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Josh Brown Dec 29, 2020

How Can I See my Text Messages on iCloud [2020 Solution]

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iCloud is an amazing cloud storage facility by Apple that has your back every time your iOS devices face problems such as lost data.

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It uploads and creates a cloud backup of your photos, files, messages, contacts, notes, calendars, reminders, and much more, and syncs them across all of your iOS devices so that you do not have to transfer data to each device separately.

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You can view the data stored on iCloud by logging in to your iCloud account with your Apple ID and password on icloud.com. However, iCloud only allows you to view photos, contacts, notes, and other viewable contents on iCloud but it does not allow you to view or read your text messages or iMessages because messages in iCloud are stored in a non-readable and non-viewable format.

You can only access text messages and iMessages when you restore an iCloud backup or sync messages to your Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, or Mac. However, you can view your iCloud text messages or iMessages on your Mac or computer through a two-part process.

Part 1: How to Sync Messages to iCloud in iPhone

If you need to know how you can see messages on iCloud on your Mac/Computer, you first need to sync messages to iCloud on your iPhone.

To do that:

  • Go to "Settings" on your iPhone/iPad.

  • On top of the Settings menu, tap your name to go to iCloud.

  • Next, tap on "iCloud".

  • Scroll down and under "Apps Using iCloud", turn on the messages option to automatically sync every text message or iMessage to iCloud.

Part 2: How to View iCloud Messages on Mac/Computer

Now that you have synced all of your iMessages and text messages on iCloud, here's how you can view iCloud messages on Mac/Computer.

Just follow the step-by-step guide below to know-how:

Step 1: Download & Install iMazing

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You can get the software on your MacBook/Windows for free by clicking on the download button below.

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The tool is free to download with limited transfers, configurations, exports, unlimited backups, and more on your free trial that lasts a lifetime. However, some features require you to purchase the license. 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB

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Once your iPhone has been connected to your PC, iMazing will instantly recognize your device and show it on the main window. 

The next time you want to manage your iPhone using iMazing, it will automatically connect your device via Wi-Fi. No need to connect it using a cord. Cool, right?

Step 3: Click on “Messages”

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Click on this button to view and transfer iMessages and text messages on iCloud from iPhone to PC.

iMazing will show you messages from until the last time you created a backup of your iPhone on iMazing. Since you need to view the newly synced messages from the iCloud, press on the refresh button to create a fresh backup.

Step 4: Select the conversation(s)

Choose the ones you want to see on your PC or Mac.

You can search messages by typing the sender’s name, the message content, and/or even the dates on which the messages were sent/received. 

iMazing allows you to select messages, entire threads, and even multiple threads of conversations at once from your text messages and iMessages! If you want to select multiple messages/chats that are adjacent to each other, simply click on one, scroll, press the ‘Shift’ key, and click on the other messages/chats you want to select.  

In case that the messages/chats you want to select are not adjacent to each other, select one message/chat and press the ‘CTRL’ key (on Windows) or the ‘Command’ key (on Mac) and select as many messages/chats as you want.

Step 5: Next, select your desired export format

iMazing offers to choose from among the three export formats given on the bottom toolbar.

  • Export to PDF

  • Export to CSV

  • Export to Text

Review your selections before going ahead with the transfer.

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iMazing allows you to configure your messages/chats before exporting them. After you have selected the export format, a configuration sheet based on the export selection you made will pop up in front of you with some customization options such as the size of the paper, margins width, orientation, and scale. 

You can also choose if you want to add the chat session’s name as a header, page numbers in the footer, and many more.

Step 6: Select the file location on your PC

Choose where you want to save your iMessages or text messages present iCloud. After you have selected the location, you can change the file name (or not).

Note: iMazing also allows you to drag and drop the messages/chats from iMazing’s window to your desired folder on the PC or Mac.

Step 7: Click on ‘Choose’ to begin the transfer process

Your messages in iCloud, in your desired format, will be saved to your PC. Read your iMessages, text messages in iCloud on your PC any time you want, print them out, or use them in a birthday/anniversary montage to commemorate your precious moments.

So that is all about how you can see your iMessages/text messages in iCloud any time you want on your PC by syncing messages on iCloud through your iPhone/iPad and transferring them to your Mac/PC.

Why Use iMazing?

iMazing is one of the best Apple device manager apps you will find online. From transferring text messages to creating a backup, it does it all!

Here's what else iMazing does for you:

1️⃣ Configure your Exports

iMazing allows you to configure your messages from iCloud before you export them to your PC, meaning that you are completely in control of how you want to transfer and view your iMessages and text messages from iCloud. It lets you convert and transfer your iMessages and text messages from iCloud into a number of formats to your PC and configure them while doing so!

2️⃣ Drag and Drop

This is one of my favorite features about iMazing! Instead of selecting multiple chats by holding ctrl or command keys, you can simply drag the chats/messages you want to transfer and view from iPhone to PC and drop them in a pre-opened folder in your PC. The ‘Drag and Drop’ feature is perfect for when you want to export a limited number of messages/chats. Transfer and view your iMessages and text messages from iCloud in just one click!

3️⃣ Export Multiple Chats

iMazing also allows you to select and export multiple chats/messages at a time, saving you those valuable minutes of your life! So why choose one chat at a time when you can choose unlimited chats and messages? 

If you want to select multiple messages/chats that are adjacent to each other, simply click on one, scroll, press the ‘Shift’ key, and click on the other messages/chats you want to select.  

In case that the messages/chats you want to select are not adjacent to each other, select one message/chat and press the ‘CTRL’ key (on Windows) or the ‘Command’ key (on Mac) and select as many messages/chats as you want.

4️⃣ Export Attachments

Do you want to view the attachments in your messages in iCloud? No matter how many attachments you want to transfer and view on your PC, you can simply select just the attachments from any chat, and export them to your PC/Macbook. With iMazing, you can create entire collections of all your chat files.

Do I Need to Purchase a License to View iCloud Messages on PC?

Now that you are aware of all the awesomeness that iMazing offers, you may be wondering if the app is free. iMazing has a free trial version for an unlimited time that allows you to transfer and view 25 text messages or iMessages for free.

However, if you want to export and view more than 25 text messages/iMessages, you can get your activation code from here and export unlimited messages/chats any time you want!

Transfer and view your first free 25 messages from iPhone to PC/Macbook now by clicking on the download button below!

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Wrapping Up

So now you know how you can see text messages on iCloud on your Mac/PC. Try it for yourself by downloading the free trial version from below and you will be amazed at what iMazing can do for your Apple devices.

Josh Brown
Josh Brown

Marketing Director at Softorino

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