8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2014 4:19 AM by MicoJay
lydiafrommission viejo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to transfer iphone text messages to a mac?


iPhone 3G
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,390 points)

    Get this, does that and a whole lot more, highly recommended:

     

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/

  • Dale_Speed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use the decipher text message tool. Works great for saving text messages to your computer from your iPhone. I usually back my messages up about once a month just for safe keeping.

     

    http://www.deciphertools.com/

  • bubbles12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    actually i found a way to save ur messages without spending any money, or any software. So on ur iphone, you know how when u look at a text message and on the top right there is button that says "Edit"? Well when u click it u have an option of either deleting specific messages or fowarding them. In this case, all u need to do is tap each circle which checks of each of the messages that u would like to foward. Then once you have clicked all the messages that u would like to save, click the 'foward' button on the bottom right. This will bring u to a new message screen where all the messages will combine into one text message. All you need to do is type in ur e-mail address as the recipient and then ur text messages that u would like saved will be sent to ur inbox. that simple. Much better than spending money, or downloading software that u have no idea how to work.

     

    **for long messages that you want to save u might have to go back and forth and save seperate parts instead of doing the whole thing at one time.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    i found a way to save ur messages without spending any money

     

    If you pay for sending MMS messages, it does cost you money as that is how the message is sent.

  • bubbles12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok well i meant not spending money on a program just to save ur messages.

  • CooganNYC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    True this works but for a long ongoing convo it's too long and from my experience having tried this awhile back, when you open the email you sent yourself, it does look like one long run on sentance where you can't tell who the sender and recipient is.

     

    If you want a easy and cheap "what you see is what you get" program I'd buy the Deciphertools.com thing for $9.99. Just bought it a little while ago after wasting $20 yesterday on another crap thing that wasn't cool (too bare bones). This one works great, saves easy, exports anywhere, etc.

     

    One thing, it doesn't highlight senders texts (my outgoing) in a lime green colour like how it looks on the iPhone, it's more a plain grey, but otherwise looks the same and includes attchments--> Important! Not all services do...

  • Noicelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    iPhone SMS backup file location in Windows

     

    Since there are multiple versions of Windows, here are the possible locations of the iPhone backup file:
    %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\


    Windows XP:
    %APPDATA% = C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Application Data\


    Windows Vista:
    %APPDATA% = C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming


    Windows 7:
    C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

    Everything else is the same as above, look for the same files and you’ll need to open them in a SQLite editor.

     

    but also them cannot read as they are an inaccessable format, you need to extract them and read it, therea are many app can do that: like iStonsoft, iPubsoft, Vibosoft and more...

     

    iStonsoft

    http://www.istonsoft.com/iphone/save-iphone-text-messages-to-mac.html

     

    Vibosoft iPhone backup extractor:

    http://www.vibosoft.com/ios/copy-text-messages-from-iphone-to-mac.html

     

    Coolmuster:

    http://www.coolmuster.com/ios-recovery/extract-iphone-messages-from-backup.html

     

    and more....

  • MicoJay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    In fact, you need to use the third party software to save text messages from iPhone to Mac. You can use MobiKin Doctor for iOS to extract your texts messages, then you can save texts to Mac.