How do I retrieve my text messages from iCloud? I see iCloud message backup but how do I retrieve them? I just need messages back to my iPhone. Please help me. iPhone 5S, iOS 8.4, thanks
To conclude, this user wants to selectively retrieve lost text messages from iCloud backup. To be honest, when deleting or losing text messages iPhone, the easiest way is to restore them from iTunes or iCloud backup. The problem is when restoring from backup directly to iPhone, you have to face the risk of erasing other data on your iOS device. So how to selectively retrieve lost text messages
from iCloud backup? In other words, is there any way to restore only lost text messages from iCloud without wiping any data on your iOS device? Definitely yes. Here, we have found methods to help you to retrieve only text messages from iCloud backup.
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. So cool and amazing. Next, detailed steps are listed as following.
It is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer firstly. There are two versions accessible: Windows version and Mac version.
Selectively retrieve lost text messages from iCloud backup
Choose Recover from iCloud Backup Mode. Bear in mind to sign in with your Apple ID and password, and then, choose one iCloud backup containing your lost text messages to download.
Scan messages from downloaded iCloud backup.
Now you can click on Messages item to start automatic scanning and analysis process. It may take a longer time if you have a larger data for messages.
Preview and choose lost text messages to recover.
Now you have the chance to preview and select lost text messages and then, click Recover to Device button to transfer found text messages back to iPhone. Once clicked, just follow the reminders pop-up from the software. You need to turn off Find My iPhone in advance. After restoring, your iDevice will be restarted and then upgrade. Once all are done, those deleted messages have been in your iPhone safely and successfully.
That's it. This is the whole process to retrieve lost text messages from iCloud backup selectively within the help from iFonebox.