3 Ways to View iMessage History

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If you send and receive a lot of iMessages, you may have a problem checking or going through your entire iMessage history. This is especially true if you have tremendous iMessage records to sort through. It can be tedious to have to go through the long list of messages trying to find just the one iMessage 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 about how to view iMessage history. Read on to find out how.

Tool You’ll Need to View iMessage History

One of the best tools to help you see iMessage history on your device (iOS 12 included), or on an iTunes /iCloud backup file is iMyFone D-Back. 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.

iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Viewer (Compatible with iOS 12)

  • It can be used to view and extract more than 22 types of data from your device including messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp history and more.
  • It is useful for extracting data from an iTunes or iCloud backup, also.
  • 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.
  • It is compatible with the latest iPhone and iOS version, including iPhone X running iOS 12.

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

1. View 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 Connect the iPhone to the computer. Click "Next" to continue.

Connect the iPhone to the computer

Step 2: Need to check iMessage history on iphone, just select "Message" from the next window.

select the file you want to view

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

preview the iMessages

2. View iMessage History from iTunes Backup

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

select an iTunes backup file

Step 2: Select "Message" in the next window and click "Next."

choose the file you want to view

Step 3: Once the scan is complete, you can see iMessage history in that iTunes 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." 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 2:Choose the file type "Message" and click "Next" to continue.

choose the file you want to view

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

preview iMessages

No matter when and where you would like to view your iMessages from iPhone or iTunes/iCloud backups, iMyFone D-Back is of great help to you. This program works good with the devices running iOS 12 and earlier versions. Try iMyFone D-Back and learn how to check iMessage history now!

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