How to Restore iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup

iOS 8 update deleted text messages!
All my text messages are gone after I updated my iPhone 5s to iOS 8, how to get deleted text messages from iPhone? HELP!

When I read this question on Apple community, my first thought was: have you backed up your iPhone text messages with iTunes backup? In my opinion, backup file is the best way to get deleted texts back after an accidentally deleted, factory reset, iOS upgrade, jailbreak, especially when iPhone was water damaged won’t turn on, lost or stolen. There are 2 options for iPhone text message recovery from iTunes backup file:

 restore texts iphone.

Option 1: Restore Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup Back to iPhone

This way is provided by Apple, and it is very easy but after the restore, all the current data in your iPhone will be deleted.

Please follow these steps:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 2: Open iTunes. Note: iTunes will prompt you to restore from backup if you have a new or erased iPhone.
Step 3: Control-click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
Step 4: Select Restore From Backup…
Step 5: Choose the backup you wish to sync and click the Restore button.

Attention: After the restore, all the files on your current iPhone will be replaced by the iTunes backup files, if you do not want to rescue lost or deleted text messages but lose all the files on iPhone, Option 2 will be your another great choice.

Option 2: Extract iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup File

Any free iPhone data recovery program allows you to recover texts to computer if you want to keep the data on iPhone. It is much easier to follow video guide than text guide, then please watch this video to recover text messages on iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS from iTunes backup.

Note: this video guide is recorded one year ago, and now any iPhone data recovery software also allows iPhone users to restore iPhone SMS messages from iCloud backup file. To get the latest guide, take a look at this pictures and written explanations:

Video translation:
Three Simple steps to restore deleted texts:
1. Download, install and run iPhone data recovery program.
2. Switch to recovery mode of “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File”, check backup file and click “Start Scan”.
3. View or read texts, and then click “Recover” button to save text messages to computer.

How to Recover iPhone Text Messages without Backup

Moreover, if you have synced iPhone with iTunes after SMS was lost or deleted or you don’t have any iTunes backup, the text messages still can be recovered. Then how to do it? This tutorial will tell you how to recover iPhone text messages without backup

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