How to Transfer iMessage Pictures from iPhone to Computer

pp on iPhone is an indispensable tool for communicating with your family, friends, or colleagues. As time goes on, more and more old conversations are accumulated in the iPhone Message app, and it’s time to clean them. But many users may find these text messages contain some pictures that are worthy of being preserved, so they want to save these pictures from iPhone text messages before cleaning the Message app.

For saving an iMessage picture, you can long-press that picture and then tap the Save option. But what if you need to save hundreds or thousands of pictures from the text messages on the iPhone? It can be a heavy workload. Moreover, these pictures take up a lot of storage space on your iPhone, so it will be better to transfer them to the computer. In this post, we will details how to save multiple or all photos from iMessage to the computer directly and how to transfer one or several iMessage pictures from the iPhone to the computer.

Part 1. How to Save Multiple/All Photos from iMessage to Computer Directly

For those users who want to save multiple or all photos, possibly thousands of photos received in text messages or iMessage to the computer, things will be easier if they use a third-party tool like Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to do this task. This tool allows you to choose pictures you need and extract as many pictures as you like from text messages on your iPhone to the computer directly. Actually, you can also use this tool to recover deleted text messages, photos, notes, etc. from the iPhone, iTunes backup, or iCloud backup.

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Now let’s look at how to save multiple photos from iMessage to your computer.

If you have recently backed up your iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud, you may also extract iMessage photos from the backup by selecting the View iTunes backup or View iCloud backup button on the home page of this tool. The process is very similar, and you can manage it according to the prompt.

Part 2. Transfer Several Pictures from Text Messages on iPhone to Computer

As we know that nearly all of the third-party tools online charge their users. So the method in Part 1 is practical when you have loads of iMessage photos to transfer to the computer. If you just want to save one or several pictures from iPhone text messages, there is no need to use a third-party tool. We will show you how to transfer one or several pictures from iPhone text messages to your computer without a third-party tool.

First of all, you are required to save the iMessage pictures you need to the Photos app on your iPhone. The detailed steps are as below.

After you have saved the iMessage pictures you want to the Photos app, you should consider how to transfer these pictures from your iPhone to the computer.

The Apple device has a featured called iCloud Photos, which allows you to access your photos and videos from your Apple devices and PC on Thus, you can turn on the iCloud Photos feature on your iPhone and then sign in to on your computer with your Apple ID and passcode for accessing the iMessage pictures you saved to the Photos app.


Above is the guide for how to transfer pictures from iPhone text messages to the computer. The two methods in this guide are suitable for different cases. If you need to transfer loads of iMessage pictures to the computer, you can choose the method in Part 1. Though the third-party tool may charge you some fees, it can save you a lot of time and energy. If you have just one or several pictures to transfer from iPhone text messages to the computer, you can use the method in Part 2. Please choose the method according to your needs. Any of your queries or suggestions are welcomed in the comment section below.

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