Access iMessage Online? How to View iMessage on PC Window/Mac?

Access iMessage Online? How to View iMessage on PC Window/Mac?
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Want to access iMessage online and read deleted iMessage history on your iPhone, iPad or iPod? Here we would show you two simple ways to read iMessage on PC in detail.

"I deleted some iMessages by mistake on my iPhone recently, but there are some useful information and attachments. I am anxiety about it because I need those iMessages to make sure my work schedule. Can I access or check iMessage online? What should I do to view iMessage history or download iMessage history?"

In fact, it is easy to access iMessage online and view iMessage history from your iPhone on your computer. And I also want to introduce a way how to view deleted iMessage in case that your iMessage may disappear accidentally or mistakenly? Follow and learn the practical methods to view iMessage history and download iMessage history on your Win or Mac.

By the way, you may also like this good idea to print iPhone text messages out as a copy for safety.


Part1. How to access iMessage online archive on your Mac

Part2. How to view iMessage history on your Computer



Part1. How to access iMessage online archive on your Mac

Step 1. In the Messages app, go to Messages > Preferences.

Step 2. Check the "Save history when conversations are closed" box.

Step 3. In the Finder, head to the Go menu and select Go to Folder.



Step 4. Type in ~/Library/Messages.

Step 5. You should see two folders: Archive and Attachments along with a file database labeled "chat.db".



Tips: Archive contains all your past messages from conversations that you've closed or saved; And the “chat.db” contains all the information from your active message history. Check iMessages online now.

Part2. How to view iMessage history on your Computer

Actually, you can’t view deleted iMessage directly if you lost them, so you just can get the help of some practical tool to do it, like iPhone Data Recovery. iPhone Data Recovery is one of the most professional softwares, which allow users to view and recover the deleted items from their devices in one click.

You may free download the program to have a try now!

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Solution 1. Directly Scan your Device to View Deleted iMessage History

Step 1. Connect your iDevice and scan it

Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the computer(Win/Mac). Choose "Messages & Attachments" and click on the "Start Scan" button.



Step 2. View iMessages on Your Device

After scaning, you can view iMessage history on the left of Messages.

Now, if you want to recover this deleted iMessage to your devices or your computer, you can just click "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer" to finish. See more detailed tutorial on How to recover deleted iMessages.



Solution 2. Extract iTunes Backup to View Deleted iMessage History

Step 1. Extract the iTunes backup

After running the program, switch to “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode. The program will automatically find all the iTunes backup files on your computer. Select the backup which you think has the iMessages that you want to view and click "Start Scan".


Step 2. View iMessage history in iTunes backup

Now you can read iMessage history by clicking and checking 'Messages' on the left side of the window. And if you want to recover those deleted iMessage from iTunes backup, you can just click the “Recover” button to get them back.



Solution 3. Download iMessage History from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Sign in iCloud account

After launching iPhone Data Recovery program on your computer, you should select "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Then you may need to enter the username and password for your iCloud account.



Step 2. Download and extract iMessages from iCloud backup files

Once you are logged in, you will see a list of all your backup files in the iCloud account. The usual thing is to choose the most recent backup. To recover the iMessages, click 'Download' to save the file onto your computer. This may take you some time depending on the size of the file and your internet connection.



Step 3. Viewing iMessages on iCloud Backup

To view iMessage history, choose 'Messages' and 'Message Attachments', you can then read every item and select which ones you want to save to your device.



On the other hand, this awesome software also can help you retrieve not only iMessage but also photos, video, notes and other type of media files.


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