If you had the good sense and foresight to back up important data like messages, life is good for you when you run into disaster like data permanent erasing without any consciousness or accidental data loss. iTunes, though is a must for syncing iPhone data, not the only option to store everything from your iPhone.
Actually, data you choose to sync to iTunes is kept somewhere on your Mac, but it is not readable file, meaning the stored data serves nothing unless it is restored back to your iPhone. What if you just want to transfer all your iPhone messages from your iPhone to your computer
? What if your iTunes backup file is corrupted?
Therefore, it is very necessary to export your messages and transfer to your Mac for additional backup. How can we achieve so, you may wonder?
You can try iFonebox
which is professional iOS data recovery software being capable of exporting not only messages, but also contacts, notes, reminders, calendar, voice memos, and safari bookmarks etc from iTunes backup file as well as from your iPhone provided that your iPhone is not damaged and is accessible.
Things You Need to Export Messages
A full version of iFonebox;
A Mac computer;
The latest version of iTunes ( iTunes comes preinstalled with Mac, but you need to update to the latest version.)
Make sure you have created backup file with iTunes before you start the exporting.
You can download a free trial version before you decide to pay for the full version of iFonebox.
Now let’s get down to the detailed steps.
Step 1: Install and run the full version of iFonebox. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. Then you will be presented with the interface asking you to choose a iTunes backup file from which you want to export your messages from iTunes backup file you have created previously or recover lost messages without restoring your iPhone to factory settings.
Step 2: Choose Messages to export and recover by clicking on the icon for messages from the interface where all the supported data category are listed.
Step 3: Preview the exported messages before recovering to your Mac computer for record keeping or additional backup.