How to Restore Only Messages from iTunes Backup

You can lose the messages on your iPhone for a variety of reasons the mist common being accidental deletion, other reasons being out of your control such as iOS 11 upgrade that didn’t quite go according to plan. Because data loss can happen so easily, iTunes and iCloud backups are essential to the continuity of your data. If you have an iTunes backup of the missing messages, all you have to do is restore it and you get your messages backup.

There is just one problem with restoring an iTunes backup is that you have to erase all the contents and settings on the device while restoring the backup. This can be a real problem especially if you have data on your device that you were yet to include in an iTunes backup. So most people either give up on their messages or go ahead and restore the backup and accept that they will lose the data on their devices.

What they don’t know is that there is a third option. In this article we are going to provide you with this third option, offering you a way to restore your messages from iTunes backup without losing any of your data.

The Third Option - Extract Messages from an iTunes Backup

In order to retrieve messages from your iTunes backup, you need a tool that makes it easy to gain access to the iTunes backup and get only the messages you need. The best tool to help you do that is iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac. Here’s how it can help.

  • D-Back allows you to not just extract messages from your iTunes backup but also 22 other different types of data including photos, notes, videos, contacts and even third-party app data.
  • With D-Back you can easily preview and extract individual messages as compared to iTunes that doesn’t allow you to view the individual file types in the backup. D-Back gives you the unique ability to selectively restore the messages on your iTunes backup file.
  • You can also use it to restore messages directly from an iOS device (iOS 11 supported) or form an iCloud backup file.

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To show you how easy it is to use, here’s a simple step by step tutorial.

Restore Only Messages from iTunes Backup via iMyfone D-Back

Step 1: Begin by downloading and installing the program to your computer. Launch the program and from the main window, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start.” In the next window, select the file type you wish to recover (in this case messages).

choose recovering from itunes backup

Step 2: In the next window, you will see all of the iTunes backup files available on that computer. Select the iTunes backup file that likely contains the missing text messages and click “Scan.”

  Select the iTunes backup files

Step 3: When the scanning process is complete, select the text messages from the results displayed and click “Recover.”

preview and select the  text messages

As you can see the process is simple enough and more importantly, there will be no data loss. You simply scan for the messages you need and click “Recover” to get them back using iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac (compatible with iOS 11).

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