Move messages from iPhone to Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Notafanboyyet, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Notafanboyyet macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Bexley, London, England
    My iPhone (5, 16GB) currently has 3.8GB of space being taken up by messages, but I don't want to delete them, I'd much rather back them up to an external source such as my Mac, are there ways of doing this that people can recommend?

    Thank You!
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Not knowing your setup... The messages on my iPhone are synced to my iMac via iCloud so that I have an exact copy of every message received. You can do the same.
  3. Mickey8297 macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2009
    I use an application called PhoneView. It allows you to copy various files from your iPhone to your Mac (songs, pictures, messages, voicemails). You can save your messages into PDF files for archiving.

    Here's a link.
  4. Strider64 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2015
    Suburb of Detroit
    I set my email account(s) to IMAP that way what I do on my iMac happens on my iPhone. It's pretty neat and I actually find it easier checking my email on my iPhone than my Imac for some strange reason. I believe the email is stored on the email server until deleted, but I could be wrong.

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