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How to Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup with Ease in 2021

Is there a way to recover deleted SMS (or iMessage) messages from the iCloud backup? All the text messages for one correspondent accidentally got deleted by right swiping and tapping the red Delete button.

I guess that most Apple users know the official way to recover iMessages from iCloud backup is to reset iPhone to factory settings and choose to restore from iCloud backup, Just go to Settings – General – Reset – Erase All Content and Settings and restore iPhone to factory reset, then set it as a new device and choose to restore from iCloud backup. Quite easy and efficient, right? Now, the problem is that the whole content and settings on your device will be erased and you’ll lose all the data. It must be a much higher loss, right? Is there any way to recover only the iMessages from iCloud backup? It’s also the topic to be discussed in this article.

Benefits of iMessages:

Most users couldn't make out the differences between Messages and iMessages. Actually, they use a completely different platform. The features of benefits of iMessages are as below:

  • iMessage supports to deliver files, images, videos, locations or other data types via Messages app.
  • iMessage supports to send messages through Wi-Fi or cellular data, and you can send or receive messages to tally for free. 
  • Apple iMessage takes much protection of users' privacy, so there is no need to worry about the privacy. 

How to Recover iMessages from iCloud backup

You have the iCloud backup files but only wish to recover iMessages from the iCloud backup? Or you just want to recover selected items from the iCloud backup? iPhone Data Recovery is to be introduced to you! As a data recovery program, it provides you 3 recovery modes to recover deleted files: Recover from iOS devices, from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Main Features of iPhone Data Recovery: 

  • This tool supports to restore iMessage&attachments, messages, photos, videos, notes, contacts, voice memos, call history, viber, kik messages, etc. 
  • Free trial version is available for you to preview almost all the deleted and undeleted data for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. 
  • It is easy to use. You can get the delete data back in one click. 
  • Recover data from disabled or locked iOS devices without the device in hand. 

You can download the free trial version of this program to preview deleted and existing files on iPhone/iTunes/iCloud backup.


Step 1. Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File”

Click on the icon above to install this iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. Then launch it and select the mode of “Recover from iCloud Backup File”, after that, you’ll be prompted to log in your iCloud account.

log in to icloud

Step 2. Log into iCloud

Enter the right Apple ID to log in the iCloud account and the iCloud backup files will be detected. Choose one that contains the iMessages you want and click “Next” to download & scan the backup files.

choose an icloud backup

Note: The time of scanning process depends on the data size of the iCloud backup file. It may take for a while if you have a large number of data. 

Step 3. Preview and recover iMessages from iCloud backup

After the scan, you can view that all the selected data will be listed in category. Find the iMessages that you get lost and click Recover button to store them on the Windows, Mac or on your any device you want.

recover imessages from icloud backup

Joan J. Mims
Tuesday on May 15, 2018, 20:13:16 GMT / Post By Joan J. Mims to iPhone Recovery

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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