Apple's iMessage app allows iPhone/iPad users to send free messages along with text, photos, videos, locations to one or more people at once. And more and more iOS users tend to use iMessage to keep their personal files online and check them when they want.
However, what if you accidentally delete iMessage with attachments on your iPhone, iPad? You might have synced your data to iCloud, but how do you recover iMessages from iCloud? So here this article is going to show you 2 different ways to restore iMessages from iCloud for your reference.
If you have backed up your iPad or iPhone data to iCloud, or if you have turned on the iCloud syncing feature on your device, you can choose to restore the iMessages from iCloud directly on your iDevice.
However, please note that this will erase all data and settings on your iOS device, and all the files from iCloud backup will be restored into your phone to replace the previous files, not only the iMessages you want.
Anyway, you can do it with the guide as below:
Step 1. The first step is to erase all data on your phone for restoring iCloud backup. To do so, just turn on your iPhone or iPad and go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Contents and Settings.
Step 2. Then your phone will be taken to a page named Set up your iPhone. Just choose Restore from iCloud Backup option to move on.
Step 3. Sign into iCloud with your Apple ID and passcodes as prompted. Then you will be asked to choose an backup from the iCloud backup list. Just select one backup which contains the iMessages you want to start restoring files from iCloud backup. And please keep connected to Wi-Fi network during the restoring process.
After finishing the process, you might get all the files from the selected iCloud backup, including the iMessages, but it will overwrite the current data on your smart phone. If you only want to recover the iMessages from iCloud, you might turn to Method 2 to select specific items for recovering from iCloud.
See Also: How to Backup iPhone Contacts to iCloud
In order to select specific iMessages you want for restoring from iCloud, instead of resetting or replacing the current files on iPhone or iPad, it is highly recommended to ask for help from a professional 3rd-party tool - iCloud Backup Extractor for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
About iCloud Backup Extractor Software:
With this powerful software, you can freely choose the items you want from iCloud backup to restore into your iOS device. You can either restore the whole iCloud backup or part of it into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. And this tool supports to restore iMessages and message attachments, photos, videos, contacts, calendars, notes, call history and etc. on all generations of iOS device like iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.
Here is the free trail of software in Mac and Windows version, just download the right version on your computer and start to recover iMessages from iCloud now.
Here is how to recover iMessages with the tool:
Step 1. Launch the software on PC
Run the installed iCloud Backup Extractor software on your computer and select the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode and sign into your iCloud account with Apple ID.
Note: Please disconnect your iDevice to computer during recovery, otherwise your iCloud backup files might be modified or updated.
Step 2. Select an iCloud backup to download
Then you will get a list of iCloud backup from your iCloud account in different devices. Just select one backup containing the iMessages you want and download it.
Step 3. Select iMessages to recover from iCloud
When the iCloud backup has been downloaded, you might visit the "Messages & Contacts" section to preview and select the messages or message attachments you want and click Recover button to restore the selected iMessages from iCloud immediately.