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How to Retrieve Text Messages from iCloud

WRITTEN BY Tina ON May 28, 2015

Without syncing or sending, all photos taken on one iOS device will automatically appear on all your other devices with Photo Stream, the great feature of iCloud service. However, unlike photos, the text messages on your iPhone will not be specifically stored on iCloud unless you have synced your text messages on iPhone to iCloud backups. It is very important to create a manual SMS backups on iCloud because it might be your last straw that can retrieve the lost text messages after accidental data loss. For your information, there is no easy way to retrieve text messages from iCloud backup files.


To help you access to the text messages and retrieve them on your PC, you’d better use a third-party software which enables you to preview and download them easily. iPhone Data Recovery is a great choice for you. It can recover text messages, lost photos, contacts, notes, and other specific data from iCloud backup files. With its professional and flexible performance, you can save lots of energy when trying to figure out how to restore text messages from iCloud.


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Restore Text Messages from iCloud Backup File


Step 1: Sign in Cloud with Apple ID and password

Download> install> run> iPhone Data Recovery on Mac or Windows. When the interface below appears, go to “Recover from iCloud Backup File”. Then sign in iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

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Step 2: Download iCloud backup files

When you sign in iCloud, you will see several backup files listed on the right column. Then choose one of the backup files, and click on “Download”. But you need to know that to download the backup files is time-consuming, which means you need to wait for 3-5mintues or longer until the process is finished.

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Step 3:Preview and retrieve text messages from iCloud backup file

After all files have been downloaded, you find out “Messages” and “Messages Attachment” from the listed categories and then click on both of them to preview the data inside. Click on “Only display deleted item” can help you directly view the deleted text messages. After previewing the text messages, you can click on “Recover” button to save them on PC.

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This article clearly explains how to use iPhone Data Recovery to retrieve text messages from iCloud. But some users might also want to know that, without any iCloud backup file, how to restore messages on iPhone 6 or other iPhone models? If that is the case, you can use it recover text messages from iOS devices directly as well which also proves that it is a flexible software indeed.



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