Transfer / Export Text Messages form iPhone to PC using iTunes

By  at Saturday, January 14, 2012  

How to Transfer / Export Text Messages (SMS) form iPhone to PC? iTunes have been a point of criticism for iPhone since the release of iPhone 2G. Tech enthusiastic complaining about it, you can’t install, Copy anything on your iPhone, until you have install iTunes on your PC. But there are tons of benefits of iTunes and the most important one is the backup options.


It backups almost everything on your iPhone, so that if something has accidentally deleted from your iPhone, you can find it in iTunes. Well, today we have found an amazing tip to backup SMS on your Computer from your iPhone. SMS backup is always a problem for many users, because many complicated softwares are available that allow you to backup and restore your text messages. But do you know that iTunes installed on your PC also does the same thing.

You can get all those Text messages right on your PC, once you have completed the Backup process. All you need to do is to Navigate to the following directory according to your Operating system.

Transfer / Export Text Messages form iPhone to PC - For Windows XP Users:
C:\Documents and Settings\your_name_here\Application Data\

Transfer / Export Text Messages form iPhone to PC - For Windows Vista/7 Users:

C:\Users\your_name_here\AppData\Roaming

Transfer / Export Text Messages form iPhone to PC - For Mac users:

User -> Library -> Application Support -> Mobile Sync -> Backup – > [ID]
Once you have reached to the desired directory, here you will find a file with an extension .mdbackup or .mddata. Open it with the Notepad or text editor, All of your SMS will be shown. For Windows XP or 7 users, these directories are mostly hidden. So, make sure to turn on visibility of Hidden files.

This is the simplest way to backup text messages on Computer, so that you can access them on a computer. Did this method help you? What do you think about it?
(via iPhoneStuffs4U)

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