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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

Can we recover our messages from iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS? Of course "YES"! Lots of people asking for help to recover their deleted messages. Actually, there's a way to recover deleted SMS directly from iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS. If you've ever synced your iPhone with iTunes before, there is also another way: to recover from iTunes backup for all iPhones including iPhone 5 and iphone 4S. You just need the help from an iPhone text message recovery tool.

Here you can get an SMS recovery tool for iPhone first: iPhone Data Recovery. With iPhone data recovery tool, you have three mode to get message back, recover from iPhone directly and recover from iTunes/iCloud. It can recover 22 type of data, media content like photos, videos, voicemail, ect, text content like sms, contacts, notes, call history, whatsApp messages, facebook messages, etc. It enable you to selectively restore data you want, you don't have to worry about the iPhone data is overwritten by entire backup, the most important thing is that it can directly recover text messages back to iPhone, you don't need to use other tools for help, it is easy to use and convenient for users.

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

Note: If you're a Mac user, please read the guide here: How to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone on Mac.

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Now, let's see how to recover deleted messages from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery.

Part 1: Directly recover deleted text messages from iPhone

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer

At first, please connect your iPhone to the computer and run the program after installing it. The primary windows for iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S and iPhone 4/3GS will be a little different.

Ⅰ.For iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S users, only a "Start Scan" button on the main window. After connecting your iPhone, you just need to click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone, then you will see the scanning window.

connect iPhone to computer

Ⅱ.For iPhone 4/3GS users, you'll see the window below after connecting the device.

enter dfu mode

Step 2: Enter your iPhone's system and scan it (For iPhone 4/3GS)

You need to get into the device's scanning mode before scanning. You can follow the steps below:
  • 1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
  • 2. Pressing the "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  • 3. After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 15 seconds.
After that, you'll see a message saying that you've successfully entered the system, and the software begins scanning your iPhone. If you use iPhone SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S, you'll see this scanning window immediately after clicking the "Start Scan" button.

iPhone scanning

Step 3: Preview and recover iPhone messages

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.

recover deleted text messages on iPhone without backup

Important Note: This software also can help you to recover iphone cantacts, photos, video, notes,etc.

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Part 2: Recover iPhone text messages by extracting iTunes backup

Step 1: Scan your iTunes backup for iPhone

After installing and running the program, move to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and you'll get the interface as follows. All your iTunes backup files have been found and displayed. Choose the one for your iPhone and click the"Start Scan" button.

extract iTunes backup

Step 2: Preview and recover iPhone SMS

When the scan is completed, all the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories as Photos & Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History and Notes. You can preview the detailed content of any of them before you perform the SMS recovery for iPhone.

In order to recover deleted SMS from iPhone, you only need to check the "Messages" option and hit the "Recover" to save all the messages on your computer.

Recover iPhone sms from iTunes

Step 3: Do backup well

In order to save your important SMS messages, immediate backup is very useful and important. Please remember to backup them on your computer.

Note: You also can use this software to recover iPhone notes, contacts, photos, video and more, if you have such a need.

Part 3: Recover deleted iPhone text messages by extracting iCloud backup

If you don't want to recover iPhone text messages from entire iCloud backup, you can use the software to extract iCloud babckup and selectively recover iPhone sms, but before you do this, you need to make sure whether you have backuped your sms on iCloud.

Open https://icloud.com in the browser, enter your Apple ID and password to login, if you can't see Text Messages option, then your sms did not make a backup before, the method isn't right for you.

Step 1: Login iCloud and extract iCloud backup

Run the software, switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode, then you need to enter your Apple ID and password to sign in iCloud account. After login iCloud successfully, the software will find all iCloud backup files and show them in the software as a list, you can choose the one you want to extract and click "Download" button, then you can select the type of files "Messages && Attachments" in a pop-up and click "Start Scan" to extract iCloud backup.

extract iCloud backup

Step 2: Preview and recover deleted iPhone text messages from iCloud

After the scan is over, you will see all messages display in the scan result, you can select the one you want to recover and click "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device" to save the messages to computer or transfer them back to iPhone.

Recover iPhone sms from iCloud

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Notes: If you accidentally delete the message and want to restore it immediately, you can open Spotlight Search page, enter some keywords contained your deleted sms, the deleted messages can be stored for a short time in the cache, if it didn't be deleted from cache, you can see a cache message show in the windows, you can click it and the system will take you to thread.

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Authoritative Reviews

  • 1. Dr.fone fo iOS is a desktop Windows or Mac application designed to backup and recover data from your iOS device. It has a strong compatibility, can works on all iPhones/iPads, worth a try. By Nitin Agarwal from Cnet

  • 2. Dr.fone fo iOS is extremely versatile. It functions on all generations of all iPhones going back as far as the 3GS. The interface is super simple and intuitive. The organization of the different services is really easy to navigate. By Cody Bracks from Lifehacker

  • 3. Dr.fone fo iOS is a pretty decent app with some interesting functionality. It is able to recover everything you’ve deleted on your device, and it's superior to other recovery tool in that it discovered much more data and recovered it successfully. By Liane Cassavoy from PC World

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