How To Transfer Messages To Mac From iPhone

By | December 6, 2016

Transfer Messages To Mac From iPhone

Q: I bought an iPhone 7 last month and there are 200+ text messages currently on my iPhone 6. I didn’t find a backup option for text messages from iCloud panel, so I am planning to transfer those massages and backup them on my Mac because there are important for me. My question is how to move all of the messages to Mac in one time not individually because it will drive me crazy one by one. Any program capable of doing this? Thanks!

Text messages are part of used activities on your iPhone which contains the conversations between family, friends, colleague etc. Copying iPhone messages to Mac is a good way to keep the conversations in case something bad happen to your iPhone. If you want to export and backup your messages from your iPhone to Mac, but it will take a long process if you want to do copy them one by one especially you have a lot of messages. If you are looking a way to transfer messages to Mac from iPhone, you need a third-party software to help you. In a word, this article will definitely help you a lot on copying iPhone messages to Mac. Keep reading.

Software you need to transfer iPhone Messages to Mac

iFonebox is a must-have software to manage your iPhone/iPad/iTouch content. iFonebox can not only export and backup messages to your Mac, but also can recover deleted or lost text conversations from iPhone directly. Besides transferring data from iPhone to Mac, iFonebox also can help to recover lost messages, notes, contacts, whatsApp messages etc. Additionally, it supports to extract and restore from iTunes and iCloud files selectively. Let’s get started on finding out how to transfer messages to Mac from iPhone.


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

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How to Transfer Messages to Mac from iPhone?

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.


Scan Messages from iPhone. Click on “Messages” under “Text Data” column and start scanning and analysis. The scanning time will be long if you have large data in your iPhone.


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.


In conclusion, you can transfer messages to Mac from iPhone with few simple steps by using iFonebox. If you think of transfer them to your new iPhone, you can read this: Steps to transfer text messages from old iPhone to new iPhone SE Read more >> 


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