How can you recover deleted text messages from an iPhone?
I didn’t back up my text messages and deleted them on accident
from my iPhone. Can anyone recommend how i can recover them from the
iPhone 5 itself? I’m running 3.1.3 firmware. Any help would be
iPhone Data Recovery can retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone
in easy ways. Besides recovering text from iTunes backups, iPhone Data
Recovery can also help to scan and retrieve sms directly from your
iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, if you didn't lose your iPhone. Let's check detailed
steps with the Windows version of iPhone Data Recovery.
Tutorial 1: How to Recover Lost Text Messages from iTunes Backup
Step 1: Install and run iPhone Data Recovery on your
computer. Select the type of your device and choose "Recover Data from
Step 2: Scan the Backup File. If you have backed up
your iPhone constantly, or synced more than one Apple device on the
computer before, there will be several backup files displayed in the
window. Choose the right and latest backup version, then, click "Start
Scan" to go on.
Step 3: Choose and recover iPhone deleted text messages.
After scanning, you'll be showed a list of lost data files on the left
below the name of your device, including Camera Roll, Photo Stream,
Contacts, Messages, etc. Check "Messages" and choose those messages you
want back. Click "Recover" to restore those lost or deleted messages on
your computer. Done!
Tutorial 2: How to Restore Lost SMS Directly from your iPhone
First step: Connect your iPhone to Computer and
choose your Device. To begin with, install the program on your computer
and run it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer.
Second step: Select the Recovery Mode. Different from
the recovery mode chosen in part 1, here you should select "Recover
from iOS Device". There are two options for different iOS device. If you
are iPhone 5/4S user, you can click "Start Scan" button to scan your
lost iPhone text directly.
Third step: Enter the DFU Mode and Start Scanning (iPhone 5/4S will skip this step)
You need to enter the DFU mode to scan your iPhone 4/3GS for lost data files. So follow the 3 steps below to see how to find deleted text messages on iPhone:
1) Hold your device and click "Start" in the pop-up window.
2) Hold both "Power" and "Home" buttons for 10 seconds.
3) Release the “Power” button but not the "Home" button after 10
seconds. Release “Home" button after another 10 seconds. Then you'll be
told that you've successfully entered DFU mode.
Now wait when iOS Data Recovery is automatically scanning your iPhone for lost or deleted data files
The last step: Check and Recover Lost SMS. Check "Text
Messages" in the list of scanning results on the left. Choose those
you'd like to get back and click "Recover" to restore them on your
Now, you just need to choose the right and suitable way for yourself
when encountering the problem of text messages loss. The two ways shown
above will certainly lead you to how to get deleted text messages from iPhone. Try it now.