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How to save messages or SMS from iMessage

Did you ever need to save a message from the iPhone? Whatever the reason, you can do this in several different ways. In this article, we’ll show you how to save messages from the iPhone directly on the device or through a computer.

It is worth noting that there is no official way to export or save messages from the iPhone. Perhaps, this possibility will be added in the future, but for now we will use alternative methods.

How to save messages from iPhone directly to iOS

This method requires only the iPhone and is the easiest. You can simply zaskrinit all the necessary messages, and then share them. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Messaging app on iPhone.
  2. Find the message you want to save and open it on the screen by hiding the keyboard.
  1. Take a screenshot of the message on the iPhone like this:
  • iPhone X: Hold down the power button and the volume up button.
  • Other Models: Press the power button and the Home button.
  1. Repeat the same with the other messages you want to save.
  2. When done, open the Photos app and select the Screenshots album.
  3. Find the screenshots you just made and share them if necessary.

If you need to save a lot of messages, it will take some time, so be patient. This method is very trivial but at the same time the simplest and most reliable.

  1. How to save messages from iPhone via Mac or PC with Windows

    1. Download the iExplorer program from this link (enough free trial version).
    2. Launch iExplorer and select “Continue with Demo”.howto-save-iphone-text-messages-iexplorer


    1. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB. If you want to save messages from a copy of the iPhone, select “Browse iTunes Backups”howto-save-iphone-text-messages-iexplorer-2


    1. Select “Messages” from the menu.howto-save-iphone-text-messages-iexplorer-3


    1. If the iPhone copy is encrypted, click “Decrypt Backup” and enter the password for the copy.


    1. You will see all the messages on your iPhone, including iMessages, images, videos and other files.
    2. To save a specific dialog, select it and click “Export Conversation”, and then select the format: PDF, TXT or CVS.

    The trial version works on both Mac and Windows PCs. You can also pay for the full version of iExplorer to get access to all the features of the program.

    other methods

    There are other ways to save messages from the iPhone:

    • Copy the messages into Notes.
    • Copy the messages into a Pages document or Numbers.
    • Forward the messages to another iPhone.
    • Open a copy of your smartphone on a Mac or PC to read the messages.
    • Use third-party programs like DecipherTools .
    • Use a Mac with the same Apple ID as on the iPhone to access your messages.

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