How to Restore Only iMessages to iPhone X/iPhone 8

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Buying a new iPhone means that you will have to start everything from the beginning. The first thing you have to consider is restoring all your previous data. iTunes and iCloud are useful tools to restore the backup files to your new iPhone, however, the complete backup data will be restored at the same time, which will take a reasonable amount of space on your new device and it is better that you selectively restore data. It is surveyed that what most users want to restore is iMessages. If you want to know how to restore only iMessage to iPhone, here are a few ways you can use.

Part 1. Back Up Only iMessages

iMyFone D-Port Pro is the backup and restore tool that will allow you to restore all your files from iCloud/iTunes back up and backup made by itself. You will never have to deal with the data loss ever again. Even if the iTunes or iCloud back up is not working you can easily manage everything with the iMyFone D-Port Pro. It has been developed with the latest technology to provide you with the best services.

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Key Features:

  • With it, you can restore all data or restore a partial backup to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch without resetting or restoring.
  • You can easily export/download more than 20 formats of data from the device directly or from its backup file without connecting device to computer.
  • Back up all the data or Back up selected data on your iOS device without overwriting the other data.
  • It is fully compatible with all Apple devices and iOS system, for example, iPhone X, iPhone 8 with iOS 11, 11.1, 11.2 version.

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Step 1.  Launch this program, select the option of Back Up & Export from Device and then click Back Up Messages.

back up messages

Step 2. Now on this screen,  you need to click the Back Up to proceed. Wait for the process to complete and assure that you will not disconnect your phone.

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Step 3. Once the process has finished you will get the notification. You can preview the messages&iMessages that have been backed up with the system.

backup process has finished

Part 2. Restore Only iMessages to iPhone X/8

Step 1. Select the option of Restore Backup to Device and from the list select the Message backup file that you made just now.

choose a message backup

 Step 2. Click Next and the program will prompt you to connect your new iPhone to computer. When it is detected, click on Next to scan the backup files for preview.

connect iphone to computer

Step 3.  After the scan, you can preview the messages & iMessages and select the ones that you want to be restored on the device and click Restore option.

preview messages in detail

Step 4. Once the files have been restored to your device you can easily view them. Make sure that you keep your device connected during the process.

restore messages to iPhone

Part 3. Restore Only iMessages to Device from iCloud Backup

If you want to use your iCloud back up to restore iMessages you have to select the option of Restore Backup to Device and select an iCloud backup that you want to restore on your device and follow the given steps.

Step 1. Launch the software and from the main window select the option Restore Backup to Device. On the tab, you have to select an iCloud backup that contains that iMessages you want to restore.

choose an icloud backup

Step 2. Or you can click on Download iCloud Backup to sign in to your iCloud account, select the backup files in which the iMessages have been stored and click “Next” to download the iCloud backup file.

log in to icloud

Step 3. On the next window, when the download process has finished, you can preview and select the messages that you want to download on your iPhone, then click Restore to start the restore process.

preview icloud backup data

Step 4. After the process, you can view the selected messages & iMessages on your device.

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Be careful when you have to restore iMessages on iPhone. Make sure that you select only those chats that are important to you as it will help you to save time and space. iMyFone D-Port Pro will allow you to preview the files before you can select restore so that you can only download the selected data. Other ways that you might have been using will not allow you to preview the files so closely. Assure that you select the method to restore only iMessages that you are most comfortable with.  

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