iTunes is the best integration with iOS devices available for Apple users. It can be a music player, a good management to manage iPhone, iPad and iPod, and an excellent learning tool for you to listen to multiple podcasts, as well as classes through iTunes U education app. But as every coin has two sides, iTunes has its disadvantages. Launch it on your computer will consume a lot of RAM system to slow down the functions of your computer. What’s worse, it can’t backup iPhone data selectively. All these annoy many people. Then if you want to backup iPhone SMS without iTunes, what would you do?
iPhone Transfer, specially designed for Apple fans, can backup iPhone text messages without any restrictions. To be more specific, you don’t need to use iTunes to export text messages from iPhone and you just need to use iPhone Transfer to recover SMS including pictures sent by others. Now use the process described below to have a try.
Free download iPhone Transfer on your computer:
Tutorial: How to Backup iPhone SMS without iTunes
Connect iPhone to Computer
Download iPhone Transfer > install > launch > connect iPhone to PC with via USB cable. Then this program will automatically detect your iPhone. You can see the interface below.
Note: iPhone Transfer currently supports iPhone 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s/4 running the latest iOS 9 and iOS 8/7/6/5.
Backup iPhone SMS
At the left side of the main window, click SMS then you can see all messages display in the right pane. If you want to selectively backup iPhone text messages, tick those you want and click "Export to". Then choose "Export selected SMS to computer" in the drop-down list. If you would like to backup all iPhone text messages, click "Export to" on the top of the window. In the drop-down list, select "Export all SMS to computer".
That’s all. It won’t take you much time to backup iPhone SMS without iTunes. To avoid data loss of your iPhone, you’d better backup iPhone regularly. With iPhone backup files, you can recover deleted SMS from iPhone if you unfortunately lose them.