How to Recover Deleted Text Messages from iPhone

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“Oh God, I lost the messages that had crucial information about my plane!” yelled Michelle. She was clueless and anxious. The case of missing text messages often happen when you are in a hurry and press the delete button accidentally. The other reasons for losing messages from your iPhone are due to a software upgrade to iOS 10.3, virus attack, or jailbreak. If you are a victim and have lost messages at crucial times, then read ahead to learn how to recover deleted text messages iPhone.

The job of a retrieval tool is recovering the lost data from your iPhone. However, you cannot rely solely on some program. iMyFone D-back iPhone Message Recovery or iMyFone iPhone Message Recovery for Mac, which is a recovery tool, excels in this field because of its boldness in handling the recovery process. The elements or the features that make it promising are:

  • Supports over 22 different file formats,such as contacts, photos, videos, making it easy to retrieve any file from your phone
  • Supports the recovery process in four various methods and selects the optimum process based on the circumstances under which you lost the messages
  • Gives you a preview of the recoverable messages from iPhone so that you can pick the relevant ones
  • Supports almost the complete family of iPhones, iPad, and iPods touch running iOS 10.3/10/9/8/7.

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1 Recover Deleted iPhone Text Messages with/without Backup

The “Smart Recovery” process from iMyFone D-back is an intelligent process to retrieve the lost messages. Continue to read ahead to learn how to recover deleted text messages iPhone. You can also choose Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup or Recover from iCloud Backup Modes to recover deleted text messages from iPhone.

Step 1: iMyFone D-back is available as a trial version. You can download and install the same. Launch the program and from the main window, select “Smart Recovery” tab, and press the “Start” button.

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In the next window, you can select the “Message” checkbox under the “Message & Call log” section. Of course, you can even select multiple file formats.

choose message to recover

Step 2: In this step, you will have to tell the program under which circumstances you have lost the text messages. Choose a particular option that closely matches to your situation.

choose your situation

Step 3: Based on the option selected in Step 2, iMyFone D-Back will begin the recovery process automatically. It analyzes the data and decides the perfect recovery method. Once done, it will ask you to pick the destination folder to retrieve the recoverable messages from your iPhone. It will take a few minutes for the software to complete the recovery process.

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Download iMyFone D-Back iPhone Message Recovery or iMyFone D-Back iPhone Message Recovery for Mac to recover deleted text messages on iphone now.

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2 How to Avoid Losing a Text Message Again

1. Backup Text Messages Regularly using iTunes

When you synchronize and backup your iPhone using iTunes, the text messages also back up. However, you cannot read or see the messages in the backup.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone. Click on the device button.

Step 2: Under the “Summary” tab, you will see the complete information related to your iPhone. In the similar tab, choose “Back Up Now” and click “Apply”.

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The process will create a backup of your iPhone that also includes your text messages.

2. Backup text messages Regularly Using iCloud

Apple is providing you the chance to build back up in its iCloud. With this, you can backup files from anywhere and at any time. You can back up the entire phone or only the text messages and iMessages. You can perform the action directly on the phone.

Step 1: Make sure to turn on your Wi-Fi and connect your phone to the network.

Step 2: Make sure that iCloud Backup is “On”. To do this in iOS 8 or later, tap Settings – iCloud – Backup. For iOS 7 or earlier, tap Settings – iCloud – Storage & Backup.

Step 3: Tap “Back Up Now” to begin creating a backup.

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Losing valuable information contained in the text messages is frustrating and bothersome. A better way to avoid unforeseen actions is by creating a backup. You can also retrieve the deleted messages as stated above using iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac.

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  • Ray

    It can find my deleted messages, does that mean the program can 100% recover them.

    • Generally, if the free trial version can preview your deleted messages, they can be recovered, too.