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PhoneView
PhoneView
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PhoneView free download for Mac

PhoneView

Version 2.14.4

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

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$29.95
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PhoneView 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 version 2.14.4

Updated on Jan 15 2021

  • Fixes an issue where the Archives toolbar button was missing in macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • Other minor fixes.

Information

License

Demo

Size

5.7 MB

Downloads

177657

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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What needs improvements

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PhoneView qualities

Value
3.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
2.0
Customer support
4.0
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wilorabkeeley
wilorabkeeley
Apr 13 2022
2.14.4
0.0
Apr 13 2022
0.0
Version: 2.14.4
I really like this app. I used it to download all my mum's phone for a legal case. I recommend. It's a browser on your lappy.
katetx2001
katetx2001
Sep 2 2021
2.14.4
0.0
Sep 2 2021
0.0
Version: 2.14.4
It looks as though a lot of people have had problems getting any support from Ecomm. I used and loved Phone view from the beginning, but had gotten lazy and only used TimeMachine the last couple of years, during which time I switched to Mojave 10.14.6 now with roughly 43 gb available and my phone is an OLD SE 9.3.3 with roughly 48 gb used. But since I don't back up everything into Phoneview, I'd think there would be enough room. I clicked Notes, and it started spinning before I could click "copy to phone" which is grey and unclickable anyway. About to change to new phone, and I sure wish I had it backed up.
hlmoser11
hlmoser11
Mar 30 2021
2.14.4
4.0
Mar 30 2021
4.0
Version: 2.14.4
I'm really happy with PhoneView. I am using Catalina, and no difficulty connecting to the backups which other people have mentioned. I have NOT upgraded to Big Sur. PhoneView makes it so much easier to create documents from text messages rather than dozens of screen shots. I would give it a 5, but I think it should have more options for layout of printouts. This makes document preparation of text messages for any sort of legal issue so much simpler.
swwrites
swwrites
Dec 10 2020
2.14.3
4.0
Dec 10 2020
4.0
Version: 2.14.3
Four Stars, I'll update to 5 if I can get in touch with the Dev and resolve my dilemma - I purchased the full version many years ago and it won't launch on my current system (El Cap) and I need help getting an update, but their website link from here doesn't offer a way to Contact in "Support" link. Aieee! Dev, please provide instrux on how to get me up and running again as I need to use PhoneView ASAP for a phone trade-in / port. THANKS!
annasarahcoussons
annasarahcoussons
May 6 2020
2.14.2
2.0
May 6 2020
2.0
Version: 2.14.2
The App was awesome until my Mac upgraded to Catalina and Itunes was gone. Phoneview runs through Itunes so if you do not have Itunes then don't waste your money. If they would fix it I would give them a 5 star!
paulwalden
paulwalden
Apr 11 2020
2.14.2
5.0
Apr 11 2020
5.0
Version: 2.14.2
Highly recommended! Bought it many years ago and still getting free updates. Worth the one-time expense.
kristina-8
kristina-8
Jan 8 2020
2.14.2
1.0
Jan 8 2020
1.0
Version: 2.14.2
Terrible support, the program never worked, I followed all the instructions. They were super slow at getting back to me. When they responded they would tell me to get an external usb/external drive and i did and there was still an error.
jimmapel
jimmapel
Nov 28 2019
2.14.2
2.0
Nov 28 2019
2.0
Version: 2.14.2
PhoneView has been a great program. But it is now broken when I updated to MacOS Catalina 10.15. PhoneView hangs looking for a version of iTunes which no longer exists in Catalina. Please fix this!
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
May 19 2018
2.13.7
5.0
May 19 2018
5.0
Version: 2.13.7
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.
screen_name
screen_name
Mar 12 2018
2.13.6
4.0
Mar 12 2018
4.0
Version: 2.13.6
works
Visible-Evidence
Visible-Evidence
Dec 27 2017
2.13.6
2.0
Dec 27 2017
2.0
Version: 2.13.6
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.
Scotty321
Scotty321
Nov 7 2017
2.13.6
0.5
Nov 7 2017
0.5
Version: 2.13.6
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.
AshBP
AshBP
Sep 18 2017
2.13.5
5.0
Sep 18 2017
5.0
Version: 2.13.5
Been using since this app came out. Still my fav!
Uncoy
Uncoy
Sep 6 2017
2.13.5
5.0
Sep 6 2017
5.0
Version: 2.13.5
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).
Van.
Van.
Mar 15 2017
2.13.3
5.0
Mar 15 2017
5.0
Version: 2.13.3
great message archiving app
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Feb 23 2017
2.13.3
2.0
Feb 23 2017
2.0
Version: 2.13.3
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.
Almana
Almana
Oct 8 2016
2.12.5
3.0
Oct 8 2016
3.0
Version: 2.12.5
Recent version doesn't download messages
Jayaii
Jayaii
Sep 13 2016
2.12.3
0.0
Sep 13 2016
0.0
Version: 2.12.3
Working fine with iOS 10 on an iPhone 5.
vpbhuitingm
vpbhuitingm
Aug 1 2016
2.12.2
4.0
Aug 1 2016
4.0
Version: 2.12.2
Good to manage idevices, so great I can view every piece of information there.
christian-36
christian-36
Jul 25 2016
2.12.1
3.5
Jul 25 2016
3.5
Version: 2.12.1
I have been using PhoneView for my Mac for many year but i just got a new iPhone and want to export everything before I set up the new iPhone but for some reason I can not get anything to load, it just spins.
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