Quick Answer:

It is not easy to export iMessage conversations from an iPhone to a computer. Overall, there are three different ways to do it. These methods include using Email, an iPhone data transfer tool, and iCloud.

The following is an overview of all methods, and each has its features. Now, you can choose and apply one to export iMessage conversations from your iPhone according to the effectiveness.

💻Method 🔍Effectiveness 💎Difficulty
🥇iPhone data transfer software High - able to export iMessage and text messages from iPhone to Windows PC or Mac. Easy
🥈Email Low - transfer iMessages as attachments and download iMessage from iPhone to your Windows/laptop/Mac. Easy
🥉iCloud Sync Medium - sync iMessage conversations via iCloud in Settings. Easy

Method 1. How to Save Text Messages from iPhone to Computer

If you also want to save text messages from iPhone to computer, you can try the iPhone data transfer software - EaseUS MobiMover. This tool allows you to download text messages from your iPhone to the computer and export text messages from iPhone to PDF directly. Besides, other types of content like photos, videos, music, ringtones, contacts, and books are also transferrable with EaseUS MobiMover.

To save text messages from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch EaseUS MobiMover. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen to trust this computer. Choose "Phone to PC" and click "Next".

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Step 2. Select the category/categories you'd like to export from iPhone to the computer. Since you want to save iPhone messages to the computer, tick the "Messages" category. You can change the default path C:\Users\Owner\Desktop to other locations. Click "Transfer".

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Step 3. Wait for the transfer process to finish. The messages will be saved as an HTML file on your computer. Thus, you can view the details with a browser whenever you want.

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There are other ways to export iPhone text messages. You can click the link to check for more workable ways.

With EaseUS MobiMover, you can transfer files between two iDevices or between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer. Thus, whether you want to download text messages from iPhone to the computer or add ringtones to iPhone, you can get it done using EaseUS MobiMover.

Method 2. How to Export iMessage from iPhone via Email

It's quite easy to export messages from your iPhone using the email service. Via email, you can export iMessage from your iPhone to another device that supports email checking. If you prefer an easy and fast way to export iMessage from your iPhone, follow the steps below to learn how to copy an entire text conversation on your iPhone and then export it from your iOS device.

Step 1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone and click the conversation you want to save.

Step 2. Press and hold one of the texts in the conversation and choose "More..."

Step 3. Click the checkbox near the texts to select the entire conversation.

Step 4. After the selection, click the forward icon to create a new message.

Step 5. Enter your email address in the box and hit "Send" to export your iPhone messages via email.

Step 6. Check the messages on your target device.

How to export iMessages from iPhone

Method 3. How to Sync iMessage from iPhone

iMessages can be shared across your devices that use the same iCloud account. With iCloud messages turned on, you can keep the messages on your devices synced and updated. Thus, if you want to switch between your devices more smoothly, you can sync iMessage across your devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, following the steps below.

On an iPhone or iPad:

Step 1. Open the "Settings" app and tap on your name.

Step 2. Choose "iCloud" and toggle on "Messages."

On a Mac:

Step 1. Launch Messages.

Step 2. Click "Messages" > "Preferences".

Step 3. Go to the "Accounts" tab and check the option "Enable Messages in iCloud."


The Bottom Line: Export/Download iMessage Conversation Now

Now, you not only know how to export iMessage conversations from iPhone but also learn how to download iMessage from iPhone. If you want to avoid accidental loss of your iPhone messages, you can back up your iPhone with iCloud or iTunes to keep them safe.

FAQs About How to Export iMessage Conversation

If you have any questions about how to export iMessage, you may want to check the commonly asked questions below.

1. Can I see deleted iMessages from my Mac?

It depends on how many days you delete the mesaages. Once you delete a message, it would be moved into the Recently Deleted folder. You can view and recover deleted messages in this folder for up to 30 days.

2. Is there a place to see deleted iMessages?

To see recently deleted iMesseges, Go to Messages > Edit or Filters > Show Recently Deleted in the Messages app.

3. Can iMessages be recovered from iCloud?

If you have backed up iMessages to iCloud, then you can restore it from iCloud backup. If not, then you can't recover any messages from iCloud.

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Updated by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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