How to View iPhone Texts on PC and Manage Your Messages

This post covers two methods to view iPhone messages on the computer. If that is your case, just read this guide to get detailed steps to do it. Whether you want to view iPhone messages on PC or Mac, this guide gets you covered.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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There are many ways to get text messages from the iPhone onto the computer to view them clearly. Either backing messages to a computer or transferring them to a computer can achieve the goal. However, the procedures of backing up messages are complicated. Given that, we will mainly introduce two direct ways to view iPhone text messages on Windows computer or Mac. Now, you can read this guide to get more information.

Way 1. View iPhone Messages on PC/Mac Directly via EaseUS MobiMover

To view iPhone messages on PC, you need to use a message transfer tool, such as EaseUS MobiMover. With it installed on your computer, you can easily view all of your messages on the computer. All you need to do is plug your iPhone into the computer and choose "Messages" from EaseUS MobiMover's "Content Management" section. All of your messages will be displayed in a well-organized list. You can then choose the message you'd like to view to open in full screen or transfer them to the computer for printing or other uses.

For more details of EaseUS MobiMover, you can download it on your computer and start to explore. 

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC) and click Trust on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "Content Management". Choose "Messages".

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Go to "Settings" to choose a folder to save the items to be transferred. 

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Select the messages, including text messages (SMS) and iMessages, you want to save from your iPhone to the computer and click the "Transfer to PC" button. After that, MobiMover will start downloading text messages from your iPhone to the computer automatically. When it has finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the messages. (The items will be saved an HTML file on your computer, thus you need to open it with a browser to view its details.)

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 3

If you need to get iPhone messages on Windows 10, you can click the export icon to save text messages to your PC.

Apart from that, EaseUS MobiMover also posses many other amazing functions and features, such as:

  • iOS Data Transfer Tool: It can transfer data between two iOS devices or between a computer and an iOS device.
  • Data Editor: It can help you edit data like contacts on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Video Downloader: It can download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other 1000+ video-sharing websites.

Way 2. View iPhone Messages on Mac with Message App

For Mac users, they can view messages on Mac by syncing iPhone messages to Mac. Before you start, make sure you've logged into the same Apple ID on both your iPhone and Mac. Here is how to sync text messages from iPhone to Mac.

Step 1. Allow Mac to send and receive text messages from your iPhone.

1. Go to the Settings app on the iPhone.

2. Tap "Messages."

3. Choose "Text Message Forwarding."

4. Toggle it on after your Mac's name.

Allow Mac to send and receive messages

Step 2. Enable iCloud Messages on your Mac and iPhone.

On your iPhone: Go to the Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Enable "Messages."

On your Mac: Go to the Preference > Settings > iMessage > Enable "Messages" in iCloud.

Step 3. Then, all of your messages will be synced to your Mac.

Sync messages on Mac

In Conclusion

That's all about our guide on how to view iPhone messages on PC and Mac. As you can see, both EaseUS MobiMover and Message App do a good job. Actually, apart from these ways, you can also take a screenshot of your messages and then transfer the pictures to the computer for viewing. But this only applies to view a couple of messages.

If you have a lot of items to view, try EaseUS MobiMover. Its high speed of transferring data, remarkable iOS data management capability and outstanding video download feature will definitely impress you very much. If you're a Mac user, the Message app may do you a favor.

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Updated by Sofia Albert

Sofia has been involved with tech ever since she joined the EaseUS editor team in March 2011 and now she is a senior website editor. She is good at solving various iPhone and Android issues, such as iPhone or Android data transfer & recovery.

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