Obviously, the text messages, just like other files as photos, contacts, videos in our iPhone, mean a lot to us especially when involving of some vital information. While with the increase of sending and receiving text messages in daily life, it's a very common and ubiquitous phenomenon of deleting some important text messages accidentally and regretfully. If you're unfortunate to encounter such awful occasion, the top priority for you is likely to seek ways to undelete messages from iPhone. Well, today you will learn how to use a third-party app to get your deleted messages back on your iPhone in a few simple steps.
Why the Deleted Messages Can Be Undeleted
Generally, after you removing a message from iPhone, the message doesn't actually get deleted. It's because the deleted messages is technically marked for deletion by the system and hidden so that they become invisible to us, making you see that they are deleted and the space they used to occupy is void. Therefore, deleted messages still stays somewhere on iPhone and you can retrieve them as long as you find those marked and hidden messages files. While here comes the problem - how can we find those marked and hidden messages files, and retrieve invisible messages on iPhone?
Introducing iRefone for Mac(Windows)
To be honest, it's impossible to find those hidden messages files unless you have the help of professional iOS data recovery - iRefone for Mac. With it, you can recover deleted text messages on iPhone iPad 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 for Mac also supports selectively extracting text messages and other iOS contents from iTunes and iCloud backup. For Windows user, iRefone is your best alternative.
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.
Although iRefone for Mac is efficient enough to recover all the deleted objects from your iPhone, why to become careless and let the data get deleted from your iPhone in the first place? Follow the tips given below to avoid such accidental data deletion from your phone:
* Keep Your iPhone Passcode Protected
This is important. You don't want your iPhone to be accessed and operated by any random person who visits your place or office. Right?
* Keep Your iPhone Out of Reach of Kids
Innocent and ignorant kids won't understand the importance of your messages. Therefore, it is good to keep your iPhone away from them until they become sensible enough to understand significance of your information.
* Avoid Getting Apps and Files from Unreliable Sources
Files from untrusted sources may bring along malicious information with them that may harm your iPhone. Always get the files from trusted sources, and apps from Apple Store.
* Always Have a Backup Copy on Your PC
Having a backup copy of all your messages and restoring them from there is far easier than recovering the deleted stuff using a data recovery tool. Use iTunes to back up your data on your PC.
* Have an iCloud Backup
Backing up your data on your iCloud account as well would be a wise step to take. This way, you can get your deleted information back even when you are not near your PC and are on the run.