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How to Backup Text Messages on iPhone

I had an appointment at the genius bar today and they restored my iPhone 4S to factory settings. i was told all my texts (SMS, MMS and iMessage) were backed up. I was told to open an iTunes and setup the iPhone as a "new phone" rather than restore frommy backup file. Does anyone know how I can restore just the SMS/MMS/iMessage part of the backup? Thanks!

It is a common challenge for iPhone users in daily life. Since many messages are very important for us, they are the record of ourlife and a certain symbol of growth. When we lost our messages on iPhone attributing to system upgrades or wrong artificial operation, we are in badly need of the method about restoring messages from iPhone, especially in an easier and faster way.


iPhone Data Recovery for iPhone is highly recommended here, it enables you to backup your iPhone messages as well as any other files of your iPhone, including videos, photos, contacts, notes, music, etc. Within just two steps, you can backup the aforesaid files of your iPhone without any efforts.

Download the free and trial version and have a try!

 

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Tutorial 1: Backup Text Messages Directly from iPhone

 

Step 1.Install software on your computer and connect your iPhone with it

Install iOS Data Recovery on your computer, run it and connect your iPhone with it, choose the right recovery mode. Then you will get a new interface, please "Recover data from iOS device" mode. 


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Note: Make sure that you choose the right device model, once you choose the wrong model, you can reselect your iPhone model with one click of "Reselect Device" button at bottom of the window.

 

Step 2.Scan the device for your files

In order to scan your device, you need to follow the specific instructions below.


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ⅰ. Hold your iPhone, and then click the "Start" button.
ⅱ.Hold the "Power" and "Home" buttons on your gadget at the same time for about 10 seconds. This program allows you to see the countdown.
ⅲ. After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button, but keep holding the "Home" button for another 15 seconds. Then you can successfully get into the scanning mode.
ⅳ. Release the "Home" button and hit the "Start Scan" button to scan files on your device.
Note: If you're using iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, there is a difference from the process of iPhone 4/3GS. There will be only a "Start" button on the window below, and you only need to click it, wait for a while (scanning), and then you can preview recoverable data.

 

Step 3.Preview and back up messages on your device

When you finish the scanning, you can get a list of all the files displayed in clear categories. You can see they are classified as "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream", "Contacts", etc. To recover messages, you should tick off "Messages" and move to the bottom of the interface and click the "Recover" button. Then you can make it in just a few minutes.


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After doing as the steps show, you can successfully backup your data of your iPhone, thus you can recover your data like: music, videos, notes, voice memos, etc. at any time. It is safe and convenient in your daily life.

Tutorial 2: Backup Text Messages from iTunes

 

Step 1.Connect your iPhone to your computer and run it

You can see the following interface where all your data including the lost ones will be listed. Choose you're the suitable device and click "Start Scan".


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Notes: please do not sync your iPhone with iTunes at the same time, which will easily overwrite your lost files.

 

Step 2.Within a few minutes, the scan will be finished

Your files that have been backed-up with iTunes will be listed as follow:


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You can preview all files found in the scanning result. Click "Messages" and then click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
With the help of iPhone Data Recovery software, you can make a good backup of your iPhone. Consequently, you can recover your lost or deleted data of iPhone whenever you want.

Tutorial 3: Backup Text Messages from iCloud

 

Step 1.Install the program and sign your iCloud account

First of all, run the program and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File", and sign in your iCloud account as it requires.


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Step 2.Download and export your iCloud backup

After entering the program, you are provided the backup files of your iCloud backup account automatically. Choose any data you want to recover by clicking "Download" button. The whole progress of downloading depends on the amount of your data.


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When it's complete, click the same button to start extracting, and you'll get a interface as below.


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Step 3.Preview and restore iPhone from iCloud

You can take a preview of the data you get after the scanning, such as contacts, photos, messages, notes, videos, etc. You can choose any data that you'd like to restore by ticking it.


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iPhone Data Recovery – a mighty recovery software designed for iDevice users to recover deleted data from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, empowers you to recover deleted photos, text messages, contacts, notes, videos from your devices. Providing that you are in need of finding a suitable and practical software to help you recover photos from iPhone as well as videos, contacts, text messages, iPhone Data Recovery is your final appeal beyond doubt.

 

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