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[3 Methods] How to Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone


“Recently, I deleted all my text messages accidentally and it also had some business-related messages. Can anyone help me how to recover deleted text messages on my iPhone?”

Yes, it's possible to recover deleted messages on iPhone still because the deleted messages or data isn't gone as it's still on the drive. All the deleted data is marked as "Deleted" until it's overwritten by any other data. There's nothing to worry about as it's still recoverable using a backup or with a professional data recovery tool. Meanwhile, it's recommended not to use the iPhone, if you want the deleted data to be recovered. Let's learn ways to recover deleted messages on iPhone.

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Part 1. Methods to Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone

In this part, we will show you three different methods to recover deleted messages on iPhone with a detailed step-by-step guide.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Messages with iTunes Backup

It's beneficial for such users who do take regular backups of their iPhone. Even deletion of messages and other data won't be an issue as they can recover their data from the backup anytime they want to. How? See the instructions below:

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC and connect your iPhone using a USB cable with your PC or Mac.

Step 2. Click on the device icon that's appearing on the top left corner of the iTunes Window.

Step 3. On the right side of the Backup partition, click on "Restore Backup" and if you are willing to make a new backup then click on "Backup Now".

Step 4. In this step, select data from the drop-down menu, and the date should be such on which all the messages were on your iPhone. Once you're done with this, click on "Restore" to retrieve deleted messages.

recover with itunes backup

Method 2. Recover Deleted Messages with iCloud Backup

In this method, we will make use of iCloud backup that will help us to get back all the deleted messages on the iPhone within a few minutes. Let's get into details:

Step 1. On your iPhone go to "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings".

Step 2. Type your iPhone password and Tap "Erase iPhone" again.

Step 3. Set up your iPhone and on the appearance of "Restore from iCloud Backup" tap on it.

Step 4. Here you have to put your Apple ID and Password > Tap Choose Backup > select the backup date and wait for the restore.

recover with icloud backup

Method 3. Recover Deleted Messages with FoneWatcher for iOS

In this part, we will look at the FoneWatcher for iOS. It's really helpful for all such users who do not create a regular backup of their iPhone. Follow the steps given below on how to recover deleted messages on iPhone without backup.

3.1. Guide to view Deleted Messages with FoneWatcher iPhone viewer

Step 1. Create an Account

To make full use of FoneWatcher iPhone viewer, you have to create an account on FoneWatcher's official website. After creating an account, choose a plan and proceed with the convenient payment method.

create an account

Step 2: Download FoneWatcher for iOS

Once you have done registration and paid the amount now download FoneWatcher for iOS. On the order management page, you will see the order that you have paid for. You can read the instruction by clicking on Setup Guide. Download and install the program on the target computer.

setup guide

Step 3: Install the app

The app should be installed on the target computer where the iPhone is connected. There are two options to connect the iPhone with the target computer such as:

  • Connecting the iPhone with Computer Using USB Cable

  • Connecting the iPhone with Computer Using Wi-Fi

Choose any of the methods and wait until your iPhone is completely scanned.

install the app

Step 4: Start to recover deleted messages

Once the scanning process is complete, you will be able to navigate between different files and apps. You can also view the deleted text messages on your iPhone using the FoneWatcher for iOS app. If you want to export anything, you just have to select that file and click on the "Export" button.

start to recover deleted messages

3.2. Other deleted information FoneWatcher for iOS can retrieve

  • Check call logs and contacts

    Users can view all the dialed and received numbers on the target iPhone. Even contacts can be checked as well to get more details about any phone number.

  • View multimedia files: photos and videos

    All the multimedia files stored on the target device can be viewed, it includes all the photos, videos, and audio files that are stored.

  • Monitor social media apps such as WhatsApp, LINE, Viber

    You can monitor all the social media applications such as the most popular communication app WhatsApp, Line, Viber, and many others. All the data sent and received can be viewed as well.

  • See notes and reminders

    Notes, reminders, and alarms that were saved on the target device can be monitored and it gives a clear idea about the activities of the target user.

  • Read Safari history and bookmarks

    It can help check browsing history of Safari and all the saved bookmarks will be visible as well to the user.

Part 2. Tips for Backup on iPhone

In this part, we will give some tips that will help users to get back up easily on iPhone. This backup further will be useful for retrieving deleted messages on iPhone.

1.Back up using iCloud

iCloud is widely used for creating a backup on iPhone, here are the complete steps to create a backup using iPhone.

Step 1. Tap on "Settings" on iPhone > [Your Name] top button > "iCloud"> "iCloud Backup".

Step 2. Check if the "iCloud Backup" is turned off, turn it on by tapping on it. If it's already turned on, you are already creating a backup of your iPhone.

2.Back up using iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your computer and in the iTunes app on your PC click on the device icon on the top left window.

Step 2. Click on Summary.

Step 3. Click on Backup Now to start creating a backup.

3.FoneWatcher for iOS for backup - Best way

This is the best way to create a backup of your iPhone. Let's see how it works: In this method, you just have to connect your iPhone with the target computer and it will automatically sync and backup all the data on the computer. You can view this data further and can export it as well.

Tomson Brown

Updated: Mar 28, 2022 10:12 am

Tomson Brown is interested in researching parental control and monitoring technology, and he has been focused on sharing his discoveries for more than five years.

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