Saving iMessages


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 30, 2014
Any way to save iMessages? I have been talking to a girl for awhile and things fell apart and with her being all crazy and stuff I want to save the messages just in case she tries to accuse me of anything but I don't want to save them on my iPhone or macbook and really not wanting to go through and screen shot months of conversations. I do have my macbook connected to my time machine but was not sure if they were able to be accessed that way. I just don't want to have to see them every time I go into my messenger app.


macrumors member
Nov 9, 2014
I also wanted some way to save/archive old text messages so I can delete them from my iPhone and waited to see if iOS 9 would have that feature, but no such luck. The only method that I've found to export iMessage threads is using 3rd party software. I've been looking at iExplorer:
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