Save your iPhone text messages to your computer. Print text messages. Recover deleted text messages!
iOS 17.5.1, iOS 17.6 beta, and iOS 18 beta compatible.

Latest update: July 12, 2024 (Release notes)

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Decipher TextMessage Version 18 Features:

  • Quickly save iPhone text messages from a backup on any Mac or Windows computer. Also save and print from any iPad or iPod Touch.
  • Print iPhone text messages as PDF for documentation, court, evidence, business, and personal needs.
  • The premier software for printing iPhone text messages for court, trial, and legal needs.
  • Saves and exports macOS text messages from the Messages app on any Mac computer.
  • Works with iMessage, SMS, and MMS messages.
  • Save and view attachments, such as images and videos.
  • Print iPhone text messages for documentation.
  • Export iPhone text messages to PDF, with formatting similar to on the iPhone.
  • Save your iPhone text messages with photos, videos and attachments. Or, save the messages as plain-text and CSV.
  • Search your message history for important information.
  • Recovers deleted text messages. Read our guide about recovering iPhone text messages and try our free trial to see if your messages are recoverable.
  • Easily see conversations by names in your iPhone Address Book.
  • No jailbreaking required! (And also works for jailbroken iPhones.)
  • Decipher TextMessage also has a custom “Texts Only” back up option that will back up just your text messages and attachments instead of your entire phone.
  • For Macs running Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, or Catalina, you can also backup via Finder to save messages.
  • For Windows PCs and older Macs, you can also backup via iTunes to save messages.
  • Supported for Windows 7 and above, including Windows 10 and 11.
  • Supported for macOS Sierra and above, including Ventura and Sonoma.
  • Compatible with backups from iOS 4 and higher: iOS 17, iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4.
  • Compatible with all of the latest iPhone encrypted backup formats.
  • Software is good for installation on an unlimited amount of computers and for reading an unlimited number of backups. Each purchase comes with two free device activations.
  • There are no recurring monthly fees or subscriptions.
  • Need support for WhatsApp Messenger? Check out our other program Decipher Chat!

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System Requirements

Mac Version

  • macOS 10.12 through 14
    (Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, and Sierra)
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 17, iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4

Windows Version

  • Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7
  • Recent version of iTunes
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 17, iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or iOS 4

Decipher TextMessage is software for saving your iPhone text messages to your Windows or Mac computer. Decipher TextMessage reads your text messages from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch backup, copying each text message and attachment for safe keeping, and then shows you the messages in an easy-to-read layout organized by contact. Within Decipher Textmessage, you can simply read your messages, or export them for printing or use elsewhere. Text messages are backed up by Decipher TextMessage, creating an ongoing archive of your texts for future use.

Decipher TextMessage runs locally on your computer so your message data stays private.

Here at Decipher Media, we understand the importance of your data. We love Decipher TextMessage not only as product, but also for the many opportunities it has provided us to help people restore or access important messages. If you have any problems with Decipher TextMessage, or just have questions about your iPhone text messages, please feel free to contact us. Before contacting us via the support email, we ask that you read our FAQ since many helpful answers are available here.

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