If you send and receive a lot of text messages on your iPhone, then there are times when you find that you have to delete some of them to make space for new ones. While this type of cleaning up can be important, sometimes you can accidentally delete important conversations in the process. The question is, is it possible to recover these accidentally deleted messages?
In this article, we are going to explore this question and show you a simple way to recover the missing conversations from iPhone no matter it is running the latest iOS 11/12/13 or the other versions.
By now you are wondering how you can be able to recover a message or conversation on your iPhone that has already been deleted. Well, the fact is that when you delete a message whether accidentally or otherwise, the message doesn’t actually get deleted. Instead, the system will remove just the file marker for that message in order to create space for new data. For as long as the file marker has not been overwritten, you can recover the message or conversation from the iPhone using an iPhone data recovery program.
The best iPhone data recovery program for the job is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery (iOS 11/12/13 supported). With it, you can recover the deleted messages or conversations directly from the iPhone by scanning the device. You can also use the program to extract the conversations from an iCloud or iTunes backup file. Download and install it on your computer. It is available for both Mac and Windows PC.
Here’s how you can recover the lost conversations by using one of the three recovery modes. Follow the tutorial below to recover the messages in one of the three ways.
1 Recover Deleted Conversations from iPhone Directly
Use this recovery mode if you had yet to back up the deleted messages.
Step 1: Launch the program and then click on “Recover from iOS device”. Click on Start to begin. In the next window, connect your device to the computer and after connected, click "Next".
Step 2: Now select “Message” under “Message & Call Log” as the file type we want to recover.
Step 3: When the scan is complete, find the messages in the recovered files displayed on the next window and then click “Recover”.
2 Recover Deleted Conversations from iTunes Backup File
Follow these simple steps to recover the messages from an iTunes backup file. This program works perfectly with iOS 11/12/13 backup.
Step 1: From the main window, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start”. Select the iTunes backup file that likely contains the missing text messages or conversations and click “Next”.
Step 2: In the next window, select the file type you wish to recover (in this case messages).
Step 3: When the scanning process is complete, select the missing text messages from the results displayed and click “Recover”.
3 Recover Deleted Conversations from iCloud Backup File
If you wish to recover the missing messages from an iCloud Backup file, follow these very simple steps to do it.
Step 1: in the main window, select the “Recover from iCloud Backup” tab and click on “Start”. Sign in to your iCloud account and in the next window select the iCloud backup file that contains your missing messages. Click “Next” to proceed.
Step 2: The next window will allow you to select the type of file you wish to recover. Choose “Messages” and click “Scan” to continue.
Step 3: Preview and select the missing text messages on the next window and then click “Recover” to get them back.
With iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery (compatible with iOS 11/12/13) you will have the chance to get back the deleted conversations from iPhone. Just ensure to start the recovery process as soon as you discover that they are missing.