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The Easiest Way to Save Pictures from iMessage to a Computer

James Davis

Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

Can I directly save all photos from iMessage on my iPhone to my computer?

This is a question which comes up quite often. If just a few people write to us asking how they can save all photos from iMessage, we know that means many more, possibly thousands, have the same question about how to get contact and other pictures from iMessage.

I want to directly save photos in the iMessage on my iPhone to a computer. I know that I can save photos to my iPhone and then transfer all the photos to the computer. It's a little annoying, because I have lots of photos in the iMessage. How can I directly save all photos in my iPhone iMessage to the computer?

In order to save all photos from iMessage easily, we can use Dr.Fone - Backup & Restore (iOS) to backup and export all the photos from iMessage in one click. Actually, Dr.Fone can also allow us to backup iPhone contacts, save imessage conversion, sms, notes, files created by apps, videos, your call history, music and more to your computer.

You can directly read the export files from your computer. This is something which you cannot do with iTunes. You cannot find and identify all those files which hide within the backup files.

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How to Save Pictures from iMessage to a Computer

First, let us look at how to save all photos from iMessage to your Windows PC. If you use a Mac, the process is very similar and you should be able to follow this method.

Part One: Using Dr.Fone to get Your Pictures... and more!

Step 1. Run the program and connect your iPhone

Run the Dr.Fone program. Choose 'Backup & Restore' from Dr.Fone. Connect your iPhone to your computer and it should be recognised automatically.

connect iphone to save pictures from imessages

The opening screen.

Step 2. Scan your iPhone for picture from iMessage

Once the software recognizes your iPhone, you will see the following screen shot. To save pictures from iMessage, you can choose 'Messages & Attachments', and then click on the 'Backup' button.

backup iphone for pictures from imessages

Select the items you want to recover.

Step 3. Backup iPhone iMessage & Attachments

After you select the backup file types, click on Backup to innitiate the backup process.

save pictures from imessages to pc

Once the backup completes, click View Backup History. Select the backup file and click View.

view iphone backup history

Step 3. Preview and save photos from iMessage to computer

To find photos from iMessage, you can click 'Message Attachments', where you can find all attachments from SMS/MMS (text/media messages) and iMessage. Moreover, you can choose 'Messages' to preview the whole text and media contents of the iMessage. Then put a check mark next to those which you want to recover and click 'Export to PC' to save them all on your computer with one click. You can actually preview the found data during the scan.

save pictures from imessages to pc

There they all are – plain and simple as could be!

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We are here to help so, let us give you a really simple and easy method.

Part two: Drag and drop your photos.

This method works for a Mac PC.

Step 1. Attach your phone to your computer with a USB cable. There is no need for iTunes so, if it starts to run, close it down.

Step 2. You now need to open the Messages App in OSX and navigate to the message, with the attachment you want to move to your computer.

Step 3. Next open a Finder window. Now navigate to a folder where you want to keep the iMessage photos which are on your iPhone. Create a new folder in a convenient place if you need to.

Step 4. With the 2 windows, iMessage and Finder, open, simply drag and drop the messages from the former to the latter. There you go! What could be easier?

save photos from imessages to mac

There does not seem to be an equivalent, very easy way, on a Windows PC, but we are always looking for ways to save photos from iMessage. We are, after all, here to help. Windows users can, of course, use Dr.Fone with all its added benefits.

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James Davis

James Davis

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