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How to Recover Deleted iMessages on iPhone

More and more people prefer to use iMessages to contact with their friends or colleagues. So when some iMessages are deleted accidentally due to reasons like iOS upgrade, sync failure, improper operations etc, it is always troublesome and urgent to recover them. Is it so pretty to recover deleted iMessages from iPhone? The answer is YES. There are three ways for you to retrieve deleted iMessages from iPhone(iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/6 plus/5/4s/4). Learn details now.

To recover iMessages from iPhone or other Apple devices, under normal conditions, no perfect way except third-party iPhone iMessage recovery software. Here iRefone for Mac is one of the best choice for you. With you can not only recover deleted or missing imessages from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch directly, but extract and restore lost messages from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively without erasing any data from your iPhone. Other data like contacts, notes, WeChat messages, calendars, etc, can also be recovered by iRefone. And there is an equivalent version for Windows users, iRefone to aid you to get back imessages from iPhone on Windows.

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Method 1: Directly Recover iMessage from iPhone

Method 2: Recover iPhone iMessage from iTunes Backup Files

Method 3: Download and Extract iCloud Backup to Recover Deleted iMessages

Method 1: Directly Recover iMessage from iPhone

1. Run iRefone

Choose Recover from iOS Device mode. Please plug in your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. Once connected successfully, iRefone will detect your iPhone automatically. Click Start button to begin.


2. Scan messages from iPhone

Just click Messages item to scan. iMessage is contained in Messages item.


3. Preview and choose lost iMessages to recover

After automatic scanning, now you can select those lost iMessage history you need and then, click Recover to Mac button and all selected will be recovered to your computer.


Method 2: Recover iPhone iMessage from iTunes Backup Files

If you have an iTunes backup for your lost messages, you can follow this method to restore lost iMessages from backup.

Step 1. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode. All iTunes backup files will be detected. So just pick out one including your lost messages to scan. Click Select button.


Step 2. Scan messages from selected iTunes backup. Click on Messages item to start scanning process. iMessages is contained in Messages item.


Step 3. Preview and select all lost imessages to recover. And by clicking Recover to Mac button to extract and save all lost imessages on your computer.


Method 3: Download and Extract iCloud Backup to Recover Deleted iMessages

If you have an iCloud backup for your lost imessages, you can choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode.

Step 1: Set off iRefone and you will see the interface asking you to choose recovery mode. Click to choose "Recover from iCloud Backup", and you are brought to an interface asking sign in with your Apple ID. You will be presented with a list of iCloud backup file for different iOS devices, choose the right iCloud backup file to download.


Step 2. Then, you can choose the Messages you would like to download. After that, you can scan the iCloud content now. Click on the "Next" button to begin. It will take you some time. Just wait for a moment.


Step 3. Once the downloading process stops, you can click the icon of the Messages data you need in your iCloud backup file. Finally, click on the "Recover to Mac" to save them on your computer with one click.


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