“I had an iPhone, and backed it up properly through iTunes. I then converted to a Samsung, and have got rid of the iPhone i was using. Is there any way to recover the text messages i had on my old iPhone
iPhone 5, iOS 8”
So the question is: Is there any way to recover backed up text messages without an iPhone? Of course there are. Recently, I have introduced iOS data recovery like iFonebox, Dr Fone for iOS to help you recover your iPhone deleted or lost data. Here, this user’s problem is about backed up text messages recovery, so here, I want to introduce another powerful iOS data recovery. It is FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery.
Why would I introduce FoneLab here? Actually, all the iOS data recovery play almost the same role as to extract text messages from iTunes backup. But in our test, I found that FoneLab is better in the recovery of deleted messages from iPhone or iPad. Here, firstly I will tell you the detailed process to recover backed up text messages without iPhone with FoneLab.
Extract text messages from iTunes backup with FoneLab
What you need firstly is to download and install FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery. Two platforms are available: Windows version and Mac version. Of course, the free trail version is offered to use in advance.
Then as usual, run FoneLab, choose Recover from iTunes Backup > Scan your iTunes backup data > Recover the messages.
The whole process is quite simple and convenient. To recover backed up text messages from iTunes with FoneLab is no longer a problem.
Why choose FoneLab iPhone Data ?
In fact, the function of FoneLab is quite similar with Dr Fone, even the interface box. But compared with Dr Fone, FoneLab is much more accurate in the point of message recovery. When you delete some messages from your iPhone, it is more possible to find and recover them with FoneLab instead of Dr Fone. Plus, Dr Fone is a little bit expensive, both Windows version and Mac version.
Actually, you can also choose iFonebox to recover or extract text messages. iFonebox is also powerful and professional. But at present, iFonebox is not supportive to extract iCloud backup data. BTW, iFonebox is cheaper than FoneLab.
It’s all your choice to choose Dr Fone or iFonebox or FoneLab. If I were you, I would like to choose iFonebox because it is the cheapest. But if I have an iCloud backup file to extract, I would like FoneLab.