Three Methods on How to Retrieve Old Kik Messages on iPhone

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As one of the earliest chat apps, now Kik has over 275 million users around the world, and keeps the active user base among the young Americans. However, losing Kik messages is common for iPhone users, which brings a lot of trouble for users’ life. According to the feedback of netizens, generally, their data on iPhone, of course including Kik messages, mostly lost by the following reasons: accidental deletion, iOS devices are lost or broken, failure of jailbreak and system upgrade or other inexplicable reasons.

And imagine how inconvenient it is if there is any important information in the lost Kik messages! And Kik says that they don’t store any of users’ messages on their server, which sounds that it is impossible to get your lost messages back. But don’t worry, here the article will offer three methods on how to recover Kik messages on iPhone 7/6s/ 6s Plus/6/ 6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s. See whether they are useful for you.

1 Contact the friends who you sent the Kik messages to

Of course, it is the easiest way to recover Kik messages on iPhone. If your lost Kik messages are not so many, and you are desperate to get them back, you can just contact the friends who you send the exact Kik messages to. They can immediately send these messages back to you or give you one screenshots, if convenient and they still keep these messages.


2 Recover deleted Kik messages from iPhone without Backup

Or, you can retrieve the lost Kik messages from your iPhone directly with the help of one third-party iPhone data recovery software. iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or 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 and more. Know more features of this iPhone data recovery tool:

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iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

  • Supports to recover 22+ file types such as deleted/lost text messages, notes, photos, contacts, messages from Kik/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 10/9/8/7.

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Armed with advanced and unique data recovery technology, even you have no backup of your iPhone data, the powerful software will find the Kik messages on your iPhone which are invisible to users. And how to use iMyfone D-Back to recover deleted Kik messages on iPhone without backup ? Please see the following easy steps.

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 connect your iPhone successfully, click “Scan” to search for the lost Kik messages. It will take a few minutes, and then, you can preview the found data to find those you need.

Scanning iOS Device

Step 3. Recover old Kik messages and store them on your PC

After preview and choose the Kik Messages, click “Recover” and the iPhone data recovery will let your choose one folder to store your messages. And voila! Your Kik Messages are back without effecting current data on your iPhone!

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3 Recover Kik messages from iTunes/iCloud backup

If you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before you lost your Kik messages, then congratulations! It is of high probability that you can retrieve Kik messages from your iTunes or iCloud backup! And iMyfone D-Back can help you precisely find your Kik messages and extract them to your PC instead of your iPhone to avoid the data overwriting. It is totally safe and efficient.

Step 1: Choose to extract Kik data from iTunes/iCloud backup

Just run iMyfone D-Back on the PC which you backed up your iPhone, and on the “Recover from iTunes Backup” windows click the "Start" button. 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 login 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 attachmets in your iTunes or iCloud backup files and choose the messages you want to recover.

Preview and extract Kik messages

See? Retrieving deleted Kik messages on iPhone could be so easy with iMyfone D-Back. And don’t forget that iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac is also available to recover your lost data on iPad and iPod Touch with the similar procedures. Besides, the free trial version guarantee you make sure whether the software can find your data before purchase. What are you waiting for? Just download and try it for free!

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And you want to recover messages from Android device? iMyfone also offers users the data recovery tool to recover your lost data on your android phone.

  • 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!

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