How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone 5/5S/4S/4/3GS/6/6S

Have you ever experienced iPhone data lost due to the following reason:

No way to recover lost text messages from iPhone? Of course there is. Actually, you can find back your messages, pictures, videos, contacts, calendar, notes and call history, etc, no matter you accidentally delete them, lost them unconsciously or just lost the iPhone.

In fact, you have three useful ways to retrieve your iPhone messages: Recover deleted text messages from iPhone directly, Recover messages from iTunes backup and Recover them from iCloud backup. Keep reading the detailed steps below.

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  1. Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages on iPhone Directly
  2. Part 2: 2 Ways to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages from iPhone via iTunes Backup
  3. Part 3: 3 Ways to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on iPhone via iCloud Backup
  4. Part 4: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone Spotlight Search

Part 1: How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone Directly

Step 1. Launch the program and connect your iPhone to computer

I. If you are iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S users, you only can see a “Start Scan” button on the interface. Please click the “Start Scan” button to scan your iPhone after connecting your device to the computer.

Step 2. Enter DFU mode to scan your iPhone

  • 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.
enter dfu mode
scan iphone

Step 3. Begin to preview and restore SMS from iPhone

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Part 2: How to Recover iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup (2 Ways)

Method 1: Restoring the entire backup from iTunes

If you do not disable automatic syncing, it will begin the syncing process when you connect your iPhone to iTunes, which may lead to erroneous data recovery.

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and make sure iTunes detect your phone.

To avoid other data loss, you can use iPhone recovery software to extract your iTunes backup and pick out the deleted text messages you needed to restore. Read the method 2 to extract your iTunes backup files.

Method 2: Selectively recovering iPhone messages from iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose iTunes backup and scan it

extract iTunes backup

Step 2. Preview and recover iPhone text messages

Recover iphone message from iTunes

Now, download iPhone Messages Recovery program to have a try!

Part 3: Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages from iCloud Backup (3 Ways)

Method 1: Recover deleted iPhone text messages from backup via iCloud

iCloud can’t support to make a backup with text messages in all country for all phone operators. So if your territories can’t support it, the below way may not work for you, you can go to the next method. You can switch to step 2 to check out if the way can work for you or not. I think this is the easiest method to recover deleted text messages for many iPhone users.

Step 1. Open in the browser, enter your Apple ID and password to sign in.

Step 2. Tap on Text Messages (if you can’t see that, then your sms did not backup before, the method can’t work for you).

Step 3. If you can see that, find one text messages you need.

Step 4. Now pick up your iPhone, tap “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Turn off Text Messages”.

Step 5. You just need to select “Keep on My iPhone” in the pop-up.

Step 6. Now turn back on text messages and click “Merge”. After waiting a short time, the deleted messages will back to your iPhone.

Two: Recover iPhone text messages from entire iCloud backup

Go to Settings menu and selecting General. Then tap “Reset” and “Erase All Content and Settings” on iPhone. Then choose “Erase iPhone” on the pop-up message. After that, your iPhone will restart automatically. Go to “Set Up iPhone”. When the following interface appear, choose “Restore from iCloud Backup” and enter your Apple ID and password to access iCloud backup. You should allow the content download onto iPhone. After iPhone restart automatically, it will take several minutes to recover data from iCloud backup to your iPhone.

Notice: In this way, you need to set your iPhone as a new device. If you don’t want to take the risk of losing your data on iPhone, you had better try to extract your iPhone data from iCloud backup with the help of iPhone Message Recovery software. You can read methods 2 to extract iCloud backup.

Method 2: Selectively recovering iPhone text messages from iCloud backup

Step 1. Launch the program and select the mode

login iCloud

Step 2. Download and extract iCloud backup

After entered iCloud backup file, you can choose the backup file you want to download.

extract iCloud backup

Step 3. Begin to Recover iPhone messages

recover iPhone messages from iCloud

Part 4: Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone Spotlight Search

After you delete text messages on iPhone and eagerly want to get back erased message, you can switch to the Spotlight page to search for some keywords contained within your deleted text messages, they are probably still in there. It is not case-sensitive, so you will get the same result by using uppercase or lowercase letters.

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