How to Restore Line Messages on iPhone – 3 Ways

Do you use Line for most of your communication needs? If you do, you certainly have a lot of Line messages on your device and a lot of them can contain a lot of important information. But as is with all type of data especially third-party app data, you can lose your Line messages quite easily. The causes can range from accidental deletion to a crash of the app itself or the iOS system.

But for many users and we’re guessing you as well, the reasons you lose the Line messages is not as important as being able to recover them. If you have a backup on iTunes or iCloud, one option may be to restore the backup. But as we shall see shortly, these options do have their shortcomings. What you need is a reliable, yet easy way to recover your deleted or lost Line messages even if you don’t have a backup. If this sounds impossible, its only because you lack the means to do it. In this article, we will share with you the means and show you how to get them back. Keep reading to get the scoop.

1 Restore Line Messages on iPhone Selectively via iOS Data Recovery Tool

Losing you Line messages especially when you don’t have a backup can seem like the end of the world, but with iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery it doesn’t have to be. This iPhone data recovery tool can help you get your data back in quick and easy steps. As long as the lost data hasn’t been overwritten, all you have to do is connect the iPhone to the computer and D-Back will recover all the missing Line Messages.

  • It can be used to recover up to 22 different types of data on your iPhone, such as contacts, photos, messages, WhatsApp messages and more.
  • It supports to restore text messages, audio messages, attachments from Line messages.
  • It is safe to use. There is no risk of damage to either your device or the data on it when you use it.
  • It is compatible with all iOS device and available for both Mac and Windows OS.

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How to Restore Line Messages on iPhone using D-Back

The entire recovery process is so easy, anyone could do it. But before we share with you the specific process, take a moment to install the program on to your computer. Once it’s installed, launch the program and follow these simple steps.

Step 1: On the main window, select the option “Recover from iOS Device” and click “Start.” In the next window, select the type of data to recover, in this case “Line” and then click “Next” to begin.

select the option “Recover from iOS Device” 

Step 2: The program will then request that you connect the iPhone to the computer. When the program recognizes the device, click “Scan”. The scanning process will take some time. When it’s done, you should see all the available Line messages on the iPhone (both deleted and available).

let D-Back scan your device 

Step 3: To preview only deleted messages, click on “Show only Deleted files.” Select the ones you want to recover and click “Recover.” Choose a location on your computer to save the recovered messages.

preview and recover line messages from iPhone 


2 Restore iPhone from an iTunes Backup

If you had included the deleted Line messages in your latest iTunes backup, you have the option to restore the device from the backup to get them back. It may seem like the most logical solution but it does have a few pitfalls.

Restoring a device will often erase the contents and settings, making it a less than ideal solution when there is new data on your device. This restore process can also take a long time and result in some iTunes errors that you’ll need to take care of first. That said, here is a step by step guide to restoring an iPhone from an iTunes backup.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone using USB cables. Enter the passcode when prompted and follow the instructions when asked to “Trust This Computer.”

Step 2: When the iPhone appears in iTunes, click on it and select “Restore Backup.”

restore iphone from an iTunes backup

Step 3: Select the most relevant backup and then click “Restore.” Enter the password if it’s an encrypted backup and keep the device connected through the entire process. Keep the device connected even when it restarts to allow it to sync with the computer.

select an iTunes backup


3 Restore iPhone from an iCloud Backup

If you instead have an iCloud backup, getting the Line messages back may be as easy as restoring the iPhone from the iCloud backup. But just as with an iTunes restore, you need to erase your device first which could lead to data loss. But if this is your only option, here’s a detailed guide on how to do it.

Step 1: First, make sure that you have a backup to begin with. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage and tap the device under Backups to see the backups. You can tell the latest by the date.

check the date of the iCloud backup

Step 2: If you do have a recent backup you can use, go ahead and erase the device. Go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap “Erase All Contents and Settings.”

Erase iPhone Contents and Settings

Step 3: You should now be on the set-up screen. Follow the prompts until you get to the Apps & Data Screen and then choose “Restore from iCloud Backup.”

Restore from iCloud Backup

Step 4: Sign in to iCloud and then choose the most recent backup. Keep the device connected to a Wi-Fi network through the entire process.

Of all the methods to recover not just Line Messages but all other types of data on your iPhone, iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery offers the best and most comprehensive solution. Try it today!

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