How to Restore Only Messages to iPhone X

Here’s a really common scenario. Your boss sent you a message containing all the important things he ’d like you to mention in the meeting. But for some unknown reason, you accidentally delete the message on your new iPhone X. Now you have no way of knowing what he wants. There is only one course of action; do your best to get the message back.

Luckily you have an iCloud or iTunes backup that contains the missing message. In this case you can simply restore the device. But the problem with iTunes and iCloud restore is that you are unable to restore just messages to your device. You have to restore the entire device which can take quite a long time and can replace all the current data on your iPhone X.

We have a solution that can help you restore only messages from iTunes or iCloud backup and it’s not at all complicated. Read on to find out what it is.

The Tool You’ll Need

The major disadvantage of restoring data from an iTunes or iCloud backup is that you are unable to partially restore data. You can’t choose to restore one type of data over another. iMyFone D-Port Pro, as a iOS data backup and restore solution, is designed to make the process of backup and restoration quick and easy. The following are some features that make that possible.

Key Features:

  • It allows users to restore just WeChat, WhatsApp data and Messages, excluding all types of data from iTunes/iCloud/iMyFone backup without affecting other types of data on the device.
  • You can also use it to flexibly export data from your iPhone or an iCloud and iTunes backup to your computer
  • It also allows users to back up only WeChat, WhatsApp and Messages on your iPhone.

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How to Restore Messages from iTunes Backup to iPhone X

Begin by installing the program to your computer, launch it and then follow these simple steps to restore the missing messages.

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.

Restore Backup to Device

Step 2: Click “Restore Partial Backup” and then click “Next.” The program will then prompt you to choose the type of data you want to restore.

Restore Partial Backup

Step 3: Choose “Messages” and then click “Next.” The program will scan the backup for the messages. Once the scanning is complete, preview the messages.

Choose “Messages”

Step 4: Select the messages you want to restore and then click “Restore” to allow the program to begin the restoration process.

Select the messages

How to Restore Messages from iCloud Backup to iPhone X

To restore the messages from your iCloud backup file, follow these simple steps.

Step 1: From the main window, select “Restore Backup to Device” and then 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.

select messages

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

preview and select the messages

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