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[Can鈥檛 Miss] How to Get Messages on iPad

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Brandon Eldred

May 8, 2019 (Updated: May 8, 2019锛

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Apple offers聽various features of聽better experience for their users. If you wonder about the Message聽feature and how to get messages on iPad, continue reading this article. Apart from that, we will explain some other vital information about this topic.

Part 1. How to Get Text Messages on iPad from iPhone

In this section, we will explain how to get text messages on iPad from iPhone. 聽

To get SMS or MMS on your iPad through forwarding feature, both the devices (iPad and iPhone) must be running on iOS 8.1 or higher. Also, both of the devices should have an internet connection. Moreover, both of the iPad and iPhone should be powered on so you can configure text message forwarding. The process is as mentioned below.

Step 1: Go to Settings app and then select Messages.

Step 2: Select Text Message Forwarding (this will appear only if the iOS device is connected to the Wi-Fi network).

Step 3: When your iPad is in the Text Message Forwarding window, slider should be turned on.

Step 4: Now, you can see an authorization window that requires a code.

Step 5: This code will be available in iPad window as well. Now, enter that code on the authorization window (which appears on iPhone).

Step 6: Now the text message forwarding is enabled.


Part 2. How to Get Messages from iPad Backups

Now that you know how to get text messages on iPad from iPhone, let’s see how to get previously sent and received messages from iPad backups. In this case, there are several options to consider.

From iTunes Backup

You can make use of the iTunes backup to get the message data聽you need.

Via iTunes Backup Restore

Step 1: First, open iTunes on your computer where you have the backups.

Step 2: Then, connect the device to the same computer.

Step 3: Trust the computer by providing the passcode if prompted. Now, select the iOS device once it can be seen on iTunes.

Step 4: Select the option Restore Backup in iTunes.

Step 5: Choose the most relevant backup by determining the data and size.

Step 6: Click on Restore and provide the encryption password if asked. Wait for it to synchronize with the computer.

restore ipad from itunes backup

Without iTunes Backup Restore

If you want to restore聽only some files you need聽without restoring the entire backup, you cannot miss聽one tool named iMyFone D-Back.

Step 1.Launch iMyFone D-Back on your computer and then click on Start which is under “Recover from iTunes Backup” tab. You can then select the exact backup you intend to recover and hit Next.

Step 2. Select the type of the file you need to recover and hit “Scan”.

Step 3.You can then see a list of results so you can simply view聽the files聽before recovery. Of course聽you can also select “Only show the deleted files”聽and hit Recover聽button. Just define a path to save them.

Select iTunes Backup

Windows version    Mac version

From iCloud Backup

If you do not want to rely on iTunes backups, you can also choose聽iCloud backups to help you.

Via iCloud Backup Restore聽

Let’s see how to restore the data through iCloud backup.

Step 1: You should erase all the contents before proceeding to the next level.

Step 2: Now, you should follow the onscreen instructions to see the Apps & Data screen.

Step 3: Tap on Restore from iCloud Backup option.

Step 4: You should now choose a backup by determining the size of the backups that are available. Then, the restore聽will begin. Wait for the process to be completed.

restore iphone from icloud backup

Please note that the duration might depend on the speed of the WiFi connection聽and all your current data be erased and replaced.

Without iCloud Backup Restore

If you need to restore data selectively without affecting existing data, use iMyFone D-Back.

Step 1.Start with Recover from iCloud Backup option. Now, enter the credentials of your iCloud account.

Step 2. The program will search for the iCloud backups linked聽to the account. Select the one聽that comprises of data you need. Hit Next.

Step 3. Then, you should select the files that needs to be recovered and then click on “Scan”.

Step 4.Once the scan is completed, just preview the files and choose the exact ones you need to recover. 聽

Select iCloud Backup

Windows version    Mac version

Tip: How to Get Lost Messages from iPad

If you need to recover some lost messages from your iPad, you can聽follow the steps below.

To do this, you will need the assistance of iMyFone D-Back聽which聽is specially developed to recover data from faulty iOS devices.

  • It supports all iOS devices and iOS versions.
  • It has been recommended by many professional websites.


Let’s see how to recover lost messages from your iPad device when you don’t have a backup.

Step 1.Launch iMyFone D-Back and then start from Recover from iOS Device” option. Click on Start. Get the device connected to the same computer and let it detect it.聽Press聽Next.

Connect with iPhone and Scan

Step 2.Select the type of the message data type聽to recover and hit Scan.

Select File Type from iOS Tab

Step 3.Once the scan is done, you will see the list of recoverable messages. Click on tabs to check them. Now, select the exact messages you need to retrieve and click聽Recover button.

preview the messages

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Well, that is how to get SMS messages on iPad and some related tips on this topic. We hope this article would be useful for the聽readers who have this doubt. We really appreciate if you can leave us a comment about the content above. If you have any questions related to iOS devices, also feel free to contact us.

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