How to Undelete Text messages in iOS 13/12

Many of us are constantly glued to our iPhones. Some work has to be done through some taps on our device. Therefore, we use our device the entire day for different purposes. Consequently, it is natural to get a wrong tap done in rush thereby delete some of the important stuff from the phone. Have you done the same with your messages? If yes, you might be looking for a way to undelete text messages conveniently. Well! By reading this article, this very need of yours will be fulfilled as we are going to make you aware of how to undelete text messages in iOS 12/13 with the help of the most trustworthy ways. The other data on your iPhone will not be influenced.

1. Undelete Text Messages in iOS 12/13 via a Third-party Tool

No matter how your messages got deleted you can undelete them by taking the help of a reliable tool like iMyFone D-Back (iOS 12/13 supported). It is the most helpful third-party tool which helps the users in recovering their deleted iOS data. With the help of this tool, you can easily recover your data directly from an iOS device, or iTunes and iCloud backup files. Knowing its capability to work with a wide range of data types including text messages, contacts, notes, photos, WhatsApp and so on, choosing this over any other way to undelete text messages on iPhone will be the most sensible option. Here is the guide on how to use this tool for getting the messages directly from an iOS device running iOS 12/13.

Windows version    Mac version

How to Undelete Text Messages via iMyFone D-Back

Step 1 – Download the tool in your PC and complete the installation process after that. On finishing this, you need to launch the program and click on 'Recover from iOS Device' tab from the left panel.

Recover from iOS Device Tab

Step 2 – Hit on the 'Start' button followed by establishing the connection between your device and the PC via lightning cable. Upon connecting successfully, hit on the 'Next' button.

connect your device

Step 3 – After this, you will receive the list of data types on your computer screen. Choose the one that you wish to recover i.e. Messages. Click on 'Scan' later to let the program scan your messages before recovering.

select data types

Step 4 – As the last step, you can preview your text messages. Just hit on the data type from the left panel and preview them. After finishing this, click on 'Recover' tab to undelete text messages in iOS 12/13 easily.

preview text messages

2. Undelete Text Messages in iOS 12/13 by iTunes/iCloud Backup

If you have a backup already and you don't want to restore your device from iTunes or iCloud backups, you can use iMyFone D-Back as we stated above to export the data from your backup to your computer. We will let you understand how you can do this through the step-by-step tutorial below.

How to Undelete Text Messages from iCloud/iTunes Backup

Step 1 – Launch the tool and choose 'the corresponding tab from the left panel i.e. 'Recover from iTunes Backup' if you want to get messages from iTunes or click 'Recover from iCloud Backup' when having iCloud backup.

Recover from iTunes

Step 2 – Hit on 'Start' and select the iTunes backup file having your messages from the list. For iCloud, you need to first sign in to iCloud and then choose the backup file. Click 'Next' subsequently and choose 'Message' from the data types available on the screen.

select file types

Step 3 – Hit on 'Scan' and then from the next interface, preview your messages by clicking on the left panel. After previewing, hit on the 'Recover' button to end the process and store your messages on your computer.

preview iTunes backup

3. Transfer Only Text Messages from iTunes/iCloud Backup to iPhone

You can also use another helpful tool to transfer only text messages from iCloud or iTunes backup to your iPhone running iOS 12/13. To do that, you can take the help of iMyFone iTransor. This tool allows users to restore their data fully or separately. For example, you can decide whether you want to restore your full iPhone or just messages, contacts, WhatsApp or WeChat separately. With some easy steps, you will be able to get your text messages back to you. Here are the steps to undelete text messages by restoring only text messages from backup files.

Windows version    Mac version

Step 1 – To begin with, make sure to download and install the program using the official website. Now, when you get to the main interface, click on 'Restore Backup to Device' from the left column.

Step 2 – A list of backups will appear on your computer screen now. You need to choose one that you need and hit on the 'Next' button.


Step 3 – Now, please click on the 'Restore Partial Backup' tab. The following screen will provide you the data types to choose from. Click on 'Messages' from there and then choose between 'Preview & Restore' and 'Directly Restore'.


Step 4 – If you choose the 'Preview & Restore' button, you can preview the data and then click on the 'Restore' button. Now, move to the next step. If you've chosen the 'Directly Restore' option, simply jump to the next step as you won't be able to preview your data before restoring it.


Step 5 – Now, you have to select if you want to combine the backup data with the existing one or let it replace the data on the phone. For this, make sure to pick out from 'Merge' and 'Replace' options. As per the choice, the program will work and get your messages back to you.


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