iCloud can back up many content and data from your iPhone to Apple cloud server, like your photos, contacts, SMS, calendars, notes, email, voicemail, etc. In an earlier guide, we showed you steps to download contacts from iCloud to computer. It is very easy to export contacts from iCloud, no software or installation required, simply log in your iCloud account from web browser using your Apple ID and password, you can directly export contacts from the web browser. However if you deleted texts from iPhone and want to recover from iCloud backups, you will find the way you download contacts do not work with text messages. Check out this guide see how to download iCloud backups to computer.
How to download iPhone Messages from iCloud to computer?
You need a iCloud backup download or extracter software. We recommend iPhone Data Recovery Diamond. You can download it from below links directly.
Install the iPhone recovery software on to your PC or Mac. Run it on your computer and choose Recover from iCloud backup file, then you will be prompted to sign in iCloud using your Apple ID and password.
From the above screenshot, you will find this iPhone data recovery software can help you recover data from iPhone, iTunes or iCloud. To recover data from iPhone, you will need to connect up your iPhone to computer through USB data cord, you will then be able to use this software to scan your phone and recover lost data from iPhone to computer. You can check out some demos as follow: recover reminders on iPhone, recover WhatsApp messages on iPhone, and this guide to recover Facebook messenger chats on iPhone.
After you have signed in iCloud account using your Apple ID and password, you will get a file type selection dialogue. You can choose what kind of file types to download from iCloud to computer through this data recovery software for iPhone iPad iPod touch.
You have a wide selection to choose the type of files you would like to download as shown above. For example, you can download photos from iCloud to computer, download contacts, voicemail, call history, WhatsApp, Notes, reminders, and more. In this case, let’s choose Messages and/or Message Attachments. You can not only download SMS text messages, imessages from iCloud, but also files and attachments sent and received through messages and iMessages on iPhone.
You are now downloading iCoud backup files from Apple server to your computer. Wait for the process to complete. It may take a while depending on how many data you have backed up to iCloud server.
Now your iPhone messages, imessages and attached files have been downloaded from iCloud to your computer. You will be able to preview them as shown above. You can select any or all contacts and messages to export and saved to your computer hard drive. Click the Recover button on the bottom left corner to export selected messages, imessages to your computer. Didn’t find your messages in iCloud backup? You can try more alternatives, see this guide to recover lost text messages on iPhone.