How to Access Text Messages on iCloud

How to access text messages on iCloud? If you want to view or export messages from iCloud, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find an easy and quick way to access messages on iCloud.

iMobie Last Updated: Dec. 27, 2019

Q:” I lost my iPhone 6s yesterday, and I am so upset. Now the only thing I care about is the messages on my Phone, and I do use iCloud backup, the question is how can I access my text messages on iCloud?”

Solution: Generally speaking, we cannot access the text messages on iCloud by simply logging into iCloud online. If you have another iPhone, you can try restoring from an iCloud backup, which will bring back your messages but can cause the erase of the existed data. Another option is to use an iCloud Backup Extractor like AnyTrans for iOS, which enables you to access iCloud backup, even view and download the iCloud text messages to computer without hassle.

The Tool We Need – AnyTrans for iOS

AnyTrans for iOS is an iOS file manager that organizes content on your iDevice as well as the backup files in iTunes and iCloud. It gives users the right to access iCloud backup by simply signing in Apple ID, and makes it easy to view and even selectively download iCloud backup files to computer, including messages, notes, contacts, calendar, call history etc.

It also allows you to merge two iCloud accounts into one, and this means you can transfer data from one iCloud account to another. Moreover, AnyTrans for iOS manages to transfer almost all the personal data and media files including music, videos, photos, contacts, messages and more from iPhone to iPhone, and to PC/Mac computer.

What’s more, AnyTrans for iOS is compatible with all iOS versions, from old iOS 6 to the latest iOS 12. And you also can access and view the iCloud messages on both of Windows and Mac computer.

Now get AnyTrans for iOS on your computer and follow the steps below to know how to access iCloud messages with ease.

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How to Access Text Messages on iCloud Easily with AnyTrans for iOS

Step 1. Install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer. Click the button in the middle of the top bar, choose iCloud Manager.

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 1

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 1

Step 2. Log in with your iCloud account (your Apple ID and password).

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 2

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 2

Step 3. Switch to Category Management > Select iCloud Backup on the category page.

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 3

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 3

Step 4. Select a backup and download it, and then click View to check Messages in this backup. Now you can view the messages, and you can even export them to the computer.

How to Access Messages on iCloud – Step 4

How to Access iCloud Messages

Related Reading: How to Retrieve Deleted Messages on iPhone 6s >

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to access text messages on iCloud. After reading this article, you may easily find that AnyTrans for iOS does a great job of extracting iCloud backups, including your valuable messages. Any questions on this article or AnyTrans for iOS is welcomed, please be free to let us know. Now Give a Shot on AnyTrans for iOS!


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