How To Transfer iMessages From iPhone to Mac?

By | January 6, 2017

Transfer iMessages From iPhone to Mac

Question: I was wondering if there was any method to transfer iMessages from an iPhone to Mac? So it will be easier for me to read and go through the past messages. I’m simply looking for a way to transfer them to my Mac so I can have them stored for future use.

–  Question from one of our readers

iMessages is known as one of the great features for Apple users to allow them sending unlimited free messages as well as attachments via Wi-Fi or Cellular data. The iMessage conversation with family, friends, co-workers could be part of the unforgettable and important memories. However, sometimes you need to delete some of the conversation in order to free up the storage. Thus, is that any method or ways to export iPhone iMessages to Mac? Here we will focus on how to copy iPhone iMessages to Mac, keep reading.

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The Tools We Need:

In order to have better administration of your iPhone iMessages, you need a third party software which allow iOS data recovery as well as message transfer tool, which is named iFonebox. Why?

  1. Export and backup messages to your Mac.
  2. Recover deleted or lost text conversations from iPhone directly.
  3. iFonebox also can help to recover lost messages, notes, contacts, whatsApp messages etc.
  4. Supports to extract and restore from iTunes and iCloud files selectively.


  1. Your iPhone
  2. USB cable
  3. Computer/PC/Mac
  4. Download and install iFonebox software based on your  computer, either Windows or Mac version.

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How To Transfer iMessages From iPhone to Mac?

Run iFonebox. Select “Recover from iOS device” mode on the interface. Connect your iPhone with USB cable, bear in mind that you will require to tap “Trust the computer” on iPhone screen if this is the first time you connect your iPhone to the Mac. Next, click “Start” to begin.mac-interface

Scan iMessages from iPhone. Click on “Messages” under “Text Data” column and start scanning and analysis. iMessages is also under Messages data. PS: Scanning time will be longer if you have large data in your iPhone.mac-data-interface-data-messages

Preview and Select the messages to copy. After scanning done, you will be able to preview the scanned messages. Just select those messages you want to transfer and backup, click “Recover to PC” to export them to your Mac from iPhone.


That’s it. It is quite convenient to transfer iMessages frm your iPhone to your Mac under the help from iFonebox. Like our passage? Follow us on Pinterest too for more guides ! iFonebox

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