When our iPhone is lost or stolen and we want to get back some messages from it, actually it’s not possible unless we have done some backups before losing our iPhone. And as more and more people are requiring about how to restore messages from stolen iPhone, here we’ll show you how to do it when you have backups.
And to restore your messages from stolen iPhone selectively, we’ll need the help of third-party software iRefone, which can not only help us extract data from our iPhone when we have no backups, but also can help us download files from backups selectively without erasing all content and settings.
Now download and install the free trial version you need to have a try.
Restore Messages from iCloud
When your iPhone is stolen, we can still help you get back your lost messages from iCloud, and don’t need other iOS device.
Step 1. Run iRefone, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”, log in it with your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. When log in, all your backups files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, click “Download” at the end of the files you need.
Step 3. After downloading, you will enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover. Find and click “Message” icon for example, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 4. After scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”.
Restore Messages from iTunes
Also we can restore messages from our iTunes backup with iRefone selectively, see below steps.
Step 1. Run iRefone, launching your iTunes. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, then all your backup files on iTunes will show up.
Step 2. Then find the one you need, click “Select” at the end of the files you need. And new interface with many data icon and media icon will show up, find and click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 3. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”.