There are many reasons for you to backup SMS on iPhone. Some of them may carry good memories, moments of happiness, and some of them are business text messages. And there are other reasons you want to do SMS backup on iPhone:
No matter for what reason you need to backup SMS on iPhone, there are basically 3 ways available for you. Check them out and choose the way that’s right for you:
Part 1. Backup SMS on iPhone Selectively (Strongly Recommended)
As we all know that no all SMS messages are worth to be backed up. Most of the time, you only need to backup selected SMS. It will save you time, storage and energy for future checkout. However, Apple hasn’t offered you any option to do it, but letting you backup SMS on iPhone to iTunes or iCloud.
To backup selected SMS on iPhone, you need iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery. It will scan your iPhone for all the SMS available, letting you select SMS to backup and recover deleted iPhone SMS. After the backup, you can print and view the SMS easily. Here are the simple steps.
Click the download button to get the installation package of iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery. It is virus free, and fully compatible with almost all the Windows OS computers. After get the .exe file, double-click it and follow the built-in wizard to install it on your computer.
Launch the iPhone SMS backup software and select "Recover from iOS". Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone with your computer, making sure your computer recognizes your iPhone first. Next, click "Scan" to let the software scan your iPhone for all the SMS text messages.
To make this backup software recognize your iphone, click "Trust on your device
It might take long for the scanning process to finish. After then, you can select SMS messages to preview. Next, select the ones you want to backup and click "Recover", saving them on your computer.
If your purpose for iPhone SMS backup is only to avoid data lose, then you can backup them up to iCloud, restoring your iPhone in the future with the backup file when you need the SMS messages. Here are the simple steps for how to backup SMS on iPhone with iCloud.
Stер 1: Mаkе sure your iPhone іѕ connected to firm and robust Wі-Fі network.
Stер 2: Run "Sеttіngѕ" аnd сhооѕе "iCloud".
Stер 3: Clісk оn "Bасkuр" and turn оn "іClоud Backup".
Stер 4: Tар оn "Bасk Uр Nоw" tо backup SMS as well as other files on іPhоnе tо іClоud.
Note: all the iCloud bacup files can’t be seen by yourself unless you restore it to your iPhone again, which of course, will erase all current content on your iPhone.
iCloud has a limited storage and that’s why people like to choose iTunes to backup iPhone SMS. It has no limitation for file storages. Here are the simple steps for how to backup iPhone SMS to iTunes:
Step 1. Download and install the latest iTunes on your computer. If you have installed iTunes before, then please update it to the latest one.
Stер 2: Cоnnесt your iPhone to the computer аnd run "іTunеѕ". If you find уоur іPhоnе nоt showing uр іn iTunes, click "trust this computer" on your iPhone.
Step 3: Tар on thе dеvісе ісоn аnd сhооѕе "Summаrу".
Step 4: Choose "Thіѕ соmрutеr" аnd click оn "Bасk Up Now".
Like the iCloud backup file as well, the backed up SMS on iPhone are not viewable unless you can try iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery to extract them to computer.