3 Ways to View iMessage History

If you send and receive a lot of iMessages, you may have a problem checking or going through your entire history. This is especially true if you have a lot of messages to sort through. It can be tedious to have to go through the long list of messages trying to find just the one you need. This process can further be complicated if the iMessages you need is no longer on your iPhone but on either iCloud or iTunes backup.

Don’t worry! We have a solution that will give you 3 easy ways to view your iMessages. Read on to find out how.

Tool You’ll Need to View iMessage History

One of the best tools to help you view your iMessage History on your device, or on an iTunes /iCloud backup file is iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac. This program will make it so easy, there will be almost no effort on your part. The following are some of the features that make that possible.

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iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Viewer

  • It can be used to view and extract just about more than 22 types of data from your device including messages, photos, videos, third-party app history and more.
  • It is useful for extracting data from an iTunes or iCloud backup.
  • It is very easy to use. All you need to do is connect to your device or select the relevant backup file.
  • It comes with a preview function that makes it easy for you to view and extract only the iMessages you need.

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How to Use iMyFone D-Back to View Your iMessage History

Begin by downloading the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps to view your iMessage history.

1View Existing and Deleted iMessages Directly from iPhone

Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window, click on "Recover from iOS device". Press "Start" and then select "Message" from the next window. Click "Next" to continue.

select the file you want to view

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click "Scan."

Connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 3: The program will scan the device for both deleted and existing iMessages. When the scan is complete, you can view the iMessages on the next screen. If you need to save them, select them and click "Recover" to save them to your computer.

preview the iMessages

2View iMessage History from iTunes Backup

Step 1: From the main window, click on "Recover from iTunes Backup" and then tap on "Start." Select "Message" in the next window and click "Next."

choose the file you want to view

Step 2: Select an iTunes backup file in the next window and click "Scan."

select an iTunes backup file

Step 3: Once the scan is complete, you can view all iMessages in that backup file. You can select the ones you need and click on "Recover" to save them.

preview iMessages

3 View iMessage History from iCloud Backup

Step 1: From the main window, select "Recover from iCloud Backup" and then click "Next." Choose the file type "Message" and click "Next" to continue

choose the file you want to view

Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account and then select the relevant iCloud backup file. Click "Next". Note: iMyFone D-Back will not leak out your personal information.

choose an iCloud backup

Step 3: The program will download the backup for messages. Once the downloading is complete, you will be able to view the iMessages on that backup.All you need to do is to select the iMessages you want and click "Recover" to extract them.

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No matter where you want to view your iMessages from, iPhone or iTunes/iCloud backup, iMyFone D-Back is of great help to you. Try iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac now!

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