Text messages are usually very important parts on your iPhone. For some occasions you just tap the trash can icon accidentally and deleted all your text messages. Trying to recover deleted text messages on iPhone(iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/6 plus/5/4s/4)? You're at the right place. In this guide, 3 methods to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone will be introduced.
To start retrieving deleted text messages from iPhone, first download iRefone for Mac, a professional iPhone data recovery utility. With it, you can recover deleted text messages on iPhone directly without any iTunes or iCloud backup by scanning your device and listing all the marked and hidden messages, and also allows you to preview the deleted messages before recovering them. More than anything, iRefone also supports selectively extracting text messages and other iOS contents from iTunes and iCloud backup. And there is an equivalent version for Windows users, iRefone to aid you to get back text messages from iPhone on Windows.
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
Select Messages and Message Attachments icon to scan your iPhone for the hidden or deleted text messages.
3. Preview and choose lost text Messages to recover
After automatic scanning, now you can select those lost text message you need and then, click Recover to Mac button and all selected will be recovered to your computer.
If you have an iTunes backup for your lost messages, you can follow this method to restore lost text messages 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. Select Messages and Message Attachments for scanning. As one of the most remarkable features, iRefone allows you to selectively scan files you need instead of all files on iPhone to simplify the recovery process.
Step 3. Preview and select all deleted text messages to recover. And by clicking Recover to Mac button to extract and save all lost text messages on your computer.
If you have an iCloud backup for your deleted text messages, 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.
Till now, no matter whether an up-to-date iTunes or iCloud backup were created before the loss of the text messages, you can use the methods introduced in this tutorial to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone effortlessly.