How to Extract iMessages from iCloud Backup

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Compatible with Windows and Mac computers

Compatibility iPhone X/8/7/6/5/4/SE, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS 6 - 11

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Why Is Backing Up Useful?

If you want to keep your data safe it is crucial to back up every once in a while, if not every day. Although iPhones are pretty resistant devices you can always drop it in water or on the floor, crack its screen, or damage it after an iOS update. When this happens, these backup files will come in handy for recovering your photos, notes, internet history, iMessages, text messages and so on.

If you ever find yourself in a situation where your device is damaged, your only option may be to extract iMessages from a backup file.

iPhone recovery software

If you have deleted iMessages by mistake, you can still recover them from an iCloud backup file. There are three ways to recover lost or deleted data from an iPhone. If you created a backup in iTunes or iCloud prior to deleting the data you can restore your iPhone to that previous backup. However this will replace all of the data you have made since the backup.

To save your overwriting your data, you can use a third-party software tool. Enigma Recovery is a powerful recovery tool that will help you recover deleted data straight from your iPhone. The free download will allow you to preview the amount of data that can be recovered from your phone. The full version will allow you access to all data found, and your export and restore option.

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How to Extract iMessages from iCloud Backup

The usage of a data recovery software that will allow you to extract iMessages from an iCloud backup, without damaging your data or replacing everything else that’s stored on your iPhone.

Enigma Recovery is the best data recovery software available on the market, which provides its users with easy solutions for retrieving and extracting files from iTunes and iCloud backup files. It can be installed both on Windows and Mac, and by following the next steps you’ll be able to extract iMessages in no time.

Step 1 – Install Enigma Recovery

Enigma recovery software install screen

Download Enigma Recovery on your computer, and install it.

Step 2 – Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup

Select iCloud backup

Open the software to the start screen, and click on “Recover from iCloud”. Log in to your iCloud account.

Step 3 – Backup files

Select iCloud backup file

Your iCloud backup files will appear on the screen. Choose the one that you wish to extract iMessages from, and then hit “Next”.

Step 4 – Choose Data Type

Step 4 - Select data to extract

Enigma Recovery will provide all data types that can be recovered. If you only want to extract iMessages from the iCloud backup, click on “Messages”, and then hit “Download”.

Step 5 – View recovered data and extract

Select iCloud data to export

By clicking on the left side menu you can view all of the recovered data. Choose the iMessages that you want to extract and then click on “Export”.

Enigma Recovery is the most advanced tool for recovering data. It can be used to recover existing and deleted files from iPhones, iPods Touch and iPads. By using advanced algorithms, the tool scans the device and the iTunes and iCloud backup files in order to extract data. It offers the possibility to recover individual files, photos, videos, text messages, iMessages, contacts, notes, call history, calendar entries, internet history and WhatsApp history.

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