How to Extract Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

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Has This Ever Happend To You

“I received a text message from an unknown person I wanted to delete it. Therefore, I slid my finger across the entry in my messages folders and hit the delete button. However, the unknown text was still in the messages folder. I then realized that I deleted the wrong messages. Is there a chance to get them back? Please help me.”

Such instances are common. At some point, you might have deleted the wrong message. The good news is that you now have the opportunity to retrieve the deleted messages from your iPhone. Even though you have deleted a text message accidentally, it does not completely erase from the phone.

Disadvantages of Using iTunes/iCloud Restoring Methods

In many cases, restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup using the official methods presented by Apple does the trick. Nonetheless, in a few instances, using the backup file is not applicable or not advisable.

The primary consent about the backup file is that they are large in data and requires a long waiting period for the installation to complete. As you are looking at restoring messages, which is in a few megabytes, you do not have to restore the entire backup for the sake of messages. Additionally, the process is tedious, and interruptions can cause further loss of data in your iPhone. The statement is true if you are using the iCloud backup because when you are carrying out the backup procedure using an unreliable Internet connection, an interruption can cause deletion of current device content and settings altogether.

Tool You'll Need To Extract Deleted Text Messages

iMyfone D-Back iPhone Message Recovery or iPhone Message Recovery for Mac is a program specializing in recovering data from iPhone. Unlike other recovery tools, iMyfone D-Back excels in its profession due to its excellent features - support for over 22 file formats such as photoscontactsvideosWhatsapp message and so on, intelligent recovery methods, the preview of recoverable files, and support for the family of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. You can easily recover only messages, which you have accidentally deleted. You can efficiently extract deleted text messages from iPhone in simple steps. Download the trial version below to have a try!

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Steps to extract deleted iPhone messages

Let us assume that you do not have a backup or the most recent backup that will help you recover the lost messages.

1 Choose the recovery mode you want

You can download the trial version of iMyfone D-Back from its official website. Install and launch the program. From the main window, begin the process by selecting “Recover from iOS Device” option. Continue to the next step by clicking on the “Start” button.

Note: You can also choose recover from iTunes Backup or recover from iCloud Backup, if you have made backup in iTunes or iCloud before.

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In the next screen, you will have to select “Message” under the “Message and Call Log” category.


Once you click the “Next” button, iMyfone D-Back will ask you to connect your iPhone to the computer. Proceed with establishing the connection using the USB cable. As soon as the program detects the device, click the “Scan” button to begin scanning the phone.

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2 Preview the deleted text messages

iMyfone D-Back will display the recoverable messages from your iPhone once the scan is complete. You can see them in the interface of the window. As you are looking for deleted messages, click “Show only deleted files” option. You can then select the relevant messages from the list and press the “Recover” button at the bottom corner.

Preview the deleted text messages

3 Extract iPhone deleted text Message

iMyfone D-Back requires a few minutes in recovering the deleted text messages. After that, a small dialogue box will appear asking you to select the destination folder. Pick the appropriate folder on your computer to allow the program to store the recovered messages.

iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac is your savior in critical situations where you have lost important data on your iPhone. You can simply connect your iPhone, run the program, and retrieve the deleted content in simple steps as explained above.

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