How to Restore Only Messages to iPhone 8

Messages are some of the most prone data when it comes to data loss. Accidental deletion is one of the most common reasons why you would lose some of your messages. Backups are a good way to ensure you don’t lose the messages or to be more precise that if you lose the messages you can simply get them back by restoring the backup.

But sometimes restoring the backup is not a viable solution. It can happen that you may have new data on your device and restoring either an iCloud or iTunes backup could result in the loss of the new data. But perhaps the biggest problem is that you are not able to restore just the messages to your device. An iTunes or iCloud backup doesn’t allow you to restore specific data, you can only restore all the data and that is a major disadvantage. Fortunately, there is a way to restore only messages to iPhone 8. Read on to find out how.

The Best Tool to Restore Only Messages to iPhone 8

To restore the messages only, you need a backup and restore tool that grants you the freedom and control to do just that. That tool is iMyFone D-Port Pro, an extraordinary backup and restore tool that allows users to backup data in a single click and restore the same just as easily. It gives you the ability to restore just your Messages, WeChat and WhatsApp data instead of the all the data on the device. It also allows the user to restore a partial backup to your device without affecting the data on the device. It’s features also allow users to flexibly export up to 20 different types of data from an iOS device as well as an iTunes and iCloud backup.

Features of iMyFone D-Port Pro Backup and Restore Tool

  • It gives you the ability to restore just your Messages, WeChat and WhatsApp data instead of the all the data on the device.
  • It allows users to restore a partial backup to your device without affecting the data on the device.
  • Users can flexibly export up to 20 different types of data from an iOS device as well as an iTunes and iCloud backup.

All of these unique features make this program the ideal choice when you need to restore only messages on your iPhone 8.  The following tutorial should show you how to do it.

Tip 1. Restore Messages from iTunes Backup to iPhone 8

The following is a step by step tutorial to help you restore your messages from an iTunes backup using D-Port Pro.

Step 1: Download and install the program to your computer and then from the main window choose “Restore Backup to Device” and then choose “iTunes” as the backup. Click “Restore Partial Backup” and then click “Next.” The program will then prompt you to choose the type of data you want to restore. Choose “Messages” and then click “Next.”

restore partial backup

Step 2: The program will scan the backup for the messages. Once the scanning is complete, preview the messages.

preview selected messages

Step 3: Select the messages you want to restore and then click “Restore” to allow the program to begin the restoration process.

Tip 2. Restore Messages from iCloud Backup to iPhone 8

Follow these simple steps if you need to restore the messages from an iCloud Backup.

Step 1: From the main window, select “Restore Backup to Device” and then select “iCloud Backup.” If the iCloud backup is not on the program, click “Download iCloud Backup” and then log in to your account to choose the relevant iCloud backup file.

download icloud backup

Step 2: After downloading the backup, select “messages” as the type of data that you want to restore. The program will scan the backup for the messages.

Step 3: When the scan is complete, preview and select the messages you want to restore. Click “Restore” to begin the process.