How to Recover iMessages from iCloud [2021 Updated]

BoeyUpdated by Boey Wong / Feb 03, 2021 09:15

Please help. I need to recover some deleted iMessages that I have backed up to iCloud, but I don’t know how to make it without restoring an entire iCloud backup. Any suggestions are welcomed, thanks in advance.

iMessages is a feature on iPhone or iPad to send text messages or media files between iOS users without extract charge. And you are allowed to make payment, play games and more with it easily.

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Sometimes iMessages will be important for users as they can be a personal privacy or necessary evidence for different purpose.

Therefore, iMessage recovery is really needed by these users.


Guide List

1. How to Access iMessage through iCloud

iCloud is a convenient and effective option to backup iPhone/iPad/iPod data without computer. Thus, you can access iCloud messages online. Or you can also check iCloud messages on PC if you are using the PC version of iCloud on your computer.

You can download imessages from iCloud. So, you can also use it to recover iMessages from iCloud.

Moreover, I believe that most of the iPhone users know that in order to recover data from iCloud backup, they can go to Settings GeneralReset Erase All Content and Settings and then choose Restore from iCloud backup to finish the whole set up process.

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But the big problem, however, is that your device will be erased and restored with older data from an earlier point of time which means you will lose all newer data generated after the time the backup was made. It’s really a pain in the neck to scarify so much just to get back a single deleted message sometimes.

You might have figure out that you can access iPhone data via online iCloud website and then save them on computer or device. It is a pisty that iMessage won't be checked through this way.

So is there a way to view iCloud backup and only recover wanted iMessages from the backup?

2. How to Recover iMessages from iCloud with FoneLab

The answer is yes! That’s the topic we are covering in this post. I am going to introduce an useful tool to all of you.

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery, a iMessage recovery progrom, provides you three easy ways to recover iMessages from iPhone, iPad and iPod.

With the help of this software, you are able to get back iMessages from iCloud backup or iTunes backup, or directly from iOS device if you don’t have any backup. Let’s get into it.

Key Features of FoneLab:

  1. Retrieve your lost files while keeping current ones intact.
  2. Recover deleted files from 19 different types of data created on these devices – iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4.
  3. Restore and export eight types of lost data from any other iOS device, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
  4. Allow you to view deleted iMessages.
  5. Restore data from iCloud backup or iTunes backup.
  6. Fully supports iOS 12 and iTunes 12.9.
FoneLab for iOS
FoneLab for iOS

With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

How to Retrieve iMessages with FoneLab

Step 1 Download and install the free trial version with above link accordingly.

Step 2 When it is finished, it will launch automatically. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect the device within a few seconds. Choose iPhone Data Recovery on the interface.

Select Function

Step 3 After your iPhone is detected by the program, you will have three recovery modes to choose from, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. If you want to recover iMessages from iPhone directly, click on Recover from iOS Device to start scanning.

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Step 4 After the scan process is finished. The scan result will list in the left sidebar grouped by file types. Click Messages from the sidebar to preview more details on the right. Check those items you want and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

Retrieve Deleted iMessages from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Run the software on your computer.

Step 2Select Recover from iCloud Backup File on the interface when you are provided with three recovery modes. Then sign into iCloud account with your Apple ID and password.

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Tips: Have problem to log in your iCloud account? Please check the post of how to turn off Two Factor Authentication, and then try again.

Step 3 The software will display all the available iCloud backup files for you to choose. Pick the right backup file to download according to the backup date.

Step 4 The recovered contents from the downloaded backup file will be displayed in categories on the left. Choose Messages to preview and find deleted iMessages back.

Retrieve Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

The last option to recover iMessages with FoneLab is using iTunes backup. It is similar with iCloud, which requires that you have backed up iPhone data with iTunes on computer before. You shouldn't using iTunes on computer to restore iPhone from iTunes backup as it will wipe iPhone data.

And then you can easily recover iMessages from iTunes backup file without internet connection.

Step 1 Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File on the interface, and then choose which backup file you want to restore from.

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Step 2 Follow the instruction to select the data type and wait for the scanning procedure.

Step 3 You can tick the box next to the iMessages you want to get back and click Recover.

It also can help users to recover iPad messages, recover iPad notes, ccess iCloud photos and more.

Read more about How to Know if Someone Has Blocked You on iMessage.

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