How to Extract Messages from iTunes Backup

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Apple encourages creating a regular backup of the contents on all the iOS devices. The backup copy will be helpful in case you lose the device or lose data due to a virus attack. The backup consists of all the content stored on the device – from a text message to app data. However, as iTunes does not allow selective restoration, it is impossible to prevent iTunes from erasing rest of the content while restoring the device. Today, we will look at the procedure through which you can extract messages from your previous iTunes backup file.

The Tool You Need - iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

As we are speaking about extracting iOS content with selective categories such as contacts, messages, or apps, the tool you would be needing is iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac tool. With the help of this program, you gain the ability to extract messages, photos, call log, contacts, app data, third-party IM app, memo, and others from iTunes backup, iCloud backup and iOS device. The success of the application is due to the following primary features:

  1. Four innovative extraction and recovery methods: Recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup and smart recovery.
  2. Identifies over 22 different file formats such as text messages, photos, call history, contacts, notes, WhatsApp messages and more.
  3. Preview functionality before extracting a file.
  4. Compatible with common iOS devices and iOS systems including iPhone 7 and iOS 10.

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How to Extract Messages from iTunes Backup via iMyfone D-Back

Step 1: iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery tool is available as a trial version, which you can download from official website. After completing the installation, open the software by clicking the icon appearing on the desktop. As soon as the main product screen appears, you have to choose “Recover from iTunes backup ” option from the left pane.

choose to extract messages from itunes backup

Step 2: Clicking the Start button will open a new window. In the new window, you have to choose the file type that you like to retrieve. As you are looking for text messages, select the same and press Next at the bottom.

choose the file type

Step 3: Now the program will detect the presence of the iTunes backup on your computer automatically and will display the following screen. You don't need to connect your iOS device to the computer.

detect itunes backup

Step 4: Choose a relevant iTunes backup and click the Scan button to begin the scanning of the iTunes backup for extracting the messages. Wait until the program completes the scan and displays the recoverable messages in a new window. In the same screen, you can preview the content of the files by selecting a file. You can use the feature to select only the important messages rather than unwanted messages. Additionally, you can check only the deleted messages by opting for “Show only the deleted files” feature. Continue with the selection of the messages, and once complete press the Recover button.

preview and choose the text messages you want

Step 5: Upon clicking the Recover button, the program will ask you to specify the saving location. You can navigate to an existing folder or create one and press OK. The program will then begin extracting the messages from iTunes backup and save them in the selected location. You can head to the folder and check for the messages after iMyfone D-Back completes the process.

Apple does not provide the opportunity to extract messages from the iTunes. With the help of iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac, you can quickly extract messages from your iTunes backup in a few simple steps. Download the trial version today and experience the convenience offered by the recovery tool.

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