How To Selectively Save SMS Messages Text Off iPhone?

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As it is known, Apple saves text messages in its iPhone backups, whether they’re saved locally on PC or whether they’re part of an iCloud backup — which you should have. That’s good! Unfortunately, they’re not readable, even though you can access them through the file system.

If you are using Mac, find device backups in
~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/.

If you are using Windows, find device backups in
\Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\

The problem is that you cannot open and view your text messages from the backup file, let alone saving the SMS text messages off iPhone. You can never view the messages text unless you choose to restore your iPhone with the entire backup file.

Fortunately, there are a number of third party iPhone data recovery software that can extract the messages text selectively from the iPhone or from the iTunes backup for the iPhone. iFonebox is specialized program of this kind and can help you save all your iPhone text messages off iPhone selectively and easily.

Follow the detailed steps below to accomplish the mission of saving SMS text messages from your iPhone to computer.

iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac version, please choose the right version to download and install according to what kind of computer you are using.

>  Install and run iFonebox.
> Connect your iPhone to computer.
> Click Start after your iPhone is recognized by iFonebox.
> Choose Messages to scan selectively from the interface listing all the supported data categories by clicking on the relevant icon.
> The program will start the scanning process which will take quite a while if you have large amount of messages text stored on your iPhone. Please wait patiently.
> Preview all the messages text exported after the scanning process completes, please choose the items you want or select all to recover to your computer for viewable and readable record keeping by clicking on the button of “Recover to Computer”.

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Also , you can choose to extract the text messages exclusively from iTunes backup. You can now wipe all the text messages out of your iPhone to free up more space.

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