How to Recover Deleted iMessages without a Backup

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iMessage is important for all the Apple users as it helps to communicate internationally . This free instant messaging service is exclusively designed for iOS users by Apple and allows users to send unlimited texts, images, videos, contacts etc. It uses the WiFi or the data connection to send the messages rather than any SMS plan provided by your network service provider. And it can be used on device running iOS 11, iOS 1o and previous iOS versions.

But imagine you receive some iMessages from a random stranger and you want to delete them. You do the same but then realize that you have deleted some other important messages instead of the ones you wanted to. Or, you just want to delete some messages to free up the space on your iPhone. However, you find you need them back for certain reason. To make matters worse, you don't have a backup for the messages. You panic, not knowing what to do to recover the iMessages without a backup. Such cases happen to many of us.

Do not need to worry anymore. This article is aiming to rescue you out of such cases, even you are using the latest iOS 11 on your device.

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Tool You'll Need to Recover iMessage without a Backup

Actually, you can lose iMessages that haven't been backed up for many other reasons including accidental deletion, a broken device, a virus attack or even iOS 11 upgrade. In this case, you need the assistance of a third-party tool that can help you recover the lost iMessages.

One of the most popular and powerful data recovery tool to use in this situation is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac. The following are the features that make it the ideal solution.

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Key Features:

  • Support to recover 20+ file types, which includes photos, videos, text messages, WhatsApp messages and more.
  • Being recommended by and, iMyFone is a reliable and efficient tool that helps thousands of people get back their lost data.
  • Offer 4 recovery modes namely Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud.
  • Preview every single imessages before you recover them.
  • Supports iPhone 7 (Plus) and compatible with the latest iOS 11 system .

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Recover iMessages from iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4 without a Backup

1 Choose "Recover from iOS Device"

Launch iMyFone D-Back on your computer and click on the option "Recover from iOS Device", which is the second option from top, present on the left side of the iMyFone D-Back screen. Now, click on option "Start" that appears on the screen.

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2 Choose Deleted File Type

A new screen appears that asks you for the type of files you want to recover. Select the option 'Message' by clicking on the checkbox adjacent to it. A blue check ensures that option has been selected.

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3 Connect Your iDevice to Computer

Click on the option 'Next' present at the right bottom corner of the screen.  A new screen appears asking you to connect the iOS device to the computer. Connect your iOS device to the computer using the usb cable. Click on the option 'Scan' to search your iMessages.

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4 Preview and Recover The Deleted iMessages

After the scanning has been completed, a new window appears that shows the preview of all the deleted messages. Select the messages you want to recover by clicking on the checkbox next to it and then click on the option 'Recover' that is present at the right bottom corner of the window.

Recover The Deleted iMessages without backup

A new pop-up window will appear that asks you for the location where you want to save the recovered messages. Select the desired destination to initiate the recovery process. It usually takes a few minutes for the recovery process to complete. The time taken for the recovery process to complete depends on the size of the files to be recovered.


iMyFone D-Back for Win/iMyFone D-Back for Mac is a powerful recovery tool that helps to recover the deleted iMessages even without a backup very easily just by following the simple steps talked above. You do not need any technical background for using this software. The ability to recover files under various scenarios, easy and simple interface is the major key to success for the product making it one of the favorite products among the users. And don't forget that, even if you use the latest iOS 11 on your device, the program can recover your iMessages from it!

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