Does iTunes Backup Text Messages and How to Extract Easily

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Does iTunes backup include text messages? If you are an Apple newbie and want an exact answer, this guide is ready for you.

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Feb. 18, 2016

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Question: "I got an iPhone 6s last week as a birthday gift, and this is my first iPhone, so I am kind of an Apple product newbie. I use iTunes to back up my new iPhone, and I want to know that does iTunes back up the texts on my phone?"

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YES! When you make an iPhone backup via iTunes, it includes the text messages. Besides that, photos, movies, music, videos, ringtones, call Logs, application data, Settings, memos, calendar, bookmarks are also included in the backup. It is recommended to back up your iPhone regularly in case there is something bad happen to your iPhone.

Does iTunes Backup Text Messages on iPhone

Does iTunes Backup Text Messages on iPhone

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When you delete a message by mistake and want to get it back, you can restore it from an iTunes backup as long as the message is backed up before you delete it. Restoring from iTunes backup can lead the loss of the existing data for iTunes doesn’t allow you to restore JUST messages. In the following part, we will show you how to selectively.

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PhoneRescue allows you to extract and recover deleted text messages from an iTunes backup, selectively. You can save the messages to txt or html files on your computer.

Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue, run it on your computer. click on "Recover from iTunes Backup" button.

Does iTunes Backup Text Messages and How to Recover Them

Does iTunes Backup Text Messages and How to Recover Them

Step 2. After PhoneRescue finished the scan, choose Messages and Message Attachments to view messages in iTunes backup. Click Recover button.

Does iTunes Backup Text Messages and How to Recover Them

Does iTunes Backup Text Messages and How to Recover Them

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The Bottom Line

Now you’ve learned that iTunes does back up text messages on your iPhone, so you can get the deleted texts back as long as you do a regular backup on your iPhone. And to extract messages, notes, contacts, call history, calendar, reminders and more from iTunes backup selectively, PhoneRescue is the way to go.

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