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2 Ways to Recover iMessages from iCloud Selectively or Wholly

2017-09-22 14:32:33/Posted by to iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Tips: To get a more detailed tutorial about recovering iMessages, please go to "3 Ways to Recover Deleted iMessages (High Success Rate)".

iPhone's iMessage app allows users to receive and send free text messages, voice messages, photos, videos, locations among iOS users. Sometimes iMessage helps to store personal files online, however, iMessage might be lost by updating to iOS 11, jailbreaking or repairing iPhone.

In this case, if you have backed up data to iCloud, what should you do to recover iMessages from iCloud? To answer this question, this article will show you 2 different ways to recover iMessages from iCloud selectively or wholly.

Part 1. Guide to Restore Data from iCloud Backup Directly on iPhone/iPad

If you have synced your iPhone data to iCloud, you might have an iCloud backup and you can restore your iPhone from iCloud backup and get backup the iMessages on your device.

However, please make sure the iCloud backup is the latest one and contains the iMessages you want, and importantly, this will erase all current files on your iPhone and replace or overwrite them with the files from selected iCloud backup.

Here is how to restore iPhone from iCloud backup:

1 >> Firstly, you need to reset your iPhone before restoration. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Then tap Erase iPhone option on pop-up window to confirm your action.

erase all contents and settings on

2 >> After that, you will get to a new window of Set up your iPhone, just select the Restore from iCloud Backup option.

3 >> Then you will be asked to log into iCloud with your iCloud Apple ID. This will bring out a list of iCloud backup, just select one backup containing the iMessages you need to start restoring iCloud backup.

restore iphone data from icloud backup

Please keep connecting to an available Wi-Fi network during the process, and after finishing restoring, your iMessages will be back along with all other files from the iCloud backup.

See Also:

How to Extract MMS, iMessages from iTunes Backup

How to Recover Deleted MMS from iPhone 6S/6/5S/5

Part 2. How to Selectively Recover iMessages from iCloud on iPhone/iPad

If you only want to recover the iMessages from iCloud backup, or you want to select some items from iCloud backup for recovery, you might ask for help from a professional 3rd-party program - iCloud Data Recovery. With this tool, you can freely recover iMessages from iCloud without resetting iPhone, and restore iMessages from iCloud backup selectively or in a batch as you like. (Or you can also learn how to recover data from iPhone directly here.)

Here is how to recover iMessages from iCloud selectively:

Step 1. Sign into iCloud Account

Download and install the recommended software on your computer, then launch it and turn to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" section. Here you will need to sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and passwords.

choose recover from icloud backup file mode

Step 2. Download iCloud Backup

When you have logged into your iCloud account, you will get a list of iCloud backup files in different iOS devices. Just select one iCloud backup containing the iMessages you need and click "Download" option.

download icloud backup to pc

Step 3. Select iMessages to Recover

After downloading, all files from iCloud backup will be displayed in different categories. Just visit "Messages" or "Message Attachments" file folder to mark the items you want, then hit "Recover" option to get the selected iMessages back from iCloud backup immediately.

recover imessages from icloud backup

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How to Backup & Restore iPad from iCloud

Solutions to Recover iMessages from iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7/6S/6/5S

Full Guide on How to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone


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