How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone
Updated: Nov 14, 2018
The logs of iPhone text messages might be lost when your phone is stolen, damaged, or affected by software glitch. The iPhone users can easily recover deleted text messages on iPhone by utilizing third-party information recovery software such as Data Recovery for iPhone, restoring from the iTunes or iCloud backup, or by checking the iMessage logs. After recovering the missing or deleted text messages, you should secure the information by backing up the data once again.
Check the iMessage history
Instead of the cellular carrier, an Apple device utilizes the iMessage system, when one iPhone user sends a text message to another. However, both the parties should have their iMessage enabled. By signing into the iMessage account from a different Apple device like an iPad or Mac computer, the users can retrieve their missing messages. For this the users have to initiate the other device’s “Messages” app. The user can utilize his/her Apple ID for signing in. The users can browse the iMessage history to ensure that the deleted text messages have been saved.
Taking the help of iTunes backup for restoring the deleted messages
All the data on the user’s iPhone, including the text messages, can be saved effectively on the computer by backing up the data via iTunes. By launching iTunes and then selecting Preferences from the Edit option, the user can confirm when the last backup was made. The user can examine the backup list by clicking the Devices option. The backups are usually arranged by considering date and time. For any backup file that the user wants to restore on the iPhone, the user has to connect his/her device to the computer via the USB cable. For this, the user has to choose Restore from Backup.
iPhone text message recovery software
To retrieve the deleted text messages on the iPhone, the users can opt for the data recovery apps. Data Recovery for iPhone helps the users to retrieve the SMS messages from the user’s iPhone with its three modes. Before recovering deleted text messages, you should download and install the text message recovery on your PC or Mac.
Recover text message from the iPhone directly
With the help of the Recovery from iOS Device mode, users can get relieved from the worries of jailbreak, iDevice damage, and iOS update etc.
Step 1. Connect the iPhone to your computer and run the recovery software;
Step 2. Choose "Recover from iOS device" mode and Click “Start Scan” button to start the scan;
Step 3. Click the “Contacts & Messages & Call Logs” tab, select the SMS messages you want to recover and save the files by clicking “Recover”.
Recover the messages from the iTunes Backup
If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you can choose to recover the messages from the iTunes backup. Here are the detail steps.
Step 1. Run Data Recovery for iPhone and Choose "Recover from iTunes backup" mode;
Step 2. Select your iTunes backup and click “Start Scan” button to start the scan;
Step 3. Click the “Contacts & Messages & Call Logs” tab -> Message tab, select the SMS messages you want to recover and save the files by clicking “Recover”.
Recover the messages from the iCloud Backup
The iPhone message recovery helps the users to restore the message with the help of iCloud backup, regardless of the model of iPhone the user possesses.
Step 1. Run Data Recovery for iPhone and Choose "Recover from iCloud backup" mode;
Step 2. Sign in your iCloud account with your Apple ID, and your backups will be listed;
Step 3. Select an iCloud backup from the list to download and scan
Step 4. After the scan you will have to click on the Recovery button in order to save the messages.