How to get started with Keepster

Making your first Keepster backup using iTunes [Video]

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Thank you so much for your interest in Keepster.  We believe that some messages are special & worth saving.  That's why we created Keepster!  Keepster backs up your messages from your iPhone and/or iPad to keep them safe on your computer. 

First things first, you will need to create a backup of your messages to your computer.   The app will walk you through the process.  However, here is an instructional video to show you how easy it is.

When you're done, you'll be able to view all your messages on your computer and make Keepster folders & books.


Quick Start Guide

Follow these simple steps to begin your Keepster backup:

Step 1:  Connect your device to your computer via a lighting cable.
Let's get the devices talking to each other!



Step 2:  Click "Create New Backup" and Keepster will guide you on how to transfer the data from your messaging apps on your phone to your computer.
Don't worry, your phone won't need to be connected the whole time!


How to Create Your First Keepster Backup

Keepster backs up your messages from your iPhone and/or iPad to keep them safe on your computer.  The way you complete the backup process will depend on your computer’s operating system. The app will walk you through the process & show you how easy it is.


For macOS 10.12 - macOS Mojave or Windows 10

Here’s how to get started doing an iTunes backup.

Please watch this video to see how easy it is to complete your first Keepster backup saving your messages to your computer.

This video shows how to get started with Keepster on a MAC.  
For Windows, the only difference is you will not be asked to complete the 1-time only "Grant Full Disk Access" steps. 


For macOS Catalina

Here’s how to get started doing a backup using Finder.


Once you’ve backed up your messages using Finder, please ...

  1. Go to the Keepster app 

  2. Select “Create a New Backup”

  3. Select your latest backup.

Keepster will take care of the rest!


For help with other topics ...

Please check out the other videos in the How-To section of the Blog tab on our website is where you can view all  of our videos:

  • How to Browse your messages
  • How to Edit Keepster Folders
  • How to Make Keepster Books
  • How to Refresh your Keepster backups


So excited you to have you on board!

If you have any further questions you will plenty of helpful information on the FAQ’s page or email us at if you have any questions.  Plus, you can always reach out via CHAT on our website or in the app.

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