How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

It's quite easy to erase a text message from your phone; however, getting it back poses a challenge.

Handed your phone to your little nephew, and when you got it back all of your messages were gone? Were built with a lovers tiff and deleted all his messages; now you guys have patched up you want to read all those beautiful messages again, but have no idea how to get them back? Well, not every hope is lost. Given several easy methods to retrieve the deleted messages in your iPhone, without breaking a sweat. Do remember though, these aren’t foolproof methods, and there could be chances that you may be unable to retrieve all your messages. You can choose one of the following methods based on whether your messages are from before, or after your last sync with iTunes.

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

To retrieve messages received before your last sync with iTunes

  • Connect your iPhone to the computer, and launch iTunes..
  • Follow this path –

Summary > Backups > This computer > Restore from Backup …
Alternatively, you could right-click on the phone icon in iTunes, and select Restore Backup …

That should restore all of your messages from the last time you synced your phone with iTunes.

To retrieve messages received after your last sync with iTunes

  • Connect your phone to the computer, and launch iTunes (Do not let iTunes sync with your phone automatically!)
  • Follow this path –

Summary > Backups > Backup Now

  • Once the backup is made, follow this path –

Summary > Backups > This computer > Restore from Backup…

Alternatively, you can right-click on the phone icon in iTunes, and choose Restore Backup …

This should help you recover the messages which were deleted after the last scheduled backup.

For those who have an iCloud account, you could reinstate your data from it too, provided you have not synced with iCloud after you deleted your messages.

There also are a lot of ease-to-use software that can help you with recovering your lost messages. Some of these software are mentioned below –

  • TextPad
  • SIM Card Data Recovery software
  • Tansee iPhone Transfer SMS
  • DiskAid for Mac or Windows (for jailbroken phones)
  • iPhone Backup Extractor for Mac
  • Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery
  • Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac
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