How to Recover iMessage on PC with iCloud Backup

By uploading your iMessage data to iCloud, you have them backed up in your cloud storage. Those backup iMessages will help you to deal with data loss emergency. However, iCloud doesn't offer any permission for iPhone users to access backup files. In other words, you are supposed to recover your archived iMessage on PC or iPhone from iCloud so that you can access and view the messages again.


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There are methods to retrieve messages which are saved in iCloud. One is to directly restore an iCloud backup to your iPhone device. The other is to selectively recover iMessages from iCloud backup files by using iOS Data Recovery.


The first method depends on iPhone build-in feature. Although it enables you to recover iMessage online, it is not the perfect way for users who just want to get back specific iMessage files. Moreover, it requires you to erase all data on your iPhone in advance. Hence you have to use it with cautions.


If you want to check or view the text messages on iCloud without restoring iDevice, you can pick out the second method. With the help of iOS Data Recovery, you can preview text messages saved in iCloud on your PC or iPhone. All you need to do is extracting your desired iMessage data from iCloud backups onto your PC or iOS device and then you can read those extracted message at any time. What's more? You can directly preview the detailed info of iMessage in iOS Data Recovery!


To provide you with a full view of this program, we will post the instructions of how to get iMessage on PC from iCloud backup selectively. You can follow the instructions to see how iOS Data Recovery help people to access and view iMessages on iCloud.


How to Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup Files with iOS Data Recovery



Step 1. Download, install and run iOS Data Recovery on your computer

Step 2. Click on "Recover from iCloud Backup File"

Step 3. Sign in iCloud with your Apple ID and password

Step 4. Select the right iCloud backup and then click on the Download button

Step 5. Mark "Messages" and then click OK button to start downloading

Step 6. Preview and select the downloaded text messages and attachments that are backed up in iCloud

Step 7. Export the selected iMessage on PC by click on the "Recover to Computer" button

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Note: After you restore iMessage files from iCloud to computer, you can find the iOS Data Recovery output folder, and then view and check them by dragging any HTML file to your browser. If you want to retrieve iMessage to your iDevice, you need to choose "Recover to iDevice" in the Step 7.


Bonus Info of iOS Data Recovery


1. iOS Data Recovery provides three recovery modes

2. iOS Data Recovery allows you to download iCloud backup from iCloud server directly without erasing existing data on iOS device like iPhone and iPad

3. iOS Data Recovery allows you to select the type of files that you want to view before downloading iCloud backup, instead of downloading the whole backup

4. iOS Data Recovery enables to export iMessage on PC in TEXT or HTML forma 

5. iOS Data Recovery supports all the iOS versions like iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7 and so on 

6. iOS Data Recovery supports to recover all kinds of iOS data, including contacts, notes, photos and messages.