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How to Restore Only Messages from iCloud Backup

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Francisco Spearman

March 9, 2018 (Updated: March 28, 2018)• Filed to: Backup & Restore iPhone

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If you have the habit of creating an iCloud backup, you might have at various point of time wanted to restore specific file types. Suppose you want to restore your messages, are you aware of the right ways to do it? There are so many different options here but you need to know the right way. So, here we are going to familiarize you with that. Let us talk about one of the most effective tools which can help you in doing so.

Currently, iMyFone D-Port Pro is surely one of the best backup and restore tools in the market. As an alternative to iTunes/iCloud, you can flexibly backup and restore one or more data at the same time. And you will not worry about the data loss, this program is a bit different from iTunes/iCloud, it will not overwrite or erase the previous backup.  Thus, you’ll be able to restore any backups that you made before whenever and wherever. Meanwhile, it is woking with the newest iOS 11.3

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Now that you know these features, let us see what you need to do.

Part 1. How to restore only messages from iCloud backup

Step 1. Install iMyFone D-Port Pro on your system and run it. If you are looking to restore an iCloud backup, you should first click on ‘Restore backup to device’. You will now see a lot of iCloud backup files and you can choose the ones which you want to restore.

choose an icloud backup

If the backup file is not present in the list, click on the hyperlink download iCloud backup and then enter the credentials and download the wanted backup file.

sign in icloud backup

Step 2. When you have chosen the iCloud backup file, click on ‘Next’ and you will be prompted to choose the dates types. Now, select messages from the list and then click ‘Next’ to download the backup file and scan the content in it.When the content has been downloaded, the data will be listed for you to preview.

preview icloud backup

Step 3. Select the ones which you want to restore and then click on ‘Restore’ to save them at the desired location.

restore messages from icloud backup

These are the simple steps to follow and you can have the work done in no time.

Part 2. How to export messages from iCloud backup to computer

If you want to extract the messages from the iCloud backup to computer, here are the steps to follow.

Step 1. Head to the “Extract Data from Backup” tab and then click on ‘Download iCloud backup’. Now log in to your iCloud account and enter the credentials.

log in to icloud account

When you are logged in you will see all the backup files in the iCloud account. Choose the one from which you want to extract the data and then click ‘Next’ to download that backup file.

choose an icloud backup

Step 2. On the screen that follows, select the type of data you want to scan. In this case, choose messages then click Next to scan.  

choose the data type

Step 3. When the scan is done, you can preview the data and then select the ones which you would like to export. Now, click on ‘Extract’ and you can save the data to your computer.

export messages from icloud

These are the simple steps which you can follow and it will help you save the messages to a computer.
So, it is iMyFone D Port pro which seems to be one of the finest software which can surely help you out. Check out the reviews and other features of the software and decide for yourself if you would like to use it.


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