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.
- 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
- Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.9 (including PowerPC)
- Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
** BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THE SOFTWARE ** you will need to download the PC or Mac application from : http://www.smsexport.com
** IMPORTANT ** IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL, 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.
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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GREAT! business personal..early posts WRONG!!
OK, So I'm so excited!! It works!! GREAT!!! should be like a 4 1/2 star due to the .txt STINKS. But HTML was great. YES! this was from a divorce, but I needed it to keep records of where he had said friends could pick up stuff for him and where we were tracking down items that friends had left with us (valuable) and making sure EVERYBODY found their items. So I have all my records to back everything up!! The "he said/she said", so when someone tried to deny.. I got the proof. Just for legal reasons. Not, for bashing and crap like most people. So this is great for keeping up with anything that needs legal documentation and I will probably get everyone in the office that uses their phones for business texts to get this also, because the facts are there! Unlike a screenshot that can be manipulated. Would be awesome if it would cover images as that is how some of our quickest responses to quality control during transportation is handled. I only tried the HTML (AWESOME) and TXT (STINKS). But I didn't play with options, I just wanted to get ALL of them off my phone and saved!
CAN SAY right now... BEST $5 EVER spent!! Time to try more options!!! Thanks!!
And to early posts.. It shows a text line #, who it is from, who it is to, date & time, the message and in/out direction!! (HTML)
Followed directions, and worked as described!
I am thinking of moving from iPhone to S4 when it comes out, and didn't want to lose my text messages. I have a lot of them.
Purchased, downloaded, followed the instructions, figured out how to force the backup in iTunes (I default to iCloud), again followed instructions, and it produced the file it claims to.
It is a lot of raw data, though, and now I'm working on a way to make sense of it. Really there are certain people that I want to save, and lots of robomessages can be deleted. I am a software developer, and thinking about making a PDF file for each person/number. Then I can upload those to a big folder in the cloud, and start deleting the junk ones (rx ready for pickup, automatic tracking messages, etc). That will leave me with the ones that are the treasures, and they will be in my archive much like a stack of letters would have been 100 years ago :)
And in response to the review before mine, I had no hints of spyware or boot record issues after doing this process. The developer claims to answer support within 24 hours, and I wonder if he was contacted before the review was written?
Works just GREAT!!
No complaints. Does exactly what it says. And I could find no other way to back up my SMS text messages. I downloaded the FREE trial on line first. Proram found my iTunes backups automatically (took a while) and then I imported them. There they were!!!
So I then bought the app online thru iTunes as recommended. After that, the export button was enabled and outputs were made. Again, NO PROBLEM!!!
You don't need to buy the iPhone app for the free program to work. The Free app online will show you a list of your texts, and I would suggest you do so first just to ensure it's working for you. Then buy the iphone app Only if you want the export option enabled. And buy it thru iTunes on your computer. It has to be there for the other program to find it and use it.
Of course, make sure you back up your iPhone before you run the program on your laptop in order to have your latest texts included in the list.
NOTHING ELSE OUT THERE CAN DO WHAT THIS APP DOES!!! NOTHING!! (And believe me I searched everywhere!)
Thank you Developer! You can slick up the interface later, maybe add a few bells & whistles as more people discover your amazing app!!