Extract Text Messages From Corrupt iTunes Backup

By | February 22, 2017

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I recently got a new iPhone, the iOS of the new and old phones are up to date. However, when I go to restore text messages  from my old backup (which I desperately need) I get an error message saying the backup is corrupt. Please help. Can I still extract and restore text messages from corrupt iTunes backup? Thanks for your help. 

So the question here is: how to access and extract text messages from corrupt iTunes backup? Usually, we will use iTunes to backup data like text messages from iPhone, but it is quite troublesome when iTunes backup files got corrupt with unknown reasons. The good news is you don’t have to be panic, for it is likely to restore those messages from corrupt iTunes backup so long as under the help from iFonebox.

As is known that iFonebox is a professional iTunes backup extractor software which enables you to access and extract backed up data like messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, photos, etc, from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Also, it is a great helper if you are in need of recovering deleted or lost data from iPhone directly when without backup. So convenient. Here, I will mainly show you steps to extract and restore messages from corrupt iTunes backup to iPhone at ease.

Before that, it is necessary to download and install iFonebox on your computer ahead. There are two versions available: Windows version and Mac version. Just choose the correct version to install according to your computer running system.

How to extract text messages from corrupt iTunes backup?

Step 1: Run the software and scan your backup files. Launch iFonebox and connect your phone via USB cable.  Select “Recover from iTunes backup File” on the interface of iFonebox, and you will see your iTunes backup files. Click start scan. PS: Please click “select more” if you do not found your backup file on the interface.
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Step 2. Scan text messages from iTunes backup.  Now you can click on Message item and start automatic scanning. It takes longer time to scan messages if you have a larger data. Just be patient.
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Step 3. Preview and recover messages to iPhone.  After scanning, now you  can preview and select those lost messages you need from backup, you can click Recover to PC or Recover to Device button to transfer those recovered messages back to your iPhone.
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In short, it is pretty easy to view and restore text messages from broken iTunes backup when with the help from iFonebox.

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Share methods and tips for Apple users to retrieve deleted or lost data like messages, contacts, notes, wechat messages, wechat data, whatsapp messages, etc, from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch directly or from iPhone backup selectively.

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