Extract iMessages from iTunes backup

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by louismilch, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. louismilch macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2014
    I reset my phone and didnt save a number from a text. Is there anyway i can extract the messages from the backup file? Im using a Macbook Retina 13.
  2. stephaniegavin macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2014
    You would need to use a tool that can examine the backup on your computer. I would try the decipher text message program. There is a free trial (which I've used before) and it lets you poke around and see what iMessages are in your backup. From there you can export them.
  3. ltb7 macrumors 6502


    Nov 5, 2010
    the beach
    do you have any older back ups saved, think that would be easier if so, i have a program called phone view that saves texts + more from all my phones in case...not sure if that would help you now but check it out
  4. blhoward2 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012

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