When you delete or clear out SMS messages from iPhone, it doesn’t really get erased completely. You can use iPhone Data Recovery tool to do a direct scan and restore from your iPhone. What if your iPhone is lost or broken? Well fear not, you’ve come to the right place. If you have synced your iPhone to iTunes before and there is an available iTunes backup, we’ll walk you through how to retrieve text messages from iPhone backup. You don’t need to connect your iPhone to computer.
– A PC with latest iTunes installed
– A recent iTunes backup
– Free iPhone Backup Extractor
Third-party recovery tool strongly recommended here is Jihosoft Free iPhone Backup Extractor. It is a completely free and easy-to-use app with which you can extract text messages from iPhone backup. You don’t need to do a full restore, with this freeware, you are able to access any unreadable iTunes backup file on computer, and output just the text messages in a readable way.
The following steps will help you to recover text messages from iPhone backup. Before proceeding, please don’t sync your iPhone to iTunes, or the iTunes backup will be updated and the data in it will be overwritten by the contents on your device.
1.Download Jihosoft iPhone Backup Extractor Free. Double-click the installer file and following the steps to install the freeware on your computer.
2.Start the application, all your iTunes backups on this computer will be automatically detected and listed. Select the one you want to use and click “Next”.
3.Select Messages and Messages Attachments from the listed file types, or choose “select all” to scan all contents in the backup. Then click “Next”.
4.After scanning, you can preview all recoverable messages in detail. Mark those you need and click “Recover” to save them in txt, csv, or html on your computer.
Note: By using this Free iPhone Backup Extractor, you’ll not only extract and retrieve the text messages, but also any other data containing in the backup. For example, you can restore contacts from iPhone backup.