from your iCloud account.Select Messages you want to restore

  6. Please note that the existing messages on your iPhone will be overwritten. If you are ready to save imessage conversation, click Start.Messages will be overwritten

  7. Here you can select the backup location. When ready, click Start.Forward entire text conversation iPhone

  8. Wait until the process is finished. how to save a text conversation on iphone

  9. This is how easy it is to copy messages to a new iPhone!
    Restore was successful with CopyTrans Shelbee

How to get iPhone messages on PC

With CopyTrans programs you can also save messages on your computer. There are two options:

1. CopyTrans Backup Extractor

✔️ extract messages from any backup to PC in a readable format;
✔️ save attachments from a conversation;
✔️ find iPhone and iCloud backups on your PC, wherever they are;

You can find more details in this guide on how to recover deleted iMessages to computer.

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2. CopyTrans Contacts

✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in PDF, Word, Excel, TXT, CSV or HTML;
✔️ Save all attachments in a separate folder, including photos, videos, GIFs, voice messages ;
✔️ Export messages for a specific time period;
✔️ Back up messages in a few clicks;

Check out our step-by-step guide on how to save iPhone messages on PC.

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If you want to manage iOS device, CopyTrans offers you many options:

Export and import contacts with CopyTrans Contacts

Transfer photos between iPhone and PC with CopyTrans Photos

Find iPhone or iCloud backups with CopyTrans Backup Extractor

❕ Manage iCloud Photos: download, delete and recover photos with CopyTrans Cloudly

Back up and restore iPhone with CopyTrans Shelbee

Save your iPhone music on PC or iTunes with CopyTrans

❕ Manage iTunes library with CopyTrans Swift

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We hope that we answered your question: “How do I copy an entire text conversation on iPhone?” Have more questions for us? Let us know in the comments section below.

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