How to Retrieve 99.99% Deleted Text Messages on iPhone in 3 Ways

Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Ian McEwan

Retrieve Deleted Text Messages

People love text messaging because it’s fast, you can avoid nasty phone calls and come straight to the point, and also texting can deepen relationships.Emotional messages such as confession of love, caring words, pouring one’s heart out or birthday wishes can cultivate human relations.

Most of us will keep those messages for recalling the sweet moment.

But sometime you may accidentally deleted those you treasure, when you bulk delete the harassing business promotional SMS. Or lost your message because of a failing restoration

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Check this out if you want to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

If you are lucky enough, you will have three choices just because you back up the phone regularly. Otherwise, you can only have to pick up the third choice.

Way to Recover Deleted MessagesTime Consume Complexity BackupSign in Your Apple ID Overwritten Selective Recover
iCloud 30mins-45minsNormalNecessaryNecessaryYesNo
iTunes20mins-25minsNormalNecessaryNecessaryYesNo
Data recovery softwareLess than 10minsEasyUnnecessaryUnnecessaryNoYes

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Let’s see how it work.

3 Ways To Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

How to Restore Deleted Text Messages on iPhone from iCloud Backup

Caution!

Note! The data during the period between the latest backup day and now will be overwritten, if you just want to recover those deleted message Learn How to Retrieve Deleted Messages from iCloud Backup.

If you have ever back up the data of your iPhone to iCloud, you may recover your lost data according to the following advice.

First, you will need:

  • Your iPhone
  • A constant internet connection (Important!)
  • Make sure the battery level of your cell is more than 20% or above
  • Recall your Apple ID and password (Very Important!)

Then follow these steps:

Step 2 Check if you have a backup you want to recover from.

On your iOS device, tap “Settings” > “Your ID” (which is on the top of the screen) >” iCloud” > “Storage” > “Manage Storage” (also you can tap “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Storage” > “Manage Storage”), then you can tap and see the information of the backups (including last backup time, backup size)

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Step 2 Erase your iPhone(necessary but time consuming )

On your iOS device, tap “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” (at the bottom of the screen)> “Erase all content and settings”> Enter your passcodes > “Erase iPhone” > Enter your Apple ID and password

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Step 3Reset your iPhone by choosing from a list of available backups in iCloud

Turn on your iOS devices, connect your Wi-Fi > choose the backups you want to recover from, and wait for the progress bar to complete.

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How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iTunes Backup

DO NOT disconnect your iPhone until it fully restore. Like the method of recovering from iCloud backup, the data during the period between the latest backup day and now will still be overwritten. Learn how to How to Retrieve Deleted iMessages from iTunes Backup.

If you have ever manually back up your iPhone to your computer, or restore a backup stored on your computer, you may recover your lost data according to the following advice.

First, you will need:

  • Your iPhone
  • An iPhone USB cable
  • A computer with ITunes installed
  • Recall your Apple ID and password (Very Important!)

Then follow these steps:

Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the Pc or Mac with USB cable.

Step 2 Launch iTunes and follow the procedure on your iPhone screen (Mostly is Trust this computer or enter the password of your apple id).

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Step 3 Select restore backup in iTunes and take a Look at the date and size of each backup and pick the most updated one.

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Step 4 Click restore and wait patiently.

How to Recover Deleted Messages without Backup

If you have not ever manually back up your iPhone to your computer, or restore a backup stored on your computer, you may recover your lost data according to the following advice.


First, you will need:

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Then follow 3 simple steps:

Step 1 Launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer with your iPhone USB Connected.

Step 2 Scan your iPhone after selecting the type of data you want to recover, which save you a lot of time without overwritten other data.(no password needed)

Step 3 Preview the result of the scanning and selectively recover your deleted/lost message.

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Way to go:

If you have back up your iPhone regularly, you can definitely recover your data from iCloud or iTunes. But it may takes a lot of time.

If you don’t want to overwrite your data, preview and select data before you recover, you can try iPhone Data Recovery, which is very efficient.

What's more, after your data recovery, you should learn how to back up your iPhone more regularly.

And here is an example you can learn more: How to Backup iPhone

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