How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages (iPhone 6 Included)

By Andre Cooper on August 9, 2015 12:15:00 AM.

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How to recover deleted text messages from iPhone? I'm using iPhone 5S, iOS 8.4. Please help!

Messages play a very important role in people's daily life. It can help people easily communicate with each other, deliver vital information, store long and large amount of messages for a long time. But if due to certain reasons as virus attack, hardware or software failure etc the saved important messages can get lost/deleted, which could be a very disastrous situation for an iPhone user.

If you accidentally deleted text messages on your phone and want to get them back later, you're at the right place now. This article is going to introduce you effective ways to recover deleted text messages from iPhone. There’s quite a degree of luck that you can retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone with the help of some iPhone messages recovery tool.

iPhone Data Recovery can help you retrieve deleted Text messages, WhatsApp messages, SMS messages, MMS messages from iPhone iPad and iPod touch. Free Download it firstly and then read this guide to recover deleted iPhone text messages.

We would show you three ways to restore text messages you deleted from your iPhone.

Please Note: Plesae don't use your iPhone until you find those text messages, and don't sync your iPhone with iTunes, avoiding iTunes backup being updated.

Solution 1: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iOS Devices

Step 1Connect your iPhone to the computer and scan it

Launch iPhone Data Recovery software, get your device connected to the computer with a USB cable. When the program recognizes your device, it will guide you to scan your device by following the description on its window as follows.

This is the window for users using iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S. Click Start Scan on the main window to begin scanning your device for lost messages on it.

Recover text messages from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5C/5S/5/4S

For iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4 users, you'll see the window below.

Recover text messages from iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS

1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. Hold "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time when you click "Start", then hold them for exactly 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, you can release the "Power" button and keep pressing the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.

After that, the program will automatically scan your iPhone.

Step 2 Preview and recover deleted messages

The scanning process will cost you a little while. After the scan, all your lost data and current data on iPhone will be found and displayed in clear categories. For messages, you can choose the items Messages and Messages Attachments. Tick the messages you want while you're previewing. Then click on the Recover button to get them all saved on your computer with a single click.

Scanning iPhone to recover deleted text messages

Besides deleted text messages, this program also displays all existing messages on your device. If you only want back the deleted iPhone text messages, you can separate them by turning on the button of Only display the deleted items. Then you'll only see what you want and can recover them selectively.

Solution 2: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup Files

When it comes to recover messages from an iTunes backup, the easiest way is directly restoring the whole backup to your iOS device. What if you can't make a restore on your device or you just only want back messages from the backup, not other data in it? With this iPhone Data Recovery tool, you can extract the inaccessible iTunes backup and view the details in it. Then selectively recover whatever you want from it.

Step 1 Choose the iTunes backup file and extract it to recover text messages

To recover messages from the iTunes backup, you don't need to connect your device to the computer. Just launch it after you finished the installation. Switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option on the left. The interface as follows will appear in front of you, and iTunes backup files for your iOS devices will be listed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan to begin extracting it.

Recover iPhone text messages from iTunes Backup

Step 2Recover deleted text messages from the iTunes backup

The scan will take you a few seconds. When it completes, you can preview all the contents extracting from iTunes backup in categories.Choose Messages on the left side of the program and you can read the message contents in detail. Tick the items you want and click Recover to save them on your computer with one click.

Recover iPhone text messages from iTunes backup

The data extracted from the backup file contains those existing in the backup, and those deleted from your iPhone before you made the backup. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.

Solution 3: Recover iPhone Text Messages from iCloud Backups

Note: To prevent the iCloud backup file from being updated and modified, please don’t connect your iPhone with the computer during the whole process of the iPhone text message recovery.

Step 1Download and scan your iCloud backup to recover iPhone messages

First of all, run the program and switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" option, and input your Apple ID and password to allow the software to access your iCloud backup and retrieve information of backup files.

Select the one that may contain your lost iPhone text messages by clicking "Download" button.

Download iCloud backup to recover iPhone messages

Step 2 Recover deleted iPhone text messages from iCloud

When it completes, you can preview all the contents extracting from iCloud backup in categories on the left sidebar. Highlight Messages & Call log > Messages, all the contacts who had conversions (SMS, MMS, iMessages) with you will be displayed on the right. Select one contact to preview the conversions and tick the checkboxs of the deleted messages that you want to recover. Then click the Recover button and select "Recover to Computer" to save the messages to your computer as an .html file and a .csv file or select “Recover to Device” to move the found text messages back to the iPhone.

Preview iCloud backup before text messages recovery

If you've deleted your SMS inbox you have to act quick, because the messages are only until the portion of memory on which they are saved is rewritten. The longer you wait, the higher the likelihood that deleted text messages, app updates or who-knows-what will be obliterated forever. It’s highly recommended to back up your iPhone data timely.

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