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Two Ways to Retrieve Text Messages from iPhone Backup

Question: Can I retrieve text messages from iPhone backup?

Answer: Of course! If you have backed-up before, you can definitely find them back and restore to your iPhone!

You just need to:

1. Connect iPhone to PC, and run your iTunes.

2. Right-click on the iPhone, and select "Restore from iTunes backup".

3. You can see the time you last synced and the name of your iOS device. Choose the right backup file and click "Restore".

Done! But the problem is: All data in the backup files have been removed to your phone, including messages, photos, contacts, videos, etc, which means that you have to look into every file to find out your targeted messages. At the same time, your new-stored data in your mobile phone would be replaced or gone, which means that it is necessary to back up new and important ones before you do this.

Any other easier ways? The answer is YES! There is always a way for you: iPhone Data Recovery enables you to recover messages from backup files selectively! With the help of it, you can easily restore messages from iTunes or iCloud backup.

Now, follow me to retrieve text messages.

Before retrieving, you need to download the recovery software in right version: iPhone Data Recovery (Windows) or iPhone Data Recovery (Mac).

Below are 2 tutorials about how to retrieve SMS from iPhone backup:

Tutorial 1: Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Find and scan targeted files

You do not need to connect iPhone to your computer. Just run the software you have installed and choose this mode: Recover from iTunes Backup. Then all of your backup data would be automatically found by the program. Choose one of your iPhone documents from the list and click "Start Scan".

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Pay attention to this: Make sure that your backup files and the recovery software are on the same PC. If not, the recovery software will fail to scan your backup files.

Step 2. Preview right messages

After scanning, you can see all data of your backup, including photos, messages, memos, and so on. If you want to recover text messages only, click the menu named "Messages" or "Messages attachments" to preview details directly.

Recover Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 3. Recover SMS from iPhone backup

Tick those items you want to recover, and save them to your computer by clicking "Recover" button.

Tutorial 2: Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Step1. Download right documents from iCloud

Directly launch the recovery program, and sign in your account.

Recover from iPhone Backup

After that, you are allowed to see a series of your backup files. Find the one containing your messages and click button "Download".

Retrieve Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 2. Preview and regain messages

Once the exporting ends, a picture as follow will be displayed.

Retrieve Text Messages from iPhone Backup

Click "Messages" on the left to preview the details of your data and tick the ones you want to recover. Finally, export messages information to computer by one simple click on "Recover".

Other advantages of iPhone Data Recovery:

1. You can retrieve not only those existing messages, but also the mistakenly deleted ones.

2. Except Text messages can be retrieved or regained, but also iMessages and message attachments.

Download this tried version and have a try now! It does not charge you any penny!

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Bunyan Lisa
Managing Editor
Posted - 1 Aug, 2014
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