As one of the earliest IM apps, Kik has now over 275 million users around the world, keeping an active user base among young people. However, losing Kik messages on the iPhone is a regular occurrence that can happen for a number of reasons including accidental deletion or software failure.
Losing Kik messages can be a difficult experience especially because Kik doesn’t store user’s messages on their servers. If you have lost some of your Kik messages, this article will prove valuable to you. We offer you three different ways to retrieve lost Kik messages.
1 Recover Deleted Kik Messages from iPhone Without Backup
If you don't have any backup for your iPhone, you can retrieve the lost Kik messages from your iPhone directly with the help of third-party iPhone data recovery software. iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac is specially researched and developed for iPhone users who are in need of recovering their lost data on iOS devices, including contacts, photos, text messages, iMessages and more. The following are some of its useful features:
- Supports to recover 22+ file types such as deleted/lost text messages, notes, photos, contacts, messages from Kik/Viber//WhatsApp/WeChat app etc without backup.
- Supports to extract the above-mentioned 22+ file types from iCloud backup file and iTunes backup file selectively to computer.
- Allows to preview the recoverable files before recovery to get back the desired data.
- It's compatible with various iOS device such as iPhone 7/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4 running iOS 10.3/10.2/10.1/10/9/8/7.
iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery program allows users to get back Kik messages even if you don’t have a backup. Here’s how to use it.
Step 1. Choose Kik to scan from your iPhone
Open the program, click “Start” from the tab “Recover from iOS Device”, and then check “Kik” and click on “Next” button, the program will prompt your to connect your iPhone.
Step 2. Scan and preview your Kik messages
After connecting the iPhone, click “Scan” to search for the lost Kik messages.
Step 3. Recover old Kik messages and store them on your PC
Preview and choose the Kik messages from the results and click “Recover.” Select a folder on your computer to save the recovered messages.
2 Recover Kik Messages from iTunes/iCloud Backup
If you had backed up your Kik messages to iTunes or iCloud, there is a likelihood that the messages could be in one of your backups. With iMyFone D-Back you can easily extract the Kik messages you need from an iTunes or iCloud backup without having to restore your device. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Choose to extract Kik data from iTunes/iCloud backup
Just run iMyFone D-Back on the PC you sync your device with and on the “Recover from iTunes Backup” window click “Start.” If you want to extract Kik messages from iCloud backup, simply choose “Recover from iCloud Backup”.
Step 2: Choose a relevant backup file
Choose the backup which includes the needed Kik messages and wait for the program to scan for the Kik messages. You may need to log in your iCloud account, if you choose to retrieve Kik messages from iCloud backup.
Step 3: Preview and extract Kik messages
Once the scan is complete, you can preview all the Kik messages and attachments in your iTunes or iCloud backup files and choose the messages you want to recover.
3 Contact the Friends Who Sent You the Kik Messages
This is the easiest and straightforward way to get lost Kik messages back. But it is only a good solution if you don’t have too many messages to recover. Contact all your friends and get them to re-send the messages to you.
Now you know three ways to retrieve deleted Kik messages on your iPhone. And iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iMyFone D-Back for Mac is useful for recovery of 22+ types of data on your iPad or iPod touch as well. The free trial version gives you a chance to test drive the software for free.