PhoneView
PhoneView
2.14.2

4.3

PhoneView free download for Mac

PhoneView

2.14.2
01 October 2019

Use your iPhone for file storage, data syncing, and more.

Overview

PhoneView is the Mac companion for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Access voicemail, iMessages, SMS/MMS, WhatsApp messages, call history, photos, app data, notes, file storage, iTunes media, voice memos and contacts with one click. PhoneView also automatically archives your messages, call history and voicemails, so you can access them even when your iPhone is not available.

  • Connect with a USB cable or wirelessly.
  • Download messages, notes, contacts and call history stored on the iPhone.
  • Access your music, videos, podcasts and photos.
  • Play, export and archive voicemail
  • Store any type of data.
  • Back up important data to your iPhone.
  • View data directly from an attached device or from iTunes backups.
  • Free demo.

What's new in PhoneView

Version 2.14.2:
  • Adds compatibility with mac 10.15 Catalina

61 PhoneView Reviews

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AshBP
08 January 2014

Most helpful

This app is still my favorite for accessing stuff on my iphone. Is great to be able to export entire message text into xls (or pdf)... It is a bit expensive, but upgrades have been free since the beginning, so it's been cheap overall.
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Version 2.9.8
Jim-Leff
19 May 2018
Invaluable. Lets you do essential things like save text conversations to PDF, and so, so much more. Actively developed (not sure about the guy who called it abandonware). Bear in mind that iPhones have a lot of storage space, for a lot of data, so it needs to transfer to your Mac and that, unavoidably, takes time. Expect the first-time load to take quite a while.
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Version 2.13.7
chongo
12 March 2018
works
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Version 2.13.6
Visible-Evidence
27 December 2017
This feels like abandonware which is a shame. It barely works anymore and takes FOREVER to load. One trick I realized is that you cannot let your phone sleep while Phoneview laboriously takes its time to transfer your phone's list of messages, email, etc. So you have to sit there and use your finger to wiggle the screen back and forth for almost fifteen minutes until the app to completes its scan. Ugh. Theoretically you could just play a half hour YouTube video but Phoneview doesn't recognize my iPhone 5s with iOS 10.3.3 via USB but it will by wifi, so choking up my wifi downloading a YouTube video will just take longer.

I've been using Phoneview for years, since version one, but it's probably time to move on. It seems like the developer already has.
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Version 2.13.6
4 answer(s)
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
19 May 2018
It takes longer to load than previously because iPhone storage space has increased. The developers can't alter the laws of physics; it takes a certain amount of time for all the crap on your device to transfer to your Mac. Build that into expectations.
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Visible-Evidence
Visible-Evidence
19 May 2018
In answer to Jim-Leff: Really? because I've had the same 30GB iPhone 5 since 2012 and I can definitely see a degradation in PhoneView's performance. FIFTEEN MINUTES seems like an excessive amount of time for ANY APP to take just to build a list of contents. And it doesn't seem to be any faster on an iPhone 4C, 5S, 6S, or 7, all of which I've tried as well.

PhoneView was a fantastic product but it needs some serious under the hood work to bring it back to its former glory.
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Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
19 May 2018
15 minutes is nothing. It can take up to an hour. It is limited by the laws of physics. Data (a lot of it) is physically transferring from device to Mac. This isn't a problem with the app, it's a problem with physics. Complain to God.

You say you'd like a "list of contents" before those contents are actually available. First, I can't imagine what you'd do with it (most users would just aggravate themselves clicking on stuff to no avail), and, second, there's no way for the app to compile such a list. It must transfer data before it can offer the data. And data transfer takes time.

But it sounds like you mostly just want to be huffy and indignant, so....enjoy.
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Visible-Evidence
Visible-Evidence
20 May 2018
In answer to Jim-Leff: There's nothing "huffy [or] indignant" about it. I wrote a fair review and you don't like it. I'm sure Ecamm is a nice company and you like working there so you troll review sites and try to defend it. But the app feels aged and poky. It needs some love which the developer doesn't seem to be giving it. You might think 15 minutes is fast but it used to do the same job in under *three minutes* back on IOS 6 until around.... IOS 9, I think. So yeah, it's slowed down some and that's *after* we all switched to lightning cables. It used to be pretty fast on USB on an iPhone 3.

I'm sorry you don't like my opinion but I actually paid full whack for the app back in the day. I have every right to post this review. If you want a better review than tell your bosses to put somebody on it and bring it up to date. *Sheesh, dude.*
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Scotty321
07 November 2017
The developer of this app has clearly stopped caring about this app. Trying to use this app to archive your Messages onto your computer is a ridiculous exercise in frustration, because this app hasn't improved a bit since all the way back in iOS 8!! It doesn't support any of the newer IOS 9 or iOS 10 or iOS 11 features, such as "tapping back" on a message with a thumbs up, a thumbs down, or a heart symbol. It actually TYPES THE WORDS of what you did, instead of showing the symbol! Another example: this app doesn't show the URL previews in the Messages archives, even though that is now supported in iOS 9, iOS 10, and iOS 11. This app even shows many of your Message comments in the WRONG ORDER ALTOGETHER within the Messages thread, because this app doesn't seem to evaluate the "full timestamp" of when each message was sent -- it just looks at the hour and time. The developer of this app has clearly checked out altogether.... he doesn't seem to care about improving this app anymore. Terrible lack of care & attention from the developer of this app. Seriously, Mr. Developer -- just discontinue this app if you're not going to keep it up-to-date, instead of frustrating your users!! THIS APP IS A WASTE OF MONEY.
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Version 2.13.6
AshBP
18 September 2017
Been using since this app came out. Still my fav!
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Version 2.13.5
Uncoy
06 September 2017
Works great, no expensive upgrades like iMazing.. Compatible with latest versions of iOS (10 at time of this writing). No hassle install. Ecamm is doing some great work taking care of their customers by minimising friction.. Buy with confidence.

We didn't test the third party apps but wanted quick access to photos and music without going through the Apple nightmare apps (like Photos).
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Version 2.13.5
Van.
15 March 2017
great message archiving app
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Version 2.13.3
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
23 February 2017
Used to be very good. Now it doesn't recognise 90% of the apps installed in t iPhone 7 Plus. The old iPad (1st gen, 64GB) I'm trying to extract app data from to import into My iPhone - isn't supported altogether - doesn't even show up in PhoneView.
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Version 2.13.3
Almana
08 October 2016
Recent version doesn't download messages
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Version 2.12.5
1 answer(s)
Panico
Panico
26 October 2016
Same problem here since iOS 10.1

edit: Oct 26 Update fixed this for me!
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Jayaii
13 September 2016
Working fine with iOS 10 on an iPhone 5.
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Version 2.12.3
$29.95

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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