Messages and iMessages is one of the data that iPhone users want to backup and store. There are many situations in daily life may cause you lost the messages. So, making backup of Messages and iMessages is really important. Then, you may ask how to backup iPhone messages and is there easy way to make the backup of iPhone SMS? If you have this trouble, this article is the best solution for you as it will provide three different ways for you to backup Messages on iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5. Now, let’s take a look at these ways.
Method 1: Backup iPhone Messages with iTunes
As we known, Apple provides the offical way for you to backup iPhone Messages is iTunes. When you make the backup in iTunes, all of the messages data will be included as well. So you could use iTunes to backup iPhone messages.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone with computer and launch iTunes. Click the device button
Step 2. Under Summary, click on Back Up Now in the Backup section. iTunes will start backing up your iPhone data as well as text messages.
Method 2: Backup iPhone Messages with iCloud
Another way that Apple provides you to backup data in iCloud. Just like iTunes, iCloud backup also will contain iPhone Messages. You can make the iCloud on your iPhone directly.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone with Wi-Fi.
Step 2. Go to Settings> iCloud> Backup
to turn on iCloud Backup.
Step 3. Tap on Back Up Now to start the backup.
iTunes and iCloud backup will not allow you preview the backup data. There data stored in iTunes are in SQLite database form. You can not open up that file except with a SQLite editor or a special third-party tool.
Then is there a way that not only can backup messages on iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5, but also allow you to preview these backup messages on your computer? Absolutely yes! Below is the best way.
Method 3: Backup iPhone Messages with iRefone
is the best iOS manager to backup data, recover deleted or lost data on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
- It helps you to save and backup text messages on iPhone in scv and html format which allows you to preview them on your computer or for other usages.
- It supports to the latest iOS 10 and all iPhone devices including iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5.
- It is able to allow you access and extract iPhone messages from iTunes and iCloud backup.
Download the software to start backing up text messages in iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5.
Step 1. Launch iRefone and connect iPhone with computer. Click “Start” button.
Step 2. Choose Messages category to scan your iPhone and click on “Recover to PC” to save these text messages on your computer.
Except backing up text messages and iMessages from iPhone to computer, if you accidentally deleted some messages or iPhone delete your messages
, you could also use iRefone to help you get these deleted or lost text messages back.