Summary: Have no idea on how to download text messages from iPhone? Read this article to find the method.

“Hi guys, I have been used my iPhone 5S for one year, and now, there are quite a lot of text messages on the iPhone. I have synced them to the iTunes, but I cannot view them on the computer at all. So, I am wondering if I can download text messages from iPhone to Mac so I can read the SMS freely. Any help will be appreciated. “—James

So, do you have any good ideas? Many iPhone users thought iTunes is a good tool to export text messages from iPhone and save to computer, but once they sync the SMS from iPhone to computer, they may be disappointed, the files in iTunes are not accessible, they cannot read the text messages at all! But do not be disappointed now. You can download SMS from iPhone freely now. Here, I would like to recommend a workable tool to you.

FireResucure iPhone Data Recovery, a good tool to recover lost data from iPhone, could be the ideal tool to download text messages from iPhone to Mac or Windows computer. With the help of this tool, you can download SMS as CVS file so that you can read them on the computer with no hassle.

About iPhone Data Recovery
1. Support to recover, download text messages from iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S,5C, 5, 4S, 4, and 3GS directly
2. Can export, extract or download text messages from iTunes and iCloud backup
3. Can recover other files such as contacts, notes, call logs, voice memos, voicemail, photos, etc. from iPhone, from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup

Helpful tip: Lost important text messages on your iPhone, check this article to see how to get them back:
How to recover deleted text messages on iPhone

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How to Download Text Messages from iPhone

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the program

Download and install the iPhone Data Recovery to your computer, connect your iPhone to the computer with the USB cable, then run the software.

transfer notes from iPhone to Mac

Step 2. Scan your iPhone

Next, the software will detect your device soon after you start it. After the program recognizes your iPhone, you can click Start Scan to scan your device. The scan process may take a while for it needs to scan all files including deleted items on your iPhone.


Notes: If you are using iPhone 4 or 3GS, you will be asked to enter scanning mode first before you can scan your device.

Step 3. Preview and download text messages from iPhone

Finally, after the scan, all text messages on your iPhone will be displayed in the Messages folder, go to the result to find the messages you need, mark them, and click Recover to download them from your iPhone.


Tips: As mentioned above, this iPhone Data Recovery can download SMS from iTunes and iCloud backup. If you need to download text messages from iPhone backup, just switch to the second or the third recovery mode when you start the software, then select the backup to scan, preview and download the texts from the backup at last.

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free download_mac$39
How to Download Text Messages from iPhone