iMessage Recovery

Accidentally cleared the history of messages with my wife on my Mac - how can I recover this?

I’ve signed out of iCloud and quit the Mac app. I’ve also put my iPad and iPhone into Airplane mode for now.

Where do I go from here?

(And why does macOS ask for password permission for everything else and not this!!!)

If you made a local back-up of her iPhone using iTunes. You can use to recover her messages.


I think it’s ok.

I’ve enabled Message in iCloud on my MacBook Pro, let that upload, then on the iMac and let that re-download