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How to Back up iPhone Text Messages

Recently we have noticed that some iPhone users complained that they usually delete some important text messages by mistake since there are so many junk messages mix in. Once you delete test messages without any backup, it’s too hard to get them back since Apple Inc. has its privacy policy. Therefore, it seems that back up your iPhone text messages regularly is the optimal choice to get rid of that trouble.

In this article, we’re going to show you 3 commonly used methods about how to back up iPhone text messages.

Method 1: Back up iPhone Text Messages using Syncios Mobile Manager

Syncios Mobile Manager is one of the most popular data management software in the world, with this software, you can easily back up your iPhone text messages to your computer in a readable format (CSV and HTML).

Key Features of Syncios Mobile Manager:

  • Selectively back up and restore contacts, messages, call logs, music, video, photo, eBooks, apps, etc.
  • Manage iOS devices/Android music, edit song details and deduplicate tracks.
  • Preview and export SMS, Call History & Contacts to readable format on the computer.
  • Help to organize every iOS devices/Android's file.
  • Handy tools: One-Click Backup/Restore, HEIC Converter, Photo Compression, Ringtone Maker, Audio Converter and Video Converter.
  • Compatible with almost all iOS devices and android phones.
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How to Back up iPhone Text Messages Using Syncios Mobile Manager

Here are the detailed steps on how to back up iPhone text messages.

Step 1Download Syncios Mobile Manager from the link given above and launch Mobile Manager from Toolkit.

Choose Mobile Manager from Toolkit

Step 2Before you start, make sure you have successfully connected your iPhone with the PC, you can check it out on the left of the operating interface.

connect iPhone

Step 3Click the ‘Information’ button from the panel on the top, please wait and be patient until Syncios Mobile Manager finishes the scanning process. Then, you could see ‘Contact’, ‘Messages’, ‘Call History’, and ‘Notes’ on the left panel, you just need to click ‘Messages’ at this point.

Step 4Now you can view all your text messages in the software, just select messages which are important to you and click 'Save' button to save them to your computer in CSV or HTML format, it only takes a few seconds and the processing time may vary upon how many text messages you want to back up.

Click 'save' to back up text messages

Step 5You can also click 'Backup' button to back up your text messages to your computer, even though these backup files are not readable on your computer, you can still restore them to your android or iOS phones anytime.

Click 'Backup' to back up text messages


  • Backup files are readable
  • Backup files format is flexible
  • User-friendly interface
  • Easy to operate
  • Support to back up text messages in a few seconds


  • Not free

Tips: You can also print text messages using Syncios Mobile Manager.

Print iPhone text messages

Method 2: Back up iPhone Text Messages through iCloud

Back up your iPhone text messages through iCloud is a good choice since each Apple user has 5 GB free storage in iCloud. You can back up your photos, contacts, apps, and messages through iCloud. If you find free storage cannot satisfy your demand, you can also upgrade to 50GB, 200GB.

How to Back up iPhone Text Messages through iCloud

Step 1Go to ‘Settings’ to find iCould under your Apple ID, check whether you have enough iCloud storage, and turn ‘Messages’ on.

Step 2Swipe down and click the ‘iCloud Backup’ button.

Step 3 Click ‘Back Up Now’ to back up the latest text messages on your iPhone.

Back up iPhone text messages using iCloud


  • 5GB storage for free
  • Easy to operate
  • No third-party software is needed


  • Not readable on your PC
  • Cannot support print text messages out directly

Method 3: Back up iPhone Text Messages using iTunes

iTunes is an iOS data management software that has served millions of iPhone users already, before the appearance of iCloud, a lot of iPhone users enjoy backing up their iPhone files using iTunes because it’s totally free and relatively easy to operate. But now, with the development of third-party software and iCloud, it seems that more and more people are not willing to use iTunes anymore since it just supports back up all files together to their computers and these files are not readable on the computers.

Back up iPhone text messages using iTunes


  • Totally free
  • Support backing up all important files on iPhone


  • Not friendly enough for new users
  • Backup files are not readable
  • Only supports to back up all files, cannot back up text messages alone
  • Transmission speed is kinda slow


All these 3 methods have been proved to be feasible to back up iPhone text messages. Syncios Mobile Manager not only supports backing up text messages in a readable format but also can help print messages out. If you would not like to use third-party software to do this, you can also use iCloud or iTunes which are both useful software.

To sum up, I highly recommend you to try Syncios Mobile Manager since it has multiple features besides backup messages. Don’t be hesitating and install Syncios Mobile Manager for free!

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