Three Ways to Recover Deleted iMessages Efficiently

iMessage is a free instant messaging service provided by Apple to their users having iOS 5 or later enabling them to send free text and picture messages among other Apple users. Unlike other messaging services that requires a text message plan from network service provider, the iOS devices simply uses Wi-Fi or mobile data connection to send messages globally for free.  Along with text messages, iMessage allows you to send unlimited pictures, videos, contacts etc. to individuals or group of members anywhere anytime for free.

It is important to all the users as it helps them connect with their friends and family living all over the world, allowing more frequent business communication internationally due to its free service. Hence, it can be really inconvenient for users if the iMessages gets deleted on purpose or accidently as it may contain important and private messages. This article introduces three ways to recover deleted iMessages whether you have a backup or not.

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The iMessages can be easily restored using any of the above three ways using a third party recovery tool. One of the most popular tools to recover lost data easily is iMyFone D-Back. iPhone data recovery Win or iPhone data recovery Mac which helps you in iMessage recovery and other lost data recovery very easily.

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1 Recover Deleted iMessages without Backup

Step 1: From “Recover from iOS device” click on the option “Start” to choose the type of files you want to recover. Click on the checkbox adjacent to the option ‘Message’. And then click on the option ‘Next’. You will be asked to connect the iOS device to the computer using a data cable.

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Step 2: The software detects your iOS device once you connect it to the system. Once the device is detected, click on the ‘Scan’ option.

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Step 3: Once, the scanning has been completed, the new window shows the preview of all the deleted messages. After preview, select the messages you want to restore by clicking on the checkbox next to it. Finally, click on the ‘Recover’ option.

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Step 4: A new pop up window appears, asking you the location where you want to save the recovered messages. Select the desired destination to start the recovery process. It takes a few minutes for the recovery process to complete.


2 Retrieve iMessages from iTunes Backup

Step 1: From the option “Recover from iTunes Backup”, click on option “Start”. A new menu appears which asks you for the type of files you want to recover. To select messages, click on the checkbox adjacent to the option ‘Message’. And then click on the option ‘Next’.

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Step 2: Select the backup file from which you want to restore by clicking on it and click on the ‘Scan’ option present at the right bottom corner of the window.

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Step 3: After the scanning has been completed, the new window shows the preview of all the deleted messages. Preview the specific content of them. And check the messages which you want to recover.

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Step 4:A new popup window appears asking you to select a location for the recovered messages. select a destination folder and then wait a few minutes for the recovery process to be completed.


3 Recover iMessages from iCloud Backup

Step 1: From “Recover from iCloud Backup”, click on option “Start” to choose the type of files you want to recover. Select the option ‘Messages’ by clicking on the checkbox adjacent to it. And then click on the option ‘Next’.

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Step 2: The program will prompt you to enter your you iCloud account details. And then it will show the list of all the iCloud backup files available in your account. Select the backup file from which you want to restore by clicking on it and click ‘Next’. It takes a few minutes to download the backup file from your iCloud account. The time taken depends on the size of the file and speed of your internet connection.

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Step 3: After the file is downloaded and scanning has been completed, the new window appears that shows the preview of all the deleted messages. Select the messages which you want to recover by clicking on the checkboxes adjacent to them.

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Step 4: Click “Recover” to start the recovery process and a new popup window will appear. Select a location to save the recovered messages and then wait for the process to be completed.

iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac makes the recovery of iMessages that much easier. The user interface is extremely user friendly and a few simple steps is all you need to recover the messages. It is also very useful for the recovery of other types of files including photosvideos and contacts regardless of how they were lost.

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  • Mary

    I tried this and found a few messages, but still can’t find one I am looking for. Any suggestions?

    • Hello Mary, sorry for the late response. Which recovery mode did you use? Please try all 4 recover mode. And it’s better to stop using your iPhone from the moment you lost the messages, otherwise the new created data will overwrite the deleted messages and make them unrecoverable.

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