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How to Restore iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup

“My SMS were deleted from iPhone 5S by mistake. Can I freely extract iPhone text messages from iTunes backup since i’ve synced my iPhone with iTunes a few days ago?”

iOS users often suffer messages(MMS/SMS/iMessages) loss due to various reasons, such as, mistaken deletion, formatting, system crash, virus attack, factory settings restore, jailbreak, device broken or stolen, etc. As it is known that iTunes won’t allow you to restore ONLY text messages from the backup and it will wipe all the existing contents on your iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5, iPhone 4s/4. What if you want to restore just iPhone SMS from iTunes backup?

If you are looking for a way to recover lost or deleted MMS/SMS/iMessages from iTunes backup without erasing exiting files, we recommend iPhone Backup Extractor. It is your better choice because it supports previewing the messages and choosing necessary SMS before recovering. With the help of it, you can recover lost all contents like contacts, videos, SMS, notes, whatsApp messages, facebook messages and more from iTunes/iCloud backup or without backup. This article offers you a detailed guide about how to selectively extract SMS from iTunes (backup).

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Tutorial to Restore iPhone SMS from iTunes Backup

Step 1.Download & Launch iPhone Backup Extractor on PC

Download iPhone Backup Extractor on your computer and install it by reading the instruction. Launch it and seelct the second option “Restore from iTunes backup“. Then the program will detect your iDevice once you connect it to the computer.

select recover from itunes backup mode

Step 2.Scan Your Backup Files in iTunes

Then you’ll get the interface below. Choose the iTunes backup of your iPhone, if there are more than one, choose the latest one, and click “Scan” button.

scan your backup files in itunes

Step 3.Extract and Restore SMS from iTunes Backup

Finally, you can see all files of your iDevice classified by call categories like call history, contacts, message, SMS attachment, note, Safari, calendar, Reminder, Voice memos, etc. To extract MMS/SMS/iMessages from iTunes backup, select Messages and click Recover button to save them to the computer.

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