When you lost your iPhone and couldn’t get back your iPhone with the feature “Find My iPhone”, and also you couldn’t get your important data back, unless you have done some backups on iTunes and iCloud. As you may don’t have other iOS device, third-party software iRefone may be your helper.
iRefone is a powerful iOS data recovery software, it can not only help us recover lost iPhone data even we have no backups, but also can help us extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup selectively, and it allows us to preview them before restoring.
Now as you have no iPhone at hand now, let’s see how iRefone help us extract data from your backups. But you’ll need to download and install the free trial version, then have a try.
Restore Text Messages from iTunes Backup
Firstly, we’ll see how to restore text messages from iTunes backup with iRefone selectively.
Step 1. Run iRefone, launching your iTunes on PC. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup”, then all your backup files on iTunes will show up.
Step 2. Now find the backup files you need, click “Select” at the end of the files you need. Then we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 3. When finish scanning, you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”.
Restore Text Messages from iCloud Backup
Now let’s see how iRefone help us restore text messages from iCloud backup without iPhone, and doesn’t need us to erase all content and settings.
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 backup files on iCloud will show up. Find the one you need, tap on “Download” at the end of the files.
Step 3. When finish downloading, we’ll enter the new interface with many data icon and media icon that iRefone can recover, click “Message” icon, and it will be scanned by the software.
Step 4. Wait a few seconds for scanning, then you can preview and choose messages you need, tap on “Recover to PC”.
Remark: when you have an iPhone, and lost your text messages, you can follow below methods to get them back.