10 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 6:35 PM by Rocket Terry
Dwarakesh Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to figure out a way to transfer text messages from my iphone (3G) to my macbook. One discussion on one of these forums suggested using 'syphone'. It does not work and I am wondering if Apple is really looking into this text transfer issue?

Hoping you guys would help me out.. Thanks!!

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Matthew Smith Level 5 (6,790 points)
    What makes you think Apple would be looking into this? It's not as if something does not work as expected.

    Have you tried forwarding the messages to you email address? When viewing a conversation touch the edit button, select the messages and put your email address as the recipient.
  • MacInBPC Level 1 (0 points)
    I am also trying to find a way to transfer my texts to my MacBook Pro. I downloaded and paid for a program called Transee only to realize that it's only compatible with PCs.
    I tried your suggestion about the forwarding to email, but I have months of texts back and forth with someone and I'd have to go through all of those and select them individually to forward by email. you don't know a way to "select all", do you?

    There has to be a way to get texts to our computers. It seems like it would be easy, but so far I haven't seen a solution.
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 (1,475 points)
    All of my texts transfer to my Mac via [The Missing Sync|http://www.markspace.com>. You might want to give that a try.
  • MacInBPC Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Sandra,
    Did you do this from an iphone though? It looks like The Missing Sync is for the Android phone.
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 (1,475 points)
    Yes, I do it with my iPhone. <g> Before that, I did it with my iPod Touch. Look [here|http://www.markspace.com/products/iphone/index.html]. Good luck!
  • Pennypacker102 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have recently transfered all my texts from my iPhone 4 to my PC by using the App SMS Export. It does cost £2.99 but was well worth it to save some very special messages I had.
  • MacInBPC Level 1 (0 points)
    I looked up the The Missing Sync and the price listing I saw was $40, so I tried the SMS Export ap for $5.
    IT WORKED! Copies all my 14,000+ texts to a csv. file.
    Thank you very much for your help!!!
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 (1,475 points)
    I'm glad it worked so well for you. As for The Missing Sync, I bought it years ago to use with my (then) Palm; it was a much better solution than the Palm Desktop. When I switched to an iPod Touch, I was able to also switch to TMS for iPod/iPhone — either for free or at very low cost, and of course that version works for my iPhone now. I'd forgotten that it was originally rather expensive, so I'm delighted that you found a more reasonable solution.
  • Pennypacker102 Level 1 (15 points)
    MacInBPC you are more than welcome. I'm glad it worked well. It is a very useful APP.
  • Rocket Terry Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello,Dwarakesh.If you want to transfer sms from iPhone to pc.I think Tansee iPhone transfer SMS is useful.iMacsoft iPhone to Mac Transfer can fast transfer, rip, copy and manage your music, videos, photos, podcasts and TV Shows from iPhone to Mac.But I don't know if it can transfer sms to mac