Save Text Messages from iPhone as HTML
Follow these steps to transfer text messages from your iPhone to your computer as HTML:
- Open TouchCopy and view your messages.
- In the "Messages" section, select the conversations you'd like to save by selecting a contact's name (or number).
- Choose "Save as HTML" (PC) or "Copy to Mac" and select a location on your computer (or external drive) for your messages to be stored in.
- Click "Select folder" or "OK" to start the copy of your messages.
Save all iPhone messages at once: If you wish to copy all your text messages, iMessages, LINE and WhatsApp messages in one go, when your messages are loaded in TouchCopy click on "Save as HTML" or "Copy to Mac" without selecting any of your conversations. TouchCopy lets you choose where on your computer you'd like to save your messages, the default save location is usually your desktop.
Save selected messages to computer: With a contact selected and a conversation displayed, click "Save as HTML" or "Copy to Mac" in the TouchCopy control bar to save that conversation to your computer. You can also select multiple contacts by holding down ctrl (PC) or cmd (Mac) on your keyboard and selecting conversations you wish to copy at the same time. You can choose the save location for the copied messages within TouchCopy.
TouchCopy saves the selected conversations as .html files, with each .html file named after the individual contact. You can open these .html files using a browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer.
What about my attached media? When saving as HTML, you can choose whether your attached media like images and video are embedded in the HTML file, or are saved as separate files. You can find this option in TouchCopy's Settings and Preferences.
- Embedded media: All attached media is embedded in a single HTML file on your computer. If you don't need individual access to the media, this is the tidiest option.
- Separate media: Even if you save the media as separate files, when opening the HTML file, your media will be shown in the HTML output (as long as the media is still in the same folder as the HTML file). This makes it easy to gain specific access to your photos and videos if you want to edit or copy them elsewhere.
Check out our video on how to save iPhone messages to computer: