iPhone SMS Backup: How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone

Nowadays, people like to contact with others in messages, and those messages become more and more important for us. But in our life, we may lost our messages on iPhone due to different reasons, such as system upgrades or wrong artificial operation. An easier, faster and helpful way to recover them for iPhone users is necessary.

Don’t worry! iPhone Data Recovery tool can solve your problems! This program is a professional data recovery tool for iPhone users, it not only supports recover media files: sms, videos, photos, contacts, notes, etc, but also helps you to backup your iPhone messages. Here are just two solutions for you to backup your iPhone data.

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Part 1: Backup Text Messages from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Install the program on your computer and connect your iPhone with it

Downloading and installing iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then running it and connecting your iPhone with the computer. The most important point is choosing the right recovery mode. Then it will appear a new interface below your computer, you just need to choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode.

For iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S user, the main window will appear as follows.

For iPhone 4/3GS user, you'll see the main window as follow.

Step 2. Scan the iPhone for your files (For iPhone 4 or 3GS)

For iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S user, you can click "Start Scan" to scan your phone directly. For iPhone 4/3GS, you need to enter scanning mode first, following the specific instructions below aims to scan your device better.

  • 1. Holding your iPhone first of all, and then clicking the "Start" button.
  • 2. Pressing the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for exact 10 seconds. And you will see the countdown below your computer.
  • 3. Release the "Power" button after 10 seconds, but at the same time, keep holding the "Home" button for another 15 seconds. Then you can get into the scanning mode successfully.

Note: For iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S users, you should know the difference between iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S and iPhone 4/3GS. You  will see only a "Start Scan" button on the window below, and you only need to click it to scan your device.

Step 3. Preview and back up messages of your iPhone

All the files listed and displayed in order in categories when you finish the scanning, such as "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream", "Contacts", etc. Before recover them, you can preview the details of your iPhone data .Then tick off "Messages" and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover" button.

Done! you can successfully backup your iPhone data, thus at any time you can retrieve your data, such as: photos, videos, notes, voice memos, etc. There is no doubt that it is easy, safe and convenient and in your daily life.

Part 2: Backup Your Text Messages from iTunes

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone to the computer

The following interface will shown all your data in categories in your computer including the lost ones. What you have to do is choosing the suitable device and click "Start Scan" button.

extract iTunes backup

Notes: To avoid overwriten your lost data, not to sync your iPhone with iTunes at the same time.

Step 2. Preview and recover Messages

After a few minutes, you will see what you have backed-up with iTunes will be listed as follow:

Recover iphone message

Here, you allow to preview all data found in the scanning result. You need to mark those Messages you want and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover" Button.

iPhone Data Recovery software is a useful and convenient software, which can help you make a good backup of your iPhone/iPad/iPod. What’ more, you can get back your lost files of your iPhone whenever you want.

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