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Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer for Mac

By Backuptrans Studio Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 4, 2013

Backup Transfer iPhone SMS to Mac is a powerful tool that will move any SMS messages currently stored in a backup file on your Mac to a separate database where you can view them. This allows you to easily see all of your messages from a single backup folder without having to load them back onto a phone, especially useful for those that delete their SMS messages over time.

After installation, the app opens and prompts you to register. The free trial version limits how many SMS messages you can download, so if you enjoy the process, you'll want to upgrade later. For now, however, you can start moving SMS messages from any of the backup databases on your Mac. The software is fairly quick and easy to use and while there are some features blocked out in trial mode, you can click on either of the database options listed and it will allow you to load up a backup already on your machine and move messages from it. The process takes only a couple of seconds and the messages are laid out in an easy-to-read format within the window.

If you have a large volume of SMS messages in an iPhone or iPad backup file on your Mac and would like to be able to access them, either for specific information or to store for later, this is a useful app. The trial restrictions are tight and the cost for a full version is a bit high, but the tool has a solid interface and is very fast when restoring backed up messages. It's an all-around good tool.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Backup Transfer iPhone SMS to Mac 2.12.08.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.14.32


Release September 26, 2018
Date Added September 26, 2018
Version 2.14.32

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • iTunes 10.0 or above, iOS 4 or above


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Developer's Description

Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer for Mac offers all solutions for all serious iPhone users. It not only supports iPhone SMS to Mac transfer & export, but also enables users to transfer SMS back to your iPhone or even to a new iPhone With iPhone SMS to Mac transfer feature, users can quickly and safely backup and transfer all iPhone SMS or the SMS with a certain contact onto your Mac computer local database where our software can let you view or print out iPhone text messages directly. Whether you prepare SMS evidence for a court or just print it out for memory, the threading mode output will always satisfy you. Very user-friendly. Users can also export SMS from iPhone to Mac as txt, csv, word or html files. In addition to iPhone to Mac transfer feature, the Mac to iPhone SMS restoring feature is even more amazing. After saving your iPhone SMS messages onto the local database on Mac, you can easily transfer and restore them back to your iPhone or to a new iPhone. So even if your iPhone was ever lost, damaged or stolen, your SMS are still safe. Backuptrans iPhone SMS Transfer for Mac helps you keep a safe SMS backup on your Mac database, just in case anything might happen. The iPhone to iPhone SMS transfer is also available for those customers having more than one iPhone devices. Besides, you can also choose to restore SMS form your iTunes Backup if you once backed up your iPhone data with your iTunes library. If yes, you can use our software to transfer SMS from iTunes backup onto your new iPhone smoothly without your old iPhone.