How to Recover Deleted iMessages without a Backup

iMessage is important for all the Apple users as it helps them to communicate internationall and it's a free instant messaging service exclusively designed for iOS users by Apple and allows to send unlimited texts, images, videos, contacts etc. globally for free. It uses the Wi-Fi or the data connection to send the messages rather than any SMS plan provided by your network service provider.

But imagine you receive a iMessage from a random stranger and you want to delete it. You do the same but then realize that you have deleted some other important message instead of the one you wanted to. 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. Is it possible? Let’s find out.

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Tool You’ll Need to Recover iMessage without a Backup

You can lose iMessages that haven’t been backed up for a number of reasons including accidental deletion, a broken device, a virus attack or even an iOS 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 Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Mac. The following are the features that make it the ideal solution.

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iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery Tool (iOS 10.3 Supported)

  • Recover lost data under different situations like lost, damaged or stolen devices, accidental loss of data, iOS upgrades, jailbreaks, factory resets etc.
  • Offer 4 recovery modes namely Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud.
  • Preview each and every single file before you restore them.
  • Support to recover 20+ file types, which includes photos, videos, text messages, WhatsApp messages and more.
  • Supports iPhone 7 (Plus) and compatible with the latest iOS 10.3 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 Window . 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 green 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 restore 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. A new pop up window appears 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.

Recover The Deleted iMessages without backup


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. 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 the favorite product among the users. And don't forget that, even if you use the latest iOS 10.3 on your device, the program can recover your iMessages from it!

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