Summary: Exporting iPhone iMessages is very easy now. This article will show you how to export iMessages from iPhone with the iPhone iMessages export tool.

I have saved a lot of iMessages on my iPhone 4 so far, and now, I want to export them including the attachment and save to computer. Is that possible? How? The OS is 5.1m a little old now.

Many iPhone users export iMessages history from iPhone to PC as a screenshot, if you are one of these users, stop making the screenshot now. Now, there is better way to do this job. Here, the better way to export iMessages from iPhone is to save them as a readable even editable file rather than a picture. You can only image it before, but now, you can do it. What you need is an iMessage export tool.

In order to export iMessages from iPhone, here, I would like to recommend iPhone Data Recovery (Mac and Windows versions are available) to you. With the help of this tool, you can scan the iMessages on your iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS and export the conversations from the device with ease. In addition, both the Mac and Windows versions can help you recover deleted iMessages on iPhone if they are not overwritten be new data. Now, just have a try to check whether this software is what you are looking for.

How to Export iMessages from iPhone

Before start, download and install the trial version of FileRescure iPhone Data Recovery to your computer.

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As both Mac and Windows versions share similar features, so, here, I will not show you how to use the programs separately on Windows PC and Mac computer, just show the steps for both the two versions to export iPhone iMessages here.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

When you start the iPhone Data Recovery, connect your iPhone to the computer via the USB cable. Then you will see the window below.

If you are using iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, or the 6 Plus, you will see this interface:
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For iPhone 4 and 3GS, this window will appear

Step 2. Scan your iPhone

If you are using iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, or the 6 Plus, you can directly click Start Scan to scan your device for the iMessages;

If you use iPhone 4 or 3GS, you need to enter the scanning mode before you can scan the iPhone. Just follow the steps below:

1. Hold your device, and click Start on the window.
2. Hold the Power and the Home buttons on your iPhone at the same time for exactly 10 seconds.
3. Release the Power button when 10 seconds passed, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

Release the Home button when you see a messages saying you’ve successfully enter the scanning mode. Then just wait for the program to scan your iPhone automatically after it analyze your iPhone. After the scan, you can see the window like below.

Step 3. Preview and Export iMessages from iPhone

The scan will take some time for it will scan all files including deleted files on your device. After the scan, you will get a result as shown on the window below. Now, go to the Messages folder, here, you can preview the messages including iMessages contents found on your iPhone. Mark the items you need, and click Recover to export them as a HTML file to your computer. By the way, if you are using iPhone 4 or 3GS, you can go to the Messages Attachments to export them separately from your iPhone.

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free download_mac$39
1. The iPhone Data Recovery can recover lost data, therefore, the scan report includes files both recently deleted and currently existing on your device.

2. This program provides three ways to recover lost data, so, if you want to export iMessages from iTunes or iCloud backup, this tool can also help you.