How to transfer iphone 4 SMS and Contact to computer or Mac?

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  1. suerong

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    If you want to backup iphone SMS and contact to computer/Mac, you need to use the third software,because iTunes only support transfer Multimedia files,you need use the third software to manage your SMS and contact on computer/Mac.
     
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    I always use the follow method to Transfer SMS from iPhone to Computer
    Step 1. Choose iTunes backup file for your iPhone
    Make sure you have made the backup of your iPhone to iTunes already. Launch the installed software and it will automatically scan your computer and show all the backup lists you have ever synced with this computer before. Just select your iPhone backup file and click "Start Scan".
    Step 2. Scan for the iPhone text messages you want
    When the scan finishes, the software will display all iPhone files. Find the "Messages" category and preview all the text messages in your iPhone.
    Step 3. Start to Transfer SMS from iPhone to computer
    Mark the text messages you want and hit the "Recover" button at bottom to extract them to your computer.
    Now, all the SMS messages on your iPhone are saved in your computer. You can clear all the text messages on your iPhone and view them on your computer anytime you like. Just free up your iPhone and make room for new data!
     
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    Here is how to transfer text messages from iPhone to computer via iTunes..
    - Open i-tunes on your computer that you sync it to
    - Plug in your phone to the computer
    - open "Address book" window's address book program. Kinda lame, but it works. Its under start-programs-accessories
    - Back to iTunes, click on the phone icon on the left
    - Click on the Info, and under "sms " (the first one) check "sync sms from" and then pick "Windows address book" from the drop down menu
    - Click all contacts
    - Then at the bottom right of iTunes, click "Sync" It will ask you if you want to merge or replace. Make sure you select "MERGE" or it will delete your contacts on the phone.
    The method is OK and another easier way is to rely on iPhone transfer software.
     
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    Thanks Such information will be helpful for other members of this forum.

    Regards,
     
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