iPhone XS Max How Do I Save All iMessage Pics/Videos in Bulk?

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  1. loybond macrumors 6502

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    My iMessage app is taking up like 40GBs on my Max, and I'd like to clean that up a bit. Unlike WhatsApp, iMessage doesn't save everything you receive into the camera roll. Is there an easy way to just export all pics and videos? If not, what's the best option?
     
  2. now i see it, Jul 27, 2019
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    now i see it macrumors 68040

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    There's no easy one click method.  wants it to be a hassle to offload data from iMessage so that people stay semi trapped in the app. Locking them in.
    Same story with iBooks; easy to get big files into that app, impossible to get them out. Just about everything in iOS is modeled after a prison (except for the pretty scenery). Or a rat trap
     
  3. Five_Oh macrumors regular

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    40 GB?!?? What in the world are people sending you?
     
  4. loybond thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Random everyday pics and vids lol

    Damn, I was really hoping there was a way. Even doing backups with iCloud is hard with the 50GB plan.
     
  5. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    Well, you can use iMazing to save all attachments to computer, but it's paid (works like a charm though, and in one click :D ).
     

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