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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup Files

How can we recover messages from iTunes backup files?

When it comes to recover messages from an iTunes backup, the easiest way is directly restoring the whole backup to your iOS device. In this way, you can get all data back to your device, including messages. The precondition is that there is no important data on your device, so that it's OK to overwrite your device by restoring the backup.

What if you can't make a restore on your device or you just only want back messages from the backup, not other data in it? You should change the way: use an iTunes backup extractor. With this kind of tool, you can extract the inaccessible iTunes backup and view the details in it. Then selectively recover whatever you want from it. This is what you want? Please read on to check it in steps.

Selectively recover text messages from the iTunes backup

As to the iTunes backup extractor, you can have my recommendation here: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). Both of the programs can help to extract all your iTunes backup files (excluding encrypted ones), and let you preview the content of messages before you recover them. You can complete the whole work in two steps, no skills and requirements needed.

Download the trial version below to have a try first.

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Step 1. Choose the backup file and extract it

To recover messages from the iTunes backup, you don't need to connect your device to the computer. Just launch it after you finished the installation. Then switch to the Recover from iTunes Backup File option on the top of the primary window. Almost at the same time, you'll see that the program has found all your iTunes backup files on the computer and displayed them in front of you. Choose the one that you want to extract and click Start Scan.

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Step 2. Recover deleted text messages from the iTunes backup

The scan will be completed in a few seconds. After that, you can preview all the found messages in the iTunes backup files, including photos and videos. Choose Messages on the left side of the program and you can read the message contents in detail. Tick the items you want and click Recover to save them on your computer with one click.

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