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How to Recover Messages from iTunes Backup

--Friday, 22 December 2017

“Hello, my friend has recently told me that he has lost his iPhone during his voyage. And some of the data in his iPhone, especially the text messages, have gone for the reason that he did not back up in advance. He asked me how to solve this problem and I really want to help him out. However, I searched for days and I could not find a suitable way which is also very easy to operate and efficient. Is there any solution that meets these demands? What is more, for my part, I also want to learn about how to do this and prevent the similar circumstances. Thank you guys all in advance.”

Losing the smartphone is usually one of the most common consequences of data loss. What is more, text messages may mean a lot as they usually contain very important messages, from our beloved ones, business partners and so on. Here today, we will show you how to deal with this inconvenience by taking messages recovery as the example. In the first place, I need to explain that we cannot do that without any useful tools. We strongly recommend you a very powerful program which will help you out of trouble – Doctor Telephone iPhone Data Recovery. It is a program which is very user-friendly and with several clicks, you can recover the text messages to your iPhone. In addition, this program supports nearly all the iPhone models including iPhone X / iPhone 8 / iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus / iPad. Go on reading this passage and the tutorial below and be yourself an iPhone data expert.

Solution 1: Use iPhone Data Recovery to recover messages from iTunes backup

Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery and finish the installation process
Click on the download button and wait for the end of the automatic installation. And then launch the program on your PC. Choose the option “Recover”.

Download iPhone Data Recovery and finish the installation process

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to PC
Use the original USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. The program will detect your device automatically.

Connect your iPhone to PC

Step 3: Choose the recovery mode
Start the recovery process by clicking on the option “Recover iOS Data” in the pop-up window. Choose the function “Restore from iTunes Backup File” in the menu bar on the left side.

Step 4: Choose the backup file
Choose the option “Restore from iTunes Backup File”. The program will detect and scan the iTunes backup file on your computer and display it. Choose the one you want according to the creation date. Click on “Start Scan” and wait.

Choose the backup file

Step 5: Preview the data in categories and choose the data type
Choose the data you want. In this case, simply check the box of “Messages”. Then you can preview all the text messages on your iPhone. Choose the ones you want and click on the button “Restore to Device”.

Preview the data in categories and choose the data type

Solution 2: Transfer and recover messages with iTunes

Step 1: Choose the function “Backup & Restore” and connect your iPhone to PC. Choose the option “Device Data Backup & Restore” and then click on the button “Backup” to begin the backup process.

Backup & Restore

Step 2: View the backup history. Select the data type and click on the button “Restore to Device”. And now you have already recovered messages.

View the backup history

As a very experienced iPhone user, you must know that we can also just use iTunes to back up data. However, it is necessary to point out that when we use iTunes to recover data, the old data will be covered and iTunes maybe is not the best choice for you as it doesn’t allow you to recover uniquely text messages. So maybe have a try on our recommendation?

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