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How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone

"I had an appointment at the genius bar today and they restored my iPhone 4s to factory settings. I was told all my texts (SMS, MMS and iMessage) were backed up. I was told to open iTunes and setup the iPhone as a "new phone" and then restore from iTunes backup file. Does anyone know how I can backup only text messages part on iPhone?"
You may know that, you can backup text messages on iPhone to iTunes when syncing your iPhone with iTunes. However, iTunes will backup all sorts of iPhone data. If you want to backup text messages only for later reading and safe keeping, iPhone Transfer is highly recommended here.
iPhone Transfer enables you to backup iPhone text messages to avoid losing text iPhone messages due to system upgrades or wrong operation. It can also backup any other files of your iPhone, including videos, photos, contacts, music, etc. Within just two steps, you can back up the aforesaid files of your iPhone without any efforts.

Download the free and trial version and have a try!

How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone

Step 1. Install software on your computer and connect your iPhone with it
Install iPhone Transfer on your computer, run it and connect your iPhone with it. When the device is detected, you will see the window as below:

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Step 2. Preview and back up messages on iPhone
Choose SMS in the left side column to enter the SMS main window for you to do the following procedure. Select the MMS, SMS and iMessages you want to export. Then, click "Export to" on the menu bar. A drop-down list allows you to choose "Export Selected Messages" or "Export All Messages". Then, you can choose what kind of format you want to save as, such as .txt, .html, or .csv files. Within a few seconds, you can backup iPhone text messages to computer.

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After finishing above steps, you don't need to worry that your precious text messages disappear forever.

iPhone Transfer-A mighty transfer software designed for iDevice users to backup data from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, empowers you to backup photos, music, text messages, contacts, videos from your devices easily. Providing that you are in need of finding suitable and practical software to help you backup iPhone contacts, as well as photos, movies, SMS, videos, music etc., iPhone Transfer is your final appeal beyond doubt.

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