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View iMessage Chat History from iCloud

-- Wednesday, August 16, 2017
People can access mail, contacts, photos, notes, pages, Numbers, Keynote and so on you synced or backed up from However, you cannot find an option to view the message history on iCloud. Actually, if you have backup iMessage with iCloud, the backup copy is surely kept on somewhere of Apple's server but it won't allow you to view.

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  • In this way, if you want to view messages from iCloud backup or restore the iCloud backup to retrieve deleted/lost data, please continue to read on this article and you will see the solution.

    Part 1: View iMessage Chat History from iCloud

    To view iMessage history, you are recommended to use iPhone Data Recovery program, which can help to view text messages, iMessages on iCloud and download iCloud backup files.

    Step 1 Download iPhone Data Recovery
    Firstly, please download and install the iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer by clicking the following button. Then launch it to start.

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    Step 2 Login Your iCloud Account
    On the interface of the program, please go to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" on the left pane. Then enter your ID and password to login iCloud.

    Login Your iCloud Account

    Step 3 Choose iCloud Backup
    Now, you can see there is a list of the backup files. Choose the one you need and click on the "Download" button.

    Note: you should have backed up the messages with iCloud before. Otherwise you won’t see the list of backup copies.

    Login Your iCloud Account

    Step 4 View iMessage Chat History
    After the downloading, please just choose "Messages" and "Message Attachments" on the left pane and you can preview every single piece of messages from the backup file.

    You can also export the messages on your computer by clicking on the "Recover" button.

    View iMessage Chat History

    Tips: Backup iMessage to iCloud

    iMessage, text (SMS), and MMS messages can be backed up to iCloud. Backing up files regularly can prevent from data loss if your iPhone get damaged or there is something wrong with the system.

    To backup iPhone to iCloud, you should go to "Settings > [your name] > iCloud" and then enable "iCloud Backup". Then continue to tap on "Back Up Now".

    Want to see more details? Please go to this page: How to Backup iPhone to iCloud

    If you have any question about this article, please write it down below as a comment.

    Ivy Bruce

    Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.