I am having trouble trying to find old text messages from my iPhone from 6 months ago. They were never deleted and my phone settings for messages says keep forever. But now I cannot find them. I have an iCloud backup for them, but I only need the old messages. Please help me. Thanks very much.
It is quite clear that the problem is how to find part of old messages from iPhone backup? As is known that it is pretty simple to restore lost messages from iTunes or iCloud backup directly, but when it comes to restoring only text messages from iPhone backup to iPhone, it is not that easy. Here, I will mainly show you how to recover old messages from iPhone backup selectively.
In order to find part of old messages from iPhone backup, what you need is the help from iPhone backup extractor tool, iFonebox, enables you to restore only old messages from iTunes or iCloud backup to iPhone. Plus, it is also supportive to recover deleted text messages from iPhone 7 Plus/7/6s/6s Plus/6 Plus/6/5s/4s directly, so convenient and professional. Next, detailed instructions are listed below to help you recover old messages from backup selectively, here, I will take Recover from iCloud backup as example.
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Before that, it is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. There are two versions optional: Windows version and Mac version.
How to find only old messages from iCloud backup to iPhone?
Download messages from iCloud backup. After you have selected one iCloud backup to download, iFonebox will start the downloading process. Also, you can select only messages to download to save more time.
Scan and preview lost messages from downloaded iCloud backup. After downloading process finished, you are able to access and view those lost messages from iCloud backup. Just click on Messages item and scan lost data from it. You can transfer recovered messages back to your iPhone directly.