Every iPhone is designed to offer numerous recovery options in the even you lose some of the data on your device. Losing your iMessages for example can cause a lot of problems with communications but most people backup iMessages and other types of data on their devices to aid in recovery.
If you do backup your iPhone data on iCloud, this article will show you two effective ways to restore missing iMessages from iCloud, regardless of how they were lost in the first place.
- Method 1: Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup
- Method 2: Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup without Resetting (iOS 10 Supported)
1 Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup
If you have backed up your iPhone before losing your iMessages, you can restore your iPhone and get your iMessages back on your iPhone. See the procedures below.
Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap on “Erase all Contents and Settings.” This will erase all data and take you to the setup screen to allow you to restore the device.
Step 2: Follow the on-screen instructions on the setup screen until you reach “Apps and Data” and then choose “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 3: Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and then select a relevant backup. Stay connected to a Wi-Fi network to complete the process.
However, to get back iMessages by restoring iPhone from iCloud backup will overwrite the current data on your iPhone. And one more disadvantage: if you want recover just some iMessages instead of all the data, this method may not be suitable for you. In the second part we will introduce a useful method by which you could recover only the iMessages you need from iCloud to computer without resetting your device.
2 Recover Only iMessages from iCloud Backup using iMyFone D-Back
Own a recent iCloud backup but only want to restore the important messages? Recovering iMessages from iCloud could be easy by using iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac. With only three steps: Select - Preview - Recover, you can easily get the iMessages in your iCloud backup files. Check more features of this tool:
- Supports recovering deleted or existing 22+ types of file from iPhone such as photos, videos, contacts, text messages, call log, voice memos, WhatsApp messages, Kik messages etc.
- Supports extracting the desired files from unreadable iTunes backup files or iCloud backup files.
- Allows to preview the recoverable or extractable files before recovery.
- It's compatible with almost all iDevice such as iPhone 7/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10/9/8/7.
Steps to Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup without Resetting
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone D-Back on your Windows or Mac computer. From the primary window, click "Recover from iCloud Backup" option.
Step 2: Choose Message in the following window and click on the "Next" button.
Step 3: Login your iCloud account and the program will detect the iCloud backup files and display the available backups on the window.
Step 4: Press "Next" to search for iMessages. After completion, you will see that messages in the preview window. You can pick the ones that you want to extract and press "Recover" button. A small dialogue box appears, which asks you to choose the destination to save the files. Pick a folder on your computer and wait for the program to complete the process.