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How to View Deleted Text Messages on iPhone

In spite of rapid advancement in features of iPhone, text messages have always been playing an important role in our daily life, as they may have witnessed the of relationship between you and your boyfriend or girlfriend, have recorded an important moment in your life, or even give evidence for some disputes.

Sometimes, we're likely to delete some text messages of our iPhone, consciously or unconsciously. After that, chances are you wonder there is probable to access and view those erased text messages on your iPhone, so that you're able to retrieve something important of them. While, as all we know, the two traditional methods Apple offered - iTunes and iCloud, don't allow us to access and scan all deleted data on iPhone, not mention to recover deleted text message from iPhone as you will.

It may sounds a bit frustrating, but here with the help of iRefone, a wonderful iOS data recovery program, impossible turns out to be possible! This excellent iOS data tool grants you to scan and preview all deleted data including text messages, contacts, notes, calendars, photos, etc on your iPhone. And then, only a few clicks, you're allowed to retrieve the needed text messages or other data from your iPhone, iTunes or iCloud selectively. Suppose you attempt to view and retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone on Mac, iRefone for Mac is absolutely a great choice for you!

Option 1: View and Recover Text Message from iPhone directly

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 text 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 PC button and all selected will be recovered to your computer.


Option 2: View and Recover iPhone Text Messages from iTunes Backup Files

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 PC button to extract and save all lost text messages on your computer.


Option 3: View and Recover Deleted Text Messages from iCloud Backup Files

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 PC" to save them on your computer with one click.


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