How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone

Because of the beneficial features of iMessages, more and more iDevice customers go for it. When deleting some iMessage on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or a Mac OS computer, is there any chance to read and recover them? As we know, we can't directly view them on iDevice because they're deleted and became invisible. As a matter of fact, we can recover the deleted iMessages if they are not overwritten by new data.

That's to say, we still have a chance to view and restore those deleted iMessage history.

iPhone Data Recovery software provides three ways for you to retrieve deleted iMessages from iPhone 5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS: retrieve iMessages on iPhone directly, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. It enables you to get back lost iMessages including text contents, emoji and attachments, which is read-only and risk-free.

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Solution 1: Recover Deleted iMessages from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Run the software and connect your iPhone to computer

First of all, install and run the iPhone Data Recovery software on computer, then connect your iPhone to it via a USB cable. You iPhone will be detected by the software automatically and show you the following window.


For iPhone 5s/5/4S user, you can directly click "Start Scan" to scan your iPhone.

For iPhone 4/3GS, you should click "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window, then follow the steps as follow to enter the device's scanning mode.

1. hold your device 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. Then you can successfully get into the scanning mode.

Step 2. Preview and restore deleted iMessages from iPhone

When the Scan is over, all found data are displayed in categories as below, choose "Messages" and "Message Attachments". Besides iMessages, you can recover your deleted photos, contacts, videos, notes, call history and so on. You can preview full contents of all of them one by one and mark the data you want to save on your computer by clicking "Recover" Button.

Note: Data found here contains those you deleted recently and those existing on your iPhone. You can use the button above: "Only display deleted items" to separate them.

Solution 2: Recover Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup

Before you do this, make sure that you've already had iTunes backup files on your computer. Then move on.

Step 1. Extract iTunes backup file

After you launched the iPhone Data Recovery software and switched to "Recover from iTunes Backup File", all backup files of your device type will be displayed and listed automatically as below. Now, you should choose the one of your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to begin extracting backup file.

Step 2. Preview & restore iPhone iMessage

The extraction will take you a few seconds. After it, all the content contained in the backup file will be extracted and displayed in categories. You can view the iMessage history in the category of Messages on the left side of the window. If you want to preview attachments, choose the category of Message Attachments. You can choose the data you want to recover, not only iMessages, but also contacts, photos, notes and more, save them on your computer withe the "Recover" button.

Solution 3: Recover Deleted iMessages from iCloud Backup Files

Step 1. Sign your iCloud account

After you run the iPhone Data Recovery software and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File", you should sign in your iCloud account.

Step 2. Download and export your iCloud backup

After you entering the program, all the backup files of your iCloud backup account will listed automatically. Choose the data you need to restore with the "Download" button.

When it is finish, click the same button to begin extracting. A window as below will shown to you.

Step 3. Preview & retrieve iMessages from iCloud

When the scan is over, all found data are displayed in categories. You can preview all of the content, such as messages, contacts, photos, notes, videos. If you only want to recover message attachments from your iMessage, select "Messages Attachments" for recovery. However, you can choose any data you want to restore and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

Well done! Now, download the free trial version of this useful iPhone Data Recovery software to have a try!

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