Can You Keep Text Message History From A Contact On iPhone?

By | January 12, 2016


My Mum died in September and I would like to keep our text history to remind me of her. Is there a way of doing it? I have an iPhone 6 Plus, Macbook Air and external 2TB hard drive. Very little knowledge of what I’m doing! Thank you in advance!

I am sorry to hear that. But obviously, this user needs to keep all text message history from his mom just to view them when miss her. In other words, how to back up those messages received from his mom? To most people, it is not a difficult problem to keep all those text messages on iPhone, for when it comes to backup, you have two alternatives: iCloud and iTunes. Yeah, both of them can keep all your iPhone messages. However, the problem is that it is hard for you to access and view those backed up messages when you need to. So is there other way to keep those message history from iPhone for better experience? Absolutely. Keep reading here.

If you need to access and view those text messages, I think you have two options: one is to transfer all those text messages from iPhone to your computer so that you can view them at your computer conveniently; the other one is to use backup extractor software to view those messages backed up in iTunes or iCloud. The good news, iFonebox can not only help you view messages backed up in iTunes or iCloud, but transfer messages from iPhone to your computer.

It is known that iFonebox is a professional iPhone data recovery which allows you to recover deleted messages, contacts, notes, etc, from iPhone and iPad. Besides, it is a great helper to extract and view what’s been backed up in iTunes or iCloud. Also, if you want to transfer iPhone data to computer, it will also do you a favor. Next, I will show you how to keep those messages on your computer.

How to keep text messages from a contacts on iPhone? 

It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer: Windows version and Mac version.

Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please connect your iPhone to the computer so as to scan and keep those messages to your computer. Click Start button to begin.

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Scan messages from iPhone. Click on Messages item to start scanning and analysis.

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Preview and select all messages to transfer. Now you can choose all scanned messages and then, click Recover to PC button to transfer them to your computer. You can access and view them as you wish.


Notes: if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for those messages and you want to read them, just choose Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud backup mode to read and view messages via iFonebox.

In short, it is quite simple to keep all text message history from a contact on iPhone with the help from iFonebox.

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