3 Free Methods for iMessage Backup on iPhone/iPad

This article introduces 3 free methods for iMessage backup on iPhone or iPad. You can selectively follow to back up iMessages like photos, text, videos and even sound etc from iPhone/iPad to PC, iCloud or iTunes with ease now.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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As we all know that iMessage is an Apple built-in instant message service, which lets you send text, picture, photos, video, sound and even location quickly and easily to anyone else using iMessage on iPhone, iPad, Mac etc devices.

To avoid unnecessary iMessage loss issue on your devices, it's highly necessary to create a backup of important iMessages on iPhone or iPad. Here below, you'll find 3 reliable free methods for iMessage backup now:

Note: If you need a simple way to backup iMessages, free iPhone data transfer software can help and you may directly follow Method 1 to get iMessages backed up.
If you don't need a third-party software for help, Method 2 or 3 can help.

Method 1. Back up iMessage from iPhone/iPad to computer for free

If you want to selectively backup wanted contacts, messages, photos, videos, and more to PC/computer, this professional free iPhone data backup software - EaseUS MobiMover can effectively help. 
It allows you extract, transfer, and backup iMessages from iPhone/iPad with iOS 11/10, etc by simple clicks:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC, unlock your device, and trust the computer. Then launch EaseUS MobiMover and go to "Backup Manager" > "Back up."

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Select "Messages." You can click "Select" to customize the backup path. Afterward, click on the "Customize Backup" button to start backing up your iPhone messages and attachments. 

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Wait for the process to complete. If you need to restore the message backup to your iPhone in the future, go to "Backup Manager" > "Restore" and select the backup you just made.

How to back up text messages from iPhone to computer - Step 3

After this, you've successfully backed up iMessages to PC or computer. You can also apply this method to effectively transfer and backup text messages, photos, pictures, videos etc other iOS data to PC.

Method 2. Back up iMessages to iCloud for Free

Step 1. Connect iPhone to WiFi network;
Step 2. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup;

iMessage backup to iCloud.

Step 3. Tap Back Up Now and then sign in with your Apple ID account and password;

Back up iMessages to iCloud.

Step 4. Select iMessages that you want to back up to iCloud and follow onscreen guidelines to complete the job then.

Create iMessage backups in iCloud.

Method 3. Back up iMessage to iTunes for Free

Step 1. Update iTunes to the latest version on PC;
Step 2. Run iTunes and connect iPhone to PC;
Step 3. Once iTunes recognizes iPhone, select iPhone when it appears in iTunes;
Step 4. Click Back Up Now under Manually Back Up and Restore.

iTunes back up iMessages for free.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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