By Patriza Dann
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SMS Export is the only WORKING solution available on the AppStore to copy SMS and iMessages from your iPhone/iPad to your PC or Mac, to be able to save and print them.
No need to configure TCP/IP or install on your computer "obscure" applications. On our website you can find all the easy-to-use software that you need.
- Export the messages to an Excel File
- Export the messages to an HTML file
- Export the messages to CSV, TXT or EML.
- Select one or all contacts from your address book
- Sort the messages by date or number
- iOS 8 ready!
- Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.10 (including PowerPC)
- Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
You also need to download the FREE application for your PC or MAC from: http://www.smsexport.com
** IMPORTANT ** IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CHECK THE TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION ON OUR SITE. Feel free to contact us for any problem.
Visit our site to download the full user guide a video tutorial.
- All iPhone models, iPads and iPods are supported
- iMessages and SMS can be exported
You'll need to backup your iPhone with iTunes on the same PC/Mac where you installed our Application! Encryption must be disabled.
You should temporarily disable iCloud just before using SMS Export. Then you can turn it on again.
Video tutorial here:
Go to www.smsexport.com for further information.
Only the text part of messages is supported. No Images.
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So glad I bought it - perfect result.
I was able to do exactly what I wanted to do by buying this app: and that was to download my text messages to my PC, that were to and/or from all or certain people and to be able to easily and quickly keep this information in a spreadsheet.
You need to follow the instructions written on the App's iTunes page, and follow instructions on the corresponding website - exactly - which I did - and got a perfect result.
You don't need to interact with the actual loaded app on your iphone, as you might think - just read and follow the short procedure the developer has provided.
Once in the computer program, after having imported the message data, I exported it as a .csv file - this file type meant that I was able to easily upload the data to Google Docs and save it off as a working Google Spreadsheet. Exactly what I wanted. Great stuff. Thank you!
The best of a bad lot
It seemed to be impossible to find a sensible way to transfer your text messages to a computer - I'd been searching for the last few hours and had nearly scratched my eyes out in frustration. Then I found this - and it's the only one available that works (for a PC, at least). The format that it exports the messages in is annoying (especially when I've become accustomed to the clean 'conversation/chat' method of grouping messages that my iPhone uses). Once this app. exports your messages, they appear in a long table, listed separately. Also, the app. claims to be able to export MMS... but it cannot. However, this is the only application that I've come across to actually export your messages successfully at all. So for that I'm grateful. If you need to transfer your SMSes, this is literally the only app. for PCs that can do it.
Fabrizio Farenga - Is Most Helpful
I was recommended this App. by friends who swore by its functionality and ease of use as the best app for SMS Export on the market. Unfortunately in my eagerness to install I did not read the requirements that the "Encryption for Backups" be DISABLED, and given my company enforces this to be enabled on our devices I could not use the App, however Fabrizio Developments was kind enough to quickly diagnose the problem and refund me the app. fee, looking at how well the app works on iPhones with Encrypted Backups DISABLED I can definitely recommend it.