Q:"I deleted some important chat history on iMessages from my iPhone accidentally. I only have iCloud backup. Do you know how to access iMessages on iCloud so that I can get the needed files back soon?" – Eli

Like Eli, there are numerous cases of iPhone iMessages loss, possibly due to accidental deletion, virus attacks, failed upgrades, system crashes, or more, from which data recovery becomes the main task. Nevertheless, the truth is that even with iCloud backup, not everyone can handle lost iMessages on their own. On this occasion, the guide on how to recover iMessages from iCloud will be shared here, intending to give not only Eli but more people in need ultimate solution.

Part 1. How to Restore iMessages from iCloud Backup on iPhone

The one, who enables iCloud backup option on iPhone before iMessages data loss, is allowed to restore deleted iMessages from iCloud backup directly on iPhone. The detailed procedures are shown below:
Note: It is worth mentioning that this forthright way cannot be considered as the optimal one as it will overwrite current data files saved on your iPhone. Worse still, it offers no option to only retrieve specific iMessages from backup file but all data synced in iCloud will be restored for you. In case you show no affection to this workaround, we also introduce another alternative in next part, with which you can release yourself from these worries completely.
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Step 1: Open your iPhone and head to "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" to click on "Erase All Contents and Settings" so that you can erase all iPhone data and be led to setup screen.

Step 2: Do according to the prompts until you get to "App & Data" screen. Hit "Restore from iCloud backup" to recover all data.

Step 3: Log in iCloud account and choose the one containing deleted iMessages. Connect WIFI network during the whole recovery process.


Trusted Tool to Recover iMessages from iCloud – Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery

Unlike straight iCloud backup recovery from iPhone, this third-party software, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery can serve as a capable medium to restore deleted iMessages without overwriting and damaging existing data. Meanwhile, it is able to let you preview all scanned content from iCloud backup in real time and select only desired iMessages data to recover. Shortly, you have more possibility to protect iPhone data and more right to deal with backup files.

Other than that, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery can work in different aspects. Apart from iMessages, it can also support over 20 kinds of iOS data, like notes, photos, WhatsApp/Viber/Kik messages, calendars, reminders, call history, Safari bookmarks, voice memos, contacts, etc. Gratefully, it do well in restoring data with 3 smart recovery modes, which are recover from iDevice, iTunes and iCloud backup. Even any data loss scenarios, such as system crash, water damaged, upgrade failure, virus attack, accidental deletion, factory reset, device stolen, etc. can be resolved without hassle.

Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

Restore deleted iMessages from various situations

Find 20+ iOS data with 3 intelligent recovery modes

Protect data well without overwriting current data

With real-time preview and selective recovery options

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