Kik does not provide any method to backup the messages. It means the server does not store any of the messages. Therefore, getting back deleted or older messages from Kik itself is almost impossible. Nonetheless, developers have designed utility applications that may help you preview and retrieve or get back deleted Kik messages.
iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery - iOS 10 & iPhone 7 Supported
If you have accidentally deleted the conversation in Kik, then consider using iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac to recover the deleted messages. iMyfone D-Back is a data recovery expert that is capable of recovering lost data from iPhone 7/SE/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4. The application is straightforward, simple, and easy to use that helps you in identifying the recoverable data from an iOS device. The wizard guides even a beginner in the most straightforward manner in recovering data from an iOS device. Unlike other recovery programs, iMyfone D-Back stands apart from the crowd because of its fascinating characteristics, which are:
- Supports and recovering over 22+ file extensions such as text messages, photos, voice memos, Safari history, messages on WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat, etc;
- Recovers the data intelligently depending on the details inputted by the user;
- Preview functionality that allows users to recover only the selected data;
- Supports the new iOS 10 and almost the entire family of iOS devices including the iPhone 7 and iPhone SE.
1 Recover Deleted Kik Messages without Backup
1 Download the application by visiting the official website. Install and run the application. From the launch window, select “Recover from iOS device” option. Press “Start” to continue the process.
2 In the following screen, make the selection of the file extension that you wish to recover. In this case, choose “Kik” under third-party IM app option. Connect your iPhone and the computer using the USB cable.
3 Once the application detects the iPhone, press the “Scan” button to begin searching for the selected file extension.
4 You will be able to see all the messages that are recoverable in the preview window once iMyfone D-Back completes scanning the device. You can preview individual files or view only the deleted files by selecting “Show only the deleted files” option. Make the necessary selection and press “Recover” button.
5 Pressing the “Recover” button will open a small window, which will ask you to locate the folder where you would like to save the files. Navigate to the folder on your computer to allow the application to recover the messages.
Wait until the program finishes recovering the messages.
2 Recover Deleted Kik Messages from Backup
You can retrieve the Kik messages if you have created a recent backup of your device. Follow the steps below that will help you in recovering the deleted Kik messages using iMyfone D-Back.
1 As you have already installed the application, launch it, and from the main screen, select “Recover from iTunes backup” option. In the following window, make the necessary files selection (in this case Kik messages).
2 Pressing the start button will initiate the process of scanning. The application will scan for the available iTunes backup files are stored on the computer. It will then display the files on the interface along with the backup date and device serial number. You can select the recent backup file and press the “Scan” button.
3 The program will display the Kik messages in the preview window after completing the scanning process. You can preview the conversations or search for deleted messages by choosing “Show only the deleted files” option. You can select Kik messages under third-party IM app and press “Recover” button.
4 in the next step, mention the recovery path of or the destination folder to allow the program to save the recoverable data.
Although Kik does not provide the option of backing up messages, you can still recover deleted or old messages with the help of iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac data recovery application as explained above.