How to Recover iMessages from iCloud

This tutorial tells you two methods about how to quickly get iMessages and text messages from iCloud and put them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 21, 2021

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If you accidentally delete iMessages and text messages on your iPhone, or because of some system problems, you lost your text messages on iPhone. Fortunately, you have already backed up these messages in iCloud, you can restore the deleted iMessages from iCloud to your iPhone. If you also have the same question such as “Can I retrieve imessages from iCloud?”, “Can I recover deleted messages only from iCloud?” and “Why can’t I see my messages on iCloud”, you can find the answer in this article.

How to Download iMessage from iCloud Backup to iPhone

If you have a good habit of backing up the data on your iPhone to iCloud frequently, then you can restore all these backups from iCloud when you need them, including iMessage and text messages:

  1. First, click the Settings icon on the desktop > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This step will delete all the details on the device, so you have to reset it again.
  2. Then, restart your iPhone and follow the prompts to reset your iPhone until you reach the “Apps and Data” setting.
  3. Finally, choose to restore from iCloud Backup. Make sure that the iCloud backup contains all the messages you needed. Then, let your iPhone restore the backup and you will have access to all the initial iMessages.
How to Recover Deleted iMessages without Computer

How to Recover Deleted iMessages without Computer

How to Restore Only iMessages and SMS from iCloud to iPhone/iPad/iPod

As we all know, iCloud provides us the convenience to backup our data, such as messages, contacts, photos. We can also restore the backup from iCloud to iPhone. However, we cannot view the iMessage conversation and attached images unless you restore your device with the backup. And we also can not restore iMessage only from iCloud to iPhone/iPad/iPod. What’s worse, restoring the backup data from iCloud to the iPhone will delete the original data on your iPhone. So how to view and recover iMessages from iCloud without restoring the whole backup? In the following content, you’ll get the answer.

There are many iCloud backup extractors, but few enable you to get only messages back to your device. Luckily, now the new version of PhoneRescue for iOS helps you restore only messages from iCloud without any data deleted.

PhoneRescue for iOS helps iPhone/iPad/iPod users to recover data on iPhone and extract data from the backup you created via iTunes/iCloud. It supports iOS 14/13/12/11/10/ 9/8/7/6 and almost all iOS devices.

Step 1. Free download PhoneRescue for iOS to your computer, launch it, then connect your iOS device with a USB cable.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Choose “Recover from iCloud” and click the forward icon to continue, log in to your iCloud account.

Recover iMessages from iCloud

Recover iMessages from iCloud

Step 3. Select an iCloud backup to download. After downloading and click the arrow button. Choose Only Scan Backup if you just want to view data in iCloud. Or, select Compare to get the different files between your iPhone and iCloud backup.

Compare iMessages Between iCloud Backup and iPhone

Compare iMessages Between iCloud Backup and iPhone

Step 4. Select Messages, then click OK, PhoneRescue for iOS would scan Messages data in your iPhone and iCloud backup.

Select Only iMessages to Start Scan from iCloud

Select Only iMessages to Start Scan from iCloud

Step 5. Now you can see all messages in your iCloud backup. You can recover messages from iCloud backup by clicking To Computer or To Device tab.

Extract Messages from iPhone Backup to Computer

Extract Messages from iPhone Backup to Computer

The Bottom Line

Besides iMessages, PhoneRescue for iOS can recover other 20+ file types on your iCloud. Additionally, it can scan some deleted items on your device even when you have no backup. Why Not Download PhoneRescue Now and Have a Try >>

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.