Have you ever needed to save a message from your iPhone? Whatever the reason, you can do it
It is worth noting that there is no official way to export or save messages from the iPhone. Perhaps this feature will be added in the future, but for now we will use alternative methods.</ p>
How to save messages with iphone right in iOS
This method requires only the iPhone and is the easiest. You can simply squeak all the messages you need and then share them. Here's how to do it:
- Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
- Find the message you want to save and open it on the screen by hiding the keyboard.
- Take a screenshot of the message on the iPhone as follows:
- iPhone X: Hold the power button and volume up button.
- Other models: Hold the power button and Home button.
- Repeat with the other messages you want to keep.
- When done, open the Photos app and select the Screenshots album.
- 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 commonplace, but at the same time the simplest and most reliable.
How to save messages from iPhone via Mac or Windows PC
- Download the iExplorer program from this link (enough free trial version).
- Launch iExplorer and select Continue with Demo.
- Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB. If you want to save messages from a copy of iPhone, select “Browse iTunes Backups”
- Select “Messages” from the menu.
- If the iPhone copy is encrypted, click “Decrypt Backup” and enter the password for the copy.
- You will see all the messages on your iPhone, including iMessages, images, videos and other files.
- To save a specific dialog, select it and click Export Conversation, and then select the format: PDF, TXT or CVS.
The trial version of the program works both on a Mac and on a PC with Windows. You can also pay for the full version of iExplorer to get access to all the program features.
There are other ways to save messages from iPhone:
- Copy messages to Notes.
- Copy messages into a Pages or Numbers document.
- Forward messages to another iPhone.
- Open a copy of your smartphone on your Mac or PC to read the messages.
- Use third-party programs like DecipherTools.
- Use a Mac with the same Apple ID as your iPhone to access messages.