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Welcome to Free iPhone SMS Backup!

Welcome Apple iPhone users. With this free tool you will be able to backup the SMS and MMS (only iOS5 and below) messages from your iPhone in PDF, XLS or HTML either to Apple Mac OS X or to Windows PC!

To backup the SMS, follow the how to in the next box. If you have problems using the backup SMS service from your iPhone, or just want to give suggestions, make requests for new SMS archiving format, etc, feel free to contact the


How to backup your SMS from iPhone

Here are the instructions to backup SMS messages from your iPhone to your Windows PC or Apple Mac OS X for free.

Please note that the upload procedure could take a few minutes, depending on your bandwidth and on the size of your file.

  1. Sync your iPhone with iTunes on your computer (either Windows PC or Mac OS X).
    Please note that you need to select Back up to this computer and unselect Encrypt local backup in the Backup options in iTunes.
  2. On your computer, locate the file containing SMS messages 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28 in the following paths:
    • Windows: %APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\[some id]\
      Windows XP or lower: %APPDATA% = C:\Documents and Settings\[your username]\Application Data\
      Windows Vista/7/8: %APPDATA% = C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Roaming
    • Mac OS X: User>Library>Application Support>MobileSync>Backup>[some id]
  3. Choose the file you just located:
  4. Choose your timezone:
  5. Choose the output format of your SMS messages
    NOTE: MS Excel format and iOS6+ devices don't support MMS export.

  6. the form and wait for the file to download!