Q:"Please help me! I just found out that there is a precious messages lost from my iPhone. But I recently backed up my data specifically on iTunes. It should work, right?" – From Joy

Don't be alarmed if you accidentally delete or unknowingly lose important messages from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Like Joy, iTunes backup is a relief, with which you can get extra chance to restore needed data. Considering that different users have different preferences, next we are going to showcase every step for 2 practical solutions. You can choose what you think is the best way to restore messages from iTunes backup at your own will.

Part 1. How to Recover Messages from iTunes Backup Directly

Fact is that your iTunes can do a good job in not only backing up iDevice data but also restoring created backups. What you have to do is just connect your iOS device, such as iPhone, to iTunes. If you are not sure whether you can make it clearly, you are supposed to take a while to see complete steps as follows:
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Step 1: Run iTunes and connect any iOS device you want to recover messages from;

Step 2: Once the required iOS device is detected and recognized successfully by iTunes, click on the device symbol and head to "Summary" > "Backups" > "Restore Backup";

Step 3: Confirm which iTunes backup is useful and press "Restore" button to start to retrieve it.

Note: This easy-to-operate and straightforward solution can quickly help you restore iTunes backup. However, you should also bear its drawbacks in mind: 1) erase previous iPhone data; 2) cannot selectively choose messages for recovery; 3) offer no access to preview files before restoration.

 

Part 2. How to Restore Only Messages from iTunes Backup

Here, Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery, is a hassle-free and sought-after iOS message recovery tool. It performs well in scanning and analyzing lost messages from iTunes backup at lightning-fast speed. By making the most of it, you will find that it generates no additional copy for scanned iOS data, which thus taking up less disk space when compared to its rivals.

Interestingly, this brilliant program also has powerful ability to connect multiple iOS devices at the same time and facilitates to preview photos, messages, audios, videos, etc. in real time before recovery. Furthermore, you can get chance to recover data in the form of HTML or CSV, or decide whether to convert HEIC to JPG. Apart from messages, more 20 kinds of data types, like photos, WhatsApp/Viber/Kik data, notes, reminders, Safari bookmarks, calendars, etc. can be supported as well.

Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery:

3 smart recovery modes: recover from iDevice, iTunes and iCloud

Support the latest iOS 12 and iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

Restore lost data from various possible scenarios

Accomplish recovery process at fast speed and with high success rate

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