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2 Ways to Transfer iPhone Text Messages to Mac

Aug. 28, 2014 10:36 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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Text messages on your iPhone are an important part of your life, and the messages is an easy and convenient way to keep in touch with friends, family, loved ones and your colleagues. As iPhone has limited space, many iPhone users want to know how to transfer text messages from iPhone to Mac when the SMS box is full. Then read on and you'll find a perfect answer.

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This article is divided into 2 parts. You will be introduced to 2 different ways to transfer iPhone text messages to Mac. Before we start, you should first download a tool called iPhone Data Recovery for Mac which will be used in the iPhone messages transfer process. This tool works well on computer running Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7 and earlier versions.

Alternatively you can also try to use iPhone 5 Data Transfer (for Windows users only) to transfer files from iPhone to computer. This professional iOS transfer utility allows you to transfer data between iOS devices or between iOS devices and iTunes as well.

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Part I: How to Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Mac

With iPhone Data Recovery for Mac you can directly transfer messages from iPhone to Mac without the help of iPhone backup. What's more, messages transferred to Mac include those you deleted or lost as well. The deleted ones will be shown in red, you can transfer them or not.

The tutorial below details how to transfer SMS from iPhone to Mac.

Part II: How to Copy iPhone Text Messages to Mac Using iTunes Backup

What if iPhone is damaged and there is no way to transfer messages from iPhone to Mac using method described in Part I? Don't worry. You can still copy iPhone text messages to Mac using iTunes backup.

When you create a backup of your iPhone using iTunes, your text messages are saved to your computer, but they get buried deep within various semi-encrypted databases. iPhone Data Recovery for Mac can help you extract the backup and then transfer text messages to Mac as well.

Steps to copy text messages from iPhone to Mac are similar to that in the first part, except that when you launch the program select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" instead of "Recover Data from iOS Devices".

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