"I want to transfer messages from iCloud to iPad. And I know I can directly download iCloud backup with my iPhone. But I just need the messages, other than all the files including contacts, call logs, photos, and etc. since they occupy too much space. This way does not allowed me to download messages selectively. Any ideas?"
There are many ways to save messages, such as keeping them on iPhone or having them backed up with other data on iTunes and iCloud. When you stored data in iTunes or iCloud, the only way for you to view messages is restore all of the data to your device. Then is there a simple way to selectively transfer text messages from iCloud to iPad? It is luck that there is tool named iRefone
to help you transfer text message from iCloud to iPad selectively.
Benefits of iRefone:
-Professional iPhone data recovery tool which supports to recover up to 16+ types of data like messages, notes, contacts, call history, photos, whatsapp, wechat and more.
-Selectively transfer messages, contacts, notes from iTunes/iCloud backup directly back to device
-Cross-platform transfer data in iTunes/iCloud
-100% safe without data loss
How to Selectively Transfer Messages from iCloud to iPad
Run iRefone and connect your iPad with computer, then choose the recovery mode option for “Recover from iCloud Backup”, and enter your Apple ID and password to log in to iCloud account.
You can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.
When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just click on the Messages icon.
Finally, Preview these messages in the software and choose these one you need, click on “Recover to Device” to transfer these messages to your iPad.