1. sicario666's Avatar
    I need to know if I can back up my iPhone and then view the text messages from my MacBook. It's a very sensitive situation and I would really like to save the messages and have the option to read them. Without having to take a screenshot of the whole message thread.

    53N7 9R0M M4 i6+
    04-20-2015 11:16 PM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I need to know if I can back up my iPhone and then view the text messages from my MacBook. It's a very sensitive situation and I would really like to save the messages and have the option to read them. Without having to take a screenshot of the whole message thread.

    53N7 9R0M M4 i6+
    As long as you don't delete them out of iMessage on the Macbook, then YES, they will still be located there. I delete messages all the time manually on my iPhone from people who don't converse with often (after a conversation is complete), and then see them again on my Macbook later (and have to delete them again).

    My guess is that in the future there will probably be a sync between the two devices that will delete everything on both at the same time, but right now it doesn't work like that.
    sicario666 likes this.
    04-21-2015 12:05 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Sean is correct. The messages will be in an iTunes backup but they are not accessible there. The only way to see those Messages is if you had iMessage set up on the MacBook before the messages were sent. If you didn't have iMessage set up on the MacBook your best choice is to take screen shots of the messages and mail them to yourself on the Mac.
    sicario666 likes this.
    04-21-2015 07:04 AM
  4. sicario666's Avatar
    Thank you both. I'll see what I can do with the situation later today. Once again. Thank you


    53N7 9R0M M4 i6+
    04-21-2015 08:40 AM

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