[Top Answers] How to View iMessages on iTunes?


Are you looking for the way to get and view iMessages on iTunes? Maybe you are in need to check the message on your iPhone 14/13/12/11/X/8 Plus/8/7/6 now but you find it hard for some reasons like you just have lost your beloved iPhone or broke accidentally your SIM card and etc. Then you realize that you have an iTunes backup on your computer, however, you find out that the iTunes files are unreadable and you can not access and read the iMessages as you expected. Then you come up with a way that restoring the backup files to another iOS device like iPad, however, you are told that it will overwrite the existing iPad data.

So is there any feasible method to view iMessages on iTunes? Here in this article you are offered two methods to view iMessages in iTunes backup, including viewing iMessages on iTunes by extracting iTunes backup files to computer and viewing iMessages on iTunes by restoring backup files to iOS device.

Method 1. View iMessages on iTunes by Extracting iTunes Backup to PC

You are allowed to view the iMessages on iTunes as long as you extract the iTunes backup files as a readable format to your computer. Here the great iOS iTunes backup extractor - iPhone Backup Extractor is kindly recommended to you. The professional data extractor supports to extract data from iTunes backup files on computer without connecting your iDevice to PC and recover and preview iMessages (SMS), Photos, Contacts, Call History and etc. for all generations of iPhone/iPad/iPod. With the help of the powerful program, you will be able to access and view your iMessages much more easily.

Here is how to extract iTunes backup files to view the iMessages.

Step 1. Run the above program after downloading and installing on your computer, then you might get an interface as below. Just select the iTunes backup files of the connected iPhone and click "Start Scan".

scan itunes backup files with data extractor

Step 2. After scanning, you might preview all your iPhone backup files on the program. Just select "Messages" folder and you can look though and mark one or more messages you want to recover.

check and mark all needed messages

Step 3. After selecting the target messages, just click "Recover" to start the process and save them on your computer. Then you might view the iMessage extracted from iTunes on computer.

Method 2. View iMessages on iTunes by Restoring Backup to iOS Device

Step 1. Launch the latest iTunes and connect your iOS device to the computer with an original USB cord.

Step 2. Click the connected device icon in the left panel of iTunes interface, and find the Backups option.

Step 3. Click "Restore Backup" and then choose an iTunes backup that contains the iMessages you need to view from the optional choices.

Step 4. Wait for some time to restore the whole backup files and then you are allowed to view your iMessages on the device.

restore iphone messages from itunes backup

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