Software suggestion to extract messages from iPhone backup
August 1, 2017 1:45 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for software suggestions (Mac) that would allow me to get into my iPhone backup and extract the messages in a way that would make it possible to then save and print. I have an extremely important thread that goes back a few months and I need to file it away for safe keeping. I searched previous Ask MeFi posts and saw a couple from 5 years or so ago that say PhoneView might be the one to look into. Does anybody have any experience w/ it? Any other suggestions? Any/all information would be appreciated. Thank you.
posted by mwhyte72 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have successfully used iExplorer in the past, although I haven't used the most recent version. You can save as CSV, PDF, various other formats. It's not free, but it does work!
posted by mskyle at 2:11 PM on August 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

I recently ran across Chatology and am very into it. Free trial, I consider it the least-scammy of these sorts of apps I have come across.
posted by aaronbeekay at 4:20 PM on August 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

Seconding iExplorer. It works perfectly.
posted by zsazsa at 4:58 PM on August 1, 2017

Response by poster: Thanks, everybody. Looks like I'll be checking out iExplorer first.
posted by mwhyte72 at 8:15 AM on August 8, 2017

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