Three Methods on How to Retrieve Old Kik Messages on iPhone

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, software failure or iOS 11 update.

Losing Kik messages can be a difficult experience especially because Kik doesn't store users' messages on their server. 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 contactsphotostext messages, iMessages and more. The following are some of its useful features:

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iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 11 Supported)

  • 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 11/10/9/8/7.

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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.

Select Kik to recover deleted Kik messages iPhone

Step 2. Scan and preview your Kik messages

After connecting the iPhone, click "Scan" to search for the lost Kik messages.

Scanning iOS Device

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.

Recover old Kik 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".

Choose to extract Kik data from iTunes/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.

Choose a relevant backup file

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.

Preview and extract Kik messages


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. And it works also even you use the latest iOS 11. The free trial version gives you a chance to test drive the software for free.

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  • Robert

    What if the iphone is lost? Can i still get the kik messages? I made a backup using iTunes before.

    • Kik does not store messages on server. But since you have made backup before, you could try iMyfone D-Back to scan your backup file and preview kik messages which is stored in your iPhone backup.

  • Is this software compatible iOS 9.3?

    • Hello Jim, thanks for your comment! Yes, iMyfone D-Back is compatible with iOS 9.3 version.

  • Maad Mughal

    there was a video on my kik chat that i did not save to my iphone..is there a chance that i can get it back.because the chat is old and deleted as kik doesnt save chat older than 48 hours.

    • Hello Maad, thanks for the reading. In this situation you can still try our software. The free trail version of our software will scan your Kik message data and display the recoverable files. You can preview the name of the recoverable videos in attachments under Kik messages category and check if the video you want is among them. Hope we could help and wish you have a great day!