Is there some way to export or archive my old text messages. I would like to retain them without having them fill up my phone. iPhone 5s, iOS 8.4.1
In stead of making phone calls and emailing, more and more people choose to sending messages to family, friends, tutors, classmates and coworkers for communication. Have you ever realized the importance of exporting the iPhone text messages from iPhone for record keeping? As text messages take over, your iPhone will be taken much storage space. There are a lot of funny discussion between you and your friends that you want to save and important information you want to keep for legal purpose. Keeping a full history of your text messages on your iPhone is terribly risky, even if you have synced everything to iTunes for backup. Accidental data loss or carelessly deletion happens before you realize it. Worse still, if your iPhone is stolen, or lost or badly damaged, in short words, turns out to be inaccessible, you can not recover the messages
in spite that you have iTunes backup.
So the most urgent thing is to export the text messages from your iPhone to computer for record keeping, convenient reading or even printing.
Provided that your iPhone is accessible, you can choose to export all the messages directly from your iPhone with third party iOS data exporting and transferring software iFonebox. iFonebox is a popular iPhone data recovering and transferring software being capable of exporting Contacts, Notes, Messages, Reminders, Calendar and Voice Memos etc from iDevice as well as from iTunes or iCloud backup.
You can download a free trial version to have a try but you need to pay for the full version, if you want to transfer all the exported messages to your computer.
Now, let’s get down to the detailed steps.
Step 1: Install the full version of iFonebox and get it launched. Plug in your iPhone to your computer. Click Start after your iPhone is recognized.
Step 2: Choose Messages to export by clicking on the icon for the Messages.
Step 3: Take a preview at the exported messages and choose whatever you want to transfer to computer or simply check all the exported messages items to transfer to your computer for record keeping.
Now that all your messages have been exported to your computer, you need to delete all your messages permanently from your iPhone to free up storage space.
If you haven’t synced your messages to iTunes. You can choose to restore from the iTunes backup file which does not include your messages, all the messages currently saved on your iPhone will be overwritten and erased forever.