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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

[Summary]:Looking for a way to recover deleted text messages on iPhone?Read this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to recover your deleted text messages from iPhone 7/SE/6s/6/5c/5s/5/4s/4 with/without iTunes/iCloud backups,even your iOS device running iOS 11.

It is common that iPhone users use iPhone to send or receive messages, all the SMS messages are on your iPhone in their daily life.When you accidentally delete text messages on iPhone;your iPhone was lost/broken/stolen and cause lost SMS; lost iPhone messages due to iOS update,etc.However,how to restore lost SMS on iPhone after update ios device to iOS 8? After restore factory setting cause lost text messages,any way to retrieve SMS from iPhone? How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone with iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 10 and iOS 11? This article mainly teach you a easy way to recover deleted/lost text messages from iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5C/5/4S on Mac or Windows computer.

Way 1: Use iTunes to Recover Deleted iPhone Messages(Free)

If you have synced your iPhone to iTunes before,the iTunes will backup your text messages from iPhone to iTunes automatically.So you can restore deleted text messages from iTunes backups.

It’s a little risky to recover iPhone deleted text messages from iTunes backup, because new messages since last synced will not be stored in iTunes backup,and the backed up contents will replace the new text messages in iPhone after clicking Restore Backup. If you are OK with this, then you can continue to restore deleted iPhone messages from iTunes backup,but you will lost the current message.Let’s learning how to recover lost SMS from iTunes backup.

Step 1. Launch the iTunes program on the Windows or Mac computer,then connect the iPhone to the computer.
Step 2.Click on iPhone device icon once it shows up in iTunes.
Step 3.In the Backups option, click “Restore Backup…” to choose the most relevant backup and then click “Restore“.Then waiting for restoring your backed up text messages from iTunes to iPhone.

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Way 2:Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages from iCloud

iCloud can helps us backup all data from iPhone to iCloud,if you have uploaded your text messages to iCloud as backup, after you have deleted SMS on iPhone,you still have chance to recover iPhone text messages from iCloud backups.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset on your iPhone, then choose “Erase All Content and Settings”.

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Step 2: From the Apps & Data screen, choose to recover from iCloud Backup, then sign in to iCloud and select “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.

choose Restore from iCloud Backup

You may get to know that Spotlight Search can show you deleted text messages possibly, but you still can’t open or recover them. However, this function can help you to locate the deleted text messages faster so that you can recover deleted iPhone text messages from iCloud quicker. To make sure text messages is available for Spotlight Search, you need to check in Settings> General> Spotlight Search, and make sure Message is checked. If you can’t remember the first sentence of the deleted text messages or the sender, you can use Spotlight Search with the keyword in the SMS.

Actually,you still have chance to retrieve deleted SMS from iPhone in three ways.If you have ever synced iPhone with iTunes before,or backup iPhone data to iCloud before,you can restore iPhone SMS from iTunes/iCloud backup files.If you iPhone in hand,the iPhone SMS Recovery allows you recover deleted messages from iPhone directly without data backup.If you can’t recover lost or deleted messages on iPhone,please using a professional iPhone data recovery software to scan and recover text messages in three recovery modes.

Way 3: Use iPhone SMS recovery software to recover text messages

How to Recover Deleted Messages From iPhone
You Will Need:

-Your iPhone
-Your iPhone USB cable
-A Windows computer or Macbook
-The free or full version of iPhone Data Recovery (click the correct download link -below)

Download an iPhone SMS recovery tool first: iPhone SMS Recovery tool – iPhone Data Recovery for Mac, or iPhone Data Recovery for (Windows).iPhone Data Recovery not only can help you restore deleted or lost text messages,iMessages from iPhone 6S/6/SE/5S/5/4S/4, iPhone 7 directly,but also allows you recover deleted or lost photos, contacts, videos, notes and so forth in a very easy and reliable way. What’s more the iPhone Data Recovery works for iPhone/iPad/iPod users to scan and recover any data from ios devices,no matter what happen cause data lost or deleted. Let’s show you the use guide to restore deleted SMS from iPhone in two iOS recovery modes.

iPhone SMS Recovery – recover deleted text messages on iPhone 6S/6/6 Plus/SE/7/5s/5c/5/4s/4 in three recovery modes

Once lost sms on iPhone,or deleted text messages on your iPhone by careless.Don’t worry,the iPhone SMS provides you three ways to scan and recover lost/deleted text messages,even your haven’t backed up your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud.

Please download the free trial version below to take a try. You should choose the right version for your computer.

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Tips: The best iPhone Data Recovery provide you 3 ways to restore your iPhone messages: Recover the messages from iPhone directly and Recover messages from iTunes or iCloud backup. Keep reading the detailed steps below.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone without Backup

Step 1:Download the Program on Computer

Free download, install and launch the iPhone Data Recovery program on the computer or Mac. You will see different recovery modes, “Smart Recovery” provides you with a quick way to find the cause of data loss, and then restore the data by selecting the matching situation with your iPhone.

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If you want to directly recover deleted text messages from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5/4s/4, you should turn to “Recover from iOS Device” recovery mode, then connect your device to the PC and click on “Start” button to begin.

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Step 2: Select Data to Scan for Deleted Data on iPhone

After that, select data you want then click on the “Next” button, the software begins scanning your iPhone.

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Then you will see the scanning window.

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Step 3: Preview and retrieve deleted SMS from iPhone directly

When the scan is completed, all found data will be listed in clear, organized categories. Choose “Messages” to preview the detailed content. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your compute with one click.

Note: The data you can found here includes the deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want to recover your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.

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Tips: You can follow this use guide to recover other lost data from iPhone directly, this ios data recovery software also can help you to directly restore contacts, photos, video,notes ,etc.from iPhone iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4.

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Part 2: Restore iPhone Text Messages From Your iTunes Backup

Step 1: Choose iTunes backup and scan it

After installing and launching the iPhone Data Recovery program, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” and you’ll get the following interface as. All your iTunes backup files have been found and displayed. Here, you need to choose the one for your iPhone and click “Scan” button.

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Step 2.Preview and restore iPhones messages from iTunes backup

When the scan over, you can see all the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can preview the detailed content before you perform the message recovery for your iPhone. Then you can mark the data you want and save those data on your computer by clicking the
Recover” button.

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Part 3: Retrieve Text Messages From iCloud Backup

Step 1:Sign in your iCloud account
Run the iPhone data recovery on PC/Mac,then select the third recvoery mode – “Recover from iCloud Backup” on the left side of the program’s window.

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First of all, enter your iCloud account and the password to sign in. Once you’re in, you can begin the downloading and extracting work. Never need to worry about your the security of your account. We won’t keep any information of your account or data during your sessions.

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Step 2:Download and extract data from iCloud backup
Once you’re in, you can see a list of all your iCloud backup files under this account. Choose the one for your iPhone, the latest one will be the best. Check ‘message’ and ‘message attachments’ on the pop-up window if you don’t want to download all data there. By doing this, it only download text messages and the attachments, saving you time. Of course, you can choose all if you have a need.

When the download is complete, continue to extract the downloaded backup file by clicking on the “Scan” button appearing on it. Since the backup file is unreadable, you have to extract it for reading and recover deleted iPhone messages from it.

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Step 3:Preview and restore iPhone messages from iCoud backup files
Once the scan stops, you can preview all the text messages in the iCloud backup file. Choose the text messages you need and click “Recover”. Both “Recover to Device” and “Recover to Computer” are available. I suggest you connect your iPhone with your computer through a USB cable and choose the “Recover to Device”‘. It’s more convenient for you to view the text messages on your iPhone than on your computer.

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Free download the iPhone SMS Recovery program and have a try!

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Tips: To avoid losing important sms on your iPhone again, immediate backup is very important and necessary. You had better backup iPhone SMS to computer regularly.Here,we recommend you this iPhone Data Transfer,which can help you backup sms, contacts,photos, videos,ect from iPhone to computer,it also works well with iPad and iPod.

What’s More about iOS Data Recovery:

iOS Data Recovery not only provides you three recovery modes to recover deleted SMS from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch,but also allows you deleted photos, text messages, contacts, notes, videos, whatsApp messages from your devices.What’s more,the iOS System Recovery & Data Recovery program enables ios users recover iPhone system,and repair iOS system issues and get your iPhone back to normal.If you use iPhone or iPad,this all-in-one ios data recovery is the best for you!

iPhone Data Recovery has always is designed to restore iPhone contacts as .csv, .vcard, .html formats and saved to Mac or PC with no complicated steps.

When you deleted accidentally your iPhone/iPad/iPod data, how to recover your data in a simple and secure way? Don’t worry! iOS Data Recovery tool can solve your problems!

One of the most common problems while updating to IOS 10 is “iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode”. This problem can be an outcome of a variety of reasons, like some wrong operations during the jailbreak or factory reset.

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