Save, archive and view your iPhone SMS messages on your Mac


New Member
Jul 16, 2007
I found this courtesy of Micromat. Unfortunately for some, at the moment the software only works with Macs. More details are below. I hope it released for windows soon!

Syphone is a freeware Macintosh utility for use with Apple's iPhone. The program installs on your Macintosh and does not alter the iPhone in any way. This application lets you view, save, and back up your SMS messages. With Syphone you can now archive and view SMS conversations, including those that have been deleted from the iPhone.

The iPhone has a limit on the number of SMS messages it can store at one time. If this limit is exceeded, existing conversations must be deleted in order to make room for new messages. Syphone allows you to view and/or save any of these conversations, including deleted messages. It uses the familiar iChat format to display archived SMS messages. In addition, if you have multiple iPhones synced to your computer, Syphone allows you to view and archive messages from any of the iPhones.

Syphone allows an iPhone user with a Macintosh to:

  • View synced iPhone SMS messages on your Macintosh
  • Archive SMS messages
  • Import/export SMS messages
  • View SMS messages offline in an iChat-like interface with selectable colors
  • Open Address Book contacts
  • View the number of sent and received messages for each contact
  • Support multiple iPhones

System Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.
  • iTunes 7.4 or greater.
  • iPhone
Note that these requirements may change with future updates.