How to Recover Text Messages from Broken iPhone X/8

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Hi, I would like to ask if I can recover text messages from a broken iPhone X? I recently bought this iPhone and it mistakenly dropped on the floor from my hand yesterday. It was broken. I am really upset and more than that I want my text messages because there's very crucial information there. Can I get some help? Is there any way to bring those back? Thanks!

The recent iPhone models have been all the rage since its launch. As we all know, iPhone screen is really fragile. Once the screen is cracked, we may be unable to get into the broken iPhone anymore. However, we are here to tell you that no matter you have iPhone X or iPhone 8, you can recover you text messages on your device if it gets broken. We will teach you how you can do this using the most amazing tool that can recover your data irrespective of how you lose them. Let us begin the tutorial.

text messages on iPhone

1. Recover Text Messages Directly from Broken iPhone X/8

If you want to recover text messages from broken iPhone X or iPhone 8 directly, this can only happen when your device's screen is barely working. That's because you need to trust a computer on your iPhone X or iPhone 8 before a third-party tool can access the data on your device. In this case, you can take help of iMyFone D-Back – a professional data recovery tool.

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How to Recover Text Messages from Broken iPhone X/8 Directly using D-Back

Step 1 – Start with downloading D-Back on your respective computers. Install it now and once completing the installation, open the program on your PC. Select 'Recover from iOS Device' option given at the left panel of the main screen. Now, hit on 'Start' button.

Recover from iOS Device Tab

Step 2 – You are now supposed to connect your iPhone with the PC using a USB cable. When you do it, the program will detect your device successfully and will ask you to choose the data types on your iPhone 8 or iPhone X.

connect your device

Step 3 – Select 'Message' option from the first section i.e. 'Message & Call Log'. Click on 'Scan' button. Your messages will be getting scanned.

select data types

Step 4 – Choose the messages option from the left panel of the new window now and preview it on the main screen before you recover it. Lastly, hit on 'Recover' button and get your text messages back.

preview messages

Those were the step to recover text messages directly from broken iPhone X/8. In case your iPhone is completely dead and the screen is unable to work, the process will not be fruitful to you. Therefore, first please try to use it and find if it is working. If not, the only solution will be getting the messages back from backup files. To accomplish that, we have given you the tutorials below.

2. Recover Text Messages for Broken iPhone X/8 from Backup

Since iMyFone D-Back is capable of recovering data from iTunes and iCloud backups, we are going to share the step-by-step guides for both. Let us learn how to bring text messages back from different backup files one by one.

How to Recover Text Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 1 – Start with launching D-Back on the PC you have and clicking on 'Recover from iCloud Backup' option located at the left panel. Hit on the 'Start' button afterwards and move to the next step.

Recover from iCloud

Step 2 – It's time to login your iCloud account. Enter the iCloud credentials and proceed to login.

Fill in your iCloud account

On successful login, pick out the desired backup in which you're having text messages. Choose the 'Next' option afterwards.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 3 – On the next screen, your chosen backup file will be downloaded and you can observe a list of data types on the left panel. Select messages from there and click 'Scan'.

Select the files you wish to recover

At the end, click the 'Recover' button and your text messages will be back to you in a couple of seconds.

preview the messages in iCloud backup

How to Recover Text Messages from iTunes Backup

Step 1 – To recover text messages from broken iPhone when you have an iTunes backup, run D-Back tool after installing and click on 'Recover from iTunes Backup' button. Give a click on the 'Start' button now and your iTunes backup will start loading.

Recover from iTunes

Step 2 – The program will now let you see your backup files on the screen. Choose the one you need which is having your text messages. Click on 'Next' button now and follow the last step.

Select iTunes Backup

Choose Message on the screen as below and click 'Scan'.

select file types

Step 3 – Your selected backup file will be scanned and the program will present you the data types on the screen. Select messages from left panel so that you can preview them. Click on 'Recover' and finish the process. Your text messages will be exported to your computer.

preview the messages in iTunes backup

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